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Thirteen scholars and writers provide a comprehensive and unique reference on the unique regional cultures to come out of the Rocky Mountain states.
Foreword by William Ferris Preface Introduction by Rick Newby Architecture by Carroll Van West Art by Rick Newby Ecology and Environment by Chris J. Magoc Ethnicity by A. Dudley Gardner and Laura Pasacreta Fashion by Laurel Wilson and Rick Newby Film and Theater by Simon Dixon Folklore by Kristi A. Young and Ronda Walker Weaver Food by Susan H. Swetnam Language by Lamont Antieau Literature by Ron McFarland Music by Stephanie Baker, Sharon Graf, and Petra Meyer-Frazier Religion by Jeremy Bonner Sports and Recreation by E. Duke Richey Timeline Notes Bibliography Index About the Editor and Contributors
RICK NEWBY, Poet and Editor, is a member of the National Coalition of Independent Scholars and has edited a number of anthologies and studies of Rocky Mountain culture.
"This set provides a comprehensive view of America's regional history and culture.... This encyclopedia set provides a resource that is compatible with regional studies curricula. Highly recommended. All levels." - Choice, June 2005 "Exploring both history and culture, this resource offers a comprehensive view of our nation's diverse regions.... The narratives focus on distinctive U.S. regions, with subjects ranging from architecture, art, and ecology to fashion, folklore, food, language, literature, music, religion, and sports.... With interest in regionalism on the rise owing to increased literary and American studies programs, students conducting research on regional identities and cultural distinctiveness will be well served by the depth of coverage this set provides. Classroom teachers and library media specialists could also utilize it in their own research. Recommended for academic and larger public libraries." - Library Journal, March 15, 2005 "This reference set will be a great source for students in grade seven and up, especially for schools and public libraries where states and cultural heritage assignments are frequent and curriculum support is needed." - VOYA, June 2005"