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Appalachian State University: Digitizing the Appalachian Consortium Press Publications The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant for the Humanities Open Book Program
Marrying Beauty with Utility

The Fifth Biennial Linear Parks Conference was held in Boone, North Carolina, on September 8-11, 1993. Contributors to the proceedings are Edward T. McMahon; Sidónio Costa Pardal; Nancy K. Robinson; Peter S. Szabo; Jim Fox; Sharon Kashkin and Gene Brothers; William E. Shepherd and Lynn Crafts; Janet Scheid; Richard Posner; Bonj Szczygiel; Harry L. Baker; William L. Flournoy Jr.; Thomas Yahner and Daniel Joseph Nadenicek; Terry Seyden; Eugene C. Figg Jr.; Neil P. Korostoff and Tom Yahner; Philip A. Grant Jr.; and Lisle S. Mitchell.

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A Blue Ridge Heritage Corridor: Celebrating Our Past, Creating Our Future

The Seventh Biennial Linear Parks Conference was held in Lake Junaluska Assembly, North Carolina, on September 11-13, 1997. Contributors to the proceedings are Kathleen L. Kadlec; Bill Carson; Bill Carson and Judith Francis; Edward J.P. Hauser; Philip A. Grant Jr.; Fred J. Hay; Curt Cottle; Lee R. Skabelund and Lon Williams; Peter Givens; Daniel L. McDonald; Charles E. Roe; Jay Singh; and Donna Warmuth.

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Parkways, Greenways, Riverways: The Way More Beautiful

The Third Biennial Linear Parks Conference was held in Asheville, North Carolina, on September 19-22, 1989. Contributors to the proceedings are Woodward S. Bousquet; Anne Lusk; Jerry L. Rogers; Noel Grove; Boudewijn Bach; Grant Jones; Li Rusheng; Elizabeth K. Meyer; Richard L. Kent; Yasuo Bansho; Sara Amy Leach; William A. Mann; Paul M. Rookwood; Steven L. Cantor; Janit L. Potter; John W. Bright; Charles Birnbaum; Lois A. Brink and Ann Skarvedt; Eric W. Lyons; Stanton Jones; Paul E. Skidmore; Susanne Christian Sweek; Charles A. Fink; John A. Black; Hao Xu and Karl Schurr; Marnie Muller; Arthur Bender; James M. Wright; Lorah P. Hopkins; Elliott Gimble; James E. Fox; William L. Flournoy Jr.; Richard E. Chenowith; Donald Armstrong and Charles Yuill; Kristina Reichenbach; William E. Shepherd; and Robert M. Searns.

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Parkways: Past, Present and Future

The Second Biennial Linear Parks Conference was held in Roanoke, Virginia, 1987. The conference featured keynote addresses by Harrold Eidsvik on parkways in Canada's National Park System and by John B. Slater on the American Society of Landscape Architects'view of parkways. Also highlighting the conference were Gary Everhardt's presentation "Blue Ridge Parkway: Sensitivity, Vision, and Design" and H. Bern Ewert's discussion of the 5,000 acre river greenway and parkway in Roanoke, Virginia called EXPLORE.


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Partnerships & Sustainability

The Sixth Biennial Linear Parks Conference was held in Blacksburg, Virginia, on September 9-11, 1995. Contributors to the proceedings are Steven Elkinton; Christopher D. Jones and William E. Hammitt; Philip A. Grant Jr.; Michael Mastrota; M. Rupert Cutler; Thomas G. Yahner, Timothy P. Johnson, Neil P. Korostoff, and A. Mark Battaglia; Terry L. Clements; Kenneth R. Tamminga; and Susan M. Smith and Stefanie Mixon.

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Archives in Appalachia: A Directory

Archives in Appalachia: A Directory consists of entries describing 181 repositories in 195 counties in the South-Central Appalachia region which hold historical records documenting the political, social, cultural, and economic history of the region, and a list of “Coming Attractions,” agencies which did not collect manuscript material but which planned to do so in the future. Also included in this directory are indexes sorted by type of material and by subject matter which enable researchers to locate selected genres of material.

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Blue Ridge Parkway: Agent of Transition

Published in 1985, the Blue Ridge Parkway: Agent of Transition is a compilation of papers presented at the Blue Ridge Parkway Golden Anniversary conference. Intended to be a celebration of the Parkway, the conference was a way for people to come together and examine the road’s impact on the region and its people. Promoting unity and the idea of regional cooperation, the conference organizers invited a variety of speakers including landscape architects and civil engineers to talk about the parkway’s natural impact on the environment, construction, and employment for thousands of mountain people. The parkway's 469 miles provide unparalleled views of the Blue Ridge and a look into the culture and traditions of the Southern mountaineer.

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Parkways, Greenways, Riverways:  A Partnership for Beauty and Progress

The Fourth Biennial Linear Parks Conference was held in Charlottesville, Virginia, on November 12-14, 1991. Contributors to the proceedings are Philip A. Grant Jr.; Helen Cozzetto and Don Cozzetto; Judy Byrd Brittenum; Neil P. Korostoff, Thomas G. Yahner, and Timothy P. Johnson; Wayne E. Williams, Delmar W. Barchert, Paul L. Gaskill, and Holly Pierce; Helen Smythers; Herman F. Senter and James P. Jarvis; James L. Sipes and Richard F. Ostergaard; Stephanie A. Rolley; Shiego Sudo; Michael L. O’Brien, William E. Shepherd, and Sarah Duncan; Stephanie Secrest; Randy Mason; T. Allan Comp; Paul E. Skidmore and Bruce F. Woods; Sarah Duncan and William E. Shepherd; and Hubert Hinote.

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An Appalachian Curriculum for Fourth Grade: Environmental Concerns and the Blue Ridge Parkway  in Western North Carolina and the Appalachian Trail in East Tennessee

An Appalachian Curriculum is the product of a week-long teacher workshop held on the campus of Appalachian State University in June, 1995. The purpose of the workshop was to create materials that allowed children from the Southern Appalachian region to gain a better understanding of the environment and the natural and cultural resources available on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Western North Carolina and the Appalachian Trail in East Tennessee. The results was a fourth grade curriculum guide aligned with North Carolina and Tennessee state learning objectives.

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Looking for Native Ground: Contemporary Appalachian Poetry

Fred Chappell, Jeff Daniel Marion, Jim Wayne Miller, and Robert Morgan are primarily folk artists who write poetry about people doing common, everyday tasks. Each poet in his own unique style illustrates a strong sense of place and community. All natives to the Appalachian region, each come from an agrarian community that they had to leave behind to enter the world of academia. Looking For Native Ground was published in 1989 comparing Chappell, Marion, Miller, and Morgan because of their place at the forefront of the regional literary movement in the 1980s.

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The Mountains Have Come Closer

Mountains Have Come Closer is a collection of poems by Jim Wayne Miller which draw on his life experiences growing up and living in Appalachia. Miller was awarded the Thomas Wolfe Award for the book in 1980.

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Emerging Patterns in the Southern Highlands: A Reference Atlas - Volume II, Agriculture

The second volume of Emerging Patterns in the Southern Highlands: A Reference Atlas focuses on agriculture in the 156 counties in the Southern Appalachian region. In addition to the maps and data, six essays by scholars of the region are included to support and enrich the volume.

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An Appalachian Curriculum for Fourth Grade: Environmental Concerns and the Blue Ridge Parkway  in Virginia

An Appalachian Curriculum is the product of a week-long symposium workshop held at Radford University in Radford, Virginia in June 1998. The purpose of the workshop was to create materials that allowed children from the Southern Appalachian region to gain a better understanding of the environment and the natural and cultural resources available on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. The results was a fourth grade curriculum guide aligned with Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL).

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Hogwild: A Back-to-the-Land Saga

In Hogwild: A Back-to-the-Land Saga, readers learn that the term “Hogwild” was an outrageous ideology—that a loosely organized confederation of like-minded individuals could carve out a simple country lifestyle from an enclave of mountain land, raise their own crops, bring up their children in peace and serenity, and build their own free-spirited houses with logs timbered from the local forest in an environmentally conservative fashion. It was in the 1970s that Jock Lauterer, a photographer turned builder, joined six other families on a 300 acre homesteading community in the Southern Appalachian mountain range. He documented his experience through pictures and vivid descriptions of the process of building “Old Tom,” the house that eventually housed him and his family.

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The Cherokee Perspective: Written by Eastern Cherokees

In 1973, Cherokee students at the Qualla Boundary started a student organization with the intention of improving the educational prospects among Native Americans attending non-Indian colleges and universities. Under the direction of Laurence French and Charles Jim Hornbuckle, the students interviewed Cherokee elders and received help from the American Indian Historical Society in order to gain an accurate history and assessment of the tribe, which has a long misunderstood history. In order to gain more traction and involvement in the project, special college courses were offered at the Cherokee High School under the supervision of French and Hornbuckle. Published in 1981, The Cherokee Perspective is a compilation of the articles written in these courses.

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An Appalachian Symposium:  Essays Written in Honor of Cratis D. Williams

Published in 1977, this collection of essays was published to honor Cratis D. Williams upon his retirement from Appalachian State University. Williams was an influential scholar, folklorist, teacher, and administrator who spent much of his career focused on the Appalachian region. Edited by J. W. Williamson, contributors to the volume are Louie Brown, Ronald J. Eller, Alan J. Crain, Stephen Fisher, Wilma Dykeman, Henry Shapiro, David S. Walls, Gene Wilhelm Jr., Robert Paul Sessions, David Looff, John Opie, Loyal Jones, Gordon McKinney, Chester Young, Robert J. Higgs, Amos Abrams, Jean Ritchie, Betty N. Smith, Joan Moser, Raymond O’Cain, and John R. Hopkins.

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The Great Forest: An Appalachian Story

The very ancient Eastern forest of North America is characterized by an extraordinary variety of plants, animals, and human communities. Published in 1985 and edited by Barry M. Buxton (1st edition) and Sam Gray (2nd edition), contributors to A Great Forest: An Appalachian Story, include Sam Gray and Michael Ann Williams; Ann Rogers; Tyler Blethen and Curtis Wood; Ronald D. Eller; and Harley E. Jolley. The writings examine the natural and cultural landscape of the Appalachian region, and provides a detailed history of the area. In order to study the ecology of the forest, a narrative of the people behind the forest and how they have impacted and changed the landscape is included.

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Remembrance, Reunion and Revival

The proceedings from the 1987 Appalachian Studies Conference held at East Tennessee State University includes contributions by Sandra L. Ballard; Richard Blaustein; Ricky Cox; Alan J. DeYoung; Howard Dorgan; Karen Tice and Albie Pabon; Bennie Lee Sinclair; Amy Tipton Gray; Marie Tedesco; Mark F. Sohn; Marc Sherrod; Curtis Wood and Joan Greene; and Paul E. Lovingood and Robert E. Reiman.

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Critical Essays in Appalachian Life & Culture

The proceedings from the 1982 Appalachian Studies Conference, edited by Rick Simon, Grace Edwards, Ron Eller, Joan Moser, and Barry M. Buxton, includes contributions by Rick Simon; Ronald D. Eller; Deborah Morentz Markley and Brady J. Deaton; William W. Philliber and Phillip J. Obermiller; Virginia McCoy Watkins and Diana Gullet Trevino; Grace Toney Edwards; Harold Branam; Parks Lanier; Joan Moser; Melinda Bollar Wagner; and Thomas Plaut.

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Recollections of the Catawba Valley<br />

Published in 1983, Recollections of the Catawba Valley is a selection of family stories, local history, and mountain folklore chosen by Alexander Mull and Gordon Boger who were longtime citizens of the valley in North Carolina. The Mull family was one of the earliest settlers in the region, and Boger, although born elsewhere, was considered a native of the valley. Some of the stories in this volume were originally published in The News Herald of Morganton, as both authors were longtime contributors to the paper. W. H. Plemmons, second President of Appalachian State University, wrote the foreward.

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Liza&#039;s Monday and Other Poems<br />

Published in 1986, Bettie Sellers's book of poems speaks for ordinary women whose lives have been confronted with unfortunate circumstances. Writing in a narrative and lyrical style, Sellers brings life to new stories and songs based on the downtrodden women she has encountered.

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&quot;... A Right Good People&quot;

A collection of true stories gathered from the Southern Appalachian people, this book echoes the folkways and values of another era. Published in 1974, the stories collected in "... A Right Good People" were originally published in the Charlotte Observer, the largest newspaper in the Carolinas in the 1970s. These stories were written with the intention of illustrating the heritage of the Appalachian people and letting them speak about their culture and traditions for themselves.

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Western North Carolina Since the Civil War

No region has undergone more dramatic changes in the last century than Western North Carolina. Published in 1973, Western North Carolina Since the Civil War takes a look at mountain people in Western North Carolina and their uniquely structured economic, political, social, and cultural systems. The Van Noppens specifically explore different qualities of the mountain people such as their institutions, traditions, customs, and arts and crafts. Beginning with a dark period of social and economic disintegration after the end of the Civil War, the study traces the mountain peoples' lives from isolation to economic booms all while maintaining their traditions and cultural heritage.

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The Brindle Mule: Stories and Poems of the Brushy Mountains

Written in Robert Leeper’s student days at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and later at Columbia University, The Brindle Mule is a book of stories and poems emphasizing a childhood spent in the mountain country of Western North Carolina. Leeper grew up near Alexander County where his father was a physician and highly involved in the local community. Inspired by the cultural heritage of the region, Leeper decided to write down the stories and poems he heard gathered around the fireside, at picnics, in church, and at friends and family’s homes. Published in 1983, this book is a testament to the local lore of the Western Mountain region of North Carolina.

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That D----d Brownlow: Being a Saucy and Malicious Description of Fighting Parson William Gannaway Brownlow

This is a narrative on the famous 19th century Tennessee Methodist minister and newspaper editor, William Gannaway Brownlow, who launched the weekly Tennessee Whig newspaper with Mason R. Lyon in 1839 to support the Whig Party. An important historical figure in support of the Whig Party and the Union side of the Civil War in East Tennessee, Brownlow also served as Governor of and in the U.S. Senate for the state of Tennessee. This narrative tells the story of his character and influence during the turbulent 1800s.

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Mountain Preacher Stories:  Laughter Among the Trumpets<br />

Over a period of forty years, Ben Fisher collected stories illustrating the humor of the Southern Highlander. English, Scotch, Welsh, and Irish immigrants to the Appalachian region of North Carolina brought with them a rugged individualism and a sense of humor and dignity which have been characteristic of the sturdy yeoman farmer. Most mountain preachers and many of the old time mountaineers had a real talent for telling stories. While the “tall tale” is a staple of mountain storytelling, more often the tales relate to something that happened, not something just dreamed up. Mountain humor, like all folk humor, typically arises out of a life situation. Fisher’s work, edited by his wife Sally following his passing, relates many of the stories and tales that he had heard over the course of his life.

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Bits of Mountain Speech<br />

Paul Fink’s Bits of Mountain Speech is a dictionary of “folk speech.” In this work Fink has provided a glossary of terms that are often considered the language of the less educated people of the mountains of Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee. They are sometimes archaic, sometimes quaint, and almost always idiomatic. The language Fink examines is a holdover of earlier times when the Scots, Irish, and Welsh settled the region, therefore many of the pronunciations are reminiscent of Celtic languages. Not only does he list unusual words that he has come across, but he also uses them in sentences in order to interpret the word or phrase and clarify its meaning.

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Only When They&#039;re Little: The Story of an Appalachian Family

A fictional account of an actual family whose Scotch-Irish ancestors immigrated to western North Carolina in the early nineteenth century, Only When They're Little is an authentic tale of Kate Pickens Day’s family life near Asheville, North Carolina. Published in 1985, this book combats the stereotype of the impoverished mountain people by presenting a new narrative. A middle class family living in a fictional town near Asheville named “Tarpley,” the book centers on an energetic and well educated woman named Cora Barker. Devoted to helping each of her family members excel in their chosen activity, this book is filled with drama, hardship, and the importance of being a good person.

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Western North Carolina:  Its Mountains and Its People to 1880<br />

Published in 1977, Western North Carolina is a narrative history of the Southern Appalachian Mountains up to 1880. Ora Blackmun depicts the stories of native Cherokee and Sequoyah people and pioneers such as William Bartram, Daniel Boone, Bishops Spangenberg and Asbury, and Zeb Vance.

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Paul Green&#039;s Wordbook: An Alphabet of Reminiscence

Paul Green’s Wordbook: An Alphabet of Reminiscence, the culmination of more than sixty years of observing and collecting superstitions, customs, cures, riddles, games, stories, songs, and beliefs, was published in 1990. A personal collection of folk traditions, Paul Green thought that these common idioms served to showcase the heritage of mankind. With roots in eastern North Carolina, Green took inspiration from his peers to write down the traditions of his home state in 1600 pages. The first rendition of Paul Green’s Wordbook was released in March 1937 by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and tentatively titled Folk Beliefs and Practices in Central and Eastern North Carolina 1926-28. It took Green most of his life to revise the wordbook until it was in its final state in 1990.

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The Barter Theater Story:  Love Made Visible

Published in 1982, The Barter Theatre Story: Love Made Visible tells the colorful history of a remarkable American cultural institution. Opened by Robert Porterfield, a native Virginian, in 1933, the Barter Theatre offered the people of Abingdon, Virginia, and the surrounding area entertainment and a much-needed escape from their Depression-era working lives. It became the State Theatre of Virginia in 1946 and it is where the likes of Gregory Peck, Ernest Borgnine, Patricia Neal, Ned Beatty, and Hume Cronyn got their starts. Mark Dawidziak, a journalist from New York who spent much of his twenties in Appalachia and grew to admire the theater, tells the improbable story of the Barter Theatre, which remains one of the last year-round professional resident repertory theaters in the country.

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The Examined Life: Family, Community, Work in American Literature

Concerned with the 50% dropout rate for public high school students in the Southern Highlands, Jim Wayne Miller published this book in 1989 to ensure that young people had access to published works and other text that examine the themes of familiy, community, and work. Miller intended to provide public school teachers with the tools to engage students and stimulate meaningful conversations. Miller produced a work that guides students to reflect on their heritage, see the bigger picture, and develop a broader perspective of human existence.



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Thomas Wolfe:  A Writer&#039;s Life

The first novelist from North Carolina to become an influential voice in American literature, Thomas Wolfe was an imaginative and persuasive fictional writer. Hailing from Asheville, North Carolina, Thomas Wolfe is best known for his vivid portrayal of life in the mountains during the twentieth century. Published in 1999, Thomas Wolfe: A Writer’s Life explores Wolfe’s life and career spanning from 1900 until his early death in 1938. The author, Ted Mitchell, was a historic site interpreter at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site in Asheville. An earlier edition of this work was published by the Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site without the interpretation of Mitchell.

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Promoting Student Investigation of Local Environmental Issues through the Southern Highlands Environmental Project: Project Report

Originally published in 1993, this report is a compilation of a survey evaluating issues with the local environment in the Southern Highlands. The report is based on a five-day teacher institute and a 1988-89 school year assessment. Teachers assisted their students in investigating environmental issues in their home communities, and helped the students share their research results through science fair projects, PTO meetings, or articles in local newspapers. Teachers submitted project reports when the environmental unit was completed, and evaluations of the teachers took place during a two-hour phone call. The report published by Bousquet includes the project description and initiative, needs assessment, teacher institute, classroom implementation, outcomes, and dissemination.  

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Bibliography of Southern Appalachia

This monograph represents a massive effort to assemble printed works of regional materials held by Appalachian Consortium members at various institutions in the Appalachia region during the mid-1970s. The five libraries contributing to the effort formed a committee to formalize and catalogue their research which resulted in the 13,000 entry bibliographic compendium which had grown from a small, local record of several hundred entries. The material was selectively annotated by Charlotte T. Ross, as well as cross referenced with other sources by members of the library committee. At the time of its publication, this work represented the largest bibliography on the Southern Appalachian Region.

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A Southern Appalachian Reader

This anthology of Appalachian literature is designed for high school students, containing fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, ballads, and examples of mountain speech and song.

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Colonialism in Modern America:  The Appalachian Case

Colonialism in Modern America is a series of essays exploring the economic and social problems of the region within the context of colonialism. It is a relatively simple task to document the social ills and the environmental ravage that beset the people and land of Appalachia. However, it is far more difficult and problematic to uncover the causes of these tragic conditions.

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We Plow God&#039;s Fields: The Life of James G.K. McClure

This biography explores the life of James G. K. McClure, Jr., and his vision for a better life in the mountains of North Carolina. At his prompting, and under his leadership, The Farmers Federation was founded in Fairview, North Carolina, in 1920.

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For His Cause A Little House:  A Hundred Year History of Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church

Through text and photographs, Donald Saunders explores the history of the Rumple Presbyterian Church in Blowing Rock, NC, as well as its members from the Blowing Rock community.

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The Cratis Williams Chronicles: I Come to Boone

Following his retirement in 1976 from a distinguished career as a teacher and administrator at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, Cratis Williams wrote these memoirs of his life odyssey from a log cabin in eastern Kentucky to the upper echelons of American education.

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Painting with a Comet&#039;s Tail: The Touch of the Landscape Architect on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Harley E. Jolley explores the Blue Ridge Parkway through the history of its landscape architecture. As Roger Martin states in the introduction, "The design and construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway is an illustration of the kind of quality possible in an enlightened democracy. It is the true example of how a society can properly care for its land and its people."

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The Summer People

In the summer of 1974, twenty-four year old Anna DeVoss finds herself widowed and alone in the unfamiliar country of the North Carolina mountains. The body of her husband, a navy pilot missing in action for six years, has just been returned home from Vietnam. Following his funeral her mother in law persuades her to spend some time alone at the family’s summer home in Watauga County, North Carolina, in what becomes a summer of discovery for Anna.

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Appalachian Scrapbook: An A-B-C of Growing up in the Mountains

Published in 1988, this children’s scrapbook is based on an oral history project conducted by Pauline Cheek. Cheek based her fictional characters, Mrs. Gwen Carter, Eugene, Emma, and Ellie, on her own adventures and those of her three children, Edith, Edwin, and Elizabeth. The scrapbook narrates the culture and heritage of the Southern Highlands and has been a great addition to classrooms since its publication.

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The Good Life Almanac

Published in 1975, this is an almanac of stories gathered from the Solway, Tennessee community as a microcosm of the Appalachian region during a period of transition. Written to showcase the stories and folklore passed on in the mountains, the tales chosen are typical of the nineteenth century. Stories talk about the dependence on water transportation, the excitement of the coming railroad, the self-contained nature of community recreation, and the interdependence and independence of small community’s daily life. In addition to stories, traditional regional recipes are included in order to demonstrate further what it was like to live in the mountains.

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Laurel Leaves:  Special Edition - A Checklist and Purchase Guide for School and Community Libraries in Appalachia

Originally published in 1978 and reprinted in this 1979 edition, this checklist and purchase guide for school and community libraries in Appalachia was developed for teachers and librarians interested in building or improving an Appalachian collection. The guide was considered the nucleus of a good Appalachian collection for its time, rather than an exhaustive list.

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 Too Few Tomorrows: Urban Appalachians in the 1980&#039;s

Between the 1940s and 1970s, approxiately three million people left the Appalachian mountains in search of jobs in Midwest urban areas, such as Cincinnati, Chicago, and Detroit. Unfortunately, about a third of these people were forced into a life of long-term underclass dwellers. Struggling with questions of identity, rootlessness, and cultural negation, these people were given the name of “urban Appalachians.” Published in 1987, Too Few Tomorrows addresses some of the pressing questions regarding urban Appalachians and their story of migration to city life.

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Mountains of Experience - Interdisciplinary, Intercultural, International - Volume One

This volume of the Journal of Appalachian Studies Association includes contributions from various disciplines by Parks Lanier, Jr.; Marilou Awiakta; C. Clifford Boyd, Jr.; Ricky L. Cox; Betty Smith; James E. Byer; Edgar H. Thompson; Teresa Wheeling; Paul J. Weingartner, Dwight Billings, and Kathleen M. Blee; Nelda Knelson Daley; Roberta McKenzie; Barry Elledge; Benita J. Howell; Rodger Cunningham; Laurie Lindberg; and Clyde H. Ray.

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Transformation of Life &amp; Labor in Appalachia - Volume Two

This volume of the Journal of the Appalachian Studies Association includes a collection of essays exploring the industrialization of the Appalachians and the effect on the economy.

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Southern Appalachia and the South: A Region Within a Region - Volume Three

This volume of the Journal of the Appalachian Studies Association explores the intersections between Southerners and Southern Appalachians and the theoretical and practical implication of regional identity, marginality, ethnic commonalities, and comparative perspectives during the 19th and 20th centuries.

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