Country life

The Foxfire Book

Author: Eliot Wigginton

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Category: Country life

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

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery

Author: Linda Garland Page

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

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Category: Cooking

Page: 327

View: 999

Recipes for soups, salads, fish, poultry, pork, beef, sauces, vegetables, breads, and desserts are accompanied by descriptions of old-time cooking techniques
Crafts & Hobbies

The Foxfire Book

Author: Eliot Wigginton

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 384

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

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys and Games

Author: Linda Garland Page

Publisher: UNC Press Books

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Category: History

Page: 224

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Part oral history and part rule book, The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys and Games is a joyous collection of memories of playing indoor and outdoor games; of making dolls, homemade board games, playhouses, and other toys--each with complete instructions and the flavor of southern Appalachia. Every toy and game has been tested by the Foxfire students and is devised to make or play yourself, without major expense, complicated parts, or electricity. Originally published in 1985, the book includes familiar games like marbles, hopscotch, and horseshoes, as well as more obscure entertainments such as stealing the pines, crows and cranes, and thimble. Here, too, are instructions for constructing playhouses, noisemakers, puzzles, and whimmy diddles. The book also provides information on special games traditionally played on Sundays and holidays. For those who are tired of worn-out batteries and electronic toys and for anyone curious about the playtimes of an earlier generation, The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys and Games is a welcome and entertaining guide.
Country life

Foxfire

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Category: Country life

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Country life

The Foxfire Book: Wild plant uses, gardening, wit, wisdom, recipes, beekeeping, toolmaking, fishing, and more affairs of plain living

Author: Eliot Wigginton

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Category: Country life

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"In 1966, in the Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Georgia, a teacher and his students founded a quarterly magazine that they named Foxfire, after a phosphorescent lichen. In 1972, several articles from the magazine were published in book form and the acclaimed Foxfire series was born ... the books continue to teach a philosophy of simplicity in living that is truly enduring in its appeal. Much more than "how to" books, the Foxfire series is a publishing phenomenon and a way of life, teaching creative self-sufficiency, the art of natural remedies, home crafts, and other country folkways, fascinating to everyone interested in rediscovering the virtues of simple life"--Page 4 of cover.
Crafts & Hobbies

The Foxfire Book

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 384

View: 717

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." From the Trade Paperback edition.
Cooking

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery

Author: T. J. Smith

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Category: Cooking

Page: 240

View: 776

"The book, which became a tremendous resource for novices and experts alike with interests in the region's culinary culture, has now been reorganized and revised with today's heightened interest in cultural-specific cooking and food-lovers culture in mind. This edition includes new documentation, photographs, and recipes drawn from Foxfire's extensive archive of Southern Appalachian traditions while maintaining the sharp reminiscences and humor of the amazing people who were interviewed for the original volume all those years ago"--
Crafts & Hobbies

The Foxfire Book of Simple Living

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 592

View: 760

First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned way, or learn the art of successful moonshining, The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center had a contact who could teach you how with clear, step-by-step instructions. Today, Foxfire's mission remains the same, and The Foxfire Book of Simple Living is both a rich look back at five decades of collected wisdom, as well as an intriguing look forward at the artists and craftsman who are working to preserve the Appalachian tradition for future generations. We hear from doll and soap makers who continue to use and adapt the time-tested methods outlined in The Foxfire Book, not to mention hunters, blacksmiths, musicians, and carpenters whose respect for those who preceded them enhances their own art. We see how the mountain community has responded to the films, books, and plays that have tried (and sometimes failed) to represent them. And, above all, by listening to the voices of those who came before, we celebrate the people who have preserved the stories, crafts, and customs that define life in the Appalachian mountain region.
Social Science

Foxfire Story

Author: Foxfire Fund Inc

Publisher: Anchor

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Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 851

Since 1972, the Foxfire books have preserved and celebrated the culture of Southern Appalachia for countless readers all around the world. In Foxfire Story, folklorist (and Foxfire director) T.J. Smith collects some of his favorite stories from the archives to illuminate the oral traditions that have been part of the culture of the mountains for centuries. Here are instances of mountain speech, proverbs and sayings, legends, folktales, anecdotes, songs, and pranks and jests, along with ghost tales and accounts of folk belief, as well as stories from half a dozen of the region’s finest storytellers. Through these examples, Smith examines the role storytelling plays in the Southern Appalachian community, identifying the rich traditions that can be found in the region and exploring how they convey a sense of place—and of identity.
Country life

Foxfire 10

Author: Eliot Wigginton

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Category: Country life

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View: 421

"In 1966, in the Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Georgia, a teacher and his students founded a quarterly magazine that they named Foxfire, after a phosphorescent lichen. In 1972, several articles from the magazine were published in book form and the acclaimed Foxfire series was born ... the books continue to teach a philosophy of simplicity in living that is truly enduring in its appeal. Much more than "how to" books, the Foxfire series is a publishing phenomenon and a way of life, teaching creative self-sufficiency, the art of natural remedies, home crafts, and other country folkways, fascinating to everyone interested in rediscovering the virtues of simple life"--Page 4 of cover.
Crafts & Hobbies

Foxfire 5

Author: Eliot Wigginton

Publisher: Anchor Books

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 511

View: 370

This collection of folklore, how-to information, and reminiscences covers topics ranging from blacksmithing and bear hunting to the making of flintlock rifles and includes interviews with some fascinating individuals from southern Appalachia
Crafts & Hobbies

Foxfire

Author: Eliot Wigginton

Publisher: Anchor

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 359

View: 944

Interviews with former students of Rabun Gap, Georgia's Foxfire educational program reveal the history of the program and how it affected the lives of the students
Social Science

Foxfire 12

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor

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Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 809

For more than thirty years, Foxfire books have brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative-self-sufficiency, the art of natural remedies, home crafts, and preserving the stories and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. In this twelfth volume of the series, you'll find reminiscences about learning to square dance and tales about traditional craftsmen who created useful items in the old-time ways that have since disappeared in most of the country. Here are lessons on how to make rose beads and wooden coffins, and on how to find turtles in your local pond. We hear the voices of descendants of the Cherokees who lived in the region, and we learn about what summer camp was like for generations of youngsters. We meet a rich assortment of Appalachian characters and listen to veterans recount their war experiences. Illustrated with photographs and drawings, Foxfire 12 is a rich trove of information and stories from a fascinating American culture.
Crafts & Hobbies

The Foxfire Book

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor Books

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 384

View: 621

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

Foxfire 4

Author: Eliot Wigginton

Publisher: Doubleday

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Category: History

Page: 496

View: 266

Offer a glimpse into the life, traditions, and crafts of Southern Appalachia