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Author Walker, Melissa, 1962-

Title Southern farmers and their stories : memory and meaning in oral history / Melissa Walker.

Imprint Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2006.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 324 pages).
Series New directions in southern history
New directions in southern history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-318) and index.
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.
Summary 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 sharecroppers; native-born farmers and immigrants, African Americans and whites; and men and women narrate the compelling story of how the rural South was modernized in the twentie.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System 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. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
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Subject Southern States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Historiography.
Farm life -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century -- Historiography.
Southern States -- Rural conditions -- Historiography.
Farmers -- Southern States -- Interviews.
Oral history.
Memory -- Social aspects -- Southern States.
Interviews -- Southern States.
Southern States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Walker, Melissa, 1962- Southern farmers and their stories. Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2006 0813124093 (DLC) 2006010201 (OCoLC)67239503
ISBN 0813171504 (electronic bk.)
9780813171500 (electronic bk.)
9780813137414 (electronic bk.)
0813137411 (electronic bk.)
0813124093 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780813124094 (hardcover ; alk. paper)