The Foxfire Book

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385073534
Release Date: 1972-02-17
Genre: Literary Criticism

In the late 1960s, Eliot Wigginton and his students created the magazine Foxfire in an effort to record and preserve the traditional folk culture of the Southern Appalachians. This is the original book compilation of Foxfire material which introduces Aunt Arie and her contemporaries and includes log cabin building, hog dressing, snake lore, mountain crafts and food, and "other affairs of plain living."

The Foxfire book

Author: Eliot Wigginton
Publisher: Doubleday Books
ISBN: 038507350X
Release Date: 1972-03-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Interviews and essays describe the way of life and crafts of pioneer America still surviving in the Appalachian region.

Appalachian Home Cooking

Author: Mark F. Sohn
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813137568
Release Date: 2009-12-01
Genre: Cooking

Mark F. Sohn's classic book, Mountain Country Cooking, was a James Beard Award nominee in 1997. In Appalachian Home Cooking, Sohn expands and improves upon his earlier work by using his extensive knowledge of cooking to uncover the romantic secrets of Appalachian food, both within and beyond the kitchen. Shedding new light on Appalachia's food, history, and culture, Sohn offers over eighty classic recipes, as well as photographs, poetry, mail-order sources, information on Appalachian food festivals, a glossary of Appalachian and cooking terms, menus for holidays and seasons, and lists of the top Appalachian foods. Appalachian Home Cooking celebrates mountain food at its best.

The Coffin Quilt

Author: Ann Rinaldi
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547416245
Release Date: 2001-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Fanny McCoy has lived in fear and anger ever since that day in 1878 when a dispute with the Hatfields over the ownership of a few pigs set her family on a path of hatred and revenge. From that day forward, along the ragged ridges of the West Virginia-Kentucky line, the Hatfields and the McCoys have operated not withing the law but within mountain codes of their own making. In 1882, when Fanny's sister Roseanna runs off with young Johnse Hatfield, the hatred between the two clans explodes. As the killings, abductions, raids, and heartbreak escalate bitterly and senselessly, Fanny, the sole voice of reason, realizes that she is powerless to stop the fighting and must learn to rise above the petty natures of her family and neighbors to find her own way out of the hatred.

Literacy with an Attitude Second Edition

Author: Patrick J. Finn
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9781438428048
Release Date: 2010-03-25
Genre: Education

A comprehensive update of the classic study that delivers both a passionate plea and strategies for teachers, parents, and community organizers to give working-class children the same type of empowering education and powerful literacy skills that the children of upper- and middle-class people receive.

Oral History

Author: Thad Sitton
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292785823
Release Date: 2011-05-18
Genre: History

More than a mode of gathering information about the past, oral history has become an international movement. Historians, folklorists, and other educational and religious groups now recognize the importance of preserving the recollections of people about the past. The recorded memories of famous and common folk alike provide a vital complement to textbook history, bringing the past to life through the stories of those who lived it. Oral History is designed to introduce teachers, students, and interested individuals to the techniques, problems, and pleasures of collecting oral history. The authors, themselves experienced educators, examine the uses of oral history in the classroom, looking at a wide range of projects that have been attempted and focusing on those that have succeeded best. Besides suggesting many possible projects, they discuss the necessary hardware and its use: recording equipment and procedures, interview outlines and preliminary research, photography and note-taking in the field, transcription and storage of information, legal forms, and more. For the teacher, the authors offer helpful advice on training students to be sensitive interviewers in both formal and informal situations. How can oral histories collected in the classroom be put to use? The authors discuss their uses within the curriculum; in projects such as oral history archives, publications such as the popular Foxfire books, and other media productions; and in researching current community problems. Useful appendixes survey a variety of reference tools for the oral historian and describe in detail how a Foxfire-concept magazine may be developed.

Appalachian Children s Literature

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Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786460199
Release Date: 2009-11-03
Genre: Social Science

"This bibliography includes books written about or set in Appalachia from the 18th century to the present. Titles represent the entire region as defined by the Appalachian Regional Commission. The bibliography is arranged in alphabetical order by author, and each title is accompanied by an annotation, most of which include composite reviews and critical analyses of the work"--Provided by publisher.

Folklore Culture and Aging

Author: David Philip Shuldiner
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313298971
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Social Science

This work is a guide to the study of cultural traditions by and about elders and aging, featuring an annotated list of over 1,500 references covering a broad range of subjects.

Aunt Arie

Author: Linda Garland Page
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807866566
Release Date: 2000-11-09
Genre: History

Of all the people documented by the Foxfire students since 1966, none has been more appealing to readers than Arie Carpenter. For all those who have read and cherished the Foxfire books, here is a loving portrait of a fondly remembered friend. This book is not just about Aunt Arie; it is Aunt Arie. In her own words, she discusses everything from planting, harvesting, and cooking to her thoughts about religion and her feelings about living alone. Also included are testimonials from many who knew her and a wealth of photographs.

Folk Medicine in Southern Appalachia

Author: Anthony Cavender
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9781469617398
Release Date: 2014-07-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

In the first comprehensive exploration of the history and practice of folk medicine in the Appalachian region, Anthony Cavender melds folklore, medical anthropology, and Appalachian history and draws extensively on oral histories and archival sources from the nineteenth century to the present. He provides a complete tour of ailments and folk treatments organized by body systems, as well as information on medicinal plants, patent medicines, and magico-religious beliefs and practices. He investigates folk healers and their methods, profiling three living practitioners: an herbalist, a faith healer, and a Native American healer. The book also includes an appendix of botanicals and a glossary of folk medical terms. Demonstrating the ongoing interplay between mainstream scientific medicine and folk medicine, Cavender challenges the conventional view of southern Appalachia as an exceptional region isolated from outside contact. His thorough and accessible study reveals how Appalachian folk medicine encompasses such diverse and important influences as European and Native American culture and America's changing medical and health-care environment. In doing so, he offers a compelling representation of the cultural history of the region as seen through its health practices.