Work and Tasks in Southwest Virginia

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The desire to get rich in haste has ruined the country; she must get back to the old-fashioned way of making a living by honest labor.
John Ewing to James G. Blaine 1874 cited by Source:Hamilton, 1895:367.



Professions*Men's Work*Woman's Work*Tools
The Country Store
Mills of Southwest Virginia
Mountain Doctors
Mountain Ministers
Blacksmiths
Making Pottery
Taverns and Inns
Merchants
Indian Traders
Weaving
Moonshine
Trapping
Plowing
Making Maple Sugar
.Sang Digging
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Spinning
Soap Making
Candle Making
Spinning Wool
Dyeing Wool
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Tobacco Cutter

The term "Profession" is used here to designate work of a skilled nature which was customarily done for others. In contrast, "Men's Work" and "Women's Work" are tasks which were performed primarily within and to support the family unit.

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