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Foxfire 8 [Paperback]

By Foxfire Fund, Inc. (Corporate Author) & Eliot Wigginton (Editor)
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Item Description...
Provides a comprehensive look at Southern folk pottery

Publishers Description
Southern folk pottery from pug mills, ash glazes, and groundhog kilns to face jugs, churns and roosters; mule swapping, chicken fighting, and more are included in this eighth volume.

Item Specifications...

Pages   510
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.18" Width: 6.06" Height: 1.33"
Weight:   1.85 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 20, 1984
Publisher   Anchor
ISBN  0385177410  
EAN  9780385177412  

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The Eighth Book in This Extraordinary Series on "The Old Days"  Nov 25, 2005
The Foxfire series is the creation of English teacher Elliott Wiggington (Wig) who made it a point to have students participating in his program interview older folks to find out how they did things in everyday life. And even though this is the work of high school students, the writing is clear, concise, informative, and very readable. Good writing is good writing.

Each volume is like a time capsule, capturing the wisdom and know-how from individuals born around the turn of the 20th century. And while the focus is based around the inhabitants in and around Rabun County, Georgia, this information shows life as it was in America circa the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.

In this eighth volume, the focus is on folk pottery -- how its made, the different styles, and interviews with the artists. Most interesting is the firing process and the history of the kiln. You'll also find information on mule swapping and chicken fighting.

After reading several of these volumes, I think what appealed to me most of all was the fact that these older folks in the 80s and 90s weren't viewed as forgotten relics of a bygone era. They were treated with respect and dignity, and their memories treated as the treasures that they indeed are. It's a shame nowadays that we don't have more publications like Foxfire that highlight the knowledge gained from our older population. So many folks in the 70s, 80s, and 90s sit alone at home, or nursing homes forgotten and alone. They are untapped resources of great stories and wisdom. Fortunately for us, the people at Foxfire realized the value of these individuals and preserved some of those stories for future generations to cherish and enjoy.

If you have an interest in 19th century knowlege and an appreciation or an interest in how things used to be, you cannot do without this series.
Pages are printed out of order  Jan 15, 2005
I was so disappointed in this book, have been buying the series for my husband. This edition has a blank pages and pages out of order and 2 pages skipped completely. I am going to contact the publisher over this.

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