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Appalachian Studies

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An Appalachian Farmer's Story : Portrait of an Extraordinary Common Man
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By author: Diane Asséo Griliches
Product Code: H735
ISBN: 9780881460629
Pages: 121
Product Format: Hardback
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As opposed to the common negative view of Appalachia, this book is an inspiring and deeply American story of enterprise and self-reliance in often desperate circumstances, and of the importance of community and faith, an oral history told by farmer and cabinet maker, Roy Anderson, age 80. The book was created by Diane Asséo Griliches, photographer and friend of Roy and his sister, Patsey, and her photographs beautifully enhance the text.
Burdy
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By author: Karen Spears Zacharias
Product Code: P514
ISBN: 9780881465396
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Format: Paperback / softback
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Sequel to the award-winning MOTHER OF RAIN. When it is a healing they need, the people at Christian Bend, Tennessee, turn to one woman-Burdy Luttrell. Melungeon by birth, Burdy learned the therapeutic properties of roots from the women in her family. When Burdy discovers that Lincoln Memorial University is hosting a class on healing roots, she persuades her friend, Mayne, to drive her up. The two women make a fateful stop at Laidlow Pharmacy at Bean Station where an armed gunman executes three people and critically injures another. Burdy-the woman able to cure others-is now fighting for her life at University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. Karen Spears Zacharias has crafted a mesmerizing novel of tragedy and transformation, a beautiful rendering of fact and fiction, and a tenderhearted narrative of survivors and the battles they face.
Buttermilk and Bible Burgers: More Stories from the Kitchens of Appalachia
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By author: Fred W. Sauceman
Product Code: P481
ISBN: 9780881464795
Pages: 220
Product Format: Paperback
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In his latest collection of writings about the foodways of the Appalachian region, Fred W. Sauceman guides readers through country kitchens and church fellowship halls, across pasture fields and into smokehouses, down rows of vegetable gardens at the peak of the season and alongside ponds resonant with the sounds of a summer night. The scenes and subjects are oftentimes uniquely personal, and they combine to tell a love story, a chronicle of one person's affection for a region and its people, its products, and its places. BUTTERMILK AND BIBLE BURGERS is most of all an expression of gratitude for the persistence of the people who feed us.
Children of Perdition : Melungeons And the Struggle of Mixed America
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By author: Tim Hashaw
Product Code: H705
ISBN: 9780881460131
Pages: 182
Product Format: Hardback
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Price:  $35.00
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Spencer's letters carry us through the whole experience, from being wounded at South Mills, North Carolina, to the "Chicimocomico Races" on Roanoke Island to collecting seashells at Nags Head, and the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. Join Alva in a journey through his letters to his beloved "Maggie."
Children of Perdition : Melungeons and the Struggle of Mixed America
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By author: Tim Hashaw
Product Code: P340
ISBN: 9780881460742
Pages: 182
Product Format: Paperback
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Price:  $19.00
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Spencer's letters carry us through the whole experience, from being wounded at South Mills, North Carolina, to the "Chicimocomico Races" on Roanoke Island to collecting seashells at Nags Head, and the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. Join Alva in a journey through his letters to his beloved "Maggie."

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