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  Appalachia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Appalachia is a term used to describe a region in the eastern United States that stretches from New York to Alabama.
Over twenty million people live in Appalachia, an area roughly the size of the United Kingdom, covering mostly mountainous, often isolated areas from the border of Mississippi and Alabama in the south to Pennsylvania and New York in the north.
Coal deposits in the region were tapped in the latter half of the 19th century and drew a new wave of immigrants from Ireland and Central Europe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Appalachia   (1360 words)

  
 Appalachia, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Appalachia is a town in Wise County, Virginia, United States.
About 28.0% of families and 29.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.0% of those under age 18 and 16.2% of those age 65 or over.
On March 6, 2006, a grand jury in Wise County, Virginia indicted fourteen Appalachia residents with charges relating to an alleged electoral fraud conspiracy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Appalachia,_Virginia   (418 words)

  
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Southern Appalachia is a region that is experiencing a large increase in population growth due to seasonal and full-time immigration, as visitors to the area are attracted to its beautiful and diverse environment.
Appalachia is a 200,000-square-mile region that follows the spine of the Appalachian Mountains from southern New York to northern Mississippi.
South of Appalachia is Stone Mountain which geologists have called a fault caused by the upheaval of the earth when it was young.
www.lycoszone.com /info/appalachia--southern-appalachia.html   (542 words)

  
 NPR : Celebrating the History of Appalachia
Kinship within Appalachia is strong and vividly represented by the community of women who come together during the birth of a child.
Sociologist Allen Batteau once voiced a common feeling that "Appalachia is a creature of the urban imagination." Since the first Spanish conquistador was informed of its existence in 1528 by distant tribes in Florida, Appalachia has certainly bewildered its explorers and inhabitants with its boundaries, its mystical forests, and its meaning.
This is Appalachia’s best-kept secret: Far from being a "strange land with peculiar people," the mountains and hills have been a stage for some of the most quintessential and daring American experiences of innovation, rebellion, and social change.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=5386355&ft=1&f=1003   (1794 words)

  
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Johnson's lament that Appalachia had missed the U.S. economic bandwagon assumed that it was predisposed to jump on, that it was hobbled solely by need.
Appalachia encompasses 406 counties in 13 states along the spine of the Appalachian mountains ranging from New York to Mississippi (Figure).
The population of Appalachia (1994--1998 average population: 21,927,337) is approximately 8.3% of the total U.S. population.
www.lycoszone.com /info/appalachia.html   (693 words)

  
 The Appalachia
In Appalachia the complexity of the geology is echoed in the complexity of the culture.
The periodical also states that a quarter of a million Ulster Scots migrated to America helping to establish the backbone of much of US society, especially Appalachia.” Statistically speaking that is enough to substantiate an examination of the influence of the Scotch Irish culture on America.
The film is set in the last century and revolves around a young orphan mountain girl, and the discovery of her music.
www.scotchirish.net /Appalachia.php4   (1114 words)

  
 Appalachian Mountains - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Appalachia", the central and southern Appalachian Mountains of the United States, also including the Allegany and Cumberland Plateaus
The system is divided into a series of ranges, with the individual mountains averaging around 3,000 ft (900 m).
The term Appalachia is used to refer to different regions associated with the mountain range.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Appalachian_Mountains   (2633 words)

  
 Appalachia's War
Appalachia, a rugged swath of America hugging the mountains from Georgia to New York, has for generations been the symbol of aching poverty in a land of wealth and opportunity.
But 35 years after President Johnson launched the War on Poverty from a simple porch in Appalachia, the region that claims part of Western Pennsylvania is climbing out of desperation.
Bordering cities of unprecedented growth and dot-com millionaires, Appalachia is finally outgrowing its image of shacks and bare feet.
www.post-gazette.com /headlines/20001126appindex9.asp   (163 words)

  
 Previous RRI Research -Appalachian Economic and Social Development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
n its influential 1964 report, Appalachia, the President's Appalachian Regional Commission characterized Appalachia as a "region apart geographically and statistically." It stressed the region's low income, lack of urbanization, high unemployment, lack of jobs, deficits in education and living standards, and declines in population.
Indeed, major parts of Appalachia are growing faster than the nation in employment, are attracting high paying jobs in growing industries, and are exporting their products abroad.
Yet, the problems documented in the 1964 report still persist in parts of Appalachia, particularly the central subregion focused on eastern Kentucky and portions of Tennessee and West Virginia.
www.rri.wvu.edu /appala.htm   (972 words)

  
 Agee Films: Appalachia
APPALACHIA is the story of the Shawnee, the Creek and the Cherokee; the story of the first Spanish explorers as well as the early settlers: German, French, Scotch-Irish and African.
APPALACHIA is the story of Revolutionary War heroes and Civil War atrocities, of blood feuds and union campaigns, of settlement schools and poverty wars, of bluegrass music and old-time religion, of family farms and absentee landlords, of environmental destruction and national park creation.
APPALACHIA will be told by outstanding writers, singers and storytellers as diverse as North Carolina novelist, Robert Morgan, Harvard psychiatrist, Robert Coles, and country music star, Dolly Parton, as well as by the ordinary folk who have made the towns, valleys, coves and peaks of Appalachia their home for generations.
www.ageefilms.org /appalachia.html   (759 words)

  
 Cancer Death Rates --- Appalachia, 1994--1998
To assess the impact of cancer in Appalachia, researchers from the University of Kentucky and Pennsylvania State University, in collaboration with CDC, analyzed mortality data from CDC's National Center for Health Statistics for 1994--1998.
The death rates for all cancers for rural Appalachia (176.3 per 100,000 population; 95% CI=±1.2) and all Appalachia (173.1; 95% CI=±0.7) were significantly higher than the corresponding U.S. death rate for this period (166.7; 95% CI=±0.2) (Table).
The death rates for lung cancer were significantly higher in rural Appalachia and in Appalachia as a whole than in the United States overall, and the rural Appalachian cervical cancer death rate and the Appalachian colorectal cancer death rate were significantly higher than the corresponding overall U.S. rate.
www.cdc.gov /mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5124a3.htm   (1194 words)

  
 Appalachia Real Estate | Appalachia VA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
According to census data in the year 2000 there were 893 housing unites in Appalachia.
Of those housing units, 781 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 112 were located in what is classified as a rural area.
The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Appalachia were built after 1952.
www.idcide.com /realestate/va/appalachia.htm   (93 words)

  
 Christianity in Appalachia
Focusing on the Christian traditions found in central and southern Appalachia, numerous scholars examine the theology and religious doctrines of the various mountain, evangelical, pentecostal and mainline denominational churches throughout the region.
She maintains that the opinions, values, and attitudes in Appalachia "are different" and "peculiar to the region." She presents West Virginians, and Appalachians, as violent, fatalistic, pessimistic, and individualistic.
The Baptist diversity in Appalachia is astounding and regardless of Dorgan's knowledge on the subject, most readers should expect to read his essay more than once in order to get a firm grasp on the subject.
are.as.wvu.edu /rice.htm   (1477 words)

  
 Appalachia News
A Wise County jury was expected to begin deliberating today in the trial of a mail carrier charged with conspiring to rig a town election in Appalachia.
Appalachia living up to Turner's standard Published 10/12/2006 By GEORGE THWAITES Appalachia coach Roger Austin doesn't pretend that he's Tom Turner.
Like the song says, "You can plan a pretty picnic, but you can't predict the weather." And that's a truth as regrettable as it is inescapable, but it hasn't stopped anyone from trying.
www.topix.net /city/appalachia-va   (699 words)

  
 Poverty still pervasive throughout much of Appalachia - The NewStandard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Only eight of the 410 counties in Appalachia are equal to or better than the national average on indicators like per-capita income, poverty, and unemployment rates, according to Ohio News Now.
Poverty in Appalachia has a long history--from immigrants who settled in the hills and died young in coal mines at the turn of the century to today’s impoverished residents who work at Wal-Mart, McDonald’s and Dairy Queen after being laid off from mining and manufacturing jobs.
“Appalachia is too often ignored, but it tells a stark truth,” Jesse Jackson wrote in an editorial last week before a recent tour of the region.
newstandardnews.net /content/?action=show_item&itemid=565   (1079 words)

  
 Appalachia in Children's Literature
Also, although much of Appalachia is still economically depressed, it is important that students not go away from the study convinced that the entire mountain area is impoverished or that everybody there makes their living in the coal mines.
The people she talks about are mostly coal miners and live in company housing although she brings in the people who leave the area for a while to become doctors or lawyers and such but who usually come back.
He transplanted the ballad to Appalachia where he tells the story of the children of feuding families who fell in love and that led to tragedy.
www.carolhurst.com /subjects/appalachia.html   (2128 words)

  
 Appalachia Dating   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In the heart of Appalachia, he was the Saturday telephone operator in his home town of Shippenville, Pennsylvania...
Appalachia is a region in the eastern U.S. covering parts of 12 states following the Appalachian Mountain range.
appalachia type atmosphere and am very interested in getting to know her better.
www.adatingagency.co.uk /personals/datingindex1165.html   (638 words)

  
 Appalachia Waltz
Appalachia Waltz was released on September 17, 1996.
In many of the 16 selections, Ma, Meyer and O'Connor explore the diversity of the instrumental style that emerged among the people of the Appalachia mountain region.
Appalachia Waltz, which was produced by Meyer and O'Connor, also features Meyer as pianist and O'Connor on mandolin.
www.sonyclassical.com /releases/68460/main.htm   (433 words)

  
 Hunger in Appalachia
Appalachia is a region of stark contrasts, some would say.
of paradox: While this region of the United States designated as Appalachia comprises some of the most beautiful land and richest natural resources in the nation, it also has the greatest poverty.
Over 91 of the 410 counties within this region are designated by the The Appalachian Regional Commission as economically distressed.
www.gardenharvest.org /appalachiamain0704.htm   (236 words)

  
 Central Appalachia > Environmental Justice > Sierra Club
Mining activists in Appalachia are some of the most dedicated people in the world.
There is an old hymn that says, "Just like a tree that's planted by the waters, I shall not be moved." In Appalachia, they have destroyed the trees, polluted our water, cut off the tops of our mountains, and blasted the foundations of our homes, but we will not be moved.
The goal of the Sierra Club's Central Appalachia Environmental Justice site is to support the work of these activists in their struggles against the irresponsible practices of the mining industry.
www.sierraclub.org /environmental_justice/appalachia/index.asp   (615 words)

  
 Justice and Peace: Appalachia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Stretching along the mountain chain that bears its name, Appalachia rises out of the foothills of Northern Mississippi and Alabama and stretches all the way to New York state.
All or portions of 13 states make up the region, which includes 21 million people—many of whom have lived in poverty and oppression for generations.
To this end, Justice and Witness Ministries has a program staff member, the Rev. Maria de Lourdes Porrata, who devotes one-third of her time to issues of justice affecting the people of Appalachia through the auspices of CORA.
www.ucc.org /justice/appalachia.htm   (220 words)

  
 Archives of Appalachia - Frequently Asked Questions
The Archives of Appalachia collects and preserves records of enduring value that document the rich cultural, economic, historic, political, and social life in southern Appalachia.
The Appalachian Collections focuses on Appalachia and consists largely of primary research materials.
The Archives of Appalachia has the Washington County (TN) Court Records and the Watauga Historical Association Collection.
www.etsu.edu /cass/Archives/faq.asp   (1236 words)

  
 Appalachia
ARC is a partnership composed of the governors of the 13 Appalachian states and a presidential appointee representing the federal government.
The Appalachia Education Laboratory is a regionally oriented nonprofit organization working to improve teaching and learning through research, development, and services.
"The Archives of Appalachia seeks to collect and preserve those records having permanent value in documenting the rich cultural, economic, historic, political, and social fabric of life in Appalachia." The Archives of Appalachia is one part of ETSU's Center for Appalachian Studies and Services.
www.libsci.sc.edu /bob/class/clis734/webguides/hunterappalachia.htm   (654 words)

  
 College of the Holy Cross | Appalachia Service Project
Service, spiritual reflection and community are the three points of focus for the Appalachia Service Project.
There is no typical day in Appalachia: it depends on the specific site.
The ASP is an opportunity for students to serve those in need and offers a chance for students act as ambassadors of goodwill for Holy Cross.
college.holycross.edu /studentorgs/appalachia/goals.htm   (258 words)

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