Item description for Foxfire 4 by Foxfire Fund Inc & Eliot Wigginton...
Overview Offer a glimpse into the life, traditions, and crafts of Southern Appalachia
Publishers Description Fiddle making, spring houses, horse trading, sassafras tea, berry buckets, gardening, and other affairs of plain living are the topics covered in this volume.
Citations And Professional Reviews Foxfire 4 by Foxfire Fund Inc & Eliot Wigginton has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/1998 page 959
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/1993 page 934
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/1992 page 655
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 1.75 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1977
ISBN 0385120877 ISBN13 9780385120876
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More About Foxfire Fund Inc & Eliot Wigginton
Founded in 1966, FOXFIRE is a nonprofit education organization. Foxfire's learner-centered, community-based approach is advocated through The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center and grounded in the Southern Appalachian culture that promotes a sense of place and appreciation of local people and culture as essential educational tools.
Reviews - What do customers think about Foxfire 4?
ANOTHER GREAT EFFORT TO PRESERVE OUR PAST Apr 14, 2007
This work, Volume IV, is like the others. A wonderful history of how it was. In this day and age of having most needs meet and something for everyone on the Wal-mart shelf, we tend to forget just what it was like in our not too distant past. These books, the Foxfire books, brings to light skills, attitudes and a way of life that is all but forgotten. This is a good thing. When a people lose their history, they lose part of their soul. As the title of this work states, from fiddle making to horse trading, this addresses many of the old forgotten skills and there is so much more. The editors have done a wonderful job. They have made a very honest effort to replicate the dialect of those places and times and I feel that this is a big part of the charm of these books. I am old enough to have known many of the kinds of folks featured in these books, being only one generation past them, and have a great appreciation for what and how they did all the little things we take so for granted now. I might also suggest that you actually try some of the things mentioned in these volumes. It will give you even more of an appreciation for what they did, and hey, who knows, the skill you develope just might come in handy one of these days! Recommend this and the other Foxfire books highly.
We owe so much for the preservation of our culture. Nov 7, 1999
Being a native of rural Appalachia, we owe so much to Mr. Wiggington for the preservation of our culture. No other, in my knowledge has done so much. The entire seires of Foxfire books is a tribute to the plain, industrious, pragmatic, proud mountain ways that I so fondly recall from my childhood. Whether you are doing research, or simply trying to remember how granddaddy did it, these books are an excellent source of knowledge.