Published October 18, 2006
by Bird Dog Publishing .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Format||Mass Market Paperback|
|Number of Pages||80|
An Appalachian Summer’s historical setting is Kentucky during the Great Depression, and more specifically the Frontier Nursing Service in the Appalachian Mountains founded by Mary Breckinridge (who plays a small, but important role in the book)/5. The Appalachian Region's economy, once highly dependent on mining, forestry, agriculture, chemical industries, and heavy industry, has become more diversified in . A few months back, I came across a novel by Kentucky writer Kim Michele Richardson, “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek.” Compulsively readable, Richardson’s novel tells the story of Cussy Carter, the last of the “Kentucky Blue” people, who takes a job with the Depression-era WPA Pack Horse Library project to deliver books into the remote mountains of eastern : Joan Vannorsdall. Though Kentucky is certainly an Appalachian state, I've never claimed to have an Appalachian upbringing. It was mostly Southern with a large dose of Midwestern/Heartland culture added to the mix. Though I (we) love our fellow Kentuckians in the East, we speak differently, vote differently, worship differently, farm differently, and and thrive.
Appalachian Thursday – Back on The Farm. We just returned from spending several days at The Farm in West Virginia. My niece is the eighth generation of my family to grow up on that land. The house we stay in is just a few months older than I am since my parents built it while Mom was pregnant with me. It’s come a long way from my. John Dominis' s pictures show day-to-day life for the forgotten people of America's Appalachia who sustained themselves on a bare government subsistence level and lived in shacks. However, shifts in industry coupled with a sharp decline in coal mining have led many residents and businesses to move west, leaving most of those remaining in the heart of Appalachian in financial and emotional depression. Psychologist Steve Tackett, of Greenup, Kentucky, said financial difficulty is often a major contributor to the depression of his patients. The Foxfire Books. A comment below reads, “People need to be familiar with the Foxfire series of books. Contains a ton of depression era type skills that have been superseded by today’s high tech world.” Years ago I bought the set. For your interest, here are the links via amzn books: The Foxfire Book. Foxfire 2. Foxfire 3. Foxfire 4.
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