Poor but Proud: Alabama's Poor Whites / Edition 2

Poor but Proud: Alabama's Poor Whites / Edition 2

by Wayne Flynt
     
 

This meticulous reconstruction of the lives of poor whites in the heart of Dixie is a model study inviting new respect for a people who have suffered from widespread and continuing stereotyping.

1991 James F. Sulzby Book Award, sponsored by Alabama Historical Association
1991 Alabama Library Author Award, sponsored

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Overview

This meticulous reconstruction of the lives of poor whites in the heart of Dixie is a model study inviting new respect for a people who have suffered from widespread and continuing stereotyping.

1991 James F. Sulzby Book Award, sponsored by Alabama Historical Association
1991 Alabama Library Author Award, sponsored by Alabama Library Association
1990 Lillian Smith Book Award, sponsored by Southern Regional Council
1989 Choice Outstanding Academic Book, sponsored by Choice Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817311506
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
1
Pages:
488
Sales rank:
900,190
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1Origins
Ch. 1"Unknown and Forgotten Ancestors"3
Ch. 2"A Poor Man's Fight"36
Pt. 2Occupations
Ch. 3"Looking for Something Better": Albama's Farm Tenants59
Ch. 4"A Sight to Gratify Any Philanthropist": Alabama's Textile Workers92
Ch. 5"Dark as a Dungeon, Damp as a Dew": Alabama's Coal Miners113
Ch. 6"A Man That's Lumbering as Long as Me Knows a Few Things": Alabama's Timber Workers146
Ch. 7"Barefoot Man at the Gate": Iron Workers and Appalachian Farmers157
Pt. 3Society, Culture, and Politics
Ch. 8"We Ain't Low-Down": Poor White Society173
Ch. 9"Out of the Dust": Poor Folks' Culture211
Ch. 10"The Fight Is Not Social": The Politics of Poverty243
Pt. 4Disruption and Integration
Ch. 11"We Didn't Know the Difference": The Great Depression281
Ch. 12"The Poor You Have with You Always": The Enduring Legacy333
App. 1White Tenancy in Ten Selected Alabama Counties in 1880367
App. 21897 Populist Voting Patterns and Agricultural Indigence in 1880378
Notes380
Bibliography428
Index453

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