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Poor but proud : Alabama's poor whites

Author: Wayne Flynt
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1989.
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Wayne Flynt addresses the life experiences of poor whites through their occupations, society, and culture. He explores their family structure, music, religion, folklore, crafts, and politics and describes their attempts to resolve their own problems through labor unions and political movements. He reveals that many of our stereotypes about poor whites are wildly exaggerated; few were derelicts or "white trash." Even  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Flynt, Wayne, 1940-
Poor but proud.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1989
(OCoLC)648451946
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne Flynt
ISBN: 081730424X 9780817304249 0817311505 9780817311506
OCLC Number: 18380897
Awards: Lillian Smith Book Award, 1990
Description: xiii, 469 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part One : Origins --
"Unknown and forgotten ancestors" --
"A poor man's fight" --
Part Two : Occupations --
"Looking for something better" : Alabama's farm tenants --
"A sight to gratify any philanthropist" : Alabama's textile workers --
"Dark as a dungeon, damp as dew" : Alabama's coal miners --
"A man that's lumbering as long as me knows a few things" : Alabama's timber workers --
"Barefoot man at the gate" : Iron workers and Appalachian farmers --
Part Three : Society, culture and politics --
"We ain't low-down" : Poor white society --
"Out of the dust" : Poor folks' culture --
"The fight is not social" : The politics of poverty --
Part Four : Disruption and integration --
"We didn't know the difference" : The Great Depression --
"The poor you have wuth you always" : The enduring legacy --
Appendices.
Responsibility: Wayne Flynt.

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Traces the conditions faced by poor white Alabamans during the period from the Civil War to the late thirties, and discusses family structure and folk culture.  Read more...

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