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Overcoming Appalachian Stereotypes

The announcement that CBS plans to create a new reality show called “The Real Beverly Hillbillies” has already generated objections that it would foster more disparaging views of the Appalachian …

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The Master Craftsman’s Apprentice

If musician Mike Seeger (William & Mary) were to give a quick lineage of Southern folk, it might go something like this: Scots-Irish settlers begat old-time mountain music, which begat bluegrass, which …

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Changing Places: Coal Towns and Appalachian Oral Tradition

Chronic underemployment and mass media threaten to erase unique cultures and traditions in mining towns throughout Appalachia. Scholars are racing to document the lives and lore of these communities before …

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A Breed Apart: Exploring Unique Appalachian Cultures

Part I: Clinch Valley College mass communications professor Brent Kennedy discusses the history and culture of the mysterious and remote Melungeon people of southwestern Virginia, whose origins and ethnicity are still much debated. …

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