The Southern Highlander and His Homeland

The Southern Highlander and His Homeland

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by John C. Campbell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813190789

ISBN-13: 9780813190785

Pub. Date: 10/02/2009

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

In 1908 John C. Campbell was commissioned by the Russell Sage Foundation to conduct a survey of conditions in Appalachia and the aid work being done in these areas to create "the central repository of data concerning conditions in the mountains to which workers in the field might turn." Originally published in 1921, The Southern Highlander and His Homeland details

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In 1908 John C. Campbell was commissioned by the Russell Sage Foundation to conduct a survey of conditions in Appalachia and the aid work being done in these areas to create "the central repository of data concerning conditions in the mountains to which workers in the field might turn." Originally published in 1921, The Southern Highlander and His Homeland details Campbell's experiences and findings during his travels in the region, observing unique aspects of mountain communities such as their religion, family life, and forms of entertainment. Campbell's landmark work paved the way for folk schools, agricultural cooperatives, handicraft guilds, the frontier nursing service, better roads, and a sense of pride in mountain life — the very roots of Appalachian preservation.

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ISBN-13:
9780813190785
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
10/02/2009
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.98(d)

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The Southern Highlander And His Homeland 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Extremely detailed and chronicaled recording of all aspects of the Southern Highlander life. Surprisingly easy to read as the writer intersperses fact and narrative throughout. Excellent for the historian as the author documents in extreme detail every aspect of this time period, lifestyle and geography.