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The Resource 900 in the shade, Clarence Cason ; illustrated by J. Edward Rice ; introduction by Bailey Thompson

900 in the shade, Clarence Cason ; illustrated by J. Edward Rice ; introduction by Bailey Thompson

Label
900 in the shade
Title
900 in the shade
Statement of responsibility
Clarence Cason ; illustrated by J. Edward Rice ; introduction by Bailey Thompson
Title variation
  • Ninety degrees in the shade
  • 90 degrees in the shade
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Clarence Cason belonged to that restless generation of southern intellectuals who, between the world wars, questioned the South's stubborn traditionalism even as they tried to explain and defend its distinctiveness. From his professorial perch at The University of Alabama, Cason wrote polished essays for leading national publications while contributing weekly editorials for newspaper readers. In 90[degree] in the Shade, written in 1935, Cason declared that climate and the relaxation afforded by field and stream had given southerners excellent reasons for their notoriously slow pace of life. Still, he wrote, "there is much work that ought to de done below the Potomac." Cason captured the pathos of race relations and other persistent problems of the Deep South. Just days before the book's publication, however, he shot himself in his campus office. He left no explanation, but apparently he feared angry reaction from fellow southerners to his mild criticisms and gentle suggestions for change." "This edition of Cason's classic allows yet another generation the enjoyment of his perceptive writing, not so much for any remedy he proposed but rather for the open-minded and loving way in which he addressed the region's tragic experience."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1896-1935
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Cason, Clarence
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • African Americans
Label
900 in the shade, Clarence Cason ; illustrated by J. Edward Rice ; introduction by Bailey Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Reprint, with a new introduction, of edition originally published by The University of North Carolina Press, 1935
Contents
  • Introduction/
  • Bailey Thomson
  • Foreword
  • I.
  • It Never Snows.
  • p. 3
  • II.
  • Shadows of the Plantation.
  • p. 16
  • III.
  • Garlands of Straw.
  • p. 38
  • IV.
  • Pulpit and Pew.
  • p. 54
  • V.
  • Politics as a Major Sport.
  • p. 72
  • VI.
  • Fascism: Southern Style.
  • p. 90
  • VII.
  • Black Figures in the Sun.
  • p. 108
  • VIII.
  • Machine's Last Frontier.
  • p. 132
  • IX.
  • Are Not All Monsters.
  • p. 150
  • X.
  • Philosopher's Stone.
  • p. 171
Control code
ocm45634517
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 186 p.
Isbn
9780817311070
Lccn
00054481
Other physical details
ill., ports
Label
900 in the shade, Clarence Cason ; illustrated by J. Edward Rice ; introduction by Bailey Thompson
Publication
Note
Reprint, with a new introduction, of edition originally published by The University of North Carolina Press, 1935
Contents
  • Introduction/
  • Bailey Thomson
  • Foreword
  • I.
  • It Never Snows.
  • p. 3
  • II.
  • Shadows of the Plantation.
  • p. 16
  • III.
  • Garlands of Straw.
  • p. 38
  • IV.
  • Pulpit and Pew.
  • p. 54
  • V.
  • Politics as a Major Sport.
  • p. 72
  • VI.
  • Fascism: Southern Style.
  • p. 90
  • VII.
  • Black Figures in the Sun.
  • p. 108
  • VIII.
  • Machine's Last Frontier.
  • p. 132
  • IX.
  • Are Not All Monsters.
  • p. 150
  • X.
  • Philosopher's Stone.
  • p. 171
Control code
ocm45634517
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 186 p.
Isbn
9780817311070
Lccn
00054481
Other physical details
ill., ports

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