Tag: Appalachia

Icon and Identity: Dolly Parton’s Hillbilly Appeal

Icon and Identity: Dolly Parton’s Hillbilly Appeal

Graham Hoppe, with photos by Tammy Mercure
Almost Heaven

Almost Heaven

Aaron Blum

The New Vrindaban is a Krishna community in the hills of Appalachia, the vision of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder and spiritual leader of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. The New Vrindaban in West Virginia is the realization of Prabhupada's dream to establish a holy pilgrimage site in North America. It was conceived to echo Vrindavan, India, which is where, according to many Hindu religions, Krishna took human form. The devotees of the Krishna faith understand it to be the equivalent of Heaven on Earth.

Documentary Noise: The Soundscape of Barbara Kopple’s Harlan County, U.S.A.

Documentary Noise: The Soundscape of Barbara Kopple’s Harlan County, U.S.A.

Grace Elizabeth Hale
Trying to Get Appalachia Less Wrong: A Modest Approach

Trying to Get Appalachia Less Wrong: A Modest Approach

Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt
Front Porch: Appalachia

Front Porch: Appalachia

Harry Watson
In-Between the Color Lines with a Spy Camera

In-Between the Color Lines with a Spy Camera

Darin Waters, Gene Hyde, and Kenneth Betsalel
Mountain Feminist: Helen Matthews Lewis, Appalachian Studies, and the Long Women’s Movement

Mountain Feminist: Helen Matthews Lewis, Appalachian Studies, and the Long Women’s Movement

Compiled and introduced by Jessica Wilkerson and David P. Cline
On and On: Appalachian Accent and Academic Power

On and On: Appalachian Accent and Academic Power

Meredith McCarroll
Autumn’s Sidereal, November’s a Ball and Chain

Autumn’s Sidereal, November’s a Ball and Chain

Charles Wright
“Where the Sun Set Crimson and the Moon Rose Red”: Writing Appalachia and the Kentucky Mountain Feuds

“Where the Sun Set Crimson and the Moon Rose Red”: Writing Appalachia and the Kentucky Mountain Feuds

Dwight K. Billings
Big Joe Williams and Friends Going Back to Crawford, and: Black Appalachia String Bands, Songsters and Hoedowns (Music Review)

Big Joe Williams and Friends Going Back to Crawford, and: Black Appalachia String Bands, Songsters and Hoedowns (Music Review)

Gavin James Campbell
Selling Tradition Appalachia and the Construction of an American Folk, 1930–1940 by Jane S. Becker (Review)

Selling Tradition Appalachia and the Construction of an American Folk, 1930–1940 by Jane S. Becker (Review)

Maria R. Miller