Conecuh People : Words of Life from the Alabama Black Belt
This intimate collection of interviews captures the stark, hardscrabble existence of the simple, unsophisticated, land-bound people who were once the backbone of the Deep South. Bullock County, Alabama, where the headwaters of the Conecuh River form, is one place where such people made their homes.Author Wade Hall, the first of his family to graduate from high school, is a native of Bullock County. In the 1970s and early 1980s, during visits back to his home county, he recorded the memories of some of the county's oldest inhabitants, including the nineteen people who now speak from these pages. What they shared were recollections of a culturally and technologically isolated time - in which life was hard but honest and people persevered with stoicism and a simple, unfettered religious faith.
- Hardback | 244 pages
- 215.9 x 246.4 x 27.9mm | 748.44g
- 27 Jan 2006
- NewSouth Books
- 2nd ed.
- Illustrations, unspecified