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Author Carmack, Effie Marquess, 1885-1974, author.

Title Out of the black patch : the autobiography of Effie Marquess Carmack, folk musician, artist, and writer / [edited by Noel A. Carmack and Karen Lynn Davidson].

Imprint Logan : Utah State University Press, 1999.


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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 398 pages) : illustrations, maps
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Americans Women Kentuckians Mormons Folk singers Painters lcdgt
Series Life writings of frontier women ; v. 4
Life writings of frontier women ; v. 4.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Maureen Ursenbach Beecher -- Pictures of childhood -- Ponderous milestones -- Raised in a patch of tobacco -- A one horse religion -- Dear home, sweet home -- Bitterness and sorrow helped me find the sweet -- Epilogue [The outskirts of a desert town] -- Appendix One: The song and rhyme repertoire of effie Marquess Carmack -- Appendix Two: Things to accomplish -- Appendix Three: Henry Edgar Carmack.
Summary "Effie Marquess Carmack (1885-1974) grew up in the tobacco-growing region of southern Kentucky known as the Black Patch. As an adult she moved to Utah, back to Kentucky, to Arizona, and finally to California. Economic necessity primarily motivated Effie and her husband's moves, but her conversion to the Mormon Church in youth also was a factor. Throughout her life, she was committed to preserving the rural, southern folkways she had experienced as a child. She and other members of her family were folk musicians, at times professionally, and she also became a folk poet and artist, teaching herself to paint. In the 1940s she began writing her autobiography and eventually also completed a verse adaptation of it and an unpublished novel about life in the Black Patch. Much of Effie's story is a charming memoir of her vibrant childhood on a poor tobacco farm. She describes a wide variety of folk practices, from healing and crafts to children's games. Her family's life included the backbreaking labor and economic trials of raising tobacco, but it was enriched by a deep familial heritage, communal music, creative play, and traditional activities of many kinds. After the family converted to the Mormon Church, religious study and devotion became another important dimension. Effie's account of Mormon missions contributes to the little-known record of Latter-day Saint attempts to establish a presence in the South. After marrying, the Carmacks moved west, eventually landing in the Arizona desert, where Effie took up painting in earnest. Her art began to attract modest attention, which brought exhibits, awards, and a new career teaching others what she had taught herself. After the Carmacks later retired to Atascadero, California, Effie became a more active and public folk singer as well."--Publisher's description
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Language English.
Subject Carmack, Effie Marquess, 1885-1974.
Carmack, Effie Marquess, 1885-1974
Farm life -- Kentucky.
Latter Day Saints -- Kentucky -- Biography.
Folk singers -- United States -- Biography.
Painters -- United States -- Biography.
Authors, American -- Biography.
Kentucky -- Social life and customs.
Kentucky -- Biography.
Vie à la ferme -- Kentucky.
Mormons -- Kentucky -- Biographies.
Peintres -- États-Unis -- Biographies.
Écrivains américains -- Biographies.
Kentucky -- Mœurs et coutumes.
Kentucky -- Biographies.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
Authors, American
Farm life
Folk singers
Manners and customs
United States
Genre/Form Autobiography
autobiographies (literary works)
Added Author Carmack, Noel A., 1967- editor.
Davidson, Karen Lynn, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Carmack, Effie Marquess, 1885-1974. Out of the black patch. Logan : Utah State University Press, 1999 0874212790 (DLC) 99006901 (OCoLC)42393473
ISBN 9780874213553 (electronic bk.)
087421355X (electronic bk.)
058525947X (electronic bk.)
9780585259475 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000051400421
DEBBG BV044118226
DEBSZ 472274198
DKDLA 820120-katalog:999898747905765
GBVCP 1008647527
NZ1 15325532

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