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Tullos, Allen 1950-

Works: 37 works in 61 publications in 2 languages and 1,896 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Music  Folklore  Biography  Documentary films  Pictorial works  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Editor
Classifications: TR647, 709.2
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Most widely held works about Allen Tullos
Most widely held works by Allen Tullos
Habits of industry : white culture and the transformation of the Carolina Piedmont by Allen Tullos( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christenberry reconstruction : the art of William Christenberry by Trudy Wilner Stack( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thirty-five year retrospective representing all major aspects of Christenberry's art, including The Klan Room."--Page 204
Alabama getaway : the political imaginary and the Heart of Dixie by Allen Tullos( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Habits of judgment -- The sez-you state -- The punitive habit -- Public figures of speech -- In the ditch with Wallace -- Oafs of office -- The one-trick pony and the man on the horse -- Stakes in the Heart of Dixie -- Black Alabamas -- Baghdad as Birmingham -- Invasions of normalcy
A singing stream : a black family chronicle( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bertha Landis is a black farmer's widow who lives in Granville County, North Carolina. She had eight sons and three daughters, all of whom either sing or play some musical instrument. She recalls that her parents and her husband's parents were all musical and so as she puts it, "a singing stream came down from both the families." Some of Bertha's sons formed an amateur singing group known as The Golden Echoes, and they perform in churches and on the radio throughout the southeast. This film takes us to a Landis family reunion where Bertha and members of her immediate and extended family share with us their life experiences and their joy in singing. Musical performances in the film span almost a century of black religious song styles, from shape-notes to contemporary gospel
Being a Joines : a life in the Brushy Mountains( Visual )

2 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the life and tales of storyteller John E. Joines and his family from the Brushy Mountains of Western North Carolina. Tells also of life in Appalachia during the first part of the twentieth century
William Christenberry by William Christenberry( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral history interview with Clifford Durr, December 29, 1974 : interview B-0017, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) by Clifford J Durr( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clifford Durr hailed from Alabama and began to practice law in the 1920s. In 1933, he went to Washington, D.C., to work for the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC) and became a staunch New Dealer. In 1941, he resigned from the RFC and accepted an appointment to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The interview begins with Durr's discussion of the events that led to his appointment with the FCC. Durr stresses the inner workings of a complex political network and outlines the roles of personages such as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, White House aide James Rowe, and Senator Lister Hill of Alabama. With World War II looming on the horizon, the FCC was intent upon examining the uses of radio as a communication device. Moreover, the Roosevelt Administration's efforts to break corporate monopolies were reflected in the FCC's emphasis on broadcast regulation. Durr speaks at great length about the work of the FCC and covers such topics as his efforts to incorporate more educational programming into radio broadcasts, his belief that the major networks should not be allowed to monopolize the radio waves, and the various regulations the FCC sought to impose. Durr also contextualizes his experiences at the FCC by emphasizing how the burgeoning "Red hysteria" began to affect government agencies. Durr offers a detailed retelling of how the FCC refused to fire one of its employees for alleged communist activities, which led to suspicion of his own intentions and work. Around the same time, Durr's wife, Virginia Foster Durr, was also increasingly under scrutiny for her work in leftist politics, particularly with the Southern Conference for Human Welfare. In 1948, he left the FCC and briefly set up a private law practice in Washington, D.C. Durr soon established a reputation as a defender of dissenters. He briefly outlines his defense of Frank Oppenheimer and his short-lived work with the National Farmers Union in Colorado. Durr devotes the last third of the interview to a discussion of how Virginia Foster Durr and their friend Aubrey Williams were subpoenaed by Senator James Eastland of Mississippi during the early 1950s; his own subpoena followed shortly thereafter. Durr recalls how then-Senator Lyndon Baines Johnson worked to help them against Eastland, and he describes in lively detail the hearings before the Senate Subcommittee on Internal Security
Oral history interview with Geddes Elam Dodson, May 26, 1980 : interview H-0240, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) by Geddes Dodson( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At thirteen, Geddes Dodson entered the local textile mill as an employee, and he remained a mill worker for the next sixty years. During that time, he worked a variety of jobs, moving from cleaning up the spinning room to more skilled positions and eventually into work as a machinist, one of the most respected and highly paid positions in the factories. His father had entered the mill as a young man but retained a strong connection to agriculture, owning farmland that he either rented to a tenant farmer or cultivated himself much of his adult life. Nevertheless, his father, mother and all of their children spent most of their lives working. Dodson describes life in a mill village in the 1920s and 1930s, offering examples of how his mother balanced work and family, the way race determined employment, the ways children moved from education into the workforce and the various ways injuries could happen during the workday. In addition, he returns several times to issues of violence and gender, showing how men used physical force to defend their reputations, establish their authority over other men, and protect their women from other men. As an anti-union worker during the 1934 strike, he also offers some insight into the reasons some workers chose to join with the mill owners to fight against the flying squadrons
Oral history interview with Ethel Marshall Faucette, November 16, 1978, January 4, 1979 : interview H-0020, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) by Ethel Marshall Faucette( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At age eighteen, Ethel Marshall Faucette began her official employment at the Glencoe Mill Town cotton mill making outing shirts. She remained for nearly 50 years at the same mill until its closing in 1954. As a young child, Faucette brought lunch to fellow village mill hands. While they ate lunch, she worked on the machines, learning various skills that would train her for future mill work. Her early practical education of mill tasks allowed Faucette to complete multiple jobs during her long-time employment at Glencoe Mill. Her father served as the mill's superintendent, and due in part to his managerial role in the mill, he instilled a strong work ethic in his eight children, and dismissed work-related gossip. The social benefits and economic limitations of mill life from the late 1910s to mid 1950s are exposed in Faucette's account. She describes the twelve-hour shifts and physical layout of the mill. Faucette explains how the mill owner's acceptance of the new eight-hour work day labor law prevented the growth of organized union activity. Instead of painting a picture of discontent, she downplays the perils of working in a mill. Faucette remembers that workers rarely complained about loud noises or potential health hazards. In fact, they largely accommodated changing work tasks and found avenues for relaxation at the mill. Because Glencoe Mill relied on water to power the machine, the unpredictability of nature resulted in free time for mill workers. Not until the advent of electrical power did workers have to relinquish leisure time during the arid summer season. Faucette also portrays the cohesive nature of a mill village among blacks and whites. Although blacks were omitted from employment as mill hands, they forged a social bond as domestic workers. Faucette's family demonstrated how mill hands took care of their own when they adopted an orphaned child of a fellow mill worker. The social and religious socialization of mill workers is exemplified throughout the interview. Faucette hints, however, that the emergence of a heightened consumer culture and increased job mobility contributed to the loss of the mill village's social cohesion
Oral history interview with Evelyn Gosnell Harvell, May 27, 1980 : interview H-0250, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) by Evelyn Gosnell Harvell( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evelyn Gosnell Harvell grew up on a farm owned by her father in Tigerville, SC. In this interview, she recalls her family's life in Tigerville and more than three decades of mill work as a weaver. Harvell shares a number of characteristics with other mill workers interviewed in this collection: she enjoyed a rewarding childhood, she liked the work she did at the mill, and she was suspicious of unions. Harvell's brief answers to the interviewer's questions -- and the interviewer's frequent use of yes-or-no questions -- makes this interview more useful for gathering information than gaining a sense of life in the early 20th-century rural South
Oral history interview with Herman Newton Truitt, December 5, 1978 : interview H-0054, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) by Herman Newton Truitt( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herman Newton Truitt ran a grocery store in Burlington, NC, in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s (exact dates are difficult to find). In this interview, he recalls his rural childhood and store ownership in a mill town. This interview is an excellent source of information on southern food traditions: Truitt details what mill workers ate when they broke for lunch at his store, when they gathered on his father's porch to swap stories on Saturdays, or when they celebrated Christmas. The food traditions of the impoverished South were well established by the 1930s: mill workers ate beans and fatback, canned meats, and pigs' feet, sweet potatoes, and cornbread. In addition to describing his customers' shopping habits, Truitt briefly reflects on changes in the grocery industry and the mill business at mid-century, and the economic status of mill workers. Truitt recalls mill workers in Burlington in relative financial comfort, a recollection that may complicate contemporary views on the health of mill towns. The interviewer appears to spend much of the interview looking at photographs and a store ledger with Truitt. This portion of the interview might be of use to researchers, but it did not merit excerption
Oral history interview with Paul Edward Cline, November 8, 1979 : interview H-0239, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) by Paul Edward Cline( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Cline came from a mill family: his father was a box loom weaver, his sisters were weavers, and Cline himself mastered a number of jobs at a textile mill before his declining health drove him from his job. After years of working with asbestos, from 1938 until the 1960s, Cline had developed brown lung disease. In this interview, he recalls his mill work and his struggle to wrest worker's compensation from his employer, J.P. Stevens. Cline's memories of his family's mill work and his own experiences have given him strongly negative opinions of textile mills. He describes tyrannical mill owners who forced their employees to work long hours in dreadful conditions; sadistic mill foremen who dangled children from windows; and capricious owners who might fire their employees at will. He also presents a vivid picture of mill life, describing his family's garden, their home, and his father's fondness for fighting. This interview provides a perspective on the struggles of one southern laborer not just to make a living but to stay alive
Oral history interview with Letha Ann Sloan Osteen, June 8, 1979 : interview H-0254, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) by Letha Ann Sloan Osteen( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Osteen talks about her work as a child on her father's farm and in Poe Mill. She spent most of her life living in rural South Carolina in a family of eleven children, her father, stepmother, husband, and six children. Most of the interview deals with the specific tasks involved in working at a textile mill, including responsibilities, and how workers were treated by employers. She also discusses how families handled working in the mill together, common illnesses, wages, and the death of parents. In her experience, families tended to be large and migratory, often working together in mills throughout the region. That changed with the Great Depression, when jobs became so scarce that people were more likely to stay in one town and maintain smaller families
Oral history interview with Alice Grogan Hardin, May 2, 1980 : interview H-0248, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) by Alice Grogan Hardin( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Grogan Hardin grew up on a farm in Greenville County, SC, working there until financial trouble pushed her family into textile mill work. Grogan remembers farm work and mill work in this interview, offering insights on rural southern life in the first half of the 20th century. Her memories of Woodside Mill, the largest in the South, are largely positive: the mill fostered a strong community, and the only strike she remembers seemed to end without incident. This interview provides a colorful glimpse into the patterns of rural southern life
Oral history interview with Jessie Lee Carter, May 5, 1980 : interview H-0237, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) by Jessie Lee Carter( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jessie Lee Carter grew up in rural South Carolina and spent years working in a textile mill before marriage interrupted her working life. In this interview, she recalls her employment at Brandon Mill--where she began work at the age of twelve--and her life in a mill town. This interview offers some insights into the rhythms of rural life and work, including family life and recreation; the workers' daily schedule and the atmosphere on the factory floor; gender and racial segregation; and attitudes toward unionization. Like many of her peers in this interview collection, Carter enjoyed her work at the mill and took advantage of a relaxed work environment, chatting with her coworkers, many of whom were her relatives, as she worked. Carter complements these recollections of her working life with memories of a somewhat self-sufficient upbringing in a mill town
Oral history interview with Ila Hartsell Dodson, May 23, 1980 : interview H-0241, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) by Ila Hartsell Dodson( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ila Hartsell Dodson talks about working in a South Carolina textile mill. The interview contains insights into rural life and information about mill work
Oral history interview with Paul and Pauline Griffith, May 30, 1980 : interview H-0247, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) by Paul Griffith( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul and Pauline Griffith were married in 1927 in Greenville, South Carolina. Paul's family moved from Mauldin, South Carolina, to the area in 1905 in search of work. Initially, his father worked as an overseer on a cotton plantation, but in 1912, when the Judson Mill was built, he became a machinist for the mill while his mother went to work as a weaver. Pauline's family moved to Greenville in 1915 from Hendersonville, South Carolina. She and her family found that it was increasingly difficult to survive as farmers, so they moved to Greenville so that her father could work in the Judson Mill. Both Paul and Pauline describe growing up in Greenville as well as the conditions they faced in the Judson Mill, where both spent their entire working careers. They also describe the changes in technology and work strategies in the mills from the 1920s to the 1970s; how life in Greenville changed during the Great Depression and World War II; and the importance of religion in their lives
Oral history interview with James Folsom, December 28, 1974 : interview A-0319, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) by James Elisha Folsom( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Folsom served as the governor of Alabama for two terms in the 1940s, during which time he worked to change racial politics and improve the plight of black Americans. The interview begins with a review of his personal background and family history, including how his grandfather participated in politics and opposed secession. Folsom explains how he received an education by visiting the courthouse with his father and worked as a merchant seaman. He also worked for the Works Progress Administration during the Depression before campaigning twice for Congress and joining the race for governor in 1942. As governor, he opposed the poll tax, appealed for reapportionment of state funding, and avoided campaign slogans and gimmicks based on racist rhetoric. Instead, he used political folk-style music in campaigning. Folsom voted for Henry Wallace at the Democratic National Convention in 1948 and later supported Harry Truman. He describes how he developed liberal ideas on race and why he believed that race was no longer a viable political issue in the South. Because of his stand on such issues as reapportionment, the state legislature opposed him while he was governor, as did many Alabama newspapers. The interview ends with his reasons for supporting McGovern in the 1972 election and his views on the current political scene
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Christenberry reconstruction : the art of William ChristenberryAlabama getaway : the political imaginary and the Heart of DixieWilliam Christenberry