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Appalachian Resources in Special Collections and University Archives: Economics, Education, Housing, and Transportation

About Economics, Education, Housing, and Transportation

In this section, you will find resources about economics, education, housing, and transportation in the region. This includes economic surveys, studies on education levels, and information on railroads.

Once a self-sustaining region, Appalachia grew to become dependent on business trends as industrialization expanded. This dependency on forces largely outside of its control (such as market trends and emigration of industries) has led to the decline of the Appalachian economy. Many areas are making a comeback, but Appalachia often remains associated with poverty, addiction, and unemployment.

This information and more can be found in the Encyclopedia of Appalachia and the resources below.

Click on a book or collection title to learn more about it.

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