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Too Good a Town, William Allen White, Community, Rhetoric of Middle Am. EDWARD G. AGRAN

Too Good a Town, William Allen White, Community, Rhetoric of Middle Am.

EDWARD G. AGRAN

Published July 1st 1999
ISBN : 9781557285218
Paperback
239 pages
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 About the Book 

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 earlyMoreFor 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 Whites life and his extensive writings, Edward Gale Agran explores the dynamic thought of one of Americas 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.