The poignant, real-life multigenerational saga of what happened to three white sharecropper familes in the Depression South, their children and their children's children in the years after they became a symbol of all that was once wrong with the South. Illustrated.
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When he isn’t crossing the country talking to the people who live here, former newspaper reporter DALE MAHARIDGE has been a visiting professor of journalism at Columbia University and Stanford. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 1987–88. He lives in Northern California. MICHAEL WILLIAMSON is a photographer for the Washington Post who, in addition to the Pulitzer Prize he shares with Maharidge, won a second Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the war in Kosovo. His other honors include the World Press Photo and Nikon World Understanding Through Photography awards.From Library Journal:
The collaborative effort of photographer Walker Evans and writer James Agee, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, portrayed the lives of three sharecropper families in the South during the Depression, giving witness to the tyranny of the tenant farming system that enslaved some nine million tenants in 1936. Their book was at once poetic, scathing, compelling, and tragic. Fifty years later, Maharidge and Williamson have revisited, photographed, and interviewed the surviving members and descendants of the Gudger, Ricketts, and Woods families shown in that book. There are so many lives in this saga that it is difficult to keep everyone straight, and the many stories of hardship caused by cotton and the struggle to leave it behind feel less like document than fiction. A fascinating work, nonetheless.
- Ann Copeland, Drew Univ. Lib., Madison, N.J.
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Book Description Pantheon, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0679728783
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Book Description Pantheon, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110679728783
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