Margaret Jarman Hagood's Mothers of the South as Sociological Documentary

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Title: Margaret Jarman Hagood's Mothers of the South as Sociological Documentary
Author: Roebuck, Daire Elizabeth
Advisors: Dr. Pamela Tyler, Committee Chair
Dr. Walter Jackson, Committee Member
Dr. David Zonderman, Committee Member
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to discuss why and how Margaret Jarman Hagood's 1939 monograph, Mothers of the South: Portraiture of the White Tenant Farm Woman, was a unique contribution to the sociological and documentary study of the rural white woman in the South during the Great Depression. Hagood's work represents a lasting document of how these women experienced the poverty of the South during the 1930s. Mothers of the South is also part of a larger intellectual and aesthetic movement during the period known as documentary. Her work is compared and contrasted with a selection of its predecessors along with how her work was unique in its focus on rural white mothers.
Date: 2004-05-20
Degree: MA
Discipline: History
URI: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/1001


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