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Walker, Melissa 1962-

Works: 14 works in 54 publications in 1 language and 7,004 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Interviews  Biography  Records and correspondence  Sources  Encyclopedias  Diaries  Local history  Church history 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HQ1438.S63, 975.03072
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Melissa Walker
Southern farmers and their stories memory and meaning in oral history by Melissa Walker( )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examining oral history narratives of more than five hundred farmers from all the southern states, Melissa Walker explores how farmers recall their agrarian past and the lessons that they draw from that past. These farmers understood that their way of life was passing--indeed many of them would be pushed off the land forever--and so they told stories to preserve a sense that their way of life mattered. Landowners and sharecroppers; native-born farmers and immigrants, African Americans and whites; and men and women narrate the compelling story of how the rural South was modernized in the twentie
Work, family, and faith rural southern women in the twentieth century ( )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Collection of essays capturing the transformation of the American South from agrarian to industrial/commercial over the course of the twentieth century from the perspective of women struggling against poverty by relying on tradition and inner strength"--Provided by publisher
Southern women at the millennium a historical perspective ( )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Upcountry South Carolina goes to war letters of the Anderson, Brockman, and Moore families, 1853-1865 ( )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles through correspondence the lives and concerns of prominent families in piedmont South Carolina during the late-antebellum and Civil War eras. The 124 letters presented here were written by members of the Anderson, Brockman, and Moore families of Spartanburg County, neighboring planter-class families united by their shared Scots-Irish ancestry and their membership at Nazareth Presbyterian Church. --from publisher description
Country women cope with hard times : a collection of oral histories ( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""It was hard times," French Carpenter Clark recalls, a sentiment unanimously echoed by the sixteen other women who talk about their lives in Country Women Cope with Hard Times. Born between 1890 and 1940 in eastern Tennessee and western South Carolina, these women grew up on farms, in labor camps, and in remote towns during an era when the region's agricultural system changed dramatically
All we knew was to farm : rural women in the upcountry South, 1919-1941 by Melissa Walker( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the changes in the rural South, especailly Tennessee, brought on by the depressed agricultural economy, the coming of industry, and increased government intervention
Agriculture and industry ( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens : the American Revolution in the Southern backcountry by Melissa Walker( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American South is so identified with the Civil War that people often forget that the key battles from the final years of the American Revolution were fought in Southern states. The Southern backcountry was the center of the fight for independence, but backcountry devotion to the Patriot cause was slow in coming. Decades of animosity between coastal elites and backcountry settlers who did not enjoy accurate representation in the assemblies meant a complex political and social milieu throughout this turbulent time. The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens br
Recovering the Piedmont past : unexplored moments in nineteenth-century Upcountry South Carolina history ( )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The history of South Carolina's lowcountry has been well documented by historians, but the upcountry -- the region of the state north and west of Columbia and the geologic fall line -- has only recently begun to receive extensive scholarly attention. The essays in this collection provide a window into the social and cultural life of the upstate during the nineteenth century. The contributors explore topics ranging from the history of education in the region to the pugnacity of the Scots-Irish, from post-Civil War occupation by Union troops to upcountry tourism, from the Freedman's Bureau's efforts to educate African Americans to the complex dynamics of lynch mobs in the late nineteenth century. Recovering the Piedmont Past illustrates larger trends of social transformation occurring in the region at a time that shaped religion, education, race relations and the economy well into the twentieth century. The essays add depth and complexity to our understanding of nineteenth century southern history and challenge accepted narratives about a homogeneous South. Ultimately each of the eight essays explores little known facets of the history of upcountry South Carolina in the nineteenth century. The collection includes a foreword by Orville Vernon Burton, professor of history and director of the Cyberinstitute at Clemson University."--Provided by publisher
Work, family, and faith ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Women in the civil rights movement : trailblazers and torchbearers, 1941-1965 by Vicki L Crawford( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Spartanburg's Friends of the Arts : a brief history by Melissa Walker( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Details the history of Friends of the Arts, a women's fine arts fundraising organization for Spartanburg, from its beginning in 1971 to its disbanding in 1997
Making do and doing without : East Tennessee farm women cope with economic crisis 1920-1941 by Melissa Walker( )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Living on wilderness time by Melissa Walker( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
And her understanding of her environment broadened when in addition to grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, and mountain lions, she also met ranchers, loggers, cowboys, and outfitters whose livelihoods depend on activities that may threaten wilderness."--BOOK JACKET
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Alternative Names
Walker, Melissa A.
Walker, Melissa Annette 1962-
English (54)