Selling Tradition Appalachia and the Construction of an American Folk, 1930-1940 (review)

Selling Tradition Appalachia and the Construction of an American Folk, 1930-1940 (review) Selling Tradition Appalachia and the Construction of an American Folk, 19 30-1 940 By Jane S. Becker University of North CaroUna Press, 1998 3 5 2 pp. Cloth, $ 5 5 .00; paper $18.95 Reviewed by Maria R. Miller of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, who has focused much of her research on laboring women in rural New England before industrialization and on gender and commemorative style in Deerfield, Massachusetts (1870--1920). About two years ago, after nearly ten years in the roUing Piedmont of North CaroUna, I moved to New England. As I prepared to go, I started coUecting things, Utde pieces of the South to bring with me to the North. One of these objects was a moss green coverlet from the looms of Churchül Weavers in Berea, Kentucky, plucked from a rack of spectacular woven textiles at Jugtown in Seagrove, North Carolina. In part I chose this for its warm, earthy color, and in part for its irre- sistible velvety texture, but mosdy I wanted it because it was woven in Berea, and I knew that Berea had long been famous as a center of southern handcraft. My coverlet would be a fitting souvenir of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

Selling Tradition Appalachia and the Construction of an American Folk, 1930-1940 (review)

Southern Cultures, Volume 5 (4) – Jan 4, 1999

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Selling Tradition Appalachia and the Construction of an American Folk, 19 30-1 940 By Jane S. Becker University of North CaroUna Press, 1998 3 5 2 pp. Cloth, $ 5 5 .00; paper $18.95 Reviewed by Maria R. Miller of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, who has focused much of her research on laboring women in rural New England before industrialization and on gender and commemorative style in Deerfield, Massachusetts (1870--1920). About two years ago, after nearly ten years in the roUing Piedmont of North CaroUna, I moved to New England. As I prepared to go, I started coUecting things, Utde pieces of the South to bring with me to the North. One of these objects was a moss green coverlet from the looms of Churchül Weavers in Berea, Kentucky, plucked from a rack of spectacular woven textiles at Jugtown in Seagrove, North Carolina. In part I chose this for its warm, earthy color, and in part for its irre- sistible velvety texture, but mosdy I wanted it because it was woven in Berea, and I knew that Berea had long been famous as a center of southern handcraft. My coverlet would be a fitting souvenir of

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