All Over but the Shoutin’ Essay Topics

Rick Bragg

All Over but the Shoutin’

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All Over but the Shoutin’ Essay Topics

  1. Bragg maintains that poverty was much the same in his locality for whites and blacks. Do you agree or disagree with this proposition?
  2. The working poor in today’s economy may well earn less than $16,000 a year on the minimum wage. Has anything changed for the lower classes in the fifty years since Bragg was a child?
  1. Bragg is mostly self-educated and he succeeds professionally without a college degree. Would it be possible to earn a decent living in today’s economy without a higher education?
  1. Bragg’s mother received welfare payments that were not sufficient to support her and her children. In what ways is the social safety net for single mothers better or worse now?
  1. Bragg describes a very macho culture of drinking, fighting, and racing. To what extent is this stereotypical depiction of the Southern male accurate or…
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