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I'll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition / Edition 75

I'll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition / Edition 75

by Susan V. DonaldsonSusan V. Donaldson


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First published in 1930, the essays in this manifesto constitute one of the outstanding cultural documents in the history of the South. In it, twelve southerners-Donald Davidson, John Gould Fletcher, Henry Blue Kline, Lyle H. Lanier, Stark Young, Allen Tate, Andrew Nelson Lytle, Herman Clarence Nixon, Frank Lawrence Owsley, John Crowe Ransom, John Donald Wade, and Robert Penn Warren-defended individualism against the trend of baseless conformity in an increasingly mechanized and dehumanized society. In her new introduction, Susan V. Donaldson shows that the Southern Agrarians might have ultimately failed in their efforts to revive the South they saw as traditional, stable, and unified, but they nonetheless sparked debates and quarrels about history, literature, race, gender, and regional identity that are still being waged today over Confederate flags, monuments, slavery, and public memory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807132081
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication date: 11/01/2006
Series: Library of Southern Civilization
Edition description: 75th Anniversary Edition
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 253,016
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Susan V. Donaldson is National Endowment for the Humanities Professor of English at the College of William and Mary. She is the author of Competing Voices: The American Novel, 1865—1914, selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Book, and coeditor of Haunted Bodies: Gender and Southern Texts.

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