ERIC Number: ED058987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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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 Healing, Moonshining, and Other Affairs of Plain Living.
Wigginton, Eliot, Ed.
The purpose of this book, compiled by high school students in Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School under the guidance of their English teacher, is to present a view of the cultural heritage of Appalachian Georgia residents. Information was gathered by means of tape-recorded interviews with residents, on-site observations, and collection of written statements on such topics as hog dressing, log-cabin building, mountain crafts and foods, planting by the signs, snake lore, hunting, faith healing, moonshining, and other affairs of plain living. Illustrations, recipes, and narratives about the mountain people who live off the land are included, along with a list of people concerned with this publication. (PS)
Descriptors: Building Design, Cultural Influences, Economically Disadvantaged, English Education, Food, Handicrafts, Health Conditions, Living Standards, Meat, Rural Areas, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Developed Materials
Doubleday & Company, Inc., 277 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10017 (Hardcover $8.95; Paperback $3.95)
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