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Appalachia

(Encyclopedia) Appalachia, region: see Appalachian Mountains.

Berea College

(Encyclopedia) Berea College, at Berea, Ky.; coeducational; founded 1855 by John G. Fee as a one-room school, chartered 1866, a college since 1869. Fostered by abolitionists including Cassius M. Clay…

feud

(Encyclopedia) feud, formalized private warfare, especially between family groups. The blood feud (see vendetta) is characteristic of those societies in which a strong central government either has…

Appalachian Mountains

(Encyclopedia) Appalachian Mountains pl´chn, –chn, –lch´–, 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.,…

dulcimer

(Encyclopedia) dulcimer dl´smr, stringed musical instrument. It is a wooden box with strings stretched over it that are struck with small mallets. The number of strings may vary. The dulcimer is…

Rogovin, Milton

(Encyclopedia) Rogovin, Milton, 1909–2011, American documentary photographer, b. New York City, grad. Columbia (1931), Univ. of Buffalo (M.A., 1972). An optometrist and a political leftist, he moved…

Wright, Charles

(Encyclopedia) Wright, Charles, 1935–, American poet, b. Pickwick Dam, Tenn. While in the army in Italy (1957–61), he began reading Pound's Cantos, which, along with his Southern roots and…

Kingsolver, Barbara

(Encyclopedia) Kingsolver, Barbara, 1955–, American writer, b. Annapolis, Md., B.S. DePauw Univ., 1977, M.S. Univ. of Arizona, 1981. She studied biology and ecology and was a science writer before…

Sister Isolina Ferré 2000 Deaths

Sister Isolina FerréAge: 85 Catholic nun who earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom for establishing charitable centers in New York, Appalachia, and Puerto Rico. Died: Ponce, Puerto Rico,…

O. Winston Link 2001 Deaths

O. Winston LinkAge: 86 commercial photographer who was well known in the 1950s for his photographs documenting the last steam-powered trains in Appalachia and the Shenandoah Valley.Died:…