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The Face of Appalachia: Portraits from the Mountain Farm

The Face of Appalachia: Portraits from the Mountain Farm

Tim Barnwell

ISBN: 978-0-393-05787-4

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190 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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Life in the steep hills of Appalachia has changed more in the last twenty years than in the previous two hundred. Long a region of farmers, burley tobacco, cattle, copious gardens, durable traditions, and hard-working families, it has become a region of retirees, developers, young urban escapees, and new highways. Aware of the transformation, Tim Barnwell set out to document the lives of the people in the land he grew up in. His sensitive portraits, landscapes, and farm scenes, and his penetrating oral histories give us an entr?e into a life characterized by straightforward joys, hardships, isolation, and independence. It is a way of life we will not see again.