The Encyclopedia of Appalachia, a joint project of the East Tennessee State University Center for Appalachian Studies and Services and The University of Tennessee Press, won the prestigious Weatherford Award at the 30th annual Appalachian Studies Association Conference hosted by Maryville College.
The most all-encompassing work on Appalachia ever produced serves as a primary resource for teachers, scholars and the general public as it comprehensively spans the region's history, land, people and cultures.
The Encyclopedia contains more than 2,000 entries in 30 sections, has 1,864 pages featuring over 300 illustrations, and covers the 13 states comprising the northern, central and southern subregions of Appalachia stretching from New York to Mississippi.
The Appalachian Studies Association and Berea (Ky.) College present the Weatherford Award to honor one fiction work and one nonfiction work that "best illuminate the challenges, personalities and unique qualities of the Appalachian South."
For more information on the volume, contact Randy Sanders, coordinator, ETSU Center for Appalachian Studies and Services, at (423) 439-7994 or email@example.com.