Cover

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Frontmatter

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Contents: Volume

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Acknowledgments

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p. vii

Thanks first to Eleanor B. Goodrich and Mary Hilliker, who shared Aunt Fan with me. Thanks to the people at the Jackson County Public Library, Sylva, NC; Holderness, NH, Public Library; WCU Special Collections, Hunter Library, Cullowhee, NC; Pack Memorial Library, Asheville, NC; Berea College Library ...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-35

I n the course of researching an exhibit project called Coverlets: New Threads in Old Patterns, to be sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts Folklife program, the Mountain Heritage Center staff borrowed about 40 old coverlets made between 1850 and 1930 in ten Western North Carolina counties. We began to notice that the coverlets, all made by piecing narrow strips together, had two kinds of seams: matched and unmatched. As the stories of the ...

Notes

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pp. 36-40

Works Cited

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pp. 41-43

Index to Introduction

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pp. 44-47

Front Pages: Mountain Homespun

Contents

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p. xiii

Illustrations

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pp. xv-xvi

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Part I. The Crafts

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pp. 1-35

In the grounds of Mount Vernon, hard by the flower beds of Martha Washington, there is a small building filled with implements strange to the eyes of many of this generation, but of the first utility in old times. There are spinning wheels large and small, foot-power looms, heckles, flax brakes, reels, winding blades, and many other objects-all for one end, the ...

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Part II. The People

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pp. 37-79

When I first saw Aunt Liza she was "upwards in sixty," but still strong and active, with brisk step and bright eyes. Later the strength was weakened and the step more slow, but to the end of her days the spirit within her looked out of those gray eyes with the keen interest in things and in people which was her birthright. ...

Index

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pp. 89-91