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

[¦ap·ə¦lā·chə]
(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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Unfortunately, unless you are from the Appalachian area, the image of Appalachian life presented on television, radio or media scripts is an accurate perception, no matter how formulaic the depiction.
while exposing students to a realistic slice of Appalachian life.
In 1972 he saw a publication by American school children, which evolved into the Foxfire books, consisting of oral histories of Appalachian life.

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