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Labor Pains – New Deal Fictions of Race, Work, and Sex in the South - University Press of Mississippi
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Labor Pains: New Deal Fictions of Race, Work, and Sex in the South

Christin Marie Taylor


Labor Pains: New Deal Fictions of Race, Work and Sex in the South is about southern modernist fictions centered on the imagined lives of black folk workers from the 1930s to the 1960s. This period encompasses the clashes surrounding New Deal-era policy reforms and their legacies as well as a surge in Popular Front artistic expressions from the Depression, to World War II, to the Civil Rights era and following. Labor Pains sets out to show that black working-class representations of the Popular Front have not only been about the stakes of race and labor but also call upon an imagined black folk ... More

Keywords: African American, Labor, Affect, Gender, Folk, Popular Front

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781496821775
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2020 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496821775.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christin Marie Taylor, author
Shenandoah University