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Montell, William Lynwood 1931-

Overview
Works: 58 works in 198 publications in 1 language and 20,713 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Local history  Biography  Folklore  Portraits  Anecdotes  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor  Biography‚Ä°vAnecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Collector, Other, Depositor
Classifications: D16, 907.2
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Most widely held works about William Lynwood Montell
 
Most widely held works by William Lynwood Montell
From memory to history : using oral sources in local historical research by Barbara Allen Bogart( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how to identify and use oral history, how to test for historical validity and how to produce manuscripts from oral sources
The saga of Coe Ridge; a study in oral history by William Lynwood Montell( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2002 in English and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This ... study in oral history reveals the obscured and pathetic account of a tiny Negro community that was hidden away from the rest of the world in the ... hill country of southern Cumberland County, Kentucky ... Coe Ridge stood as a solitary and lonely island of Negro culture in the midst of an otherwise homogenous white society"--Cover
Ghosts along the Cumberland : deathlore in the Kentucky foothills by William Lynwood Montell( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Always a people : oral histories of contemporary Woodland Indians( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All of the people interviewed here have a very deep and abiding commitment to their families and speak of great-great grandparents as intimately as they do of their parents. All see themselves as real people who do not fit the stereotypes often associated with "native Americans." All speak of the urgency for making room for multiple voices drawn from many traditions
Killings : folk justice in the Upper South by William Lynwood Montell( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "State Line Country" of this book is a rugged area of small farms on the Kentucky-Tennessee border. Historically the area has had a homicide rate more than ten times the national average. In this gripping and penetrating study of violence and death in the State Line Country, Lynwood Montell examines the local historical and social conditions, as well as the prevailing attitudes and values, that gave rise and support to rowdy behavior and homicidal acts from the Civil War to the 1930s. The area fostered, he thinks, a culture of violence. Drawing from vivid oral accounts, which he recorded from present-day residents, Montell describes more than fifty killings that took place in the area, locating them against a background of farming, moonshining, and sawmilling activities common in that country. In addition to reconstructing the homicides, he analyzes their key features, including the circumstances under which they took place, the relationships of the persons involved, the presence of precipitating factors (such as deadly weapons and alcohol) in the culture, and attitudes toward law enforcement officers and the courts. This close examination of homicide in the State Line Country, which views the tradition from regional and national perspectives, adds a significant dimension to the study of homicide in the South. - Publisher
Kentucky folk architecture by William Lynwood Montell( Book )

10 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concise and amply illustrated introduction to Kentucky folk structures--log cabins, houses, cribs, and barns--that should be treasured as irreplaceable expressions of the cultural values of the Commonwealth's past
Don't go up Kettle Creek : verbal legacy of the Upper Cumberland by William Lynwood Montell( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Don't Go Up Kettle Creek is a historical portrayal of a river and the people who made their living along its banks and tributaries. Drawing upon the personal recollections and oral traditions of longtime residents, William Lynwood Montell describes a century and a half of life in the Upper Cumberland." "Montell organized his material according to the topics that dominated his tape-recorded conversations with residents of the area - farming, logging and rafting, steamboating, the Civil War - topics that the people themselves saw as important in their history. In reconstructing this past, the author also illuminates the relationship between geographic and economic factors in the region; the prolonged effects of a cataclysmic event, the Civil War, on this isolated area; and the impact of modernization, in the form of "hard" roads and cheap, TVA-supplied electricity, on the traditional ways of the people."--Jacket
Singing the glory down : amateur gospel music in south central Kentucky, 1900-1990 by William Lynwood Montell( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ghosts across Kentucky by William Lynwood Montell( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of ghostly tales from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Haunted houses and family ghosts of Kentucky by William Lynwood Montell( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bestselling author of "Ghosts Across Kentucky" now presents an all-new collection of amazing ghost stories of the state
Upper Cumberland country by William Lynwood Montell( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tucked between Appalachia and the Deep South, the Upper Cumberland region straddles the Kentucky-Tennessee line along the banks of the Cumberland River. Here, dating from the days of the nation's earliest history, is one of America's richest repositories of folklife. Rather than revealing an artifact, however, this comprehensive study of the Upper Cumberland reveals a living tradition whose roots in the past continue to nourish the present." "Rugged and rural, the people of the Upper Cumberland long have recognized the value of their traditions. The region's economic base in agriculture, logging, and river transport has sustained a style of life that derives from modes of self-sufficiency originating in pioneer times. Upper Cumberland Country relates a long-abiding fact that endures in this region - that, despite being the witness to many changes, the Upper Cumberland continues in modern times to embrace an abundance of diverse elements of its fascinating folklife." "Documented here in descriptive text, photographs, and interviews are varieties of folk cultural expression in music, architecture, crafts, schools, religious life, folk medical practices, and customs surrounding birth, puberty, marriage, and death. Upper Cumberland Country explores the spectrum of folklore from yesterday and today - from pioneer life and early folk architecture to teens "cruising" and women deer hunters. In a region filled with relics, modern voices from the Upper Cumberland speak directly of the living traditions that give the region its unique character. Though rooted in pioneer heritage, the folklife here springs into the present with resonant meanings for contemporary times."--Jacket
Tales from Kentucky one-room school teachers by William Lynwood Montell( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides descriptive accounts of what the one-room school era was like for teachers, students, and the wider community, encompassing school infrastructure, school events both typical and unusual, teacher-student relationships, and other factors relative to the culture of an educational system that began in pioneer times and ended during the 1950s to the 1970s, primarily in the 1960s"--Page [1]
Kentucky ghosts by William Lynwood Montell( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retelling of ghost tales of Kentucky, including details of architecture, geography and local culture
Tales from Kentucky lawyers by William Lynwood Montell( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""A woman was sitting on the witness stand, and the lawyer asked her, 'Did you, or did you not, on the night of June 23rd have sex with a hippie on the back of a motorcycle in a peach orchard?' She thought for a few minutes, then said, 'What was that date again?'"--The book Lawyers have long been known as master storytellers, and those from Kentucky are certainly no exception. Veteran oral historian and folklorist Lynwood Montell has collected tales from dozens of lawyers and judges from throughout the Bluegrass State, ranging from the story about the tough Jackson County judge who fined
Tales from Kentucky doctors by William Lynwood Montell( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a collection of stories from Kentucky physicians
Tales from Kentucky funeral homes by William Lynwood Montell( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Tales from Kentucky Funeral Homes, William Lynwood Montell gives voice to funeral home directors and embalmers across Kentucky, collecting their stories, both humorous and touching, to reveal an insider's perspective of the business of death over the past fifty years. The stories provide glimpses of the lives of funeral workers, family-run funeral homes, and old-time burial practices and funeral customs, including those unique to the African American community. The book also includes tales of mistakes, miscues, and other recollections that reveal the humorous side of a normally solemn experience."--Jacket
Tales of Kentucky ghosts by William Lynwood Montell( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AA good ghost story can make your hair stand on end, your palms sweat, and your heart race. The bone-chilling collection Tales of Kentucky Ghosts presents more than 250 stories that do just that. In his new book, William Lynwood Montell has assembled an entertaining and diverse array of tales from across the commonwealth that will keep you checking under the bed every night. The first-person accounts in this collection showcase folklore that Montell has drawn from archives, family stories, and oral traditions throughout Kentucky
Tales from Kentucky sheriffs by William Lynwood Montell( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With stories about elections, criminal behavior, sheriffs' mistakes in the field, and much more, "Tales from Kentucky Sheriffs" offers an entertaining assortment of narratives from all over the Bluegrass State. --Publisher
Tales from Tennessee lawyers by William Lynwood Montell( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawyers have long been known as master storytellers, and those from Tennessee are certainly no exception. Veteran oral historian and folklorist William Lynwood Montell has collected tales from dozens of lawyers and judges from throughout the Volunteer State, ranging from stories of a custody battle over a family dog that garnered national media attention to the self-proclaimed "smartest man in Clay County." Recorded exactly as the lawyers tell them, these stories are sometimes funny, sometimes sad, sometimes raw and harrowing, but always remarkable. Far more than a collection of lawyer jokes
Tales from Kentucky nurses by William Lynwood Montell( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Killings : folk justice in the Upper South
Alternative Names
Lynwood Montell, William 1931-

Montell, W. Lynwood

Montell, W. Lynwood 1931-

Montell, W. Lynwood (William Lynwood), 1931-

Montell, William L.

Languages
English (144)

Covers
Ghosts along the Cumberland : deathlore in the Kentucky foothillsAlways a people : oral histories of contemporary Woodland IndiansKillings : folk justice in the Upper SouthKentucky folk architectureDon't go up Kettle Creek : verbal legacy of the Upper CumberlandSinging the glory down : amateur gospel music in south central Kentucky, 1900-1990Ghosts across KentuckyHaunted houses and family ghosts of Kentucky