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The Resource Growing up in a land called Egypt : a southern Illinois family biography, Cleo Caraway ; with a foreword by Ben Gelman

Growing up in a land called Egypt : a southern Illinois family biography, Cleo Caraway ; with a foreword by Ben Gelman

Label
Growing up in a land called Egypt : a southern Illinois family biography
Title
Growing up in a land called Egypt
Title remainder
a southern Illinois family biography
Statement of responsibility
Cleo Caraway ; with a foreword by Ben Gelman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers a captivating glimpse of a bygone era. In "Growing Up in a Land Called Egypt: A Southern Illinois Family Biography", author Cleo Caraway fondly recalls how she and her siblings came of age on the family farm in the 1930s and 1940s. Like many others, the Caraways were affected by the economic hardships of the Great Depression, but Cleo's parents strived to shelter her and her six siblings from the dire circumstances affecting the nation and their home and allowed them to bask in their idealistic existence. Her love for her family clearly shines from every page as she writes of a simpler time, before World War II divided the family. Caraway revels in the life her family lived on a southern Illinois hilltop in Murphysboro township, marveling at the mix of commonplace and adventure she experienced in her childhood. She remembers her first day of school, walking three miles to the wondrous one-room building with her siblings; reminisces about strolling through the countryside with her mother, investigating the various plants and flowers, fruits and nuts; and recollects her fascination with the Indian relics she found buried near her home, a hobby she shared with her father. She also writes of seeing "Gone with the Wind" on the big screen at the Hippodrome in Murphysboro, of learning to sew dresses for her dolls, and of idyllic life on the farm - milking cows, hatching chicks, feeding pigs. Along with her personal memories Caraway includes interviews with neighbors and many fascinating photographs with detailed captions that make the images come alive. A delightful follow-up to her father's popular "Foothold on a Hillside: Memories of a Southern Illinoisan", Caraway's book is a pleasant change from the typical accounts of southern Illinois before, during, and after the Great Depression. Instead of hardscrabble grit, "Growing Up in a Land Called Egypt" offers a refreshingly different view of the period and is certain to be embraced by southern Illinois natives as well as anyone interested in the experiences of a rural family that thrived despite the difficult times. The author's lighthearted prose, self-deprecating humor, and genuine affection for her family make reading this book a rich and memorable experience
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Cataloging source
N$T
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Caraway, Cleo
Dewey number
977.3/994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
F549.M98
LC item number
C37 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Shawnee books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caraway, Cleo
  • Caraway family
  • Murphysboro (Ill.)
  • Depressions
  • Country life
  • Caraway, Cleo
  • Caraway family
  • Caraway, Cleo
  • Illinois
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Country life
  • Depressions
  • Manners and customs
  • Illinois
Label
Growing up in a land called Egypt : a southern Illinois family biography, Cleo Caraway ; with a foreword by Ben Gelman
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Book Title; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Foreword; Introduction; Part One: Childhood Days; Part Two: Wildwood Days; Part Three: Shangri-la; Part Four: Fledglings in Flight; Part Five: Happy Landings; Afterword; Acknowledgments; Author Bio; Shawnee Books Series; Back Cover
Control code
630153433
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 137 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441645937
Lccn
2009021332
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)630153433
Label
Growing up in a land called Egypt : a southern Illinois family biography, Cleo Caraway ; with a foreword by Ben Gelman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Book Title; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Foreword; Introduction; Part One: Childhood Days; Part Two: Wildwood Days; Part Three: Shangri-la; Part Four: Fledglings in Flight; Part Five: Happy Landings; Afterword; Acknowledgments; Author Bio; Shawnee Books Series; Back Cover
Control code
630153433
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 137 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441645937
Lccn
2009021332
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)630153433

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