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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

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In the late 1960s, Eliot Wigginton and his students created the magazine Foxfire in an effort to record and preserve the traditional folk culture of the Southern Appalachians. This is the original book compilation of Foxfire material which introduces Aunt Arie and her contemporaries and includes log cabin building, hog dressing, snake lore, mountain crafts and food, and "other affairs of plain living."

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Interviews and essays describe the way of life and crafts of pioneer America still surviving in the Appalachian region.

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toocool1592000, January 13, 2008 (view all comments by toocool1592000)
its a great look into the past so we can remember it in the future
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Josiah Daniel, January 21, 2007 (view all comments by Josiah Daniel)
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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ISBN:
9780385073530
ed.:
Wigginton, Eliot,
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Editor:
Wigginton, Eliot
Author:
Foxfire Fund Inc
Author:
Wigginton, Eliot
Author:
Foxfire Fund
Location:
Garden City, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Handicraft
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
Crafts
Subject:
Handicraft -- Georgia -- Rabun Gap.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
General Crafts & Hobbies
Subject:
Americana-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19720231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6 x 1 in 1.175 lb

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