The tenth volume in the Foxfire series covers a variety of new topics and includes the voices of heretofore untapped Appalachian citizens who present a vibrant picture of the American South in transition, from the turn of the century through the Depression years. Full of wit and wisdom--a celebration of what is basic to life. 150 photographs and ...
The tenth volume in the Foxfire series covers a variety of new topics and includes the voices of heretofore untapped Appalachian citizens who present a vibrant picture of the American South in transition, from the turn of the century through the Depression years. Full of wit and wisdom--a celebration of what is basic to life. 150 photographs and line drawings.
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Publishers Weekly, 1993-02-22 Although about a quarter of this collection of oral histories is devoted to folk arts and crafts, such as chair-making and gourd art, the focus in this Foxfire volume is on Appalachian history. The Talluhah Falls Railway's impact on the economy and daily life of Rabun County, Ga., gives the setting for interviews on railroad construction work and operation. Other sections consider the boardinghouses that flourished during Tallulah Falls's late-19th-century era of popularity as a vacation spot, and the building of the Fontana Dam. Interviews also explore Depression life--one man tells how his family got by through snitching apples and hunting possum--and the impact of federal programs such as the Civilian Conservation Corps, with its army-style camp, and dollar-a-day jobs in the Works Progress Administration. Although interviewees occasionally enliven the work with their anecdotes and irrepressible personalities, much of the writing and handling of the interviews is pedestrian, though admirable for high-school students. This volume is likely to interest primarily those who are seeking out material on Appalachia, the CCC or the WPA. Photos not seen by PW. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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