Martha Berry: The Sunday Lady of Possum Trot. Tracy BYERS.

Martha Berry: The Sunday Lady of Possum Trot

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, [1932]. Second (1934) impression. Octavo (21.25cm.); original grey decorative cloth printed in purple, purple topstain; 268pp.; plain photographic portrait frontispiece of Berry, 7 plates. Corners a bit bumped, else About Fine.

History of Martha Berry (1866-1942), founder in 1902 of the Berry School and later the Berry Junior College at Mount Berry, Georgia, where "There are estimated to be a million illiterate or semi-literate white people in the mountains of Southern Appalachia, of the purest Anglo-Saxon stock which America can boast, who in their poverty and pride have been allowed to reitre, both physically and mentally into their mountain fastnesses" (p. 5). The still-extant Berry College was incorporated in 1983.

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