Sweet Chillen's, Aunty done had a real fun inquiry from a collich fella who has got hisself a para-academic interest in Cracker-folk. (Soon as I figger out what para-academic an' augmented reality is I'se gonna hep this chile best as I may.) He wrote:
"...putting together an on line companion to an art book based on the travel narrative written by N.H. Bishop in 1878. We are currently working on para-academic annotations of Bishop's text
(specifically Chapter 11) that will be linked to the book via augmented
reality (a smart phone application that works like quick response
As you may or may not be aware, Bishop gives a very one
dimensional, if not skewed, portrayal of both crackers and freedmen. My
specific task is to open up this part of the text and provide readers
with a more accurate portrayal of this demographic of Southern yeoman.
It would be a great honor and help if I could obtain some of your
resources and research (specifically that which is published on
As we are an undergraduate group, working in a classroom setting, the only compensation I can offer you is attribution.
But I thought all y'all might git a wee kick outa the comments at that post from 2008 (Click link in text above)--youse gonna learn a whole lot about various blogger neighbors' genealogy. Heh. Plus looky at all the fun we wuz pokin' at the world!
In February some Cracker folk ride the Florida Cracker Trail from Bradenton to Ft.Pierce--their goal is to rediscover, "Old Florida Cracker Pioneer ways of agriculture, animal husbandry, respect for the land as well as the hardships and joys of life on the original frontier. The ride serves to preserve the importance of the role of the State of Florida in the introduction of horses and cattle by the Spanish Explorers into the New World and the birth and continuance of the cattle and horse industries by its future settlers and their descendants and to support related causes."
An take a looky at this three minute railer fer a Vimeo on Cracker Folk-- Florida Crackers - Trailer 1 from Self Discovery Production Team on Vimeo.