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Appalachia, a regional geography

land, people, and development

by Karl B. Raitz

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Published by Westview Press in Boulder, Colo .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Appalachian Region -- Historical geography.,
  • Appalachian Region -- Economic conditions.,
  • Appalachian Region -- Social conditions.,
  • Appalachian Region -- Geography.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementKarl B. Raitz and Richard Ulack ; with Thomas R. Leinbach.
    ContributionsUlack, Richard, 1942-, Leinbach, Thomas R., 1941-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF106 .R22 1984
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 396 p. :
    Number of Pages396
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17768641M
    ISBN 100865310750

    " Richard Drake has skillfully woven together the various strands of the Appalachian experience into a sweeping whole. Touching upon folk traditions, health care, the environment, higher education, the role of blacks and women, and much more, Drake offers a compelling social history of a unique American by: Book No Further | Market St SE, Roanoke, VA | | [email protected] Hours: Open 10 am - pm Mon-Sat | noon - 5 pm Sunday Earlier by chance; later by appointment.

    In Appalachia in Regional Context: Place Matters, Dwight B. Billings and Ann E. Kingsolver bring together voices from a variety of disciplines to broaden the conversation. The book begins with chapters challenging conventional representations of Appalachia by exploring the relationship between regionalism, globalism, activism, and everyday. The images of poverty in Appalachia that John F. Kennedy used in his campaign for the presidency in shocked and disturbed many Americans. Five years later, President Lyndon Johnson and the U.S. Congress demonstrated their commitment to that neglected and exploited region with the creation of the Appalachian Regional Commission. In this insightful book, Cited by:

    This is “Introduction to the World”, chapter 1 from the book Regional Geography of the World: Globalization, People, and Places (v. ). For details on it the agricultural Midwest, rural Appalachia, and the mountain ranges and basins of the western United States. The large metropolitan areas of the East and West Coasts and the.   Appalachia: A Regional Geography: Land, People, And Development Although Appalachia has long been recognized as one of the most distinctive subregions in North America and has been studied widely as an underdeveloped problem area, this book is the first to provide a comparative and analytical geographical perspective on Author: Lawrence M. Sommers.


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Envision Appalachia: Community Conversations for ARC's Strategic Plan is a series of public input sessions to identify critical opportunities and challenges facing Appalachia's economic future.

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Appalachia, a regional geography. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, (OCoLC) Appalachia North is the first book-length treatment of the cultural position of northern Appalachia—roughly the portion of the official Appalachian Regional Commission zone that lies above the Mason-Dixon line.

For Matthew Ferrence this region fits into a tight space of not-quite: not quite “regular” America and yet not quite Appalachia/5(9). In Appalachia in Regional Context: Place Matters, Dwight B. Billings and Ann E.

Kingsolver bring together voices from a variety of disciplines to broaden the conversation. The book begins with chapters challenging conventional representations of Appalachia by exploring the relationship between regionalism, globalism, activism, and everyday Cited by: 1.

Get this from a library. Appalachia, a regional geography: land, people, and development. [Karl B Raitz; Richard Ulack; Thomas R Leinbach] -- Although Appalachia has long been recognized as one of the most distinctive subregions in North America and has been studied widely as an "underdeveloped problem area," this book is the first to.

Like the American nation itself, the United A regional geography book of Appalachia is a broad and diverse collection of thousands of communities scattered across the map — often the residents of its small towns and hollers have very little in common with folks in the neighboring county, whereas at other times the cultural similarities span over miles.

Appalachia (/ ˌ æ p ə ˈ l eɪ tʃ ə,-l eɪ ʃ ə,-l æ tʃ ə /) is a cultural region in the Eastern United States that stretches from the Southern Tier of New York State to northern Alabama and Georgia. While the Appalachian Mountains stretch from Belle Isle in Canada to Cheaha Mountain in Alabama, the cultural region of Appalachia typically refers only to the central and southern Counties or county-equivalents: The geography of North America shaped industrial development and regional specializations.

In the Pittsburgh-Lake Erie region, for example, abundant deposits of iron fueled steel manufacturing, inspiring the name of Pittsburgh’s professional football team. Fickey, an instructor in the Department of Geography as well as in the Appalachian Studies Program while completing her doctoral studies, will spend as a fellow-in-residence at the institute.

There she will focus her research around questions of regional identity and economic development throughout all of Appalachia. InAppalachia in Regional Context: Place Matters, Dwight B.

Billings and Ann E. Kingsolver bring together voices from a variety of disciplines to broaden the conversation. The book begins with chapters challenging conventional representations of Appalachia by exploring the relationship between regionalism, globalism, activism, and everyday. Geography. Appalachia stretched from Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador all the way down to the Eastern United States and west to the Midwestern United s found in these regions indicate that the area was covered in coastal plains and coastal lowlands during the Cretaceous period.

Some scientists have proposed the idea that an archipelago of islands had. The following list contains the counties and eight independent cities that comprise the region of Appalachia as defined by the Appalachian Regional ARC was established by the United States federal government in to alleviate poverty in the Appalachian region, and currently monitors areas in 13 states.

Appalachia is a place. It is defined on maps, even when competing mapmakers disagree about its boundaries. It is also a culture, even though that culture is not uniform in nature across the region.

For generations, America's most talented writers have understood the power and importance of place in the human psyche. What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia is a frank assessment of Americas Journalists flocked to the region to extract sympathetic profiles of families devastated by poverty, abandoned by establishment politics, and eager to consume cheap campaign promises.4/5.

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While the book is titled "A history", it is as much a history of "how" Appalachia is studied as it is a straight history of the area. The author's central theory is that Appalachia was, and is, an internal colony of the United States, with its natural resources of coal and timber shipped out, and almost all finished goods shipped in.

Few of the /5. Entrepreneurship often suffers because of geography, learning styles of entrepreneurs from this region, workforce quality, negative attitude toward success, regional insularity and general information available about capital.

The English dialect. Although Appalachia has long been recognized as one of the most distinctive subregions in North America and has been studied widely as an "underdeveloped problem area," this book is the first to provide a comparative and analytical geographical perspective on the entire Appalachian region rather than on portions of it.& Leinbach, Thomas R.Appalachia, a regional geography: land, people, and development / Karl B.

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