Too Good a Town: William Allen White, Community, and the Emerging Rhetoric of Middle America

Too Good a Town: William Allen White, Community, and the Emerging Rhetoric of Middle America

By: Edward Gale Agran (author)Hardback

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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.

About Author

Edward Gale Agran teaches history at Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio. Portions of "Too Good a Town" have appeared in Kansas History and Mid-America.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781557285201
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 239
  • ID: 9781557285201
  • ISBN10: 1557285209

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