I'll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition

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Louis Decimus Rubin
LSU Press, 1977 - Southern States - 410 pages
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Review: I'll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition

User Review  - Yearning To Read - Goodreads

Ok. Wow. I was sosososo hoping to like this book. I knew I'd like the topic (Agrarian South), but would I enjoy a bunch of 30-paged essays written by authors I'd never heard of before (give or take a ... Read full review

Review: I'll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition

User Review  - Tyler Minix - Goodreads

A good read. It is interesting to see how opinions have, or haven't, changed in the past several decades. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
xi
A Statement of Principles
xxxvii
John Cruwe Ransom
1
Donald Daitdson
28
Frank Laurence Owsley
61
John Gould Fletcher
92
LyleH Lanier
122
Whither Southern Economy?
176
The Hind
201
Robert Penn Warren
246
The Life and Death of Cousin Lucius
265
Henry Blue Kline
302
Stark Young
328
Virginia Rock
361
Copyright

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Louis Decimus Rubin, Jr. was born in Charleston, South Carolina on November 19, 1923. After serving in the Army during World War II, he received a history degree the University of Richmond. He worked for The Associated Press and several newspapers including the Richmond News-Leader before receiving master's and doctoral degrees from Johns Hopkins University. In 1953, while still at Johns Hopkins University, he co-edited his first book, Southern Renascence: The Literature of the Modern South. He taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Hollins College, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a co-founder of Algonquin Books and founder of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. In 1989, he retired from the UNC faculty after 22 years to focus on Algonquin Books. He was a prolific author who wrote novels, critical studies, histories, memoirs and a guide for predicting the weather. His books include Small Craft Advisory, Babe Ruth's Ghost, A Memory of Trains, An Honorable Estate, and My Father's People. He died from kidney disease on November 16, 2013 at the age of 89.

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