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A Hillbilly S Life

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Author: Harold Lambert
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477180486
Size: 57.70 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 106
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Book Description: I was blessed from God to be born in the hills of West Virginia and have traveled and lived around much of the entire world. My desire in this book is to share the good and bad times during my life with a focus on my childhood where I was raised on two different farms. I will relate my experiences to stories and text in God?s Holy Book. This book represents the first of many chapters of my life. The themes throughout these chapters testify of God?s love, grace, and mercy towards man. Our God is an awesome God!


Smile When You Call Me A Hillbilly

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Author: Jeffrey J. Lange
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820326221
Size: 47.12 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 313
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Book Description: Today, country music enjoys a national fan base that transcends both economic and social boundaries. Sixty years ago, however, it was primarily the music of rural, working-class whites living in the South and was perceived by many Americans as “hillbilly music.” In Smile When You Call Me a Hillbilly, Jeffrey J. Lange examines the 1940s and early 1950s as the most crucial period in country music’s transformation from a rural, southern folk art form to a national phenomenon. In his meticulous analysis of changing performance styles and alterations in the lifestyles of listeners, Lange illuminates the acculturation of country music and its audience into the American mainstream. Dividing country music into six subgenres (progressive country, western swing, postwar traditional, honky-tonk, country pop, and country blues), Lange discusses the music’s expanding appeal. As he analyzes the recordings and comments of each of the subgenre’s most significant artists, including Roy Acuff, Bob Wills, Bill Monroe, Hank Williams, and Red Foley, he traces the many paths the musical form took on its road to respectability. Lange shows how along the way the music and its audience became more sophisticated, how the subgenres blended with one another and with American popular music, and how Nashville emerged as the country music hub. By 1954, the transformation from “hillbilly” music to country music was complete, precipitated by the modernizing forces of World War II and realized by the efforts of promoters, producers, and performers.


Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

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Author: Charles Reagan Wilson
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 60.29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 1634
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Book Description: Offers a large-scale, detailed portrait of life and culture in the Southern United States. Bibliogs


Encyclopedia Of American Folklore

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Author: Linda S. Watts
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438129793
Size: 22.51 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Folklore
Languages : en
Pages : 468
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Book Description: Presents an A-to-Z reference to American folklore with articles on folk heroes, authors, significant historical events, cultural groups, social aspects and more.


Mountain Life And Work

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Size: 65.47 MB
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Category : Appalachian Mountains
Languages : en
Pages :
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Hillbilly

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Author: Anthony Harkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198033431
Size: 14.53 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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Book Description: In this pioneering work of cultural history, historian Anthony Harkins argues that the hillbilly-in his various guises of "briar hopper," "brush ape," "ridge runner," and "white trash"-has been viewed by mainstream Americans simultaneously as a violent degenerate who threatens the modern order and as a keeper of traditional values of family, home, and physical production, and thus symbolic of a nostalgic past free of the problems of contemporary life. "Hillbilly" signifies both rugged individualism and stubborn backwardness, strong family and kin networks but also inbreeding and bloody feuds. Spanning film, literature, and the entire expanse of American popular culture, from D. W. Griffith to hillbilly music to the Internet, Harkins illustrates how the image of the hillbilly has consistently served as both a marker of social derision and regional pride. He traces the corresponding changes in representations of the hillbilly from late-nineteenth century America, through the great Depression, the mass migrations of Southern Appalachians in the 1940s and 1950s, the War on Poverty in the mid 1960s, and to the present day. Harkins also argues that images of hillbillies have played a critical role in the construction of whiteness and modernity in twentieth century America. Richly illustrated with dozens of photographs, drawings, and film and television stills, this unique book stands as a testament to the enduring place of the hillbilly in the American imagination. Hillbilly received an Honorable Mention, John G. Cawelti Book Award of the American Culture Association.


Abandonment Of Railroad Lines

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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interstate Commerce
Publisher:
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Size: 52.71 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Railroads
Languages : en
Pages : 198
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Now And Then

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Size: 18.27 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Appalachian Region, Southern
Languages : en
Pages :
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Saturday Review World

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Size: 54.68 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category :
Languages : en
Pages :
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Writing Lives Composing Worlds

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Author: Pearson Learning Solutions
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780536591302
Size: 47.67 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : College readers
Languages : en
Pages : 216
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Appalachian Journal

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Size: 75.38 MB
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Category : Appalachian Region, Southern
Languages : en
Pages :
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Book Description: A regional studies review.