Semester Research Project

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Throughout the semester I completed a research project on a topic of my choice related to Appalachia. Being a Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise major, with hopes of becoming a Physician Assistant one day, I conducted research on the development … Continue reading

Wrapping up Appalachia

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For those who are not familiar with the area, Appalachia is a complex and incredibly unique region of the United States that has developed and carried itself like no other. To set some sort of boundaries for this area the … Continue reading

Trampoline Group Project

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This week in Intro to Appalachian Studies we will be presenting on topics/themes from the illustrated novel we have been reading the past month or so. I thought it was interesting to synthesize ideas from this story that was griping … Continue reading

Coal-Flower

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These past few weeks have consisted of a lot of synthesis of mining or the coal fields and several topics that are strongly correlated. Most of this course has been building upon itself, and topics we studied previously have still … Continue reading

Renewable Resources

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I began this blog searching for answers to the questions of “What is the role of gender in protest movements in the region? Why?” or “Find a current/modern group actively organizing in the coalfields. What are their goals? Who is … Continue reading

How Do We Stop the Bleeding?

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This week two substantial and rich readings have been the focus of study and discussion in Intro to Appalachian Studies. The first section of Colonialism in Modern America: The Appalachian Case by Helen Lewis and Modernization by Ronald D. Eller. … Continue reading

Soggy Bottom Boys

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When reading the prompt for this blog post, the very first thing that came to my mind, as an example of Appalachian music to me, was from O’ Brother Where Art Thou, “Man of Constant Sorrow.” Despite this movie being … Continue reading

Images and Industrialization

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Most people know the saying that a picture says a thousand words. Images resonate with us because there is beauty, color, and emotion that come from seeing things. A picture without or even with can be interpreted in hundreds of ways … Continue reading