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Southern Agrarians By LeRoy, Jenny

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1140-1
Published: 01/10/2016
Retrieved: 12 April 2024, from


The Southern Agrarians were twelve writers from the American South who advocated a return to an agrarian-based economy throughout the 1920s and 1930s. In their 1930 collection of essays I’ll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition, John Crowe Ransom (1888–1974), Robert Penn Warren (1905–1989) and others attacked the system of modern industrial capitalism and its effect on the traditional way of Southern life.

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