By Ouida Dickey
Parts of Berry’s background have completed mythical status--the tale, for instance, of ways Martha Berry used to be encouraged to begin a faculty after vacationing with negative mountain childrens in her log cabin. Ouida Dickey and Doyle Mathis separate fable from truth as they deal with Berry’s traditions, controversies, and triumphs and relate vital advancements at Berry to wider occasions in Georgia and Appalachia.
As Berry graduates and career-long contributors of its college and employees, Dickey and Mathis themselves are a part of the Berry culture. Their meticulous learn attracts on a wealthy trove of files to bare a narrative that surpasses some of the ordinary and loved stories attached to the varsity. Berry’s enviable standing--as a version for work-study schools national, as a spot in detail tied to the cultural lifetime of its area, as a call recipient of philanthropy--makes this new e-book vital to historians, students of upper schooling, and hundreds of thousands of Berry scholars, college, and alumni.
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