Progressivism, Suffragists and Constructions of Race: Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland's Po’ White Trash

  title={Progressivism, Suffragists and Constructions of Race: Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland's Po’ White Trash},
  author={J. Hester},
  journal={Women's Writing},
  pages={55 - 68}
  • J. Hester
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • Women's Writing
Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland's play Po’ White Trash, published in 1900, exposes complicated cultural tensions in the post-Reconstruction South, at the heart of which is the racial status of poor whites. Sutherland's play became a focal point of Elizabeth McCracken's ethnographic work, published as The Women of America (1904), which traces the principles and accomplishments of women who excelled in medicine, education, civic affairs, the arts, and homemaking. Both McCracken's and Sutherland's… Expand
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