Pulling from the vast Foxfire archives — with interviews dating back to the 1960s — this testament to Appalachian women is sometimes funny, sometimes sad, but always griping. Real mountain women from many backgrounds —Cherokee, Black, and white — reflect on dailylife. Some discuss work, others family, others community. Reading these interviews is almost like visiting with these women on their porches. Their stories are deeply personal and real, and they reflect of the remarkable strength of Appalachian women.
About Foxfire: In 1966, Foxfire magazine was founded in Rabun County, Georgia as a high school literary journal that celebrated Appalachia. The publication was filled with poetry and prose and featured interviews with community members. Today, Foxfire also includes an Appalachian heritage center and books like this one.
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