ERIC Number: ED027133
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Publication Date: 1962
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The Southern Appalachian Region. A Survey.
Ford, Thomas R., Ed.
A comprehensive survey of the Southern Appalachians is presented with primary discussion centering around social, cultural, and economic conditions. Background information on the survey is provided. Four main sections are devoted to the changing population, economy, society, and culture. Major changes in the growth, distribution, and characteristics of the region's population are described. The extent of migration, destinations of migrants, their characteristics, and reasons for leaving are discussed. Also, analysis of migrants' participation in social activity provides some evaluation of their adjustment to demands of urban life. Specialists discuss the more important economic resources in the region, the present state of development, and developmental potential. Social institutions and patterns of social behavior are reviewed, and the preservation of the folk arts and crafts of the Southern Appalachian people is examined. A final chapter looks at the challenge of the region's future. A biographical list of contributors is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Community Change, Economic Factors, Folk Culture, Geographic Regions, Illustrations, Migration, Population Distribution, Population Growth, Population Trends, Rural Areas, Rural Population, Social Change, Surveys, Tables (Data)
University of Kentucky Press, Lexington, Kentucky 40506 ($4.50)
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