By W. K. McNeil
by W. ok. McNeil
A stimulating come across with the energetic mountain tradition and enduring folklife of the Ozarks
This learn of folklife within the Ozarks surveys certainly one of America’s so much attention-grabbing areas and indicates its designated cultural imprint. The residing history of Ozark state is exact right here beside the background of its earliest settlements and its detailed folkways.
Although many that pioneered within the Ozarks migrated from southern Appalachia, Ozark isn't really “Appalachia West,” for the flavour of Ozark tradition is uncommon and specific. This e-book is an expression of that lasting distinctiveness.
The folklife of the house (its foodways, crafts, and folkways), of the office (its structure and its crafts), of Ozark rest (music, dance, folksongs, ballads, video games, and narratives) are given particular awareness right here in order that the singular nature of lifestyles in Ozark nation might be printed as an ongoing culture instead of a static preservation.
In the Ozark quarter, possibly as in no different position in the United States, the fundamental personality of the folk is stamped with this mixture of what's earlier and what's present.
W. okay. McNeil (deceased) was once a folklorist on the Ozark people heart. He wrote and edited many books approximately folklore within the southern United States.
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