• Healthcare Care Access Disparities in Appalachia
    to pay for those services. The Appalachian region consists of thirteen states and 420 counties, in which the entire state of West Virginia is in Appalachia, along with the mountainous portions of Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania...
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  • Appalachia
    Historically, Appalachia was America’s first frontier. The region’s original inhabitants were Indians. The Iroquois, Chickasaw, Choctaw, and especially Cherokee tribes created thriving indigenous cultures there before the arrival in the early 1700s of English, Scottish, and Irish settlers, who, along...
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  • The Civil War and Appalachia
    often leading to one side's downfall (Falls 5). Appalachia has a fluctuating geography, for it ranges from eroded down, plain-like areas, to mountains areas of up to almost 7000 feet (“The Appalachians”). The Civil War had many battles located in Appalachia, an area stretching from southern parts of New...
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  • Affrilachian Voice: Celebrations of Truth and Culture
    of conscience, practical religion, homely virtues, and domestic institutions” (Turner 198). While slavery was still existent in this rugged backdrop before the Civil War, the region did not demand vast quantities of labor as did the South and felt the relief of the lightened institutional grip as well...
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  • Destruction of Mountaintop Mining
    Destruction of Mountain Top Mining Mining in the Appalachia Mountains has been going on since the early eighteen hundreds. Most of the mines were tunnels dug underground with pick axes and shovels to extract the coal. Todays modern technology has quickened the pace of coal extraction and new methods...
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  • The Critical Thinker and Culture
    farms are traditionally small operations. The area to which you will be traveling is one of rich history and tradition (Commission on Religion of Appalachia, 1992). Being brought up in West Virginia, I have many memories of a style of living that my grandparents and their parents taught me about. One...
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  • freedom Industires
    APPALACHIA AND THE MELUNGEON HERITAGE Appalachia is a region in the central and southern Appalachian Mountains, which partly consist of Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia, Georgia and South Carolina. The people of Appalachia are resilient people that have adapted to...
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  • Mountain Top Paper
    and huge black ponds filled with a lethal byproduct called coal slurry (Mountaintop-removal Mining Is Devastating Appalachia Pg. 1). The despair stretches up the Kentucky-Virginia line, before making its way across southern West Virginia. Mountaintop removal is not only just taking away beautiful landscape;...
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  • The Big Bad Wolf: a Deeper Look at the Coal Industry and Its Victims
    industry has become. Dr. Glenna Graves states that “the society of Appalachia before industrialization was a vital and satisfying one, but one that in the context of an industrial nation was becoming untenable” (Graves). The people of Appalachia are ruled by coal, and this leaves them vulnerable and defenseless...
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  • George Homer Goss
    company ?? as a blacksmith He is exempt from the draft b/c he has a dependents, wife and one child (Daphne) Described as tall, grey eyes, light hair 1920 Census as George Goss 25 years old, wife 24, both could read and write Occupation: Copper Miner, no longer a blacksmith, recent change Has recently...
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  • Mountaintop Removal
    1    Abstract This paper will examine the detrimental effects of the extraction of coal by the practice of mountaintop removal in American Appalachia. First, the process of mountaintop removal will be presented in order to understand the extent of the devastation it brings to mountaintop removal ...
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  • The Great Depression
    a weak banking system, overproduction, bursting credit bubble, the fact that farmers and industrial workers had not shared in the prosperity of the 1920s, and the government-held laissez faire policy. During the depression the overall jobless rate was 25% with another 25% taking wage cuts or working...
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  • Squidbillies: Sterotype of Appalachia
    constantly refer to their lack of wealth. Within the clips, when the estranged squid Durwood returns to Appalachia for a family visit, his wife tells the children to remember “good touch, bad touch” before they get out of the car. During this visit, the granny squid calls the children who are part squid,...
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  • Music to Your Life
    (Dialihkan dari Country) Belum Diperiksa Musik country | Sumber aliran | lagu rakyat Appalachia, gospel, dan musik Inggris-Kelt | Sumber kebudayaan | awal abad ke-20 Amerika Serikat Bagian Selatan, terutama Appalachia (Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, dan Kentucky) | Alat musik yang biasa digunakan...
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  • Saving the Mountains
    Formal Letter IV. Reflective Piece V. Powerpoint Presentation ( see additional File) Oh the green rolling hills of Appalachia, spanning from New York to Alabama, mountainous and majestic and yet they are plagued with destruction. Destruction brought on from mountaintop removal...
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  • Bafalo Spirit
    Cherry Tree (by Jesse Stuart) Background information: The story takes place in Appalachia, a mountainous region in east USA. Despite its natural resources, the region was long poor. Many of the early settlers in Appalachia were poor farmers who were seeking cheap land. In the 19th century, most of the...
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  • Mountaintop Removal Mining
    the mining industry employed many people. Beginning in the 1990’s, a new way to extract coal that is highly machine driven and efficient emerged in Appalachia known as Mountaintop Removal Mining (MTR). I want to address the issues of mountaintop removal mining. The basic structure of the paper will be:...
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  • Opiate Use and Abuse
    (CPSO)(Silversides, 2009). Drug Abuse in Appalachia A greater proportion of people in Appalachia abuse prescription drugs than in the nation as a whole, according to a report released by the federal Appalachian Regional Commission. Appalachia here is defined by the boundaries of the Appalachian...
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  • Jane Addams
    personal wealth, who genuinely tried to love her neighbors, and who in her life time both was on the FBI’s list of “most dangerous radicals” (during the 1920s “Red Scare”) and won the Nobel Prize (in1931). Jane Addams was born in Freeport, Illinois, on September 6, 1860, into a family involved in both business...
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  • Coal
    dependency of other countries for our supply of energy? “In the Kingdom of Coal,” by Dan Rottenberg, more than two hundred million years would pass before coal would be discovered as “a rock that burns.” It was some five hundred thousand years ago that humans discovered the ability to control and reproduce...
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