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Travels with Foxfire : stories of people, passions, and practices from Southern Appalachia / Phil Hudgins and Foxfire student Jessica Phillips.

Hudgins, Phil, (compiler,, interviewer.). Phillips, Jessica, 1998- (interviewer.). Foxfire Fund, (issuing body.).

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  • ISBN: 9780525436294
  • ISBN: 0525436294
  • Physical Description: xv, 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2018]

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Contents:
The way it was. The family farm: the story of Mama & Papa Hudgins ; Moonshining days: stories from James Speed's life making illegal liquor ; How stock car racing started: Dawson County folks talk about the precursor to NASCAR ; Drive-in movie theaters: an American icon, reborn ; Water dowsers: the ancient art of finding underground water ; Outhouses: an interview with "priviologist" Mary Frazier Long ; Appalachia on television: the story of Heartland ; Georgia: First in flight!: the story of Micajah Clark Dyer -- Arts and herbs. Doctoring with herbs: the story of Eve Miranda, medicine woman ; Wild ginseng: interviews with four men who still hunt it the right way ; How to turn junk into art: an interview with Jane Taylor ; Artist, flint knapper, fiddle and banjo player, and naturalist: an interview with Joseph "Doc" Johnson -- Food fit to eat. Dishin' up love: interview with Lazell Vinson ; Joseph Dabney: winning the James Beard Cookbook of the Year award ; Peach grower Dori Sanders of South Carolina: recipe from her cookbook -- A sense of community. On artistry, ancestry, and African Americans: an interview with Ann Miller Woodford ; Keeping the land and the history: stories from Wayne County, Kentucky ; Forming the Great Smokey Mountains National Park: the story of Glenn Cardwell of Pittman Centers, Tennessee ; The lone Commissioner of Lumpkin County: the life of J.B. Jones -- The great outdoors. Catching violators of game and fish laws: stories from Calvin Stewart ; Turkey hunting: the turkey-hunting tales of three Georgians ; Legendary bear hunters from the old school: tales of bear hunting in Rabun county -- Where music dwells. Music in southern Appalachia: bluegrass, country, and shape note singing ; Grounded in folk tradition: the story of Hedy West ; Lillie Mulkey West: inspiring anew generation of folk singers ; John Jarrard and Bruce Burch: writers of country music ; Southern gospel singing: still a favorite for many ; Lighter moments from gospel groups: the Lord's work is serious business, most of the time -- Stories and their tellers. Inventing a time machine and other adventures: Emory Jones, the great storyteller ; Passing down memories: the story of author Dori Sanders ; Dr. C.B. Skelton of Winder, Georgia: practicing medicine and sharing humorous stories -- In pursuit of "hobbiness". Eighteen thousand long-play albums: Jerry Kendall and his record collection ; Tractors and trucks: Carl "Feel bad" Davis ; Snaking logs through the Kentucky woods: Hollis Thrasher and his mules ; Family history: Jerry Taylor on tracing other people's genealogies.
Summary, etc.:
Since 1972, the Foxfire books have preserved and celebrated the culture of Southern Appalachia for hundreds of thousands of readers. In Travels with Foxfire, native son Phil Hudgins and Foxfire student Jessica Phillips travel from Georgia to the Carolinas, Tennessee to Kentucky, collecting the stories of the men and women who call the region home. Across more than thirty essays, we discover the secret origins of stock car racing, the story behind the formation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the vanishing art of gathering wild ginseng, and the recipes of an award-winning cookbook writer. We meet bootleggers and bear hunters, game wardens and medicine women, water dowsers, sculptors, folk singers, novelists, record collectors, and home cooks--even the world's foremost "priviologist"--All with tales to tell. A rich compendium of the collected wisdom of artists, craftsmen, musicians, and moonshiners, Travels with Foxfire is a joyful tribute to the history, the geography, and the traditions that define Appalachian living.
Subject: Appalachian Region > Civilization.
Southern States > Civilization.
Country life > Appalachian Region.
Country life > Southern States.
Handicraft > Appalachian Region.
Handicraft > Southern States.
Appalachian Region > Social life and customs.
Southern States > Social life and customs.
Interviews > Appalachian Region.
Interviews > Southern States.
Handicraft > Appalachian Region.
Handicraft > Southern States.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES > Folkcrafts.
HISTORY > United States > State & Local > South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
SOCIAL SCIENCE > Sociology > Rural.
Country life > Appalachian Region.
Country life > Southern States.
Interviews > Appalachian Region.
Interviews > Southern States.
Appalachian Region > Civilization.
Appalachian Region > Social life and customs.
Southern States > Civilization.
Southern States > Social life and customs.
Genre: Interviews.
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