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Eliot Wigginton
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Tradition

The predominant theme throughout the book is the loss of traditional ways of life of the Appalachian Mountain people. From the introduction through the final chapter, the editor and authors of the articles stress the need to retain these old traditions and customs, and a sense of despair at the clear lack of interest in the old ways shown by younger generations. Those interviewed for the articles also stress the importance of tradition in the historic preservation of any way of life, and express a desire to teach others the "old ways" to ensure their customs are at least remembered in future years. Home remedies, planting by the signs of the zodiac, faith healing, and log cabin building are just some of the traditions being forgotten in the area.

While these old methods of survival are being replaced by more modern methods, the older residents of...

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