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Ain't Got No Home: America's Great Migrations and the Making of an Interracial Left

Erin Royston Battat devotes an entire chapter to Sanora Babb and her novel Whose Names Are Unknown. She writes: Babb’s subject matter was close to her heart; she wrote about rural people in her native region of the high plains. "These were the people I knew all my life, [Babb] wrote . . . I knew them and lived with them through the hard pioneering days of breaking new land, of more prosperous days, of the early depression years.” Within the chapter Battat addresses populism, regionalism, and gender in Babb’s novel and her vision of interracial unionism.