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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When combined with the experience of growing up in Appalachia, queerness -- as defined by the collection, a blanket term for being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender -- leads to a new subculture that can leave its members stuck between two worlds.
The CDC reports that in central Appalachia, HCV infections rose 364% between 2006 and 2012.
In the same vein as last week's Italian 'cucina povera', the cooking of Appalachia tends to be basic but hearty - food for hard workers, nothing fancy, and nothing at all expensive.
The central villains will be familiar to those who have come to view Appalachia as a "sacrifice zone": colonial elites, politicians and coal barons who facilitate the exploitation of a region's resources and people.
Stoll's insights on how Appalachia became what it is today are an important corrective to flawed commentary about a much-maligned place." SARAH JONES
As the discovery of abundant coal in Appalachia gave rise to an extractive industry that enriched mine owners while reducing miners to abjection, the area became a byword for backwardness and deprivation.
Published in the August issue of Health Affairs, the study noted that infant mortality rates were not significantly different between Appalachia and the rest of the country in the early 1990s.
Georgetown Sand and Gravel, a BMG company since 1996, and a recently added ready mixed operation, Beaver Concrete & Supply, are the Bryan operations closest to the Shell Chemical Appalachia site.
"We hope this summit, which is open to all regional educators, will inspire attendees to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset that will help young people living in Appalachia find entrepreneurial pathways in their futures," said Rebecca Corbin, Ed.D., president and CEO of NACCE.
A FEW YEARS AGO a friend emailed me the music video for Sunu by Rising Appalachia. The simple and earthy song had a playful feeling and the colorful images of stilt walkers, forest aerial dancers, and white-clad yoginis kept my attention.
Appalachia USA is an epic documentary project by the New York-based photographer Builder Levy (b.