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Southern farmers and their stories [electronic resource] : memory and meaning in oral history / Melissa Walker.

By: Walker, Melissa, 1962-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: New directions in southern history: Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2006Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 324 p.).ISBN: 0813171504 (electronic bk.); 9780813171500 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): 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 | Farmers -- Southern States -- Interviews | Southern States -- Rural conditions -- Historiography | Southern States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Historiography | History | Vie �a la ferme -- �Etats-Unis (Sud) -- Histoire -- 20e si�ecle -- Historiographie | Agriculteurs -- �Etats-Unis (Sud) -- Entretiens | Histoire orale | M�emoire -- Aspect social -- �Etats-Unis (Sud) | Interviews -- �Etats-Unis (Sud) | �Etats-Unis (Sud) -- M�urs et coutumes -- 20e si�ecle -- Historiographie | �Etats-Unis (Sud) -- Conditions rurales -- Historiographie | �Etats-Unis (Sud) -- Biographies | HISTORY -- State & Local | M�undliche �Uberlieferung | Landbev�olkerung | Soziale Situation | USA -- S�udstaatenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Southern farmers and their stories.DDC classification: 975/.03072 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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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Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-318) and index.

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.

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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