Fixin to Git

When the dust finally settled, I and the Fixin' to Git research team had traveled to eight of the season's events. I did not keep a running tally of the miles traveled or the dollars spent, but it was well into the thousands in both ...

Author: Jim Wright

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822385368

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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In the past twenty years, big-time stock-car racing has become America’s fastest growing spectator sport. Winston Cup races draw larger audiences—at the tracks and on television—than any other sport, and drivers like Dale Jarrett, Jeff Gordon, and Mark Martin have become cultural icons whose endorsements command millions. What accounts for NASCAR’s surging popularity? For years a “closeted” NASCAR fan, Professor Jim Wright took advantage of a sabbatical in 1999 to attend stock-car races at seven of the Winston Cup’s legendary venues: Daytona, Indianapolis, Darlington, Charlotte, Richmond, Atlanta, and Talladega. The “Fixin’ to Git Road Tour” resulted in this book—not just a travelogue of Wright’s year at the races, but a fan’s valentine to the spectacle, the pageantry, and the subculture of Winston Cup racing. Wright busts the myth that NASCAR is a Southern sport and takes on critics who claim that there’s nothing to racing but “drive fast, turn left,” revealing the skill, mental acuity, and physical stamina required by drivers and their crews. Mostly, though, he captures the experience of loyal NASCAR fans like himself, describing the drama in the grandstands—and in the bars, restaurants, parking lots, juke joints, motels, and campgrounds where race fans congregate. He conveys the rich, erotic sensory overload—the sights, the sounds, the smells, the feel—of weekends at the Winston Cup race tracks.

The Hillbilly Bible John

Now, I reckon we git it. Ye don't need nobody to tell ye nuthin' cuz ye already know ever'thang. On account a that, we reckon ye did come from God.” Jesus answered up “Well, it's 'bout time, y'all got it! But it's fixin' to git ugly.

Author: Stevie Rey


ISBN: 0615179258

Category: Religion

Page: 108

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The Hillbilly Bible is the Gospel of John written in southern dialect. It brings out new insights into the loving heart of God and the supreme sacrifice of Jesus. His heart and his humor come shining through in this wonderfully creative paraphrase.


I'm fixin ' to git back into it . Fixin ' to quit this business , son , git back into workin ' for the Lord . If I don't , I've had it . I gotta devote my life to God , git back in the ministry . That's the only way .

Author: Nick Tosches

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802135667

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

View: 594

A portrait of singer Jerry Lee Lewis details his early life, music, controversial marriage, problems and decline, endurance, and revival in popularity

Uncle Tom s Children

Yuh fixin t git us all inter trouble now! Yuh cant do nothing like tha! Yuh gotta be careful! Ef them white folks jus thought we wuz doin something like that theyd crack down on us! Wed hava riot!” “But we cant let em ride erroun n talk ...

Author: Richard Wright

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473585414

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 478

'Wright's unrelentingly bleak landscape was not merely that of the Deep South, or of Chicago, but that of the world, the human heart' James Baldwin Natural disasters, cold-blooded murders, political agitation - all haunt these dark, dramatic novellas set in an American Deep South still corrupted by its slave-owning past. But at the heart of each are the stories of the men, women and children whose resistance against oppression will come to define their lives. Originally published in 1938, Uncle Tom's Children was Richard Wright's first published work. It would establish his reputation as both a powerful storyteller and a fierce chronicler of racism, violence and oppression in America at the time.

John Henry Roark Bradford s Novel and Play

So get your bundle and get out of town, because this is no place for “I been fixin' to git around some, Cap'm,” said John Henry, “ 'cause I been hyar too long, now. I worked and den I played. And now I'm fixin' to work some more.

Author: Roark Bradford

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190451602

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Roark Bradford's 1931 novel and 1939 play dealing with the legendary folk-hero John Henry (both titled John Henry) were extremely influential in their own time, but have since then been nearly forgotten. Steven C. Tracy has united these hard-to-find works in a single critical edition that helps contextualize-and revive-both texts. An expansive introduction explores Bradford's life; recounts critical responses to his works; and surveys John Henry's pervasive influence in folk, literary, and popular culture. The volume also features a wide array of supplementary materials including a selected bibliography and discography, transcriptions of folksong texts and recordings available during the 1930s, and a chronology of the lives of both Bradford and Henry. As Tracy's introduction makes clear, such a consideration of Bradford--set in the context of writers, both black and white, drawing upon African American folklore and using dialects along with stereotypical and non-stereotypical portrayals--is long overdue. This new edition is a windfall for scholars and students of folklore and African American literature.

Slave Culture A Documentary Collection of the Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers Project 3 volumes

I never did run when I was fixin to git a whippin. I seen some of dem run, and den they tied dem up wid chains to a post, and dey got lots worse whippins dan iffin day had jist been still. Master never did whip any body lessin de needed ...

Author: Spencer R. Crew

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440800871

Category: Social Science

Page: 1124

View: 474

For the first time, the WPA Slave Narratives are organized by theme, making it easier to examine—and understand—specific aspects of slave life and culture. • Provides topically arranged access to views expressed in the slave narratives, something never done before • Offers students both contextual analysis and primary source material so they can draw their own conclusions about various aspects of slavery • Creates a personalized understanding of the challenges that accompanied enslavement • Allows various populations, such as previously enslaved women, to speak bluntly about the particular difficulties they faced under slavery


Brainerd Boggs is a fixin' to git married.” Luther gazed steady at Gray, “He wants to rent my place and being as he works fer yew, he's bound to keep up with his rent pay.” “You're talking about your place against my farm.

Author: D. Caldwell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595383874

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

View: 940

Called "Little Fera" by a Cherokee woman who was a major part of Hallie's life, this is the story of a young child in the early 1900s who grew up learning secrets of the forest and Cherokee medicines. Follow Hallie's adventures as she becomes an adult and learns that secrets-and magic-can sometimes set you free.

Lum and Abner

I could [be] jist fixin to git in like you had come down to the office to take me home. Abner: I doggies, them womin'll shore set up and take notice agin they git that pitcher. Lum: I ort to borrey Grandpappy Spearses walkin stick, ...

Author: Randal L. Hall

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 081318925X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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In the 1930s radio stations filled the airwaves with programs and musical performances about rural Americans—farmers and small-town residents struggling through the Great Depression. One of the most popular of these shows was Lum and Abner, the brainchild of Chester "Chet" Lauck and Norris "Tuffy" Goff, two young businessmen from Arkansas. Beginning in 1931 and lasting for more than two decades, the show revolved around the lives of ordinary people in the fictional community of Pine Ridge, based on the hamlet of Waters, Arkansas. The title characters, who are farmers, local officials, and the keepers of the Jot 'Em Down Store, manage to entangle themselves in a variety of hilarious dilemmas. The program's gentle humor and often complex characters had wide appeal both to rural southerners, who were accustomed to being the butt of jokes in the national media, and to urban listeners who were fascinated by descriptions of life in the American countryside. Lum and Abner was characterized by the snappy, verbal comedic dueling that became popular on radio programs of the 1930s. Using this format, Lauck and Goff allowed their characters to subvert traditional authority and to poke fun at common misconceptions about rural life. The show also featured hillbilly and other popular music, an innovation that drew a bigger audience. As a result, Arkansas experienced a boom in tourism, and southern listeners began to immerse themselves in a new national popular culture. In Lum and Abner: Rural America and the Golden Age of Radio, historian Randal L. Hall explains the history and importance of the program, its creators, and its national audience. He also presents a treasure trove of twenty-nine previously unavailable scripts from the show's earliest period, scripts that reveal much about the Great Depression, rural life, hillbilly stereotypes, and a seminal period of American radio.

Miss Mink s Soldier and Other Stories

"You fixin' to git up, Honey?" she asked hopefully. "No, I's jes collectin' ob my grave-clothes," said Gordon Lee. "Dere's a pair ob purple socks in de bottom drawer, an' a b'iled shirt in de wardrobe. But I been layin' heah steddyin' ...

Author: Alice Caldwell Hegan Rice

Publisher: Good Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 172

View: 162

"Miss Mink's Soldier and Other Stories" by Alice Caldwell Hegan Rice. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Last Chance

“They're fixin' to git,” Lloyd said, pressing his hat down tight over his blond hair. “And We're fixin' to git after 'em,” Parkhill said, speaking loudly. “Give 'em a Rebel yell, boys, and lay 'em low!” Ross gouged with his spurs as the ...

Author: Mike Blakely

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466836156

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 729

When Indians massacre an army troop, Ross Caldwell's wife fears he's among the victims. But Caldwell is on the run, pursued by bitter enemies from the Civil War. Caldwell finds refuge in the arms of the sultry madam of Last Chance Gulch. But his bloody past catches up with him. A murderous ex-soldier is on his trail, and his wife has tracked him down as well. . . At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.