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Original Essays | September 4, 2014

Edward E. Baptist: IMG The Two Bodies of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism



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The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith H by Eliot Wigginton
The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith H

Josiah Daniel, January 21, 2007

Eliot Wigginton, a high school teacher at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, originated the Foxfire program in the mid-sixties, taking interviews with old-timers in order to foster the preservation of the folk culture of the southern Appalachians and, particularly, knowledge and skills in matters such as food preparation, making musical instruments, log cabin construction, folk arts, and a wide variety of folk customs.

Published in 1972, Foxfire is the first of a series of books anthologizing articles from Wigginton's magazine of the same name. It is an excellent entree into old-time folkways, as well as a good read.
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