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Down Home: Camden, Alabama (A Prairie House Book) Adelman, Bob

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ISBN 10: 0070003505 / ISBN 13: 9780070003507
Condition: Collectible; Good Hardcover
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SIGNED 1st Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1972. Hardcover in dust jacket. Oblong boards bound in off-white cloth. INSCRIBED BY ADELMAN TO COLLABORATER ANDY NORMAN. Boards toned at top edge, protected jacket a bit soiled, minor foxing to a few pages, else very good overall condition. NOT EX-LIBRARY. (pc). Bookseller Inventory # 00-3GGH-0FD6

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Title: Down Home: Camden, Alabama (A Prairie House ...

Binding: Jan 01, 1972

Book Condition:Collectible; Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Foreword by photographer Bob Adelman: "Down Home is a social portrait of rural Wilcox County, and particularly its county seat, Camden, which is 40 miles south of Selma and 70 miles southwest of Montgomery in the heart of black-belt Alabama. The photographs were taken over a five year period. The text is in the residents' own words. As I photographed the people in the book, I tried to render them as vividly and precisely as possible. Now they seem like characters caught in a dream -- part pleasurable fantasy of revered traditions, ante-bellum homes and plantations; and part the nightmare of racism and poverty (in 1960, Wilcox was one of the ten poorest counties in the nation). At the insistence of the machine and demands for equality, the dream begins to dissolve."

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