Up Before Daylight: Life Histories from the Alabama Writers' Project, 1938-1939

By: James S. Brown

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These compelling accounts of hard times and hard work reveal human courage, dignity, and resilience from a generation that endured the Great Depression.

One achievement of the 1930s Federal Writers' Project was its ambitious collection of life histories based on interviews with southern workers and farmers. For "Up before Daylight" James Seay Brown chose 28 of the more than 100 accounts from throughout Alabama as a rich sampling--from the Tennessee Valley to the Gulf Coast and from cities as well as rural regions. First published in 1982, "Up before Daylight" is now available in a reprint edition containing a revised preface by the editor and a new foreword by Alabama historian Wayne Flynt.


Title: Up Before Daylight: Life Histories from the Alabama Writers' Project, 1938-1939

Author: James S. Brown

Categories: Alabama,

Publisher: University of Alabama Press: 1982

ISBN Number: 0-8173-0099-6

ISBN Number 13: 9780817300999

Binding: Paperback

Book Details: 280 pages, University of Alabama Press

Seller ID: 300996

Description: These compelling accounts of hard times and hard work reveal human courage, dignity, and resilience from a generation that endured the Great Depression.

One achievement of the 1930s Federal Writers' Project was its ambitious collection of life histories based on interviews with southern workers and farmers. For Up before Daylight James Seay Brown chose 28 of the more than 100 accounts from throughout Alabama as a rich sampling--from the Tennessee Valley to the Gulf Coast and from cities as well as rural regions. First published in 1982, Up before Daylight is now available in a reprint edition containing a revised preface by the editor and a new foreword by Alabama historian Wayne Flynt.

About Author
James Seay Brown, Jr., is Professor of History at Samford University. Wayne Flynt is Distinguished University Professor at Auburn University.

Reviews
A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book for 1983-1984

"A much needed slice of life from the past, it is peoples' history--our history. Suitable for libraries of all types."—CHOICE

"These 28 stories effectively capture so much about the speech, experiences, world views, and aspirations of their subjects that they leave us with a profound appreciation of the individuals whose words we read and of the harsh realities they faced."—Humanities in the South
280 pages, University of Alabama Press