This video features author Nancy Carter Crump speaking about her book "Hearthside Cooking: Early American Southern Cuisine Updated for Todays Hearth and Cookstove" (UNC Press, 2nd edition, 2008). This presentation took place on the evening of March 24, 2009 in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library and was the first installment of the 2009 Southern Historical Collection Book Series.
This video contains a lecture by Patrick Huber on his book "Linthead Stomp: The Creation of Country Music in the Piedmont South," presented on March 30, 2009 at UNC's Wilson Library as part of the Southern Historical Collection Book Series.
Contrary to popular belief, the roots of American country music do not lie solely on southern farms or in mountain hollows. Rather, much of this music recorded before World War II emerged from the bustling cities and towns of the Piedmont South. No group contributed more to the commercialization of early country music than southern factory workers. In "Linthead Stomp," Patrick Huber explores the origins and development of this music in the Piedmont's mill villages. Huber offers vivid portraits of a colorful cast of Piedmont millhand musicians, including Fiddlin' John Carson, Charlie Poole, Dave McCarn, and the Dixon Brothers, and considers the impact that urban living, industrial work, and mass culture had on their lives and music.