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The spirit of the mountains

Author: Emma Bell Miles
Publisher: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, [1975]
Series: Tennesseana editions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : A facsimile ed.View all editions and formats
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Title: The spirit of the mountains /
Database Name: WorldCat
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Bell Miles
ISBN: 0870491814; 9780870491818
Notes: Reprint of the 1905 ed. published by J. Pott, New York.
Includes index.
Bibliography: "A bibliography of Emma Bell Miles": pages xxxiv-xxxv.
Content: The log church school: describing a typical school in the mountains, and a few of the children attending -- Cabin homes: showing the daily life, the primitive habits and customs of the mountaineers -- Grandmother and sons: sketch of an old coule and of a young one. A study of relations between man and woman, showing incidentally the preculiar respect accorded to old women -- Neighbors: A study of relations between man and man. Simplicity of social laws; absence of class distinction. Feuds due to the clan spirit -- The savage strain: Their peculiarities partly accounted for by the long association with the Cherokee. Story of a lost mine, illustrating some singular characteristics -- Supernatural: ghost tales, witch tales, signs and omens-and the moon! -- The old-time religion: Character sketch of a mountain preacher and his work. Description of foot-washing, baptizing and kindred ceremonies. Then the deeper side-the principles underlying the mountaineer's beliefs and habits of thought -- Some real American music: Folk-song; religious music: the fiddle, the banjo, and the dance. Influence of old ballads on native composition -- The literature of a wolf-race: The vernacular a true dialect. Native rhymes, tales, hymns, and proverbs. The mountaineer's Mother Goose. Tendencies and possible development of this literature -- Conclusion: Influence of contact with civilization on the mountaineers. What ought to be done about it:-some practical suggestions for the development of this people:-how to help them in the right way.
Description: xxxv, 205 pages, 6 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The log church school: describing a typical school in the mountains, and a few of the children attending -- Cabin homes: showing the daily life, the primitive habits and customs of the mountaineers -- Grandmother and sons: sketch of an old coule and of a young one. A study of relations between man and woman, showing incidentally the preculiar respect accorded to old women -- Neighbors: A study of relations between man and man. Simplicity of social laws; absence of class distinction. Feuds due to the clan spirit -- The savage strain: Their peculiarities partly accounted for by the long association with the Cherokee. Story of a lost mine, illustrating some singular characteristics -- Supernatural: ghost tales, witch tales, signs and omens-and the moon! -- The old-time religion: Character sketch of a mountain preacher and his work. Description of foot-washing, baptizing and kindred ceremonies. Then the deeper side-the principles underlying the mountaineer's beliefs and habits of thought -- Some real American music: Folk-song; religious music: the fiddle, the banjo, and the dance. Influence of old ballads on native composition -- The literature of a wolf-race: The vernacular a true dialect. Native rhymes, tales, hymns, and proverbs. The mountaineer's Mother Goose. Tendencies and possible development of this literature -- Conclusion: Influence of contact with civilization on the mountaineers. What ought to be done about it:-some practical suggestions for the development of this people:-how to help them in the right way.
Responsibility: by Emma Bell Miles.
Year: [1975]
Publisher: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press,
Standard Numbers: LCCN: 75019222
Class Descriptors: LC Class No.: F217.A65; Dewey No.: 975
Series: Tennesseana editions; Variation: Tennesseana editions.
OCLC No.: 1527502
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