Cotton Tenants

Cotton Tenants

Three Families

Book - 2013
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In the summer of 1936, James Agee set out with photographer Walker Evans on an assignment for Fortune magazine. Their mission was to explore the plight of sharecroppers during the Great Depression. The journey fostered an extraordinary collaboration and a watershed literary event when the resulting report was turned into a book, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, published in 1941. Agee's original dispatch, accompanied by 25 of Walker Evans' historic photos, is an unsparing record of place and of three families who worked the land at a desperate time.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, c2013
ISBN: 9781612192123
1612192122
Branch Call Number: 976.1062
Characteristics: 224 pages :,illustrations ;,20 cm
Additional Contributors: Evans, Walker 1903-1975
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okbookgirl
Nov 18, 2013

A moving portrait of three impoverished Alabama sharecropping families in the mid 1930's, by the renowned writer & photographer of "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men". A lucid indictment of an economic system that treats these hard-working and constantly struggling folks as less than human.

emily8 Sep 21, 2013

my rating says it all for this work of art. The story behind it, writer and photographer and mainly the three families as subjects. I am so much better in so many ways for having read this. Loved the vernacular of the 1930's. High recommendation...

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