Up before daylight: life histories from the Alabama Writers' Project, 1938-1939

Book Cover
University of Alabama Press,
Pub. Date:

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.

Also in This Series
More Details
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Like This
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 3b365780-4f55-864b-e7fb-9c62772b76b7
Grouping Title up before daylight life histories from the alabama writers project 1938 1939
Grouping Author james seay brown jr
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-10 01:06:21AM
Last Indexed 2019-02-21 04:13:06AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Brown, James Seay, 1944-
author2-role Alabama Writers' Project., Brown, James Seay,1944-
available_at_western Western Colorado University
collection_western General
detailed_location_western WCU Book Stacks
format_category_western Books
format_western Book
id 3b365780-4f55-864b-e7fb-9c62772b76b7
isbn 9780817300920, 9780817300999
item_details ils:.b10462399|.i40338289|WCU Book Stacks|F326.U65|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||wsst||
itype_western Book
last_indexed 2019-02-21T11:13:06.778Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_western F326.U65
owning_library_western Western Colorado University
owning_location_western Western Colorado University
primary_isbn 9780817300999
publishDate 1982
record_details ils:.b10462399|Book|Books||English|University of Alabama Press,|[1982]|x, 261 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b10462399 .i40338289 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 71, 72, 73, 74, 75
subject_facet Alabama -- Biography, Alabama -- Social conditions, Alabama -- Social life and customs, Biographies, Oral history
title_display Up before daylight : life histories from the Alabama Writers' Project, 1938-1939
title_full Up before daylight : life histories from the Alabama Writers' Project, 1938-1939 / edited by James Seay Brown, Jr.
title_short Up before daylight :
title_sub life histories from the Alabama Writers' Project, 1938-1939
topic_facet Oral history, Social conditions, Social life and customs