Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. 5 3/4 X 8 3/4 Inches. 211 PP. Very Good / Very Good. Item #6343
First printing of this overlooked classic of the agrarian movement in America and especially the South in the early 20th Century. The famous "Agrarian" poets including John Crow Ransome and Robert Penn Warren had written their literary support of the agrarian movement just five years prior to this publication with "I'll Take My Stand." Cauley, capitalizing on the sentiment coming from these leading Southern poets and statesmen, threw his hat in the ring to prove the case that agrarianism is a viable and important way of life with a bit of math behind the appeal.