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Backwoodsmen : stockmen and hunters along a Big Thicket River Valley, by Thad Sitton

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Backwoodsmen : stockmen and hunters along a Big Thicket River Valley
Title
Backwoodsmen
Title remainder
stockmen and hunters along a Big Thicket River Valley
Statement of responsibility
by Thad Sitton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Backwoodsmen: Stockmen and Hunters along a Big Thicket River Valley presents a detailed social history of the back-country stockmen, hunters, and woodsmen of the Neches River in southeastern Texas. Labeled "crackers," "pineys," "sandhillers," and "nesters" by townspeople at different locations across the upland South, throughout the years the southern backwoodsmen have been dismissed by historians as well. One of the first works to quarrel with these stereotypes was
  • Frank Owsley's Plain Folk of the Old South (1949). In Backwoodsmen, Thad Sitton follows Owsley's stockmen and small farmers into the twentieth century. Like parts of Appalachia, the Neches Valley was a cultural survival area. There many elements of the centuries-old herding and hunting lifeway persisted into the 1960s. In this area - called the "Big Thicket" and the "Big Woods" by early settlers - southern free-range stock raising served as the economic linchpin. Rural
  • people allowed livestock to run free to forage for themselves in the river bottoms and pine uplands; there were no fences except those around cultivated fields. By long-established custom, everything outside the fenced fields was "open range", a wooded commons in which hogs, cattle, and backwoodsmen were free to roam. And roam they did - not only stockmen, with their "rooter hogs" and "woods cattle," but also tie cutters, grey-moss gatherers, hunters, trappers,
  • fishermen, and moonshiners. Their daily activities are detailed in Backwoodsmen. The stories in Backwoodsmen are told not about the participants but rather by them: by Avy Joe Havard, stockman; by Aubrey Cole, hunter; by Louis Bingham and Bob Allen, timbermen
Cataloging source
DLC
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Backwoodsmen : stockmen and hunters along a Big Thicket River Valley, by Thad Sitton
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm32051232
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 310 pages
Isbn
9780806127422
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95003681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32051232
  • (Sirsi) a578091
Label
Backwoodsmen : stockmen and hunters along a Big Thicket River Valley, by Thad Sitton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm32051232
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 310 pages
Isbn
9780806127422
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95003681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32051232
  • (Sirsi) a578091

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