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Rereading Appalachia: Literacy, Place, and Cultural Resistance

edited by Sara Webb-Sunderhaus and Kim Donehower with contributions by Ryan Angus, Krista Bryson, Gregory Griffey, Emma Howes, Josh Iddings, Peter Mortensen, Nathan Shepley, Todd Snyder, and Kathryn Trauth Taylor

Appalachia faces overwhelming challenges that plague many rural areas across the country, including poorly funded schools, stagnant economic development, corrupt political systems, poverty, and drug abuse.

Appalachia Revisited: New Perspectives on Place, Tradition, and Progress

edited by William Schumann and Rebecca Adkins Fletcher

Known for its dramatic beauty and valuable natural resources, Appalachia has undergone significant technological, economic, political, and environmental changes in recent decades.

Religion and Resistance in Appalachia: Faith and the Fight against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

by Joseph D. Witt

In the last fifty years, the Appalachian Mountains have suffered permanent and profound change due to the expansion of surface coal mining.

The Arthurdale Community School: Education and Reform in Depression Era Appalachia

by Sam F. Stack Jr.

The first of many homestead communities designed during the rollout of the New Deal, Arthurdale, West Virginia, was a bold experiment in progressive social planning.

Sacred Mountains: A Christian Ethical Approach to Mountaintop Removal

by Andrew R. H. Thompson

On a misty morning in eastern Kentucky, cross-bearing Christians gather for a service on a surface-mined mountain.