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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mary Weaks-Baxter  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1962

-- Mary Weaks-Baxter on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Professor Weaks-Baxter lives in Rosco, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mary Weaks-Baxter is a Hazel Koch Professor of English at Rockford College and the president of Rockford College’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Reclaiming the American farmer :
ISBN: 0807131296. OCLC Number: 61130739

Louisiana State University Press,. .

"In this stimulating study, [author] views the Southern Renaissance, 1900-1960, from a fresh perspective. Many writers in the South began consciously to create new myths for the region at the start of the twentieth century, and these myths, [author] argues, reframed southern history and culture. Instead of being rooted in the plantation culture that had provided inspiration for nineteenth-century southern writers, the new literature was inspired by "southern folk," the common people who farmed the earth and whose values derived from Jeffersonian agrarianism and democracy."--Book jacket.