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The Resource Ain't got no home : America's great migrations and the making of an interracial left, Erin Royston Battat, (electronic resource)

Ain't got no home : America's great migrations and the making of an interracial left, Erin Royston Battat, (electronic resource)

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Ain't got no home : America's great migrations and the making of an interracial left
Title
Ain't got no home
Title remainder
America's great migrations and the making of an interracial left
Statement of responsibility
Erin Royston Battat
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Most scholarship on the mass migrations of African Americans and southern whites during and after the Great Depression treats those migrations as separate phenomena, strictly divided along racial lines. In this engaging interdisciplinary work, Erin Royston Battat argues instead that we should understand these Depression-era migrations as interconnected responses to the capitalist collapse and political upheavals of the early twentieth century. During the 1930s and 1940s, Battat shows, writers and artists of both races created migration stories specifically to bolster the black-white Left alliance. Defying rigid critical categories, Battat considers a wide variety of media, including literary classics by John Steinbeck and Ann Petry, "lost" novels by Sanora Babb and William Attaway, hobo novellas, images of migrant women by Dorothea Lange and Elizabeth Catlett, popular songs, and histories and ethnographies of migrant shipyard workers. This vibrant rereading and recovering of the period's literary and visual culture expands our understanding of the migration narrative by uniting the political and aesthetic goals of the black and white literary Left and illuminating the striking interrelationship between American populism and civil rights."--
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Battat, Erin Royston
Dewey number
304.80973
LC call number
HB1965
LC item number
.B38 2014
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  • Migration, Internal
  • Migration, Internal
  • Migration, Internal, in literature
  • American literature
  • Literature and society
  • Populism
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
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Ain't got no home : America's great migrations and the making of an interracial left, Erin Royston Battat, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-223) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001133319
Dimensions
23 cm
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unknown
Extent
xv, 233 pages
Isbn
9781469614021
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013035598
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0001133319
Label
Ain't got no home : America's great migrations and the making of an interracial left, Erin Royston Battat, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-223) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001133319
Dimensions
23 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 233 pages
Isbn
9781469614021
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013035598
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001133319

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