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- DescriptionIn 1908 and 1909, ted social reformer and songcatcher Olive Dame Campbell traveled with her husband, John C. Campbell, through the Southern Highlands region of Appalachia to survey the social and ecomic conditions in mountain communities. Throughout the journey, Olive kept a detailed diary offering a vivid, entertaining, and personal account of the places the couple visited, the people they met, and the mountain cultures they encountered. Although John C. Campbell's book, The Southern Highlander and His Homeland, is cited by nearly every scholar writing about the region, little has been published about the Campbells themselves and their role in the sociological, educational, and cultural history of Appalachia. In this critical edition, Elizabeth McCutchen Williams makes Olive's diary widely accessible to scholars and students for the first time. Appalachian Travels only offers an invaluable account of mountain society at the turn of the twentieth century.
- Author BiographyAmerican folklorist Olive Dame Campbell (1882--1954) was the author or coauthor of numerous books, including English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians. In 1925, she founded the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina.Elizabeth McCutchen Williams is research librarian and assistant professor at Appalachian State University.
- Author(s)Olive Dame Campbell
- PublisherThe University Press of Kentucky
- Date of Publication15/08/2012
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationLexington
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe University Press of Kentucky
- Content Note1, black & white illustrations
- Weight542 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Edited byElizabeth McCutchen Williams
- Format DetailsWith printed dust jacket
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