Appalachia


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Appalachia,

region: see Appalachian MountainsAppalachian Mountains
, mountain system of E North America, extending in a broad belt c.1,600 mi (2,570 km) SW from the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec prov., Canada, to the Gulf coastal plain in Alabama. Main sections in the system are the White Mts., Green Mts.
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Appalachia

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(geology)
Proposed borderland along the southeastern side of North America, seaward of the Appalachian geosyncline in Paleozoic time.

Appalachia

West Virginia coal mining region known for its abysmal poverty. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 160]
See: Poverty

Appalachia

a highland region of the eastern US, containing the Appalachian Mountains, extending from Pennsylvania to Alabama
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Within Appalachia, black infants experienced higher mortality rates than white babies, as did infants in high-poverty areas of the region when compared with low-poverty areas.
Its infuriating that Trump would halt this study on the health effects of mountaintop removal coal mining, research that people in Appalachia have been demanding for years.
Carbon Appalachia will also fund as part of the acquisition an inventory of field development and enhancement projects and general working capital.
I believe the future of Appalachia hinges on our ability to embrace the entrepreneurial spirit of the people of Appalachia to compete and thrive in the 21st century digital economy," said Devin Stephenson, Ed.
Her travel writing later morphed naturally into songs and by 2005, Appalachia Rising was born when their first album was recorded in a single day, titled simply Leah and Chloe.
The chances of Appalachia taking over as the point of reference for U.
Brandon Carlson learned that people from Appalachia often moved to other states to find work, but soon came back.
The maladies of Appalachia have been attributed to low educational attainment, poor health care, inadequate infrastructure, extractive institutions, and resource curses (e.
The book is organized to correspond with the categories of the massive Encyclopedia of Appalachia (University of Tennessee Press, 2006) and the selected stories and poems are aimed toward this purpose rather than toward the aesthetically strongest or best known of the authors' works.
Appalachia is a geographical region with a population that has long been found to have numerous health disparities when compared with others around the nation.
This is a "sacrifice zone," a phrase Rausch highlights in his review of Mountains of Injustice: Social and Environmental Justice in Appalachia (see Page 5a).
Drawing on principles of Catholic social thought, the 25 bishops of Appalachia issued the 1975 pastoral "This Land is Home to Me," which celebrated the resilience and resourcefulness of the Appalachian people but lamented the injustices they so often suffer at the hands of corporate power.