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The Appalachians / a production of Evening Star Productions ; Nashville Public Television ; writer and producter, Phylis Geller.

Geller, Phylis. (Added Author). Evans, Mari-Lynn. (Added Author). Robertson, Tom. (Added Author). Cash, Johnny (Added Author). Mahoney, James, 1949- (Added Author). Evening Star Productions. (Added Author). WNPT (Television station : Nashville, Tenn.) (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 5 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Part Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fayette Co PL - Connersville DVD 974 APP (Text) 39230031104258 Adult Video Available -
Jennings Co PL - North Vernon DVD 974 APP (Text) 30653003304888 Adult NoN Fic dvd Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield DVD 974 Appalach (Text) All Discs 31208910485467 audiovisual Available -
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) 975 APP (Text) 30032001623963 DVD NON-FICTION Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial DVD 974 APPALACHIANS (Text) 33946002349046 Nonfiction DVDs . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 3 videodiscs (172 min.) : sound, color, with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : "The Appalachians" Home Video Ltd., [2005]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced for public television broadcast.
Special features include: Bonus exclusive interview with Johnny Cash.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Project developers, Mari-Lynn C. Evans and Tom Robertson.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, J.W. Mahoney ; interviewees: Johnny Cash, Ricky Skaggs, Loretta Lynn, Marty Stuart, Little Jimmy Dickens, and others.
Summary, etc.:
Episode 1 (55 min.). Examines the earliest settlers of the Appalachians, the Cherokee; the arrival in the 1700s of European settlers who brought their traditions and music with them; the regional role of whiskey distilling; the large evangelical tent meetings which brought together blacks and whites and fostered the development of regional white gospel influenced by African rhythms. Episode 2 (55 min.). The Cherokees are cruelly relocated along the Trail of Tears; the Civil War splits famililes; modernization arrives as railroads make it possible to strip raw materials and timber from the mountains; mining companies change entire towns and ways of life; miners demands better working conditions and the region suffers from the violence of the great Coal Wars. Episode 3 (62 min.). The phonograph and radio take mountain music to the outside world; Great Depression devastates the region; the New Deal provides new ways of making a living and brings wider access to electricity; strip mining and mountain-top removal change the landscape forever; people of Appalachia keep their traditional culture alive and vibrant.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA Rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD.
Subject: Appalachian Region > Social life and customs.
Appalachian Region > Social conditions > History.
Appalachian Region > Economic conditions > History.
Appalachians (People) > History.
Music > Appalachian Region > History and criticism.
DVDs.
Genre: Documentary television programs.

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