Teller Tales: Histories by Jo CarsonTeller Tales: Histories by Jo Carson

Teller Tales: Histories

byJo Carson

Paperback | April 16, 2007

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“ All my work fits in my mouth, ” Jo Carson says. “ I write performance material no matter what else the pieces get called, and whether they are for my voice or other characters’ voices . . . they are first to be spoken aloud.” Following an oral tradition that has strong roots in her native Tennessee, the author of "Teller Tales" invites the reader to participate in events in a way that no conventional history book can.
Both stories in this book are set in East Tennessee in the mid-eighteenth century and share certain characters. The first narrative, “ What Sweet Lips Can Do, ” recounts the story of the Overmountain Men and the battle of King’ s Mountain, a tide-turning battle in the American Revolution. “ Men of Their Time” is an exploration of white-Cherokee relationships from early contact through the time of the Revolution.
Although not well known to the outside world, the stories recounted in T"eller Tales" are cornerstones in the heritage of the Appalachian region and of American history. In ways that will appeal to young and old alike, Jo Carson’ s irreverent telling will broaden the audience and the understanding for the stories of native Americans, settlers, explorers, and revolutionaries of early America.
Title:Teller Tales: HistoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.68 inPublished:April 16, 2007Publisher:Ohio University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0821417541

ISBN - 13:9780821417546

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“ This work is not a standard history text. Instead, it is an engaging, almost poetic, pair of narratives that relate historic events told as though the reader is a guest at a kitchen table. Perfect as an easy supplemental read for high school or college history classes, or for any history buff.”
— Jill Oxendine, managing editor of the "Encyclopedia of Appalachia"