Margaret Jarman Hagood was a leading sociologist of the Depression South. In 1937 she visited 254 tenant houses in Georgia, Alabama, and the Carolina Piedmont, talking with southern mothers. Mothers of the South records not only the results of her work but the voices, attitudes, and expectations of the people she interviewed. Hagood's work is invaluable for its insigh into the lost world of tenant farmers. It serves as a window into the life experiences, agricultural practices, social organization, and values of tenant families.The general condition of repair was truly good in only a very few cases. Where porches were present, the most noticeable defects were almost universally rotting or broken porch steps and floors. ... out from unused upper stories, broken window panes, torn screens, holes in floors, a door which fell to pieces when opened.
|Title||:||Mothers of the South; Portraiture of the White Tenant Farm Woman|
|Author||:||Margaret Jarman Hagood|