English Language and Literature ETDs

Publication Date

6-18-1946

Abstract

There is an immediate cause for discussing the realistic village. At the present time the small town is depleted of all its youth. Those who are not in the various branches of the armed forces have gone into defense work or are filling posts left vacant by those who have done so. The village is deserted or is a refuge for the old and for the very young. The lay reader is bombarded with articles concerning this shift of population, the housing problem it has created, the moral degradation it has caused, and the serious shortage of agrarian labor that has resulted from the rural population migrating to urban centers.

Degree Name

English

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

English

First Committee Member (Chair)

Dane L. Smith

Second Committee Member

T. M. Pearce

Third Committee Member

C.V. Wicker

Fourth Committee Member

Mamie Janquist Miller

Language

English

Document Type

Thesis

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