Selling Tradition Appalachia and the Construction of an American Folk, 1930–1940 by Jane S. Becker (review)

Selling Tradition Appalachia and the Construction of an American Folk, 1930–1940 by Jane S. Becker (University of North Carolina Press, 1998)

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Selling Tradition Appalachia and the Construction of an American Folk, 1930–1940 by Jane S. Becker (review)

by Maria R. Miller
Southern Cultures, Vol. 5, No. 4: Winter 1999

University of North Carolina Press, 1998

About two years ago, after nearly ten years in the rolling Piedmont of North Carolina, I moved to New England. As I prepared to go, I started collecting things, little pieces of the South to bring with me to the North. One of these objects was a moss green coverlet from the looms of Churchill Weavers in Berea, Kentucky, plucked from a rack of spectacular woven textiles at Jugtown in Seagrove, North Carolina.