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Northern Appalachian Studies  

Resources for understanding Northern Appalachian culture, issues, and challenges.
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Library Resources: Searches

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Research Centers

Oral History of Northern Appalachia


Appalachian Region: Map of Subregions

Map of Appalachian Region


Library Resources: Non-Fiction

The following books are specifically recommended.

Homestead : The glory and tragedy of an American steel town - William Serrin
Call Number: F159 .H7 S47 1992 (3rd floor)
ISBN: 081291886X
Publication Date: 1992

Out of the Crucible : Black steelworkers in western Pennsylvania, 1875-1980 - Dennis C. Dickerson
Call Number: HD8039 .I52 U535 1986 (3rd floor)
ISBN: 0887063055
Publication Date: 1986
Print copy. Also available in an
EBSCO e-book edition

Black Coal Miners in America - Ronald L. Lewis
Call Number: HD8039 .M62 U6443 1987 (3rd floor)
ISBN: 0813116104
Publication Date: 1987

Cloud by Day : The story of coal and coke and people - Muriel Earley Sheppard
Call Number: HD8039 .M62 U6683 1975 (3rd floor)
Publication Date: 1975

And the Wolf Finally Came : The decline of the American steel industry - John P. Hoerr
Call Number: HD9517 .M85 H64 1988 (3rd floor)
ISBN: 0822935724
Publication Date: 1988

When Smoke Ran Like Water : Tales of environmental deception and the battle against pollution - Devra Lee Davis
Call Number: RA565 .D385 2002 (4th floor)
ISBN: 0465015212
Publication Date: 2002


Counties in Northern Appalachia

Maryland: Allegany, Garrett, and Washington

New York: Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, and Tompkins

Ohio: Ashtabula, Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Mahoning, Muskingum, Trumbull, and Tuscarawas

Pennsylvania: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Bradford, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lawrence, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, and Wyoming

West Virginia: Brooke, Hancock, Ohio, and Marshall


Library Resources: Historical Fiction

Out of This Furnace - Thomas Bell
Call Number: PS3503 .E4388 O9 1991 (4th floor)
ISBN: 0822936909
Publication Date: 1991
Related to this book is a VHS tape: Out of This Furnace : A walking tour of Thomas Bell's novel F159 .B7 .O93 1990 (request at Circulation Desk)

Coal Run : A novel - Tawni O'Dell
Call Number: PS3565 .D428 C63 2004 (4th floor)
ISBN: 067089995X
Publication Date: 2004


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