The Florida Folklife Reader

Author: Tina Bucuvalas
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1617031402
Size: 13,30 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Florida is blessed with a semitropical climate, beautiful inland areas, and over a thousand miles of warm seas and sandy beaches. And Floridians are every bit as colorful and diverse as the tropical foliage. The interaction between Florida's people and its environment has created distinctive mixes of traditional life unlike those anywhere else in America. Florida's cultural foundation includes Seminoles, Anglo-Celtic Crackers, African Americans, transplanted northerners, and ethnic communities, as well as cultural syntheses developed from the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries in Key West, Tampa, St. Augustine, and Pensacola. In recent decades, the state's population has been strongly impacted by large-scale immigration from Cuba, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia. South Florida leads other regions in the development of a contemporary cultural synthesis, but Orlando and Tampa are rapidly evolving. Even sleepy north Florida is experiencing a significant shift. Although several books detail the traditions of specific Florida regions or folk groups, this is the first to provide an overview of Florida folklife. The Florida Folklife Reader brings together essays written by folklorists, anthropologists, and ethnomusicologists on a wide array of topics. The authors examine topics as diverse as regional and ethnic folk groups, occupational folklife, the built environment, musical traditions, rituals, and celebrations.

Splendid Silk Ribbon Embroidery

Author: Chris Rankin
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9780806948812
Size: 19,29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 855

Silk ribbon embroidery perks up an amazing variety of things. Begin with a simple project: add a delicate rose to a ribbon, or flowering vines to a vest. Then create a purse adorned with lace and roses. Personalize a pillow, embellish cards, and stitch a Christmas picture or velveteen stocking with seasonal elements. Each design appears in full color, along with a guide displaying every stitch and how to master it. An illustrated icon guide makes it easy to combine patterns. 128 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10.

The Wpa Guide To Missouri

Author: Federal Writers' Project
Editor: Trinity University Press
ISBN: 1595342230
Size: 12,30 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 161

During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later become celebrated literary figures—were commissioned to write these important books. John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow, Zora Neale Hurston, and Ralph Ellison are among the more than 6,000 writers, editors, historians, and researchers who documented this celebration of local histories. Photographs, drawings, driving tours, detailed descriptions of towns, and rich cultural details exhibit each state’s unique flavor. The WPA Guide to the Show-Me State of Missouri literally shows the reader the virtues of this lovely region, by including vivid pictures of Art Deco skyscrapers in downtown Kansas City, farm scenes, the Ozark Mountains, and the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. It includes historical essays about the influence of these rivers on the state as well as Missouri’s important role in the American Civil War.

Bhr Artisan Directory

Author: Blockhead Radio
ISBN: 0557170494
Size: 12,48 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 133

North Carolina S Central Coast

Author: Vina Hutchinson-Farmer
Editor: Insiders' Guide
ISBN: 9780762737314
Size: 10,79 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 548

Written by local authors who can offer a unique perspective on each area, this series of regional travel guides furnishes detailed information on hotels, restaurants, annual events, festivals, local attractions, nightlife, parks and recreation, and more, along with numerous photographs, maps, comprehensive indexes, and thumb tabs for quick reference.

Victorian Fancy Stitchery

Author: Flora Klickmann
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486164632
Size: 17,21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Abundantly illustrated instructions for projects ranging from Venetian crochet and elegant hardanger work to bead embroidery on netting. A valuable reference for collectors. 244 illustrations.

The Complete Book Of Creative Crafts

Author: Heather Dillon
Editor: Smithmark Publishers
ISBN: 9780831713690
Size: 11,44 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 740

Best Ever Crafts Project Book

Author: Lucy Painter
ISBN: 9781840389272
Size: 14,13 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 163

Insiders Guide North Carolina S Central Coast And New Bern

Author: Tabbie Nance
Editor: By the Sea Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9780762744404
Size: 11,58 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 265

The beautiful Central Coast of North Carolina, also known as the Crystal Coast, includes the towns of Beaufort, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, New Bern, Havelock, and more. Wander miles of open beaches, fish in the Gulf Stream, sleep within sight of the water, explore historic districts, shop in charming waterfront communities, raise sails into coastal winds, and dine on the freshest seafood available. Do it all and more in North Carolina’s Central Coast and New Bern


Author: Linda Barker
Editor: Book Sales
ISBN: 9780785806653
Size: 17,48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 637

Instructions for angelic projects to make for any occasion, as gifts or for keepsakes for your own house.