The vast Appalachia region stretches across 13 states and is home to more than 23 million people, yet it may be the least understood culture in America. Appalachia has existed for generations as a region apart, isolated physically and culturally by its rugged mountains. This 3-part series is a comprehensive historical and cultural overview of this distinctive region. It documents the unique legacy, courage, character, arts and culture of the central and southern Appalachian people. It includes the work of outstanding Appalachian historians and scholars, writers and musicians, including Ricky Skaggs, Loretta Lynn and traditional folk artists from the region.
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