Cotton Tenants

Cotton Tenants

Three Families

Book - 2013
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On assignment for Fortune magazine in 1936, Agee and Evans set out to explore the plight of sharecroppers during the Great Depression. Published for the first time, Agee's original dispatch (accompanied by 25 of Evans' historic photographs) is an unsparing record of three families at a desperate time.
Contents: Business
Shelter
Food
Clothing
Work
Picking season
Education
Leisure
Health
Appendix 1. On Negroes
Appendix 2. Landowners
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, c2013
Branch Call Number: 976.143062 A
Characteristics: 224 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
ISBN: 9781612192123
1612192122

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okbookgirl
Nov 18, 2013

A moving portrait of three impoverished Alabama sharecropping families in the mid 1930's, by the renowned writer & photographer of "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men". A lucid indictment of an economic system that treats these hard-working and constantly struggling folks as less than human.

emily8 Sep 21, 2013

my rating says it all for this work of art. The story behind it, writer and photographer and mainly the three families as subjects. I am so much better in so many ways for having read this. Loved the vernacular of the 1930's. High recommendation...

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