BLOOD MEMORY: THE LEGEND OF BEANIE SHORT

BLOOD MEMORY: THE LEGEND OF BEANIE SHORT

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 1448
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Robby Henson
    1992, 56 minutes
    Purchase: $310 | Classroom Rental: $125


    Short was a poor man's Jesse James, a Confederate Army deserter who took to raiding and robbing in and around Turkey Neck Bend, just above the Tennessee border in Kentucky. His memory is alive today not because of history books--nothing was written about his exploits for over 100 years--but due to a tradition of oral history and local storytelling. Dr. William Montell, a historian, visits with local residents to determine the extent to which the legend of Beanie Short survives today and how such selective memory influences our perception of history.

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    "A quiet, beautifully done video...shows the value of oral history in preserving parts of history that never make it into history textbooks."--School Library Journal

    *** Good "...an intriguing documentary...well researched...it admirably preserves an important bit of folklore."--Video Rating Guide for Libraries