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Listen Here

Listen Here Author Sandra L. Ballard
ISBN-10 9780813143583
Release 2013-07-18
Pages 712
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Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia is a landmark anthology that brings together the work of 105 Appalachian women writers, including Dorothy Allison, Harriette Simpson Arnow, Annie Dillard, Nikki Giovanni, Denise Giardina, Barbara Kingsolver, Jayne Anne Phillips, Janice Holt Giles, George Ella Lyon, Sharyn McCrumb, and Lee Smith. Editors Sandra L. Ballard and Patricia L. Hudson offer a diverse sampling of time periods and genres, established authors and emerging voices. From regional favorites to national bestsellers, this unprecedented gathering of Appalachian voices displays the remarkable talent of the region's women writers who've made their mark at home and across the globe.


Bloodroot Author Joyce Dyer
ISBN-10 0813127564
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" The Korean War in World History features the accomplishments of noted scholars over the last decade and lays the groundwork for the next generation of scholarship. These essays present the latest thinking on the Korean War, focusing on the relationship of one country to the war. William StueckÕs introduction and conclusion link each essay to the rich historiography of the event and suggest the warÕs place within the history of the twentieth century. The Korean War had two very different faces. On one level the conflict was local, growing out of the internal conditions of Korea and fought almost entirely within the confines of a small Asian country located far from Europe. The fighting pitted Korean against Korean in a struggle to determine the balance of political power within the country. Yet the war had a huge impact on the international politics of the Cold War. Combat threatened to extend well beyond the peninsula, potentially igniting another global conflagration and leaving in its wake a much escalated arms race between the Western and Eastern blocs. The dynamics of that division remain today, threatening international peace and security in the twenty-first century. Contributors: Lloyd Gardner, Chen Jian, Allan R. Millett, Michael Schaller, and Kathryn Weathersby

Her Words

Her Words Author Felicia Mitchell
ISBN-10 1572331968
Release 2002
Pages 332
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A survey of Appalachian women poets includes the work of Maggie Anderson, Lisa Coffman, George Ella Lyon, Nikki Giovanni, Jo Carson, Lynn Powell, Barbara Smith, and other female poetic voices. Simultaneous. (Poetry)

An American Vein

An American Vein Author Danny Miller
ISBN-10 0821415905
Release 2005
Pages 400
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Intending to create a foundational text for further scholarship on Appalachian writing, the editors have selected 29 critical reviews for this collection. They include thematic surveys on the reasons why Appalachian authors are becoming considered worthy of academic criticism and the history of the regional genre as well as commentary on specific authors and works. Authors and works include Jesse Stuart, a comparison of changing views about Stuart and Pound, the poetry of James Still, Hariette Arrow's The Dollmaker, social criticism in the works of Wilma Dykeman, Mary Lee Settle's autobiographies, the concepts of home and machine, the roles of kin and counterculture in Gurney Norman, John Ehle's fiction, Lee Smith's use of language in Oral History, two reviews of works by Jo Carson, the role of community in Fred Chappell's works, the role of Calvinism in the poetry of Robert Morgan, and the promise of feminist ecocriticism. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR ( -- Distributed by Syndetics Solutions, LLC.

Studying Appalachian Studies

Studying Appalachian Studies Author Chad Berry
ISBN-10 9780252097348
Release 2015-06-15
Pages 232
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In this collection, contributors reflect on scholarly, artistic, activist, educational, and practical endeavor known as Appalachian Studies. Following an introduction to the field, the writers discuss how Appalachian Studies illustrates the ways interdisciplinary studies emerge, organize, and institutionalize themselves, and how they engage with intellectual, political, and economic forces both locally and around the world. Essayists argue for Appalachian Studies' integration with kindred fields like African American studies, women's studies, and Southern studies, and they urge those involved in the field to globalize the perspective of Appalachian Studies; to commit to continued applied, participatory action, and community-based research; to embrace more fully the field's capacity for bringing about social justice; to advocate for a more accurate understanding of Appalachia and its people; and to understand and overcome the obstacles interdisciplinary studies face in the social and institutional construction of knowledge. Contributors: Chris Baker, Chad Berry, Donald Edward Davis, Amanda Fickey, Chris Green, Erica Abrams Locklear, Phillip J. Obermiller, Douglas Reichert Powell, Michael Samers, Shaunna L. Scott, and Barbara Ellen Smith.

My Appalachia

My Appalachia Author Sidney Saylor Farr
ISBN-10 9780813145679
Release 2014-05-28
Pages 272
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Although Sidney Saylor Farr is renowned in the field of Appalachian studies, her own fascinating personal history has been little known until now. My Appalachia is Farr's story of growing up in the mountains of southeastern Kentucky, where her devotion to her family led her to accept crushing responsibilities that steered her away from her own goals. Her intense determination, however, compelled her to find her own path in life and gave her the strength to become one of the most influential figures in her discipline. At the age of twelve, Farr was forced to leave school to care for her ailing mother and several younger siblings. Given the responsibilities of adulthood early in life, she pushed herself through countless challenges, including poverty, discrimination, and personal loss. Yet she managed to thrive -- she educated herself, raised two sons, and became a voice for her family, community, and culture. In My Appalachia, Farr shares the stories of her struggles and triumphs to create a vivid picture of a culture as enduring as the mountains. Composed of a rich mix of folklore, family history, and spiritual and intellectual exploration, My Appalachia reveals the beauty at the heart of life in Appalachia.

Appalachia in the Classroom

Appalachia in the Classroom Author Theresa L. Burriss
ISBN-10 9780821444566
Release 2013-05-15
Pages 268
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Appalachia in the Classroom contributes to the twenty-first century dialogue about Appalachia by offering topics and teaching strategies that represent the diversity found within the region. Appalachia is a distinctive region with various cultural characteristics that can’t be essentialized or summed up by a single text. Appalachia in the Classroom offers chapters on teaching Appalachian poetry and fiction as well as discussions of nonfiction, films, and folklore. Educators will find teaching strategies that they can readily implement in their own classrooms; they’ll also be inspired to employ creative ways of teaching marginalized voices and to bring those voices to the fore. In the growing national movement toward place-based education, Appalachia in the Classroom offers a critical resource and model for engaging place in various disciplines and at several different levels in a thoughtful and inspiring way. Contributors: Emily Satterwhite, Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt, John C. Inscoe, Erica Abrams Locklear, Jeff Mann, Linda Tate, Tina L. Hanlon, Patricia M. Gantt, Ricky L. Cox, Felicia Mitchell, R. Parks Lanier, Jr., Theresa L. Burriss, Grace Toney Edwards, and Robert M. West.

Appalachian Heritage

Appalachian Heritage Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X030297343
Release 2008
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Appalachian Heritage has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Appalachian Heritage also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Appalachian Heritage book for free.

Appalachian Women

Appalachian Women Author Sidney Saylor Farr
ISBN-10 9780813162980
Release 2015-01-13
Pages 208
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Appalachian women have been the subject of song, story, and report for nearly two centuries. Now for the first time a fully annotated bibliography makes accessible this large body of literature. Works covered include novels, short stories, magazine articles, manuscripts, dissertations, surveys, and oral history tapes -- altogether over 1,200 items. The annotated listings are grouped under broad subject headings, including biography, coal mining, education, fiction, health care, industry, migrants, music, poetry, and religion. An author/title/subject index provides easy access to the listings.

Interviewing Appalachia

Interviewing Appalachia Author Jerry Wayne Williamson
ISBN-10 0870498223
Release 1994
Pages 468
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Interviewing Appalachia has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Interviewing Appalachia also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Interviewing Appalachia book for free.

Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed

Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed Author Shannon Elizabeth Bell
ISBN-10 9780252095214
Release 2013-10-30
Pages 224
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Motivated by a deeply rooted sense of place and community, Appalachian women have long fought against the damaging effects of industrialization. In this collection of interviews, sociologist Shannon Elizabeth Bell presents the voices of twelve Central Appalachian women, environmental justice activists fighting against mountaintop removal mining and its devastating effects on public health, regional ecology, and community well-being. Each woman narrates her own personal story of injustice and tells how that experience led her to activism. The interviews--many of them illustrated by the women's "photostories"--describe obstacles, losses, and tragedies. But they also tell of new communities and personal transformations catalyzed through activism. Bell supplements each narrative with careful notes that aid the reader while amplifying the power and flow of the activists' stories. Bell's analysis outlines the relationship between Appalachian women's activism and the gendered responsibilities they feel within their families and communities. Ultimately, Bell argues that these women draw upon a broader "protector identity" that both encompasses and extends the identity of motherhood that has often been associated with grassroots women's activism. As protectors, the women challenge dominant Appalachian gender expectations and guard not only their families but also their homeplaces, their communities, their heritage, and the endangered mountains that surround them. 30% of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to organizations fighting for environmental justice in Central Appalachia.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Author M. Thomas Inge
ISBN-10 9781469616643
Release 2014-02-01
Pages 536
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Offering a comprehensive view of the South's literary landscape, past and present, this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates the region's ever-flourishing literary culture and recognizes the ongoing evolution of the southern literary canon. As new writers draw upon and reshape previous traditions, southern literature has broadened and deepened its connections not just to the American literary mainstream but also to world literatures--a development thoughtfully explored in the essays here. Greatly expanding the content of the literature section in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 31 thematic essays addressing major genres of literature; theoretical categories, such as regionalism, the southern gothic, and agrarianism; and themes in southern writing, such as food, religion, and sexuality. Most striking is the fivefold increase in the number of biographical entries, which introduce southern novelists, playwrights, poets, and critics. Special attention is given to contemporary writers and other individuals who have not been widely covered in previous scholarship.

Appalachian Journal

Appalachian Journal Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105123444148
Release 2006
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Appalachian Journal has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Appalachian Journal also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Appalachian Journal book for free.

What You Are Getting Wrong about Appalachia

What You Are Getting Wrong about Appalachia Author Elizabeth Catte
ISBN-10 0998904147
Release 2018
Pages 150
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An insider's perspective on Appalachia, and a frank, ferocious assessment of America's recent fascination with the people and the problems of the region.

Whistling Woman

Whistling Woman Author CC Tillery
ISBN-10 1937449114
Release 2012-04-01
Pages 252
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In the waning years of the 19th century, Bessie Daniels grows up in the small town of Hot Springs in western North Carolina. Secure in the love of her father, Bessie is determined to forge her own way in life. Or, as her great-grandmother, Elisi, outs it, to be a whistling woman. Life, however, has a few surprises for her. First, ther's Papa carrying home a dead man, which seems to invite Death for an extended visit in their home. Shortly before she graduates from Dorland Institute, there's another death, this one closer to her heart. And when Papa makes a decision that costs the life of a new friend, the course of Bessie's heart is changed forever.

The Tangled Roots of Feminism Environmentalism and Appalachian Literature

The Tangled Roots of Feminism  Environmentalism  and Appalachian Literature Author Elizabeth Sanders Delwiche Engelhardt
ISBN-10 9780821415092
Release 2003
Pages 207
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In this study, Elizabeth Engelhardt finds in the work of four women writers from Appalachia, the origins of what is recognized today as ecological feminism - a wide-reaching philosophy that values the connections between humans and non-humans and works for social and environmental justice.

Material Culture

Material Culture Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X030052398
Release 2007
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