Volume 38 No. 1

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Signs of the Times ... 4

From the Editor ... 19

  • Studying Appalachia from Ripshin to the University: A Conversation with Roberta Herrin by Beth Bissmeyer, Lindsey Martin, and Chad Berry ... 20
  • Identifying Appalachian Adults: An Empirical Study by Robert L. Ludke, Phillip J. Obermiller, Eric W. Rademacher, and Shiloh K. Turner ... 36
  • Who is Appalachian? Self-Reported Appalachian Ancestry in the 2000 Census by J. Trent Alexander & Chad Berry ... 46
  • Appalachian Identity: A Roundtable Discussion by Barbara Ellen Smith, Stephen Fisher, Phillip Obermiller, David Whisnant, Emily Satterwhite, Rodger Cunningham... 56
  • The Performing Hillbilly: Redeeming Acts of a Regional Stereotype by Mark A. Roberts ... 78
  • Toward a Genetic Profile of Melungeons in Southern Appalachia by Donald N. Yates and Elizabeth C. Hirschman ... 92

Poetry ... The Poets ... 18

  • The Necessary Arrangements by Damon Falke ... 35
  • Some Acres by Damon Falke ... 35
  • The Bone Carver by Damon Falke ... 91
  • Homage to Hazel Dickens by Irene McKinney ...55
  • The Church of Signs Following by Irene McKinney ... 112
  • Kiss My Possum by Irene McKinney ... 130


  • Jennifer Westerman on We All Live Downstream: Writings about Mountaintop Removal, edited by Jason Howard, and Something’s Rising: Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal edited by Silas House and Jason Howard ... 114
  • William Hal Gorby on Governor William E. Glasscock and Progressive Politics in West Virginia by Gary Jackson Tucker ... 117
  • Donna Corriher on Moving Mountains: How One Woman and Her Community Won Justice from Big Coal by Penny Loeb ... 119
  • Margaret N. Gregor on Appalachian Children’s Literature: An Annotated Bibliography by Roberta Teague Herrin and Sheila Quinn Oliver ... 123
  • John Lang on Father by Jeff Daniel Marion ... 125
  • Jesse Graves on Southern Appalachian Poetry: An Anthology of Works by 37 Poets edited by Marita Garin ... 128

Chronicle ... 132

Appalachia by the Numbers ... 144


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