“Bridging the Digital Divide in Rural Appalachia” by Jacob Podber, 2003 article

Bridging the Digital Divide in Rural Appalachia: Internet Usage in the Mountains Jacob J. Podber, Ph.D. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA Jacob@siu.edu Material published as part of these proceedings, either on-line or in print, is copyrighted by Informing Science. Permission to make digital or paper copy of part or all of these works for […]

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“American Gypsies’ by Alessandro Ursic (2005 article)

American Gypsies A journey through the lands of the Melungeons, a community that’s been discriminated against for centuries by Alessandro Ursic Note from MHA webmaster: This article appeared in an Italian newspaper and on the website PeaceReporter.net. The original article may be seen at http://www.peacereporter.net/dettaglio_articolo.php?idpa=&idc=44&ida=&idt=&idart=3933 This article is a translation from the original Italian. Whether […]

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“Barbados Link May Provide ‘Smoking Gun”” by Brent Kennedy, 1997 article

Barbados Link May Provide “Smoking Gun” Clue to Melungeon Surnames by Brent Kennedy Melungeon ancestry possibilities have expanded to include significant numbers of “English” and “Scotch” settlers who came to South Carolina in the late 1600s and early 1700s, but not from England. Although these people held English citizenship, their actual ethnic make-up was far […]

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” ‘Black Dutch’ – A Polite Euphemism” by Darlene Wilson, 1997 article

Black Dutch” – A Polite Euphemism? by Darlene Wilson Note: This article, slightly revised here, appeared in the winter 1997-98 issue of the Appalachian Quarterly, published by the Wise County Historical Society. My mother’s family (surname ‘Albert,’ mostly in and around Pulaski Co., VA) always said that they were of ‘Black Dutch’ ancestry but no […]

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