Appalachia

Appalachia

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Covering 420 counties in 13 states—according to the most expansive estimate—the geographical area defined as "Appalachia" is a problematic construct. Labeling such a broad, shifting cultural and physical geography as a single region oversimplifies its history and conceals its diversity. The multimedia articles, interviews, photo essays, and reviews featured in this educational resource pursue an understanding of Appalachia as a loosely bound, richly diverse area, with multiple perspectives, cultures, histories, and landscapes. Through a variety of topics, from literature, photography, music, and dance to Native American removal, capitalist industrialization, and corporate land-grabbing, each of these featured pieces investigates real and imagined Appalachian spaces, places, and cultures.

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