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The Changing South

The lingering effects of slavery, the Civil War, and rural strife provide a complex background in this series of Pulitzer-winning novels set in the American South.

Books in this Series

  • Alice Walker, The Color Purple
  • James Agee, A Death in the Family
  • John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces
  • Edward P. Jones, The Known World

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