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Red Dirt: Growing Up Okie

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A classic in contemporary Oklahoma literature, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortizs Red Dirt unearths the joys and ordeals of growing up poor during the 1940s and 1950s. In this exquisite rendering of her childhood in rural Oklahoma, from the Dust Bowl days to the end of the Eisenhower era, the author bears witness to a family and community that still cling to the dream of America as a republic of landowners.

 

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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is Professor of Ethnic Studies and Women's Studies at California State University, East Bay. She is the author of Blood on the Border: A Memoir of the Contra War, Roots of Resistance: Land Tenure in New Mexico, 1680-1980, and Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years, 1960-1975.

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ISBN:
9780806137759
Author:
Dunbar-ortiz, Roxanne
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Foreword by:
Davis, Mike
Foreword:
Davis, Mike
Author:
Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne
Author:
Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne
Author:
Davis, Mike
Subject:
Women
Subject:
College teachers
Subject:
Regional Subjects - Midwest
Subject:
Rural poor
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Oklahoma
Subject:
Oklahoma Social life and customs.
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 bandw illus.
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 0.5 in 0.62 lb

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