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Three Tenant Families: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

by Agee, James

Condition: Good +


NY: Ballantine, 1969. Book. Illus. by Evans, Walker, Photog.. Good +. Mass Market Paperback. Reprint.. 428 pp. Moderate toning of text, light edgewear, spine crease. Text clean, textblock still tight. No markings. About 60 full-page b&w photos by Evans form an unpaginated introduction to the text. A pioneering report on poverty among sharecroppers during the Great Depression in the Deep South. Fortune magazine originally commissioned the project but then rejected it, leaving it to Houghton Mifflin to publish the material in 1941. The book was mostly ignored until the 1960s, as LBJ's War on Poverty gained momentum. Size: 12mo -- 7 in.




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12mo
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