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A Tale of Three Cities: Utica, Binghamton and Ithaca

Timothy Di Leo Browne, Carleton University

Appalachian Folk-metaphysics and the Power of Choice in Wiley Cash’s The Last Ballad

Edward L. Karshner, Robert Morris University

Connection and Diversity in the Mystery Novels of Julia Keller

Barbara Evelyn Ladner, West Virginia State University

Crime, Class, and Trash: The Politics of Transgression and Subsistence in Contemporary Appalachian Fiction

Sara Boissonneau

Cross-Sectoral Partnership Building in Two Appalachian Towns

Max O. Stephenson Jr., Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance
Lara Nagle, Virginia Tech
Neda Moayerian, Virginia Tech

First Year African American Students at the University of North Carolina Asheville: A Strategy for Retention and Success in the Rural Mountains of Appalachia

Melanie Fox, University of North Carolina at Asheville

First-Generation Rural Appalachians in College: Navigating the Cultures of Academia and Home

Angela Watts

“From a Walkout to a Riot: Black Students and Black Power in 1969.”

Sarah Judson
Trey Adcock Dr., UNC Asheville

Legacy Remembered

Susan Virginia Mead, Ferrum College
Martin Jeffrey, The Dumas Hotel Legacy, Inc.
Shmura Smith Glenn, The Dumas Hotel Legacy, Inc.
Natasha Saunders, The Dumas Hotel Legacy, Inc.

Manly Wade Wellman’s John the Balladeer: Speculative Fiction in the Southern Mountains

Jim A. Clark, Barton College

New Girls Club: Womxn Leading Appalachian Futures

Amy Brooks, Appalshop
Tanya Turner, Appalshop
Willa Johnson, Appalshop

Part I: Setting the Stage: An Overview of TVA and Norris Dam

Patricia Bernard Ezzell Ms., Tennessee Valley Authority
Travis S. Brickey Mr., Tennessee Valley Authority
Michael J. Ruzga Mr., Fine Arts Conservation, Inc.

Roots with Wings: Floyd County, Virginia Place-based Education Oral History Project

Mary Dickerson, Floyd County Public Schools
Kathleen Ingoldsby, Floyd Story Center & Old Church Gallery, Floyd, VA
Melinda Bollar Wagner, Radford University

Seeking a Common Frame for Understanding Socioeconomic Crises in Appalachia and Beyond

Brian A. Hoey Ph.D., Marshall University

The Mountain Minor

Dale Farmer

The Road Home: Sustaining Our Spirit of Appalachia

David B. Evans, WV Wesleyan College
Jessica Spruill Waggoner, WV Wesleyan College
Eric Waggoner, WV Wesleyan College
Ginny Rachel, WV Wesleyan College

We ain’t in the Mountains Anymore: Supporting First-Generation Graduate Students from Rural Appalachia

Leah K. Vance, University of Kentucky