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The Appalachian Migration

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  • Details about Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia

    Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia

    Steven Stoll

    Short-listed for the Phi Beta Kappa Ralph Waldo Emerson Book Award In Ramp Hollow , Steven Stoll offers a fresh, provocative account of Appalachia, and why it matters. He begins with the earliest European settlers, whose desire for vast forests to hunt in was frustrated by absentee owners--including George Washington and other founders--who laid claim to the region. Even as Daniel Boone became famous as a backwoods hunter and guide, the economy he represented was already in peril. Within just ……more

  • Details about Eating Appalachia: Rediscovering Regional American Flavors

    Eating Appalachia: Rediscovering Regional American Flavors

    Darrin Nordahl

    Dozens of indigenous fruits, vegetables, nuts, and game animals are waiting to be rediscovered by American epicures, and Appalachia stocks the largest pantry with an abundance of delectable flavors. In Eating Appalachia , Darrin Nordahl looks at the unique foods that are native to the region, including pawpaws, ramps, hickory nuts, American persimmons, and elk, and offers delicious and award-winning recipes for each ingredient, along with sumptuous color photographs. The twenty-three recipes inc……more

  • Details about The Appalachians: America's First and Last Frontier

    The Appalachians: America's First and Last Frontier

    Mari-Lynn Evans (Editor); Robert Santelli (Editor); Holly George-Warren (Editor)

    In a time when the world has become a global village and America a global nation, there is one place where things are largely as they used to be. Protected by mountains, largely ignored by modern industry and developers, Appalachia is America's first and last frontier. Encom-passing more than 195,000 square miles in thirteen states, it possesses the least understood and most underappreciated culture in the United States. A beautifully produced companion volume to the PBS documentary narrated by……more

  • Details about Exploring the Appalachian Trail: Hikes in the Mid-Atlantic States: 2nd Edition

    Exploring the Appalachian Trail: Hikes in the Mid-Atlantic States: 2nd Edition

    Glenn Scherer; Don Hopey

    41 day hikes and overnight trips in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York Complete with elevation profiles, topographic maps, descriptions of terrain, and notes on landmarks, side trails, and shelters Includes directions to trailheads and information on available parking Completely revised and updated to reflect recent trail changes Indexes sort the hikes by difficulty and length…more

  • Details about Ola Wave (sound recording)

    Ola Wave (sound recording)

    Zane Campbell

    Abstract:  Zane Campbell plays music written by his aunt, bluegrass legend Ola Belle Reed and two songs of his own composition "Ola Wave" and "A Way Around It".…more

  • Details about Classic mountain songs from Smithsonian folkways (sound recording)

    Classic mountain songs from Smithsonian folkways (sound recording)

    Doug Wallin

    General Note:  Folk music from North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee, including "old-time fiddle and banjo pieces, early bluegrass, [and] traditional ballads, with a special emphasis on Appalachian vocal traditions"--Container verso.   Selections originally released 1958-1997.…more

  • Details about Shenandoah: A Story of Conservation and Betrayal

    Shenandoah: A Story of Conservation and Betrayal

    Sue Eisenfeld

    For fifteen years Sue Eisenfeld hiked in Shenandoah National Park in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains, unaware of the tragic history behind the creation of the park. In this travel narrative, she tells the story of her on-the-ground discovery of the relics and memories a few thousand mountain residents left behind when the government used eminent domain to kick the people off their land to create the park. With historic maps and notes from hikers who explored before her, Eisenfeld and her husb……more

  • Details about Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes

    Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes

    Ronni Lundy

    " Victuals explores the diverse and complex food scene of the Mountain South through recipes, stories, traditions, and innovations. Each chapter explores a specific defining food or tradition of the region-such as salt, beans, corn (and corn liquor). The essays introduce readers to their rich histories and the farmers, curers, hunters, and chefs who define the region's contemporary landscape. Sitting at a diverse intersection of cuisines, Appalachia offers a wide range of ingredients and product……more

  • Details about  Met her on the mountain : a forty-year quest to solve the Appalachian cold-case murder of Nancy Morgan

    Met her on the mountain : a forty-year quest to solve the Appalachian cold-case murder of Nancy Morgan

    Mark I. Pinsky

    Publisher's Weekly Review This compulsively page-turning true crime narrative has it all: smart prose, a now-obscure unsolved murder that was notorious at the time, and an investigative journalist trying to pick up the trail. In 1970, the nude and hog-tied body of Nancy Morgan was found in a car in a Madison County, N.C., forest after she'd gone missing. Morgan had been working for Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) in the area for under a year, in an idealistic attempt to help people in ……more

  • Details about Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

    Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

    J. D. Vance

    From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class.Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis--that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before be……more