James M. Gifford

Davidson’s mentorship of Stuart latest publishing in Gifford’s continuous work

JSF's CEO & Senior Editor remains very much active in 50-year career Dr. James M. Gifford, the CEO & Senior Editor of the Jesse Stuart Foundation, has an article on Donald Davidson’s mentorship of Jesse Stuart in the current issue of the Tennessee Historical [...]

40 Acres and No Mule

Janice Holt Giles (1909-79) was a prolific and successful writer of historical fiction and autobiographical non-fiction. She was born in Arkansas, the second of four children of educators John Albert Holt and Lucy Elizabeth McGraw Holt. She didn’t begin her first novel until 1946, [...]

The Trailblazing Life of Daniel Boone and How Early Americans Took to the Road

This beautiful 144-page National Geographic hardcover book was painstakingly written and illustrated by Cheryl Harness for children aged 10-14 in grades 5-9. Daniel Boone’s story is every young adventurer’s fantasy:  A childhood in Pennsylvania spent hunting on lands shared with native Americans; a coming [...]

Another World combines academic expertise with first-hand perspective on Appalachian culture

As my tribute to Women’s History Month, I present a book written by my friend—and JSF Board Member—Edwina Pendarvis, a great scholar and a great person. Edwina was born in Floyd County, Kentucky. She has lived much of her life in eastern Kentucky and [...]

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