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By Erin Royston Battat

ISBN-10: 1469614022

ISBN-13: 9781469614021

so much scholarship at the mass migrations of African americans and southern whites in the course of and after the good melancholy treats these migrations as separate phenomena, strictly divided alongside racial traces. during this attractive interdisciplinary paintings, Erin Royston Battat argues as a substitute that we must always comprehend those Depression-era migrations as interconnected responses to the capitalist cave in and political upheavals of the early 20th century. throughout the Thirties and Nineteen Forties, Battat exhibits, writers and artists of either races created migration tales particularly to reinforce the black-white Left alliance. Defying inflexible severe different types, Battat considers a wide selection of media, together with literary classics through John Steinbeck and Ann Petry, "lost" novels by way of Sanora Babb and William Attaway, hobo novellas, photographs of migrant girls through Dorothea Lange and Elizabeth Catlett, renowned songs, and histories and ethnographies of migrant shipyard staff.

This brilliant rereading and improving of the period's literary and visible tradition expands our knowing of the migration narrative via uniting the political and aesthetic targets of the black and white literary Left and illuminating the amazing interrelationship among American populism and civil rights.

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