Documenting the American South Logo
oral histories of the American South
Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Raymond, Eunice, Wayne, and Charles Russell English, December 8, 1999. Interview K-0280. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

The decline of Charles English's community

Charles English describes his community's values, then describes its decline. Members of the community are wary of change, self-sufficient, and increasingly elderly. Young people are leaving, in part because of the dwindling availability of farming work.

Citing this Excerpt

Oral History Interview with Raymond, Eunice, Wayne, and Charles Russell English, December 8, 1999. Interview K-0280. 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.

Full Text of the Excerpt

The full text is not available for this excerpt.