By Susan E. Keefe
"This quantity is the 1st to discover extensively many very important theoretical and utilized matters in regards to the psychological well-being of Appalachians. The authors--anthropologists, psychologists, social employees and others--overturn many assumptions held through prior writers, who've tended to work out Appalachia and its humans as being ruled via a tradition of poverty."
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