Rebecca Cushman, Mountain Gal

Rebecca Cushman, Mountain Gal Essa y .................... by Michael McFee 1. Making acute scoops of the words. Several years ago, I was strolling th an e up- d- down downtown streets of Ash - e ville, looking forward to a local a an IP d some good grub in a few hours. As usual, I’d made a literary pilgrimage to the bookshops, just to be sure there wasn - ’t an ir resistible new or aordab ff le rare book I might need to own; but there was nothing that I and my wallet couldn’t resist. Then I went into the last and easternmost of those three shops in m -y home town, and looked to the left, and saw a dull brown hardback on the “Special” shelf, and for some reason picked it up Swin . “ g Your Mountain Gal,” the title page began, continuing: “ Sketches of Life in the Southern Highlands, by Rebecca Cushman. With Illustrations by the Author. Boston and New York: Houghton Miin Com ffl pany, The Riverside Press Cambridge.” Was this a book about square dancing? As a member of the prizewinning smooth- style team at T. C. Roberson High School over four decades earlier, in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

Rebecca Cushman, Mountain Gal

Southern Cultures, Volume 24 (2) – Jul 13, 2018

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University of North Carolina Press
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Copyright © Center for the Study of the American South.
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1534-1488

Abstract

Essa y .................... by Michael McFee 1. Making acute scoops of the words. Several years ago, I was strolling th an e up- d- down downtown streets of Ash - e ville, looking forward to a local a an IP d some good grub in a few hours. As usual, I’d made a literary pilgrimage to the bookshops, just to be sure there wasn - ’t an ir resistible new or aordab ff le rare book I might need to own; but there was nothing that I and my wallet couldn’t resist. Then I went into the last and easternmost of those three shops in m -y home town, and looked to the left, and saw a dull brown hardback on the “Special” shelf, and for some reason picked it up Swin . “ g Your Mountain Gal,” the title page began, continuing: “ Sketches of Life in the Southern Highlands, by Rebecca Cushman. With Illustrations by the Author. Boston and New York: Houghton Miin Com ffl pany, The Riverside Press Cambridge.” Was this a book about square dancing? As a member of the prizewinning smooth- style team at T. C. Roberson High School over four decades earlier, in

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