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Poor whites in recent southern fiction

Robertson, Sarah



Poor white characters have appeared throughout southern fiction in a number of guises. This article examines the ways in which contemporary depictions of poor whites challenge earlier one-dimensional accounts of this economically disenfranchised group. Central to the discussion is a consideration of the changing nature of southern studies to a reconsideration of poor whites.


Robertson, S. (2012). Poor whites in recent southern fiction. Literature Compass, 9(10), 631-641.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 1, 2012
Journal Literature Compass
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 9
Issue 10
Pages 631-641
Keywords poor, whites, southern fiction
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