The Bibliography of Appalachia

More Than 4,700 Books, Articles, Monographs and Dissertations, Topically Arranged and Indexed


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About the Book

The Appalachian Mountains are home to many myths and stereotypes, but they are also the focus of intense academic interest. This bibliography of books, articles, monographs, and dissertations features more than 4,700 entries, divided into twenty-four subject areas such as activism and protest; Appalachian Studies; arts and crafts; community culture and folklife; education; environment; ethnicity, race and identity; health and medicine; media and stereotypes; recreation and tourism; religion; and women and gender. The region is defined as including all or portions of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. Two indexes—one of authors, compilers, editors and interviewers, the other of subjects—conclude the bibliography.

About the Author(s)

The late John R. Burch, Jr., was the Library Director and a professor at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Bibliographic Details

Compiled by John R. Burch, Jr.

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 232
Bibliographic Info: indexes
Copyright Date: 2009
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4133-4
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5295-8
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Contributions to Southern Appalachian Studies

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      viii
Preface      ix
Activism and Protest      1
Agriculture      5
Appalachian Studies      7
Archaeology      10
Architecture      20
Arts and Crafts      21
Business, Industry, Labor, Transportation, and Technology      23
Community, Culture, and Folklife      34
Development, Economics, Landownership, Modernization, and Poverty      47
Education      54
Environment      59
Ethnicity, Race, and Identity      64
Health and Medicine      84
Language and Literature      87
Law, Politics, and Government      124
Media and Stereotypes      132
Migration and Urban Appalachians      136
Music      139
Pre-Industrial Appalachia      144
Recreation and Tourism      157
Reference Sources and General Works      160
Religion      162
Warfare      167
Women and Gender      177
Author Index      185
Subject Index      205

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “An excellent guide to a wide range of work”—The Journal of Southern History
  • “A fine addition to an often maligned subject…can easily be recommended”—ARBA
  • “I welcome this book and thank Burch for his exceedingly hard work”—Journal of Appalachian Studies.