Such as Us: Southern Voices of the Thirties

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SUCH AS US SOUTHERN VOICES of the THIRTIES

Edited by Tom E. Terrill Jerrold Hirsch

Do you reckon that folks sure enough want to read about such as us?

--Farm woman, Saluda, North Carolina, 1939

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS

Chapel Hill

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction xi
  • Notes xxv
  • Talking Is My Life 3
  • Like a Shadow That Declineth 11
  • I'se Still Traveling 'Cause I Got Faith in God 18
  • No Stick-Leg SEABOARD, NORTH CAROLINA, 1939 29
  • FARMS AND FARMERS 39
  • Horse Trader 45
  • Ain't Got No Screens 54
  • Jim Jeffcoat 58
  • The Landlord Has His Troubles 64
  • Jackson Bullitt, a Small Landlord 72
  • In Abraham's Bosom 79
  • Aaron and Mary Matthews 86
  • 'Backer Barning 94
  • Tobacco's in My Blood 99
  • Day on the Farm 103
  • Just a Plain Two-Horse Farm 108
  • TOWNS, MILLS, AND SCATTERED PLACES 117
  • From the Mountains Faring 121
  • Green Fields Far Away 128
  • A Day on Factory Hill 144
  • A Retired Mill Worker 147
  • There's Always a Judas 157
  • When a Man Believes 170
  • No Union for Me GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, 1938 OR 1939 188
  • The Rig-Builder SOMEWHERE IN OKLAHOMA, 1938 OR 1939 190
  • A Woman's Like a Dumb Animal 205
  • My WPA Man NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, 1938 OR 1939 219
  • Chimney Sweeper's Holiday 227
  • WHITE OVER BLACK: ANXIOUS TIMES . . . AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE 235
  • Yes, Lord, I'se Done Tried to Serve You Faithful 243
  • Tech 'Er Off, Charlie 254
  • Sam Sets It Down 270
  • APPENDIXES BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY 281
  • Appendixes 283
  • Bibliographical Essay 289
  • Index 297
  • Credits for Photographs 303
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