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dc.contributor.advisorHersey, Marken_US
dc.contributor.authorHarrelson, Alan
dc.contributor.otherMesser, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.otherMarshall, Anneen_US
dc.contributor.otherMarcus, Alanen_US
dc.contributor.otherBrain, Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.otherTravis, Ricken_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-19T16:02:23Z
dc.date.available2019-07-19T16:02:23Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11668/14584
dc.description.abstractTaking the lives and work of writers from the Upland South, this dissertation seeks to find out how agrarian thinkers understood the place and meaning of rural life in the twentieth century. Scholars have underscored the degree to which southern agrarians both drew upon and shaped conservative, even reactionary, intellectual currents in the region. In doing so, however, they have flattened the contours of southern agrarian ideas, leaving the mistaken impression that a single set of values defined it. This study argues that no single point of view, set of beliefs, or value system shaped agrarian thought in the South, but rather, such thinking was made up of a host of different perspectives that collectively point to the continued significance of rural life to American life. Agrarian thinking is worth studying because it reveals the significance of rural life to American identity in a way that helps us understand how ideas about rural life continued to shape the American imagination in the midst of a national decline in rural communities.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectSouthern historyen_US
dc.subjectAgrarianismen_US
dc.subjectRural Lifeen_US
dc.titleNative to the Soil: Twentieth-Century Agrarian Thought in the Upland Southen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Historyen_US
dc.publisher.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.rights.embargo7/19/2020en_US
dc.subject.degreeDoctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.subject.majorHistoryen_US


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