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Title An American mosaic : prose and poetry by everyday folk / edited by Robert Wolf.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.

Subject Working class writings, American.
Homeless persons' writings, American.
American literature -- 20th century.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Literary collections.
Alt Name Wolf, Robert, 1944-
Description xvi, 328 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 0195132645 (cloth : alk. paper)
0195127129 (pbk.)
OCLC # 40595304
Table of Contents
 General Introduction1
 Well Seasoned / El Gilbert19
 100% Texan / El Gilbert 
 Drunk / El Gilbert 
 Winter Boy / El Gilbert 
 I'm Sorry But / El Gilbert 
 Temporary Relief / El Gilbert 
 Exempt from Death / El Gilbert 
 Wouldn't You Know It / El Gilbert 
 Frightened by Sounds of Night / Diana Schooler25
 The Night is Cool ... / Diana Schooler 
 I've Dreamed Many Dreams that Never Came True / Diana Schooler 
 Sometimes You Hurt Me Terribly / Diana Schooler 
 You've Awakened Ideas, Thoughts / Diana Schooler 
 Sad, Ashamed / Diana Schooler 
 You Ask Just What You Can Do for Me / Diana Schooler 
 Dressed in Doubt / Robert Roberg30
 The Shadow / Robert Roberg 
 Church House Blues / Robert Roberg 
 The Way up Is Down / Robert Roberg 
 Thru a Poor Man's Eyes / Robert Roberg 
 What Really Happened to Us / Rebel Yell34
 Here I Sit across the Street / Rebel Yell 
 Traveling Fever / Rebel Yell 
 Lord, Take my Weakness / Rebel Yell 
 I Watched a Rose / Joe Goller37
 When My Life Is Gone / Joe Goller 
 ??? / Joe Goller 
 Love / Joe Goller 
 Female Guard / Joe Goller 
 Phrasing / Joe Goller 
 I Hate / Joe Goller 
 The Right Road / Wayne Leonhard47
 I Am a Man / Karl Smithson55
 The Beginning of the End / Jim Mince64
 Commentary: Can We Find Our Way Home?69
 Memories / Richard Sandry89
 Threshing / Richard Sandry92
 Meals for Threshers / Clara Leppert93
 The Tornado / Francis Cole94
 Aprons / Barb Mitchell96
 The Coming of Machinery / Barb Leppert98
 The Silo / Dan Byrnes99
 Farming / Bob Leppert101
 Getting Started / Esther Welsh105
 Choices / Esther Welsh107
 Forced Auctions / Greg Welsh110
 Storm Clouds / Richard Sandry111
 Diary / David Mitchell112
 Soil / Bruce Carlson117
 The Day the Welsh Family Farm Turned Around / Bill Welsh119
 The Way Back / Greg Welsh123
 Do You Know Who Grows Your Food? / Linda Nash, Michael Nash127
 Vertical Integration in Agriculture / Don Klauke, Mary Klauke131
 Commentary: Daniel In the Lion's Den / Norman White137
 The Jeffersonian Ideal143
 Saturday Nights in Clermont / Khaki Nelson155
 Brick City Ice Cream / Doris Martin158
 Saturday Nights / Laverne Swenson159
 Burkhard Riegel / Mike Finnegan160
 Party Line / Lois Amundson161
 Moving from the City to Clermont in 1992 / Jennifer Olufsen163
 A Changing Neighborhood / Jerry Kelly165
 The Flood of 1990 / Delores Martin167
 $4.65 / Hannah Chesmore171
 College Choices / Lisa Schmidt173
 Where Do You Want to Be? / Patrick Kipp175
 Commentary: Small Town Economics179
 Communal Kitchens / Marie Calihan192
 Vignettes of a High Amana Childhood / Marietta Moershel195
 Easter / Barbara Hoehnle201
 Stardom for Oma / Lawrence Rettig203
 Carrie's Hair / Lawrence Rettig205
 Lina / Dianne Rathje206
 My Wedding: October 23, 1948 / Mary Ann Fels209
 Just Plain Goodness / Gaycia Neubauer214
 Fields and Buildings / Ray Moser218
 The Prairie Skiff / Emily Hoppe220
 Commentary: The Amanas227
 The Midnight Watch Change / Captain Jack Libbey237
 Mississippi Towboat Rides / Mary Kathleen Julian243
 Commercial Fishing / Robert Teff246
 River Towns / Lyle Ernst252
 My Mississippi Mistress / Ken Jones257
 Carthage, Boomtown / Marjorie White263
 Lucky Lacey / Chris Crawford272
 Selections from Dirt and Duty / Murray Hudson285
 Commentary: Delta History305

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