The Foxfire Book

The Foxfire Book
Author: Eliot Wigginton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1972
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN: 9780385073530

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Interviews and essays describe the way of life and crafts of pioneer America still surviving in the Appalachian region.

Foxfire 12

Foxfire 12
Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2008-12-18
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780307485069

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For more than thirty years, Foxfire books have brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative-self-sufficiency, the art of natural remedies, home crafts, and preserving the stories and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. In this twelfth volume of the series, you'll find reminiscences about learning to square dance and tales about traditional craftsmen who created useful items in the old-time ways that have since disappeared in most of the country. Here are lessons on how to make rose beads and wooden coffins, and on how to find turtles in your local pond. We hear the voices of descendants of the Cherokees who lived in the region, and we learn about what summer camp was like for generations of youngsters. We meet a rich assortment of Appalachian characters and listen to veterans recount their war experiences. Illustrated with photographs and drawings, Foxfire 12 is a rich trove of information and stories from a fascinating American culture.

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery
Author: Linda Garland Page,Eliot Wigginton
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 327
Release: 1992-09-01
Genre: Cooking
ISBN: 0807843954

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Recipes for soups, salads, fish, poultry, pork, beef, sauces, vegetables, breads, and desserts are accompanied by descriptions of old-time cooking techniques

Foxfire Story

Foxfire Story
Author: Foxfire Fund Inc
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2020-04-28
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780525436324

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Since 1972, the Foxfire books have preserved and celebrated the culture of Southern Appalachia for countless readers all around the world. In Foxfire Story, folklorist (and Foxfire director) T.J. Smith collects some of his favorite stories from the archives to illuminate the oral traditions that have been part of the culture of the mountains for centuries. Here are instances of mountain speech, proverbs and sayings, legends, folktales, anecdotes, songs, and pranks and jests, along with ghost tales and accounts of folk belief, as well as stories from half a dozen of the region’s finest storytellers. Through these examples, Smith examines the role storytelling plays in the Southern Appalachian community, identifying the rich traditions that can be found in the region and exploring how they convey a sense of place—and of identity.

The Foxfire Book of Simple Living

The Foxfire Book of Simple Living
Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2016-08-23
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN: 9780804173117

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First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned way, or learn the art of successful moonshining, The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center had a contact who could teach you how with clear, step-by-step instructions. Today, Foxfire's mission remains the same, and The Foxfire Book of Simple Living is both a rich look back at five decades of collected wisdom, as well as an intriguing look forward at the artists and craftsman who are working to preserve the Appalachian tradition for future generations. We hear from doll and soap makers who continue to use and adapt the time-tested methods outlined in The Foxfire Book, not to mention hunters, blacksmiths, musicians, and carpenters whose respect for those who preceded them enhances their own art. We see how the mountain community has responded to the films, books, and plays that have tried (and sometimes failed) to represent them. And, above all, by listening to the voices of those who came before, we celebrate the people who have preserved the stories, crafts, and customs that define life in the Appalachian mountain region.

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys and Games

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys and Games
Author: Linda Garland Page,Hilton Smith
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-06-15
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781469617008

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Part oral history and part rule book, The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys and Games is a joyous collection of memories of playing indoor and outdoor games; of making dolls, homemade board games, playhouses, and other toys--each with complete instructions and the flavor of southern Appalachia. Every toy and game has been tested by the Foxfire students and is devised to make or play yourself, without major expense, complicated parts, or electricity. Originally published in 1985, the book includes familiar games like marbles, hopscotch, and horseshoes, as well as more obscure entertainments such as stealing the pines, crows and cranes, and thimble. Here, too, are instructions for constructing playhouses, noisemakers, puzzles, and whimmy diddles. The book also provides information on special games traditionally played on Sundays and holidays. For those who are tired of worn-out batteries and electronic toys and for anyone curious about the playtimes of an earlier generation, The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys and Games is a welcome and entertaining guide.

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery
Author: T. J. Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019
Genre: Cooking
ISBN: 146965461X

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"The book, which became a tremendous resource for novices and experts alike with interests in the region's culinary culture, has now been reorganized and revised with today's heightened interest in cultural-specific cooking and food-lovers culture in mind. This edition includes new documentation, photographs, and recipes drawn from Foxfire's extensive archive of Southern Appalachian traditions while maintaining the sharp reminiscences and humor of the amazing people who were interviewed for the original volume all those years ago"--

Travels with Foxfire

Travels with Foxfire
Author: Foxfire Fund Inc,Jessica Phillips
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-08-09
Genre: CRAFTS & HOBBIES
ISBN: 9780525436294

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Since 1972, the Foxfire books have brought Appalachia to hundreds of thousands of readers. Travels with Foxfire, the sixteenth book in the series, once again captures the music, the history, and the food (and drink!) of the region, through the stories of men and women from throughout the region. Across more than thirty entries, we discover the secret history of NASCAR (it involves bootleggers), hear from perhaps the world's foremost expert on privies, and uncover old family recipes for Buttermilk Corn Bread, Apple Fritters, barbeque sauce, and more. A rich compendium of the collected wisdom of the artists, craftsmen, musicians, and moonshiners who call Appalachia home, Travels with Foxfire is a joyful celebration of a distinctly American culture.

The Foxfire 45th Anniversary Book

The Foxfire 45th Anniversary Book
Author: Joyce Green,Casi Best,Foxfire Students
Publsiher: Anchor Books
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2011
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN: 9780307742599

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"The bestselling Foxfire series returns with a loving tribute to Appalachian culture, this time with a focus on preserving and passing down the music, the lore, and the "how-to" wisdom of earlier generations"--Provided by publisher.

Foxfire

Foxfire
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1994-08-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780593182741

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New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates’s strongest and most unsparing novel yet—an always engrossing, often shocking evocation of female rage, gallantry, and grit. The time is the 1950s. The place is a blue-collar town in upstate New York, where five high school girls join a gang dedicated to pride, power, and vengeance on a world that seems made to denigrate and destroy them. Here is the secret history of a sisterhood of blood, a haven from a world of male oppressors, marked by a liberating fury that burns too hot to last. Above all, it is the story of Legs Sadovsky, with her lean, on-the-edge, icy beauty, whose nerve, muscle, hate, and hurt make her the spark of Foxfire: its guiding spirit, its burning core. At once brutal and lyrical, this is a careening joyride of a novel—charged with outlaw energy and lit by intense emotion. Amid scenes of violence and vengeance lies this novel’s greatest power: the exquisite, astonishing rendering of the bonds that link the Foxfire girls together. Foxfire reaffirms Joyce Carol Oates’s place at the very summit of American writing.

The Foxfire Book Foxfire 2 Foxfire 3

The Foxfire Book  Foxfire 2  Foxfire 3
Author: Eliot Wigginton
Publsiher: Doubleday
Total Pages: 1312
Release: 1975-10-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 038511253X

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Interviews and essays describe the way of life and crafts of pioneer America still surviving in the Appalachian region.

Aunt Arie

Aunt Arie
Author: Linda Garland Page,Eliot Wigginton
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2000-11-09
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780807866566

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Of all the people documented by the Foxfire students since 1966, none has been more appealing to readers than Arie Carpenter. For all those who have read and cherished the Foxfire books, here is a loving portrait of a fondly remembered friend. This book is not just about Aunt Arie; it is Aunt Arie. In her own words, she discusses everything from planting, harvesting, and cooking to her thoughts about religion and her feelings about living alone. Also included are testimonials from many who knew her and a wealth of photographs.

A Foxfire Christmas

A Foxfire Christmas
Author: Eliot Wigginton
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2010-02-15
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780807899045

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New in paperback This captivating book of recollections celebrates the holiday traditions of Appalachian families as passed from one generation to the next. Based on Foxfire students' interviews with neighbors and family members, the memories shared here are from a simpler time, when gifts were fewer but perhaps more precious, and holiday tables were laden with traditional favorites. More than just reminiscences, however, A Foxfire Christmas includes instructions for recreating many of the ornaments, toys, and recipes that make up so many family traditions, from Chicken and Dumplings to Black Walnut Cake, and from candy pulls to corn husk dolls and hand-whittled toy cars.

Mountain Folk Remedies

Mountain Folk Remedies
Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2011-09-06
Genre: House & Home
ISBN: 9780307948281

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Beginning with an illustrated guide to the herbs and roots used in traditional Appalachian healing, “Mountain Folk Remedies” is a fascinating collection of historic remedies ranging from the practical (burdock tea will help aching feet) to the magical (carrying a buckeye in your pocket will help lessen arthritis). Foxfire has brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative self-sufficiency and preserving the stories, crafts, and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. In July 2016, Vintage Shorts celebrates Foxfire's 50th Anniversary.

The Foxfire Approach

The Foxfire Approach
Author: Hilton Smith,J. Cynthia McDermott
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2016-07-08
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9789463005647

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"This collection of essays by Foxfire practitioners represents the wide range of adaptations by educators of the pedagogical orientation of the Foxfire Magazine and Foxfire Programs for Teachers. Former students in the magazine class at Rabun County High School share the continuing impact of that experience on their lives, including a former student who is pioneering the magazine project with her sixth grade class. An early childhood teacher make a passionate, articulate case for instruction guided by the Foxfire Core Practices. And a former school administrator shares his experiences as guidance to current school administrators in enabling then supporting teachers to implement instruction guided by Foxfire’s Core Practices. Participants in Foxfire’s Program for Teachers, from early childhood teachers to college professors, describe their adaptations of the Foxfire Approach for instruction at all grade levels, all subjects and all demographics – including how they coped with the challenges they faced. One practitioner describes how she used the Core Practices to design instruction in rural China. We have an engaging essay focused on our summer courses for teachers, based on extensive observations and interview of participants attending those courses. Several essays explore the pedagogical roots of the Foxfire Approach, as well as its value in providing instruction today which engages the students in the content and results in durable learning. Readers can read straight through the book, beginning with a short historical introductory essay, or skip around to topics of interest to assemble an informed assessment of the potential of the Foxfire Approach."