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Reading southern poverty between the wars, 1918-1939

Author: Richard Godden; Martin Crawford
Publisher: Athens, Georgia : University of Georgia Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Features twelve essays on southern indigence between the World Wars, which share a conviction that poverty is not just a dilemma of the marketplace but also a cultural and political construction.  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Godden; Martin Crawford
ISBN: 0820327085 9780820327082
OCLC Number: 760439811
Description: xvi, 247 p. : il., fot. byn ; 24 cm
Contents: Three agrarianisms and the idea of a South without poverty / Ted Ownby --
Dissonant encounters : FSA photographers and the southern underclass, 1935-1943 / Stuart Kidd --
Not readily visualized by industrial workers and urban dwellers : published images of rural women from the FSA collection, 1935-1937 / Siobhan Davis --
Murder, "convict flogging affairs," and debt peonage: the roaring twenties in the American South / Vivien M.L. Miller --
"Ain't worth a damn for nothin'" : the New Deal and child labor in southern textiles / Clive Webb --
From Memphis to Bandung : the political uses of hunger in Richard Wright's Black boy / Andrew Warnes --
"All manner of defeated, shiftless, shifty, pathetic, and interesting good people" : autobiographical encounters with southern poverty / John C. Inscoe --
Creating "Nate Shaw" : the making and remaking of All God's dangers / James C. Giesen --
A southern writer and class war in the mountains : Grace Lumpkin's To make my bread / Richard Gray --
Rural poverty and the heroics of farming : Elizabeth Madox Roberts's The time of man and Ellen Glasgow's Barren ground / Peter Nicolaisen --
Trashing modernism : Erskine Caldwell on the southern poor / John T. Matthews --
Marginalization and mobility : segregation and the representation of southern poor whites / Robert H. Brinkmeyer Jr.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Godden and Martin Crawford.
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Reading Southern Poverty is an excellent guide to understanding southern history and culture.--McCormick Messenger This volume of insightful essays . . . [is] recommended.--Choice Strong collection Read more...

 
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