BLOODY GROUND by John F. Day

BLOODY GROUND

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A document of social history that is very much alive, in this other-side-of-the hill people picture. An AF reporter gives his account of the mountain people of Breathild County, in eastern Kentucky, sandwiching in personal experiences with accounts of court cases, figures and statistics, and sketches of various aspects of mountain life. The emotional religious sects, the poverty, the isolation, education, community centers, settlement schools, politics, both national and local, feuds, whiskey making, farming, funerals, recreation, frontier nursing, labor troubles in the coal fields, and so on. Debunking the ""trapisin' woman"" glamorizing of these people in an effort to present the facts of the mountain people with vigor and objectivity.

Pub Date: Oct. 24th, 1941
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran