DARE Interview : Somerset, Pennsylvania; Primary Informant PA209

  • 1969
  • Informant Data:
  • PA209: White; male; age: 40 (middle-aged); education: high school; community type: village
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: PA209 (3:07)
  • Full Interview 1 (Tape 1442-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:25 Arthur the Rat
  • 03:40 U.S. Civil War—what interests Informant, misconceptions taught in high school, great generals, Informant’s favorite battle
  • 08:35 Description of Battle of Gettysburg—reasons Lee lost the battle
  • 14:35 Partnership between General Lee and Stonewall Jackson
  • 19:20 Informant is planning to move to Colorado—reasons why
  • 23:05 Opinion about Vietnam War, opinion about President Nixon, opinion about the space program, opinion about protests on college campuses
  • 30:55 Community description
  • 32:20 Tape end
  • Full Interview 2 (Tape 1442-S2).
  • Content:
  • 00:05 Community description—local industry
  • 04:35 Local attitudes during the U.S. Civil War
  • 06:15 Reason U.S. Civil War was fought—states' rights
  • 07:20 Media distortion in politics and history
  • 10:30 Political opinion
  • 12:40 Tape end
  1. Arthur the rat

  2. Full interview 1

  3. Full interview 2

Details

Fieldworker
Sloan, Timothy
Date
  • 1969
Publisher
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
Language
  • English
Collection
Subjects
For Staff