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, during the Southern Highlands sector of Appalachia to survey the social and financial stipulations in mountain groups. in the course of the trip, Olive stored a close diary providing a shiny, pleasing, and private account of the areas the couple visited, the folks they met, and the mountain cultures they encountered.

Although John C. Campbell's e-book, The Southern Highlander and His Homeland, is brought up by way of approximately each student writing concerning the zone, little has been released in regards to the Campbells themselves and their function within the sociological, academic, and cultural historical past of Appalachia. during this serious version, Elizabeth McCutchen Williams makes Olive's diary commonly obtainable to students and scholars for the 1st time. Appalachian Travels merely bargains a useful account of mountain society on the flip of the 20 th century.

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