By Paul V. Murphy
Tracing the Agrarian culture from its origins within the Nineteen Twenties throughout the state-of-the-art, Murphy exhibits how what begun as a thorough conservative circulation ultimately turned, alternately, a critique of twentieth-century American liberalism, a safety of the Western culture and Christian humanism, and a kind of southern traditionalism--which may comprise a security of racial segregation. even if Agrarianism failed as a realistic reform move, its highbrow impression was once wide-ranging, Murphy says. This impact multiplied as Ransom, Tate, and Warren received reputations as leaders of the recent feedback. extra significantly, such "neo-Agrarians" as Richard M. Weaver and M. E. Bradford reworked Agrarianism right into a kind of social and ethical traditionalism that has had an important impression at the rising conservative flow on account that international warfare II.
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