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The Land of Saddle-bags: A Study of the Mountain People of Appalachia / Edition 1
     

The Land of Saddle-bags: A Study of the Mountain People of Appalachia / Edition 1

by James Watt Raine
 

ISBN-10: 0813109299

ISBN-13: 9780813109299

Pub. Date: 09/04/2009

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

This charming account of life in Appalachia at the turn of the century is one of the three most important books from the early twentieth century that, as Dwight Billings writes in his foreword, have "had a profound and lasting impact on how we think about Appalachia and, indeed, on the fact that we commonly believe that such a place and people can be readily

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This charming account of life in Appalachia at the turn of the century is one of the three most important books from the early twentieth century that, as Dwight Billings writes in his foreword, have "had a profound and lasting impact on how we think about Appalachia and, indeed, on the fact that we commonly believe that such a place and people can be readily identified." Originally published in 1924, it was advertised as a "racy book, full of the thrill of mountain adventure and the delicious humor of vigorously human people." James Watt Raine, professor of English literature and later head of the English and drama departments at Berea College from 1906 until his retirement in 1939, provides eyewitness accounts of mountain speech and folksinging, education, religion, community, politics, and farming. In a conscious effort to dispel the negative stereotype of the drunken, slothful, gun-toting hillbilly prone to violence, Raine presents positive examples from his own experiences among the region's native inhabitants.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813109299
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
09/04/2009
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.73(d)

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