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Appalachian Studies Bibliography 2013-June 2016

Agriculture and Land Use
Mountain farms, gardening, ginseng, absentee landowners

Appalachian Studies
Broad studies, academic programs, bibliographies

Archaeology and Physical Anthropology
Prehistoric, pre-European (For Cultural Anthropology/Ethnology, see: Social Conditions)

Architecture, Historic Buildings, Historic Sites
Homes, outbuildings, significant structures and landscapes, guidebooks

Arts and Crafts
Wood and stone carving, quilting, weaving, basketry, chair making and woodworking, pottery, photography, painting, glass artistry, and more

Significant figures, obituaries and tributes

Civil War, Military
Wartime impact and involvement

Coal, Industry, Labor, Railroads, Transportation
Includes lumber, iron & steel, oil & gas, hydraulic fracturing (fracking), automobile, chemical, hydroelectric, nuclear, glass, textile, livestock, mining, and tourist trade industries; labor unions and strikes; highways, canals and river transportation

Description and Travel, Recreation and Sports
Car trips, hiking, biking, camping, canoeing, hunting and fishing, white water rafting, mountain climbing, guidebooks, sports teams

Economic Conditions, Economic Development, Economic Policy, Poverty
Includes Appalachian Regional Commission programs, community action efforts, unemployment, housing, and hunger

Secondary, higher and adult education; illiteracy; mission and settlement schools

Environment, Geology, Natural History, Rivers, Parks
Conservation, pollution, mountains, forests, streams, wild flowers, wildlife, state and national parks, guidebooks

Ethnicity and Race, African Americans, Immigrants, Native Americans
Includes Cherokee, Melungeon, and Latino studies, segregation and slavery, immigrant settlers and laborers, Black miners, Jewish people

Legends, ghosts and witches, superstitions, storytelling and jack tales, rhymes and riddles

Frontier and Pioneer Life, Pre-Industrial Appalachia
Colonial and settlement eras, seventeenth to mid-nineteenth century history, Indian Wars

Health and Medicine
Folk medicine, mental illness, drug abuse, midwifery, herbalists and granny doctors, diet and nutrition, black lung, AIDS, cancer, rural clinics, and obstacles to community health care including cultural and language barriers

Literature, Language, Dialect
Fiction (including “local color” period), creative nonfiction, short stories, essays, poetry, drama, book reviews, author interviews, children’s and adolescent literature, fictional memoirs, classic reprints, and language/dialect studies

Mass Media, Stereotypes
Television, radio, internet, movies; hillbilly stereotypes (including noble savage, mountain maid), satire, and misrepresentation; Hatfield and McCoy feuding image, cartoons (Snuffy Smith, Li'l Abner); and popular television series (The Waltons, The Andy Griffith Show, Mayberry RFD, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Dukes of Hazzard, Justified, and more recent reality shows including Moonshiners, Snake Man of Appalachia, Buckwild, Appalachian Outlaws, and the drama, Outsiders)

Migration, Population, Urban Appalachians
Primarily studies of out-migration to cities such as Cincinnati, Detroit, Chicago, Akron, and Baltimore, especially post-World War II; treatment of those populations as an underclass. Also in-migration (e.g., Florida retirees) to Appalachia. For Latino Studies, see: Ethnicity and Race. For Immigrants, see also: Coal, Industry; and Ethnicity and Race

Music and Dance
Ballads, shape note singing, bluegrass, gospel, country, old-timey, families and artists, dulcimer and fiddle, square dancing and clogging

Politics and Government
Local, state, and federal; legislation; elections; party loyalties and boundaries; appropriations (e.g., ARC); programs and policies

Church denominations; Primitive Baptists; Holiness Churches, and snake handling; religion in schools; missionary workers; circuit riders; revivals

Social Conditions, Social Life and Customs
Includes study of values, attitudes, identity, social activism, structure and change; humor; oral history; memoirs; foodways and recipes; festivals and holidays; feuds and domestic violence; Foxfire series; coal camp life; and more

Women and Gender Studies
Women’s experience as settlers, mothers, miners and miners’ wives, elderly, teachers, missionaries; family role and LGBTQ studies; Mother Jones and other leaders; artists and entrepreneurs

Doctoral theses indexed in ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database