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Walker, Melissa 1962-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 115 publications in 1 language and 10,424 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Biography  Encyclopedias  Conference papers and proceedings  Records and correspondence  Sources  Local history  Church history  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: HQ1438.S63, 331.4830974
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Most widely held works by Melissa Walker
All we knew was to farm : rural women in the upcountry South, 1919-1941 by Melissa Walker( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 467 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
Southern farmers and their stories : memory and meaning in oral history by Melissa Walker( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Southern Farmers and Their Stories, Melissa Walker explores the ways in which a diverse array of farmers remember and recount the past. The book tells the story of the modernization of the South in the voices of those most affected by the decline of traditional ways of life and work. Walker analyzes the recurring patterns in their narratives of change and loss, filling in gaps left by more conventional political and economic histories of southern agriculture."--Jacket
Country women cope with hard times : a collection of oral histories by Melissa Walker( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 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
Work, family, and faith : rural southern women in the twentieth century by Rebecca Sharpless( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 291 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 by Melissa Walker( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens : the American Revolution in the Southern backcountry by Melissa Walker( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 141 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
Agriculture and industry( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fifth volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture explores language and dialect in the South, including English and its numerous regional variants, Native American languages, and other non-English languages spoken over time by the region's immigrant communities." "Among the more than sixty entries are eleven on indigenous languages and major essays on French, Spanish, and German. Each of these provides both historical and contemporary perspectives, identifying the language's location, number of speakers, vitality, and sample distinctive features. The book acknowledges the role of immigration in spreading features of Southern English to other regions and countries and in bringing linguistic influences from Europe and Africa to Southern English. The fascinating patchwork of English dialects is also fully presented, from African American English, Gullah, and Cajun English to the English spoken in Appalachia, the Ozarks, the Outer Banks, the Chesapeake Bay Islands, Charleston, and elsewhere. Topical entries discuss ongoing changes in the pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar of English in the increasingly mobile South, as well as naming patterns, storytelling, preaching styles, and politeness, all of which deal with ways language is woven into southern culture."--Jacket
Upcountry South Carolina goes to war : letters of the Anderson, Brockman, and Moore families, 1853-1865 by Caroline McKissick Dial Publication Fund( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 133 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
Recovering the Piedmont past : unexplored moments in nineteenth-century Upcountry South Carolina history by Timothy P Grady( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a window into the social and cultural life of the South Carolina upcountry during the nineteenth century. 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 such as the history of education in the region, post-Civil War occupation by Union troops, upcountry tourism, Freedman's Bureau's efforts to educate African Americans, and 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.--Publisher
The new encyclopedia of Southern culture by Melissa Walker( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 11: Agriculture and Industry
The new encyclopedia of Southern culture by University of Mississippi( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 7th volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture marks the first encyclopedia on the food cultures of the South. Articles explore not only what southerners eat but also why they eat it. The volume contains 149 articles, almost all of them new to this edition of the Encyclopedia. Longer essays address the historical development of southern cuisine and ethnic contributions to the region's foodways. Topical essays explore iconic southern foods such as MoonPies and fried catfish, prominent restaurants and personalities, and the food cultures of subregions and individual cities
The new encyclopedia of Southern culture by University of Mississippi( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering a comprehensive view of the South's literary landscape, past and present, this volume celebrates the region's ever-flourishing literary culture and recognizes the ongoing evolution of the southern literary canon. Greatly expanding the content of the literature section in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 31 thematic essays addressing major genres of literature; theoretical categories, such as regionalism, the southern gothic, and agrarianism; and themes in southern writing, such as food, religion, and sexuality. Most striking is the fivefold increase in the number of biographical entries, which introduce southern novelists, playwrights, poets, and critics. Special attention is given to contemporary writers and other individuals who have not been widely covered in previous scholarship
The new encyclopedia of southern culture( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new encyclopedia of southern culture by Wanda Rushing( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new encyclopedia of southern culture by Judith H Bonner( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Potomac to the Gulf, artists were creating in the South even before it was recognized as a region. The South has contributed to America's cultural heritage with works as diverse as Benjamin Henry Latrobe's architectural plans for the nation's Capitol, the wares of the Newcomb Pottery, and Richard Clague's tonalist Louisiana bayou scenes. This comprehensive volume shows how, through the decades and centuries, the art of the South expanded from mimetic portraiture to sophisticated responses to national and international movements. The essays treat historic and current trends in the visu
The new encyclopedia of southern culture( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture offers a timely, authoritative, and interdisciplinary exploration of issues related to social class in the South from the colonial era to the present. With introductory essays by J. Wayne Flynt and by editors Larry J. Griffin and Peggy G. Hargis, the volume is a comprehensive, stand-alone reference to this complex subject, which underpins the history of the region and shapes its future. In 58 thematic essays and 103 topical entries, the contributors explore the effects of class on all aspects of life in the South--its role in Indian remova
Gender by Charles Reagan Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volume features 113 articles, 65 of which are entirely new for this edition. Thematic articles address subjects such as sexuality, respectability, and paternalism and investigate the role of gender in broader subjects, including the civil rights movement, country music, and sports. Topical entries highlight individuals such as Oprah Winfrey, the Grimke sisters, and Dale Earnhardt, as well as historical events such as the capture of Jefferson Davis in a woman's dress, the Supreme Court's decision in Loving v. Virginia, and the Memphis sanitation workers' strike, with its slogan, "I AM A MAN." Bringing together scholarship on gender and the body, sexuality, labor, race, and politics, this volume offers new ways to view big questions in southern history and culture
The new encyclopedia of southern culture by University of Mississippi( Book )

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

From semitropical coastal areas to high mountain terrain, from swampy lowlands to modern cities, the environment holds a fundamental importance in shaping the character of the American South. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture surveys the dynamic environmental forces that have shaped human culture in the region--and the ways humans have shaped their environment. Articles examine how the South's ecology, physiography, and climate have influenced southerners--not only as a daily fact of life but also as a metaphor for understanding culture and identity
The new encyclopedia of southern culture by University of Mississippi( Book )

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

In this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, contributors have revised entries from the original Encyclopedia on topics ranging from religious broadcasting to snake handling and added new entries on such topics as Asian religions, Latino religion, New Age religion, Islam, Native American religion, and social activism. With the contributions of more than 60 authorities in the field--including Paul Harvey, Loyal Jones, Wayne Flynt, and Samuel F. Weber--this volume is an accessibly written, up-to-date reference to religious culture in the American South
Upcountry South Carolina Goes to War : Letters of the Anderson, Brockman and Moore Families, 1853--1865 by Melissa Walker( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upcountry South Carolina Goes to War chronicles the lives and concerns of the Anderson, Brockman and Moore families of piedmont South Carolina during the late-antebellum and Civil War eras through 124 letters dated 1853 to 1865. The letters provide valuable firsthand accounts of evolving attitudes toward the war as conveyed between battlefronts and the home front, and they also express rich details about daily life in both environments. As the men of service age from each family join the Confederate ranks and write from military camps in Virginia and the Carolinas, they describe combat in some of the war's more significant battles. Though the surviving combatants remain staunch patriots to the Southern cause until the bitter end, readers witness in their letters the waning of initial enthusiasm in the face of the realities of warfare. The corresponding letters from the home front offer a more pragmatic assessment of the period and its hardships. Emblematic of the fates of many Southern families, the experiences of these representative South Carolinians are dramatically illustrated in their letters from the eve of the Civil War through its conclusion
 
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All we knew was to farm : rural women in the upcountry South, 1919-1941
Alternative Names
Walker, Melissa A.

Walker, Melissa Annette 1962-

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Southern farmers and their stories : memory and meaning in oral historyCountry women cope with hard times : a collection of oral historiesWork, family, and faith : rural southern women in the twentieth centurySouthern women at the millennium : a historical perspectiveAgriculture and industryUpcountry South Carolina goes to war : letters of the Anderson, Brockman, and Moore families, 1853-1865The new encyclopedia of Southern cultureThe new encyclopedia of Southern culture