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The Appalachians

Author: Phylis GellerMari-Lynn EvansTom RobertsonCharlie BarnetBarbara BurstAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : "The Appalachians" Home Video Ltd. : distributed by APT, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: DVD-Video discs
Documentary television programs
Educational television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Phylis Geller; Mari-Lynn Evans; Tom Robertson; Charlie Barnet; Barbara Burst; Sam Green; Johnny Cash; James Mahoney; Evening Star Productions.; WNPT (Television station : Nashville, Tenn.)
OCLC Number: 61669127
Notes: Originally produced for public television broadcast.
Bonus feature: exclusive interview with Johnny Cash.
Credits: Executive producer, Mari-Lynn C. Evans ; project developers, Mari-Lynn C. Evans and Tom Robertson ; original music composed by Charlie Barnett ; edited by Barbara W. Burst and Sam Green.
Performer(s): Narrator, J.W. Mahoney ; Interviewees: Johnny Cash, Ricky Skaggs, Loretta Lynn, Marty Stuart, Little Jimmy Dickens, and others.
Description: 3 videodiscs (172 min.) : sd., col., with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: 1. The first frontier --
2. The fight for land and work --
3. A culture of survival --
Johnny Cash interview.
Responsibility: a production of Evening Star Productions ; Nashville Public Television ; written and produced by Phylis Geller.

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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 families; 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.

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