|Publisher:||University of North Carolina Press|
This book gathers twelve essays intended to represent the range of Green's writings over forty years. Selections include a study of folk depictions in the art of Thomas Hart Benton, investigations of occupational and labor language, and a contemplative account of personal and political morality in the study of Appalachian musicians. In an afterword, Green traces his career and reflects on the state of folklore as a discipline.
Woven through the foreword by Robert Cantwell is Green's biography, key to understanding his unique mix of activism and scholarship.