In this excerpt from the book After Coal, documentary filmmaker Tom Hansell describes how his media work in the coalfields of Central Appalachia led to a different understanding about what might come next for coal communities.Read More...
Like the Appalachians, the Carpathian Mountains are keepers of things we hold dear: pristine views, wildlife, natural resources, and, most of all, unique cultures. Appalachian scholars travel to Old World Europe to learn more about home.
Declining coal production is hurting Appalachia’s economy, which was already in rough shape. Scholars are looking at Wales, which lost its coal economy in the 1980’s, for lessons on how Appalachia might address its economic future.