The Appalachian region is the most complex geographical unit or area to define, based on characteristics and functions of culture. This cultural area is 205,000 square miles and extends from northern Pennsylvania towards northeastern Missippi, which it composed of parts of 13 states and 420 counties. Twenty-five Million, people who live in Appalachia, considered this region as a native or home culture area based on personal perceptions. Most people believe Appalachia, as a formal culture region, is upon a measurable set of common cultural, human, and anthropogenic traits. Many people in Appalachia are descendants of several European immigrants such as the Irish-Scotish, Germans, and the Welsh. Christianity is the dominant religion and an enormous
Appalachia is made up of parts of twelve states and all of West Virginia. Appalachia is a 205,000 square mile area according to the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). There are many stereotypes about Appalachia. Some stereotypes are more popular and thus more persistent than others stereotypes about the region and its people. Unfortunately, the most persistent stereotypes are ugly and often used to make others feel better at others expense.
Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher. Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750. New York: Oxford University Press: 1983. Thesis: Ulrich argues that colonial women of northern New England “were part of much larger changes in the history of the western world, yet they are best understood in the close exploration of the lives of ordinary women and men (241).”
Louisiana: The History of an American State discusses how culture and geography relate to each other in Chapter 1 and 2. In Ch. 2,”Louisiana ’s Geography”, the writers of the textbook divide the discussion about geography into five different topics. Organized into their own section, the topics include ’location’, ‘waterways’, ‘natural regions’, ‘climate’, and ‘human environment interaction’.
Cultural standards all over the world vary based on religion, economy, morals and numerous other factors. The infamous region of the United States known as Appalachia, where values and standards are as diverse as the hollows that define the region, is no different. Native Appalachian author Sharyn McCrumb inarguably portrays such values and standards that North Carolinian Loyal Jones also outlines in his excerpt from Voices From the Hills. Throughout the novel of She Walks These Hills McCrumb illustrates such traits by depicting life in the mountains of Mitchell County, North Carolina, whose citizens personify the mentioned traits of being independent, hospitality and love of place. As Jones discusses, “individualism, self-reliance and pride”
Though alike in their English heritage, the colonies of New England and the Chesapeake diverged from one another because they were colonized in different ways and for different purposes, giving rise to differing economies, lifestyles, and politics. New England was immensely democratic, possessed a market economy, and was largely centered around family and religion. Contrastly, the Chesapeake made its revenue in tobacco, consisted of mostly single young men, and had aristocratic governance at odds with its poor, farming population. Colonies produced several exports unique to their region. New England, with its vast forests, codfish hordes, and abundant wildlife, chiefly exported fish, ships, timber, fur, and metals.
Christianity and Islam are the two largest religions in the world, with 2.1 Billion and 1.3 Billion followers respectively. Each had their own rise, golden age, and eventual large-scale split. However, each religion spread in different regions of the world in different ways and developed their own traditions and structures. Christianity and Islam have similarities such as a large-scale split and a history of spreading through popular trade routes, while simultaneously having many differences such as where the two religions spread, the methods in which they spread, and the structure of their religious leaderships. One of the primary differences between the spread of Islam and Christianity is the directions in which they spread.
Islamic trade and trade customs exercised a deep influence on … Christian countries - such words as ‘traffic’ [derived from Arabic tafriq], which means distribution”(Document 9). Vocabulary and language are such major parts of this world. Without the spread of it through trade, it could very well be diminished. Along with the growth of knowledge, Christianity was also impacted. The Islamic trade industry was so monumental that they were able to retain knowledge and spread a religion that would become one of the largest religions in the modern world.
Christianity began its rise to the most dominant worldwide religion after Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. “We heard Him say, ‘I will destroy this temple made with hands, and within three days build another made without hands.” Upon Jesus’ death and resurrection, he completed this task, initiating the development of Christianity. Since Jesus left no formal authoritative power, organization, or agreed upon scriptures, a wide variety of sects have gained popularity throughout the millennia. Most of these sects the Catholic Church and others later deemed heretical, one of the most notable being Gnosticism. Gnosticism is a dualist religion in which adherents view the material world as evil and the invisible spiritual realm as good.
Only a few Buddhist centers survived after the invasion of Muslim armies. On the contrast, Christian churches preserved and spread Christian teachings and the achievements of Greco-Roman civilization. This laid the foundation for future development of the western civilization. The history of Christianity is inseparable from the history of western culture and of western
Health Care Disparities Health care disparities are unfortunate and being culturally competent is an essential step toward eliminating these inequalities. In this discussion, I will review what disparities are associated with the Appalachian culture and how they affect health status, employment, and education. I will also identify two nursing interventions that could be taken to help decrease the affect that health disparities have on the Appalachians and review what the biggest challenge would be when implementing the interventions. There are about 27 million people that live in the area defined as the Appalachian region, which spans 13 states.
Christianity is arguably one of the the most influential and important aspects that originated in western civilization. The religion started out as a small sect of Judaism and a man named Jesus spreading his word with a few followers. For centuries, Christians in Rome endured persecution and secret worship. With the appeal of eternal salvation and the hierarchy of the church, Christianity gradually spread, began to rise, and eventually became the prominent religion in Rome. Today, Christianity is the most widely practiced religion in the world.
As more settlers came to the new world from Europe, they brought Christianity with them, and Christianity’s popularity from Europe continued on in the new world. European contact with Native Americans deteriorated the Natives’ religions while strengthening the Europeans’
Christianity is the world's largest religion with about 2 billion followers. Christianity was formed around 33 CE in present day Israel. It is based on the birth, death, resurrection and the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, also known as Jesus Christ. During that time period, Israelites suffered in slavery and sins under the rule of the Roman
For the past fifteen years I have lived in the wonderful community of Stafford, Virginia. When I first moved to Stafford there were barely any people that inhabited the area. Most of Stafford was surrounded by the wonders of nature. However, as time moved on, more subdivisions and marketplaces were built as Stafford became consumed by the ideology of urbanization.
The existence of Christianity enumerates almost 20 centuries and for this period it made a long way in development and expansion. The Christianity was born in Palestine in the 1st century AD and spread to various corners of the world. Kennedy, P. (2011). Christianity : An Introduction. London: I.B.