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Southern farmers and their stories : memory and meaning in oral history

Author: Melissa Walker
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2006.
Series: New directions in southern history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examining oral history narratives of more than five hundred farmers from all the southern states, Melissa Walker explores how farmers recall their agrarian past and the lessons that they draw from that past. These farmers understood that their way of life was passing--indeed many of them would be pushed off the land forever--and so they told stories to preserve a sense that their way of life mattered. Landowners and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Interviews
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Walker, Melissa, 1962-
Southern farmers and their stories.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2006
(DLC) 2006010201
(OCoLC)67239503
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Walker
ISBN: 0813171504 9780813171500 9780813137414 0813137411 9780813134789 0813134781
OCLC Number: 77011124
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 324 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Three southern farmers tell their stories --
Rural Southerners and the community of memory --
Memory and the nature of transformation --
Memory and the meaning of change --
The present shapes stories about the past.
Series Title: New directions in southern history.
Responsibility: Melissa Walker.

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Examining oral history narratives of more than five hundred farmers from all the southern states, this work explores how farmers recall their agrarian past and the lessons that they draw from that  Read more...

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