A New Kentucky Home - The Changing Face of Appalachia Research Paper by Annette

A New Kentucky Home - The Changing Face of Appalachia
The following paper discusses the philosophy, tradition and future of the Appalachian culture.
# 5090 | 3,835 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2001 | US
Published on Jun 02, 2002 in Anthropology (Cultural) , Anthropology (North American) , Sociology (General)

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This paper discusses the natural sense of patience, perhaps derived from the timelessness of the surrounding forests and mountains, the people of Appalachia have practiced, through natural as well as man-made disaster. The author explores how perhaps in the twenty-first century this stubborn and persistent patience could pay off.

Table of contents

Appalachia Unmasked
The Face of Appalachia Past
The Face of Appalachia Present
The Face of Appalachia Future

From the Paper:

“"Trust not appearances," wrote Irish author James Joyce in the early twentieth century, "for there is nothing so deceptive and for all that so alluring as a good surface" (PG; O'Brien 300). At no other time and place could this statement prove more applicable than autumn amid the misty hills of eastern Kentucky. For in the fall, the black tobacco barns and simple dwellings of this area are framed by forests of evergreen, maple, hickory and sweet gum trees that burst forth in a variety of greens and golds against the smoky blue backdrop of the surrounding mountains. It is a beauty that could be termed breathtaking in its natural splendor, yet it is a beauty that bears the stigma of prejudice and preconception that has been decades in the making.”

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