Too Good a Town: William Allen White, Community, and the Emerging Rhetoric of Middle America (Paperback)Edward Gale Agran (author)
Paperback 239 Pages / Published: 30/07/1999
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For Fifty Years, William Allen White, first as a reporter and later as the long-time editor of the Emporia Gazette, wrote of his small town and its Mid-American values. By tailoring his writing to the emerging urban middle class of the early twentieth century, he won his "gospel of Emporia" a nationwide audience and left a lasting impact on the way America defines itself. Investigating White's life and his extensive writings, Edward Gale Agran explores the dynamic thought of one of America's best-read and most-respected social commentators. Agran shows clearly how White honed his style and transformed the myth of conquering the western frontier into what became the twentieth-century ideal of community building.
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Number of pages: 239
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 21 mm
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