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Cotton tenants : three families / James Agee ; [photographs by] Walker Evans ; edited by John Summers ; preface by Adam Haslett.

(Author). Evans, Walker, 1903-1975 (Added Author). Summers, John, 1971- (Added Author).
  • ISBN: 9781612192123 :
  • ISBN: 1612192122
  • Description: 224 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Melville House,

Available copies

Current holds

1 current hold with 8 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult New Books New 976.106/Agee (Text to phone) Checked out 05/05/2014
Beverly Farms Adult Nonfiction HN 79 .A4 A535 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Beverly Main NEW HN 79 .A4 A535 2013 (Text to phone) Checked out 05/03/2014
Marblehead Adult New Nonfiction NEW 976.1 AGEE 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction HN 79 .A4 A535 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Phillips OWHL 2nd floor open shelves - Andover Authors 976.143 AG3C (Text to phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 976.1062/AGEE (Text to phone) Available -
Swampscott Lower Level 976.1 Ag (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Contents Note: Business -- Shelter -- Food -- Clothing -- Work -- Picking season -- Education -- Leisure -- Health -- Appendix 1. On Negroes -- Appendix 2. Landowners.
Summary: On assignment for "Fortune" magazine in 1936, Agee and Evans set out to explore the plight of sharecroppers during the Great Depression. Published for the first time, Agee's original dispatch (accompanied by 25 of Evans' historic photographs) is an unsparing record of three families at a desperate time.
Subject: Agee, James, 1909-1955 > Travel > Alabama.
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975 > Travel > Alabama.
Cotton farmers > Alabama > History > 20th century.
Tenant farmers > Alabama > Hale County > Social conditions.
Farm tenancy > Alabama > History > 20th century.
Cotton farmers > Alabama > Hale County > Social conditions.
Hale County (Ala.) > Rural conditions.
Alabama > Rural conditions.