From the book jacket: “David English ‘Daddy’ Camak was born on a cotton farm near Winnsboro, SC, on July 26, 1880. He is a product of hard work, Christian home training, old-fashioned evangelistic preaching, and one-room short-term schooling. He cobbled shoes at Wofford College and graduated, 1903, with the AB degree. In 1919 Wofford gave him the honorary degree of DD. As a lad he was serious and meditative. One day he knelt on a sandbar in a gully in the pines and gave his life to God. This book is the record of what God did with that life. It is full of heart-warming stories of young men and women who worked in the cotton mills and prayed for a chance to ‘be somebody in God’s world.’ They found it in Camak’s school, working one week and studying the next. This volume is also an important social document, telling in vivid pictures something of the painful changing of the pattern of life for hundreds of thousands of needy people–mainly southern highlanders who came down to the cotton mills where their large families could ear the necessities of life.” – Kenneth D. Coats, Wofford College


Human Gold from Southern Hills