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Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence : Web Resources and Multimedia 2016

Web Resources: Appalachia: Culture and Linguistics

Appalachia: The Region and its People

CSEGA: Marshall University's Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia

Appalachian Region Commission: government commission on Appalachia

Appalachian Trail Conservancy: home page of the Appalachian Trail group that creates the Foxfire books


Dialect of the Appalachian People: online article from West Virginia History

Southern Appalachian English: website from the University of South Carolina on and about Appalachian English; check out the bibliography!

DARE Language Distribution Maps: in color, these are the "regions" of American English as compiled in the Dictionary of American English; here, also is a list of linguistic regions each state is part of.

Making of Civil War--Ken Burns Interview

Uploaded on Youtube on Sept 4, 2015, this begins a four-part interview of Ken Burns by Vermont PBS, discussing the making of each episode of The Civil War. The video displayed here is the first interview; the second, third and fourth interviews are separate uploads.

Wayfaring Stranger sung by Emmylou Harris

Uploaded to Youtube on November 5,2014 by Warner Music Group


Local History

National Civil War sites are extremely close to Shepherdstown. Included beside each website is the driving distance from Shepherdstown to the individual park according to Google Maps' driving directions.

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park: 12-15 miles depending on the route (20-24 min away)

Antietam National Battlefield: 5.4 miles (11 minutes away)

Gettysburg National Military Park:  49.3-67.3 miles depending on the route (1hr and 10 minutes-1 hr and 30 minutes away)

Cherokee History

Cherokee Language: Website on language of the Cherokee nation from

Story of the Cherokees:13,000 Years: exhibit and website from the Museum of the Cherokee Indian

American History

American Memory from the Library of Congress: Browse historical collections on diverse topics, including African American History.

American Experience: Official website of the PBS history show; browse by topic, time period or simply watch the videos in order by air date.

National Museum of American History