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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Richard Lee Hoffman, November 8, 2000. Interview K-0505. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

The necessity of sacrificing the natural world for wealth

Although Hoffman says he does not want to accept the destruction of the mountain habitat of his childhood, he seems to have done just that. He espouses a relatively utilitarian viewpoint of the environmental changes in his area—people want money, and to get money they must sacrifice custom and natural beauty. He hopes for balance but is not sanguine about the chances of finding it.

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Oral History Interview with Richard Lee Hoffman, November 8, 2000. Interview K-0505. 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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