Appalachian Travels: The Diary of Olive Dame Campbell by Olive Dame Campbell,Elizabeth M. Williams

By Olive Dame Campbell,Elizabeth M. Williams

In 1908 and 1909, famous social reformer and "songcatcher" Olive Dame Campbell traveled together with her husband, John C. Campbell, throughout the Southern Highlands quarter of Appalachia to survey the social and financial stipulations in mountain groups. through the trip, Olive stored a close diary delivering a bright, pleasing, and private account of the areas the couple visited, the folk they met, and the mountain cultures they encountered.

Although John C. Campbell's e-book, The Southern Highlander and His Homeland, is pointed out through approximately each pupil writing in regards to the sector, little has been released concerning the Campbells themselves and their position within the sociological, academic, and cultural historical past of Appalachia. during this severe version, Elizabeth McCutchen Williams makes Olive's diary extensively available to students and scholars for the 1st time. Appalachian Travels in simple terms bargains a useful account of mountain society on the flip of the 20th century.

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