And Their Children after Them: The Legacy of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

And Their Children after Them: The Legacy of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

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by Dale Maharidge, Michael Williamson
     
 

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In 1936, writer James Agee and photographer Walker Evans lived with three tenant farming families from Hobe's Hill, Alabama, to chronicle the decline of the cotton economy in the rural South and its effects on the people who lived there. Their classic study, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, was continued in the 1980s by writer Maharidge and photographer Williamson, who… See more details below

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In 1936, writer James Agee and photographer Walker Evans lived with three tenant farming families from Hobe's Hill, Alabama, to chronicle the decline of the cotton economy in the rural South and its effects on the people who lived there. Their classic study, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, was continued in the 1980s by writer Maharidge and photographer Williamson, who spent three years with the descendents of the families of the original study. Their book, which won the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction in 1990, delves deeply into the stories of the cotton farmers and the socio-economic history of their crop. This paperback edition contains an 80-page section of high- quality photos. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13:
9780679728788
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/10/1990
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.03(d)

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