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Appalachian Studies: Research Guide

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Appalachia Research Guide



Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Deep Creek valley. [Photograph]. In Encyclopædia Britannica Online Library Edition.   Retrieved from http://library.eb.com/eb/art-101905

What is Appalachia?

The Appalachian Regional Commission defines Appalachia as a "205,000-square-mile region that follows the spine of the Appalachian Mountains from southern New York to northern Mississippi.  It includes all of West Virginia and parts of the following 12 states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia". 

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Ebook: Bibliography of Appalachia