Up Before Daylight: Life Histories from the Alabama Writers' Project, 1938-1939

Up Before Daylight: Life Histories from the Alabama Writers' Project, 1938-1939

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Overview

Up Before Daylight: Life Histories from the Alabama Writers' Project, 1938-1939 by James Seay Brown Jr.

These compelling accounts of hard times and hard work reveal human courage, dignity, and resilience from a generation that endured the Great Depression.

One achievement of the 1930s Federal Writers' Project was its ambitious collection of life histories based on interviews with southern workers and farmers. For Up before Daylight James Seay Brown chose 28 of the more than 100 accounts from throughout Alabama as a rich sampling—from the Tennessee Valley to the Gulf Coast and from cities as well as rural regions. First published in 1982, Up before Daylight is now available in a reprint edition containing a revised preface by the editor and a new foreword by Alabama historian Wayne Flynt.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780817300999
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Publication date: 09/28/1982
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

James Seay Brown, Jr., is Professor of History at Samford University. Wayne Flynt is Distinguished University Professor at Auburn University.

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