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The memorialization of southern poor white men's labor in rick bragg's memoir trilogy

Robertson, Sarah

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This article explores the ways that Rick Bragg memorializes poor white men's labor across his memoir trilogy, examining the tensions that arise as he attempts to bring poor whites into the center of the southern community. I consider the neo-Agrarian strains within his work, as well as Bragg's responses to the globalization of the region. The work addresses the absences within the South's memorial landscape, and questions the extent to which Bragg's work addresses those gaps. © 2012 Cambridge University Press.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date May 1, 2013
Journal Journal of American Studies
Print ISSN 0021-8758
Electronic ISSN 1469-5154
Publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 47
Issue 2
Pages 459-474
APA6 Citation Robertson, S. (2013). The memorialization of southern poor white men's labor in rick bragg's memoir trilogy. Journal of American Studies, 47(2), 459-474. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021875812001302
DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021875812001302
Keywords Rick Bragg, memoir, southern poor white men, labor
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0021875812001302

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