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Womenfolks : Growing Up Down South (Reissue) (Paperback) (Shirley Abbott)

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A classic that has been in print since its first publication in 1983, Womenfolks is both a personal memoir and a meditation on the often pernicious mythologies of southern cultural history. Shirley Abbott gives us the gritty, independent women of the backwoods, the South’s true heroines, whose hardscrabble world is one of red dirt and hard work—a far cry from the hoopskirts and magnolias of southern lore. As honest, vibrant, and remarkable as the women whose stories illuminate these pages, Womenfolks draws a vivid portrait of a rural culture beset by poverty and sustained by deeply rooted traditions. In her new preface to this edition, Abbott assesses what has changed—and what may never change—about the burdens of southern history and expresses her hope that the better angels of our nature may prevail in our still-new century.
Edition: Reissue
Number of Pages: 210
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Social Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Arkansas Pr
Author: Shirley Abbott
Language: English
Street Date: January 25, 2017
TCIN: 51836031
UPC: 9781682260234
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-2439
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