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Queen of the hillbillies : writings of May Kennedy McCord / edited by Patti McCord and Kristene Sutliff.

McCord, May K., (author.). McCord, Patti, (editor.). Sutliff, Kristene, (editor.).

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  • ISBN: 9781682261996
  • ISBN: 1682261999
  • Physical Description: pages cm.
  • Publisher: Fayetteville : The University of Arkansas Press, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The Ozarks country -- The good old days in the Ozarks -- Crime and the law -- Ghost stories -- Politics and religion -- Death and burials -- We had fun! -- Music of the Ozarks -- Critters in the hills -- Superstitions and granny cures -- Signs and gardens -- Time for school -- How we did things -- Seasons and celebrations in the Ozarks -- Epilogue : "Goodbye, my time's pp".
Summary, etc.:
May Kennedy McCord, lovingly nicknamed ٢First Lady of the Ozarks٣ and ٢Queen of the Hillbillies,٣ spent half a century sharing the history, songs, and stories of her native Ozarks through newspaper columns, radio programs, and music festivals. Though her work made her one of the twentieth century's preeminent folklorists, McCord was first and foremost an entertainer-at one time nearly as renowned as the hills she loved.Despite the encouragement of her contemporaries, McCord never published a collection of her work. In 1956, Vance Randolph wrote to her, ٢If you didn't have such a mental block against writing books, I could show you how to make a book out of extracts from your columns. It would be very little work, and sell like hotcakes. . . . I could write a solemn little introduction, telling the citizens what a fine gal you are! The hell of it is, most of the readers know all about you.٣ In Queen of the Hillbillies, editors Patti McCord and Kristene Sutliff at last bring together the best of McCord's published and previously unpublished writings to share her knowledge, humor, and inimitable spirit with a new generation of readers. Back of book/Amazon
Subject: Folklore > Ozark Mountains Region.
Ozark Mountains Region > Social life and customs.

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  • 1 of 5 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 3 copies available at Stone County.


  • 2 current holds with 5 total copies.
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