From Tobacco Road to Route 66: The Southern Poor White in Fiction

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Description

In the early nineteenth century, the southern poor white had a reputation for comic vulgarity and absurd violence; postbellum writers saw him as a quaint peasant; the 1920s transformed him into a revolutionary proletarian. Of the literary treatments discussed, Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath emerges as a skillful compromise of documentary accuracy and political daring by reviving the tradition of degeneracy.

Originally published in 1976.

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Product Details

Price
£48.95
Publisher
The University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date
30 September 2012
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780807873298

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