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Author James, Hunter.

Title The last days of the Big Grassy Fork / Hunter James
Published Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (214 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; 1. Coffin Nails, Lynch Mobs, and the Rebirth of a City; 2. House of Passage; 3. A Glass of the Finest; 4. Mister Will's Revenge; 5. Mama's Little Boy Lost; 6. My Debut as a Wine Snob; 7. Lord of the Manor; 8. My Introduction to the Sport of Kings; 9. ""The Old Ways Are Allus the Best""; 10. Little People with Fur Coats; 11. The New Patriarchs; 12. ""Different in All Things from All People""; 13. Birds of Omen, Birds of Prey; 14. The Last Agrarian; 15. The Last Days of Big Grassy Fork
Summary The last days of Big Grassy Fork recounts newspaperman Hunter James's attempts to save his 100-year-old family farm and homestead from extinction. Wise, irreverent, pugnacious, and often hilarious, James fights back against the galloping urbanization of his beloved North Carolina piedmont. Interweaving current affairs and family history, James details the growth of the Winston-Salem area as a center of Moravian piety and later as the world's largest tobacco manufacturing center. This personal history shows he is not the only James to have had a difficult time fitting in with the neighbors' ide
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Subject Hunter, James.
Hunter family.
Agriculture and state -- North Carolina -- Winston-Salem Region
Farms -- Conservation and restoration -- North Carolina -- Winston-Salem Region
Journalists -- North Carolina -- Winston-Salem Region -- Biography
Landscape protection -- North Carolina -- Winston-Salem Region
Urbanization -- North Carolina -- Winston-Salem Region
Winston-Salem Region (N.C.) -- Biography
Winston-Salem Region (N.C.) -- Economic conditions
Winston-Salem Region (N.C.) -- Rural conditions
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813156378
0813170478 (electronic bk.)
9780813170473 (electronic bk.)