SOURCE: Our Towns Foundation
by Deborah Fallows
"The stories of Mt. Holly have become the sinew that could connect the town, or borough, as it is officially designated, from its past glory days, through some recent decline, to a new version of thriving."
by Annelise Straw
Despite pledges of aid by the Biden administration, access to credit remains an obstacle for African American farmers, who continue to face the loss of land and its attendant financial and emotional losses.
SOURCE: Black Perspectives
by Kristan McCullum
"I grew up in Jenkins not knowing its full history. I never knew the church I was raised in was once the movie theater that required Black patrons to sit in the balcony."
by Tyler Priest
Environmental activists have forged anti-pipeline alliances with rural landowners using the issue of eminent domain. History shows that this might boomerang if farmers oppose the new electric transmission lines that will be needed to implement green electrification.
Jessica Wilkerson's research examines how the women's movement unfolded in places outside the nation's urban centers and how women decided what constituted "women's issues" in their own communities in Appalachia.
SOURCE: Hedgehog Review
by Nancy Isenberg
A historian of white rural poverty says that the cultural phenomenon of JD Vance's book "Hillbilly Elegy" is just the latest deployment of the "left behind" euphemism to obscure the nature of poverty in the United States. The rural poor are and have been part and parcel of the American economic order.
SOURCE: Washington Post
The COVID-19 relief bill contains provisions that may help support African American farmers, who have been systematically harmed by prejudice, market dynamics and federal policy for the past century.
SOURCE: JSTOR Daily
The study of how baseball evolved, historain David Vaught writes, remains a test of how history is written--from concern with origin moments or attention to ongoing processes of change and development.
SOURCE: USA Today
"Outhouse Lady" takes stalk of artifacts of rural life for the social history they represent...
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