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Southern Farmers and Their StoriesMemory and Meaning in Oral History$
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Melissa Walker

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124094

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124094.001.0001

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Southern Farmers and Their Stories


University Press of Kentucky

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about farmers in the American South and their stories. This book focuses on the major themes in rural southerners' narratives of change. It explores the ways that rural narrators use oral history interviews to articulate a sense of both individual and shared identity and investigates the idea that rural southerners gave meaning to the social and economic changes that swept their lives in the twentieth century. It also discusses commentaries on the nature of modern life in the South and the impact of rural transformation on ordinary farm people.

Keywords:   farmers, American South, rural southerners, oral history, social change, economic change, modern life, rural transformation

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