Greetings and welcome to the Spring 2023 issue of the Journal of Appalachian Studies. I'd like to thank associate editor Christopher L. Leadingham, managing editor Mary K. Thomas, assistant managing editor Ann E. Bryant, book review editor Carson E. Benn, and media review editor Matthew R. Sparks for their work on this issue! We are also very happy to welcome Dr. Cicero Fain to the editorial board of the journal.

This spring's issue brings together historical and forward-looking works focusing on questions about the health of people and places in Appalachia. These questions include how mining has affected the health of women in coal mining communities, the ways in which human settlements leave traces on the land through burial practices, and how New Deal era policies contributed to a model of sustainability that can still be informative in today's context. Looking to the future, this issue raises questions about...

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