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dc.contributor Brown, Joe M.
dc.contributor Martone, Michael
dc.contributor Streckfus, Peter
dc.contributor.advisor Bilwakesh, Nikhil
dc.contributor.author Chambers, F. Alexander
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-28T22:24:56Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-28T22:24:56Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000239
dc.identifier.other Chambers_alatus_0004M_10349
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/745
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This collection of historical, autobiographical, and lyric essays traces the early history and expansion west of wheat in the Americas. It also considers the meaning of vocation, through the lens of the author's relationship with his father, a former baker. Both wheat and whiteness become metaphors for, among other things, colonization and monoculture; as the basis of bread, however, wheat also creates desire, provides sustenance and, through baking, offers the possibility of fulfilling work. Although the essays are mostly personal and historical, they also consider the place of wheat in American culture and draw parallels between ideas of racial purity and agricultural monocultures.
dc.format.extent 134 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Literature, General
dc.subject.other History, United States
dc.subject.other Agriculture, General
dc.title The whiteness of the wheat
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Program in Creative Writing
etdms.degree.discipline Creative Writing
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.F.A.


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