Volume 28, Number 2, Spring 2000

Table of Contents

Articles and Essays

This Side of the Mountain

pp. 3-6
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The 1999 Denny C. Plattner Appalachian Heritage Awards

pp. 7-8
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Defending the Wilderness

pp. 10-12
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A New Sustainable Cash Crop for Mountain Farmers

pp. 13-18
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The Idea of Appalachian Isolation

pp. 20-31
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A Long Rest

pp. 32-35
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Fiction

Pencil, We Write

pp. 36-40
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Charms

pp. 41-49
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Gemini Sisters

pp. 50-54
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So Close to Town

pp. 55-61
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Aunt Dicey Jane's Sins

pp. 62-64
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Poetry

Vacancies for Belief

p. 6
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The Blooming

p. 9
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Sawmill Dollars

p. 19
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A Blessed Event (Or something)

p. 35
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Felled

p. 40
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Life's Rich Virus

p. 54
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Clear Creek

p. 61
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Roll on Buddy

pp. 64-65
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Stink

p. 87
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New Appalachian Books

Opinions and Reviews

Brier Country: Stories from Blue Valley by Elaine Fowler Palencia (review)

pp. 66-70
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The Balm of Gilead Tree by Robert Morgan (review)

pp. 71-72
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Mountain Rebels: East Tennessee Confederates and the Civil War, 1860-1870 by W. Todd Groce (review)

pp. 72-73
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Borrowed Children by George Ella Lyon (review)

pp. 73-74
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The Country of Country: A Journey to the Roots of American Music by Nicholas Dawidoff (review)

pp. 75-76
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Booklist and Notes

pp. 77-86
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Contributors to this issue

p. 88
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