I'll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition / Edition 75

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Overview

First published in 1930, the essays in this manifesto constitute one of the outstanding cultural documents in the history of the South. In it, twelve southerners-Donald Davidson, John Gould Fletcher, Henry Blue Kline, Lyle H. Lanier, Stark Young, Allen Tate, Andrew Nelson Lytle, Herman Clarence Nixon, Frank Lawrence Owsley, John Crowe Ransom, John Donald Wade, and Robert Penn Warren-defended individualism against the trend of baseless conformity in an increasingly mechanized and dehumanized society.

In her new introduction, Susan V. Donaldson shows that the Southern Agrarians might have ultimately failed in their efforts to revive the South they saw as traditional, stable, and unified, but they nonetheless sparked debates and quarrels about history, literature, race, gender, and regional identity that are still being waged today over Confederate flags, monuments, slavery, and public memory.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807132081
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Series: Library of Southern Civilization Series
  • Edition description: Anniversar
  • Edition number: 75
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 363,351
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.54 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan V. Donaldson is National Endowment for the Humanities Professor of English at the College of William and Mary. She is the author of Competing Voices: The American Novel, 1865—1914, selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Book, and coeditor of Haunted Bodies: Gender and Southern Texts.

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    A must read for every student of civics and American politics

    This book written by a powerhouse of early 20th century authors is remarkable in many aspects. The subjects of the essays still hold relevance for today and so do their solutions. Even if you disagree with the agrarian position, this is an important book to read to understand the historical development of politics in our country.

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