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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Taylor Barnhill, November 29, 2000. Interview K-0245. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Barnhill's "holism"

When Barnhill settled down in Madison County, he brought with him faith in organic farming, alternative medicine, and other nontraditional lifestyle choices, which he called "holism." He thinks that the sense of community in Madison County was part of this ideology, but he also exposes a less appealing aspect of rural life: an undercurrent of violence and fear.

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Oral History Interview with Taylor Barnhill, November 29, 2000. Interview K-0245. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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