"A great tribute to a great school. Martha Berry would be delighted."
—Joseph E. Dabney, James Beard Award-winning author of Smokehouse Ham, Spoon Bread, and Scuppernong Wine
"This is an interesting historical account of Berry College and the opportunities and challenges of those who follow a true visionary."
"This is a splendid and attractive work . . . told with balance and perspective. Institutional successes and short-comings are dealt with frankly, but commitment to Berry's mission by successive generations of the college community has maintained and enhanced the motto and hallmark of a Berry education. For colleges considering the preparation of their own historical volume, Berry College: A History, provides an excellent model."
—Georgia Historical Quarterly
"The story of the rise of Berry College to national prominence is candidly told in this book. For those of us educated at Berry, it is a reminder of our good fortune. And for others, it is an example of a formula that works—an education of the head, the heart and the hands."
—Jerry C. Davis, President, College of the Ozarks
"A detailed narrative of the rise and progress of an important educational institution working and serving in Appalachia . . . This book is recommended for all Appalachian regional and higher education collections."
Parts of Berry’s history have achieved legendary status--the story, for example, of how Martha Berry was inspired to start a school after visiting with poor mountain children in her log cabin. Ouida Dickey and Doyle Mathis separate myth from fact as they address Berry’s traditions, controversies, and triumphs and relate important developments at Berry to wider events in Georgia and Appalachia.
As Berry graduates and career-long members of its faculty and staff, Dickey and Mathis themselves are part of the Berry tradition. Their meticulous research draws on a rich trove of documents to reveal a story that surpasses many of the familiar and beloved tales connected to the school. Berry’s enviable standing--as a model for work-study colleges nationwide, as a place intimately tied to the cultural life of its region, as a choice recipient of philanthropy--makes this new book important to historians, scholars of higher education, and thousands of Berry students, faculty, and alumni.
Read more about Berry College at the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
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