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The Fish Factory: Work and Meaning for Black and White Fishermen of the American Menhaden Industry (review)

The Fish Factory: Work and Meaning for Black and White Fishermen of the American Menhaden... Reviews415 In short, At the Falls is the best available synthesis of Richmond's history since the 1600s and should find a broad and appreciative audience. While this volume's role is to supply the narrative threads to the Valentine's reformulated city history exhibition, TylerMcGraw has produced a text that stands on its own scholarly feet and that will compel readers to think about Richmond from new perspectives. Serious scholars, local history enthusiasts, and those who may know Richmond only through its myriad of myths will not be disappointed by Tyler-McGraw's historical and literary achievement. The Fish Factory: Work and Meaning for Black and White Fishermen of the American Menhaden Industry. By Barbara J. Garrity-Blake. The University of Tennessee Press, 1994. 160 pp. Cloth, $30.00. Reviewed by Michael Luster, director of the North Carolina Coastal Folklife Project and of the Louisiana Folklife Festival. He was formerly folklife specialist for the North Carolina Maritime Museum. Hard against the Atlantic and Gulf shores of the American continent swim vast schools of menhaden, a rarely eaten fish but one of great economic and social value to those who depend upon it for their livelihood. The fish are rich in oil used for cosmetics, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

The Fish Factory: Work and Meaning for Black and White Fishermen of the American Menhaden Industry (review)

Southern Cultures , Volume 2 (3) – Jan 4, 1996

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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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Reviews415 In short, At the Falls is the best available synthesis of Richmond's history since the 1600s and should find a broad and appreciative audience. While this volume's role is to supply the narrative threads to the Valentine's reformulated city history exhibition, TylerMcGraw has produced a text that stands on its own scholarly feet and that will compel readers to think about Richmond from new perspectives. Serious scholars, local history enthusiasts, and those who may know Richmond only through its myriad of myths will not be disappointed by Tyler-McGraw's historical and literary achievement. The Fish Factory: Work and Meaning for Black and White Fishermen of the American Menhaden Industry. By Barbara J. Garrity-Blake. The University of Tennessee Press, 1994. 160 pp. Cloth, $30.00. Reviewed by Michael Luster, director of the North Carolina Coastal Folklife Project and of the Louisiana Folklife Festival. He was formerly folklife specialist for the North Carolina Maritime Museum. Hard against the Atlantic and Gulf shores of the American continent swim vast schools of menhaden, a rarely eaten fish but one of great economic and social value to those who depend upon it for their livelihood. The fish are rich in oil used for cosmetics,

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Southern CulturesUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Jan 4, 1996

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