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The Center for Women's and Gender Studies continues its "Women In" Lecture Series with a celebration of South Carolina womens' history. Dr. Melissa Walker, a history professor at Converse College, gives a talk called "All the men in the community believed that I would fail: Ruth Hatchette McBrayer's Peach Farming Odyssey." South Carolinian Ruth Hatchette McBrayer became a peach farmer in 1947 when her husband died unexpectedly, leaving her with an orchard and a mountain of debt. This lecture, based on oral history interviews with McBrayer, explores her life in farming and particularly the ways she constructs her own identity as "farmer," the way she describes her success, and the way she tells the story of rural transformation.
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Ruth Hatchette McBrayer's Peach Farming Odyssey3/18/2008 12:00:00 PM
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