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Encyclopedia of Appalachia

Author: Rudy Abramson; Jean Haskell
Publisher: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, [2006] ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Until now, there has been no general reference work that captures the complexities of the enigmatic Appalachian region. The only guide of its kind, the Encyclopedia of Appalachia is replete with information on every aspect of Appalachia's history, land, culture, and people." "Containing more than 2,000 entries in 30 sections, the Encyclopedia is designed for quick reference and access to the information you need to
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Reference works
Wörterbuch
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Encyclopedia of Appalachia.
Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)676308392
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rudy Abramson; Jean Haskell
ISBN: 1572334568 9781572334564
OCLC Number: 60669068
Notes: Transylvania Library notes:
In original dustjacket (Spec. Coll. copy)
Description: xxvii, 1832 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Foreword / William Ferris --
An appreciation / Henry Louis Gates Jr. --
Guide for readers --
Introduction --
The landscape : Geology ; Ecology ; Environment --
The people : Family and community ; Images and icons ; Race, ethnicity, and identity ; Settlement and migration ; Urban Appalachian experience --
Work and the economy : Agriculture ; Business, industry, and technology ; Labor ; Tourism ; Transportation --
Cultural traditions : Architecture ; Crafts ; Folklore and folklife ; Food and cooking ; Humor ; Language ; Literature ; Music ; Performing arts ; Religion ; Sports and recreation ; Visual arts --
Institutions : Cultural institutions ; Education ; Government ; Health ; Media.
Responsibility: edited by Rudy Abramson and Jean Haskell ; managing editor, Jill Oxendine ; deputy managing editor, Troy Gowen.
Local System Bib Number:
139277

Abstract:

"Until now, there has been no general reference work that captures the complexities of the enigmatic Appalachian region. The only guide of its kind, the Encyclopedia of Appalachia is replete with information on every aspect of Appalachia's history, land, culture, and people." "Containing more than 2,000 entries in 30 sections, the Encyclopedia is designed for quick reference and access to the information you need to know. Teachers, students, scholars, historians, and browsers with a passing interest in this distinct region will come to rely on the Encyclopedia of Appalachia as the authoritative resource on Appalachia's past and present."

"The Encyclopedia details subjects traditionally associated with Appalachia - folklore, handcrafts, mountain music, food, and coal mining - but goes far beyond regional stereotypes to treat such wide-ranging topics as the aerospace industry, Native American foodways, ethnic diversity in the coalfields, education reform, linguistic variation, and the contested notion of what it means to be Appalachian, both inside and outside the region."

"Researched and developed by the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services at East Tennessee State University, this 1,864-page compendium includes all thirteen states that constitute the northern, central, and southern subregions of Appalachia - from New York to Mississippi. With entries on everything from Adventists to zinc mining, the Encyclopedia of Appalachia is a one-stop guide to all things Appalachian."--Jacket.

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