By Olive Dame Campbell,Elizabeth M. Williams
John C. Campbell (1867--1919) is extensively thought of to be a pioneer within the aim examine of the complicated international of Appalachian mountaineers. because of a provide from the Russell Sage starting place, Campbell traveled in the course of the sector along with his spouse -- famous social reformer and "songcatcher" Olive Dame Campbell -- interviewing and profiling its humans. His landmark paintings, The Southern Highlander and His Homeland, is mentioned through approximately each student writing concerning the zone, but little has been released in regards to the Campbells and their function within the sociological, academic, and cultural historical past of Appalachia.
Elizabeth McCutchen Williams has ready the 1st severe variation of Olive Dame Campbell's accomplished evaluation of her husband's lifestyles and paintings -- a undertaking left unfinished on the time of Olive's dying. by no means prior to released, this detailed quantity attracts generally on diary entries and private letters to light up the importance and lasting effect of John C. Campbell's contributions. the result's a dynamic mixture of biography and picked up correspondence that offers an insightful portrait of the influential educator and reformer.
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