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by Wigginton Eliot

Free eBook Foxfire 3 (Foxfire, 3) download ISBN: 0739432818
Author: Wigginton Eliot
Publisher: Anchor Press; Book Club edition (1975)
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Size MP3: 1983 mb
Size FLAC: 1512 mb
Rating: 4.2
Format: mobi mbr txt lit


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Volume 3 of this series covers animal care, banjos and dulcimers, wild plant foods, butter churns, ginseng and more. 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.

Foxfire 4, Foxfire 5, Foxfire 6. Eliot Wigginton. The Foxfire Book (Book 1): Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts And Foods, Planting By The Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moon Shining. Foxfire 2: Ghost Stories, Spring Wild Plant Foods, Spinning And Weaving, Midwifing, Burial Customs, Corn Shuckins, Wagon Making.

Foxfire Series Book Collection Books 1-12 - Eliot Wigginton (E-B0KE-MAILED).

The Foxfire project has published Foxfire magazine continuously since . In 1989, Eliot Wigginton was awarded a MacArthur Foundation fellowship for his work with the Foxfire project.

The Foxfire project has published Foxfire magazine continuously since 1966. In 1972, the first of the highly popular Foxfire books was published, which collected published articles as well as new material. Though first conceived primarily as a sociological work, recounting oral traditions, the books, particularly the early ones, were a commercial success as instructional works.

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. Volume three of this series covers animal care, banjos and dulcimers, wild plant foods, butter churns, ginseng and more.

User reviews
Kirizius
I scratch build musical instruments and the best old reference fom making Appalachian mountain banjos is this old out-of-print book.The wonderful thing about these old Foxfire books is that they always interviewed the people who showed them how to make things. It was just as much about them as it was about the crafts. I enjoyed the people as much as I did the crafting of the banjos. And where else can anyone find out how to skin and tan a groundhog hide? It's what the old mountain people used for a banjo skin head. It' wonderful history any way you look at it, and being a city kid, I enjoyed reading the other articles in this book as well. I think that there are ten of these Foxfire books, and they are easy enough to find on Amazon. This one was a big help to me in making old banjos.
Nejind
My son wanted the entire Foxfire collection so I purchased all of the books from Amazon. He has read all of the books now and while some of the volumes he said did not have much practical instructional information he still enjoyed reading them immensely if just for the story aspect. These books are great for anyone who loves to read about old-fashioned ways of living before modern conveniences were commonplace or for someone who wants to learn how many things were done before things were so readily available. These books would be great for anyone who is of the "survivalist" mindset or anyone who just wants to learn to be more self sufficient.
great ant
These books were popular back in the 70s and I went hunting for the third volume because of an article on old Mountain banjos and how to build them. It was very helpful, but what I really enjoyed about the book were the very personal stories about the people of Appalachia. It's an added bonus. The articles are both how to pieces, and cultivate history of the region. Fun and interesting to read. My ancestors were from these mountains, too. The book gave me some insight on how they lived. Great read. And if I ever want to tan a groundhog hide , I know hoe to do it!????
Golden freddi
I am so glad that these people took the time to interview and document these stories and people and their way of life. It would have been a shame to have all of this history and knowledge go to waste.
Uris
My mom had these in NC when I visited her years ago. I wanted my own set and found all the volums that I needed right here on Amazon.com at real great prices, I have 5 volums now. These are great books well written, they got plenty of things to read and do if your a country type man fending for himself. If our economy ever collapses, you'll need these to learn how to do stuff to stay alive and take care of your family... plus they're great reading.....!
Ghordana
We purchased Foxfire volumes 1-12 in a single purchase and are very pleased. If one is looking to learn skills from the "old school," then this series is a good one to purchase. Whether searching for how to build a log cabin the good, old-school way, learning how to make a natural bed of hay, stitching, or soap-making, this series will be valuable to you. The directions are good, and in many cases there are detailed photos or drawings that accompany the instructions being given. A good read. Worth the money if you are interested in learning many skills that are quickly being lost from generations past.
Kagda
The whole Foxfire experience is marvelous. Just think about that teacher who assigned these mountain children the joyful task of gathering local history of the way the old folks lived. The resulting books have been printed/reprinted/loved/appreciated for several decades now. I needed this one to authenticate a story I was writing about how my grandparents lived, and the Foxfire book(s)
do just that. They are all classics, and this one is a real treasure.
Bought as a used book. Ok condition. Good reading. I'd love to have other books in the series.