Item description for The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moonshining by Foxfire Fund Inc & Eliot Wigginton...
Overview Interviews and essays describe the way of life and crafts of pioneer America still surviving in the Appalachian region.
Publishers Description 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."
Citations And Professional Reviews The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moonshining by Foxfire Fund Inc & Eliot Wigginton has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 07/01/2012 page 43
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/1993 page 934
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/1992 page 655
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/1998 page 959
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.07" Width: 6.24" Height: 1.01" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Feb 17, 1972
ISBN 0385073534 ISBN13 9780385073530
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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 The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moonshining?
I love the whole series! May 22, 2008
I am from the Appalachian mountains. I am collecting these books to hand down to my kids. This is definately the perfect way to preserve your roots. I HIGHLY reccomend the whole series. Don't let the old ways die!
Foxfire collection May 8, 2008
Nostalgia in its purest form....knowing how my Grandma and Grandpa handled life. Foxfire books are great.
old time knowledge Apr 18, 2008
This is a book invaluable information and stories from America past. Part folklore part instruction, this book is one of many in the series that enlightens us about the basics of subsistence we might all do well to know. All the Foxfire books should be used as texts in a school setting.
Foxfire book I Feb 24, 2008
Since I ordered this book, we have really enjoyed reading all the information about dressing a hog even to the folk remedies. If this is of interest to you, then you will want this book. Although, we have butchered hogs in the past, this book has plenty of information for a beginner.
Reliving the Past Sep 4, 2007
If you are interested in learning how our forefathers lived without the modern day conveniences that we enjoy today, this book is a must read. You will learn how they survived without much income and you could learn something beneficial that you never knew.