The Resource A new plantation south : land, labor, and federal favor in twentieth-century Arkansas, Jeannie M. Whayne

A new plantation south : land, labor, and federal favor in twentieth-century Arkansas, Jeannie M. Whayne

Label
A new plantation south : land, labor, and federal favor in twentieth-century Arkansas
Title
A new plantation south
Title remainder
land, labor, and federal favor in twentieth-century Arkansas
Statement of responsibility
Jeannie M. Whayne
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In A New Plantation South, Jeannie M. Whayne traces the emergence of a transformed southern plantation system in the Arkansas delta decades after the end of the Civil War. By manipulating laws and federal and state agencies to gain control over land policy, labor recruitment, and financing, Poinsett County planters were able to create a plantation system in the Arkansas delta. The consequences for landless farmers were dire: they came into the malarial swamps hoping for land ownership but found themselves trapped in the tenancy and sharecropping system by the crop lien and commissary. When chemicals and mechanization made these farmers obsolete, they abandoned their dreams and migrated to the cities. Although they were exploited by tenancy and sharecropping, Whayne shows how these farmers fought, albeit unsuccessfully, to maintain their place on the soil."--BOOK JACKET. "Whayne also offers an analysis of the forces at work on the local level. She suggests that concerted opposition to modernization existed even before New Deal programs gave power to the planters in the 1930s. She also demonstrates that the Arkansas delta experienced many of the same conflicts based on social class and racial caste that were evident in former slaveholding areas. Her research suggests that scholars may need to revise the prominence given to the heritage of slavery as a determining influence of local trends in the post-Civil War South."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Whayne, Jeannie M
Dewey number
338.1/09767
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD1471.U52
LC item number
A887 1996
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HD1471.U52A887
NAL item number
1996
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Whayne, Jeannie M
Series statement
Carter G. Woodson Institute series in Black studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plantations
  • Agricultural laborers
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Arkansas
Target audience
adult
Label
A new plantation south : land, labor, and federal favor in twentieth-century Arkansas, Jeannie M. Whayne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-306) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Different Roads to Development
  • 6.
  • Delta Blues
  • 7.
  • The New Deal and the Old Plantation
  • 8.
  • Meeting on the "Turn Row"
  • 9.
  • No Way for a Man to Live
  • 1.
  • Appendix: Quantitative Methods
  • "A Wild and Sickly Country"
  • 2.
  • From Railroad Camp to Plantation Town
  • 3.
  • Laboring in the "American Congo"
  • 4.
  • Sunk Lands and Lost Hopes
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 324 p.
Isbn
9780813916552
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95042606
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • OCM33403698
  • CARL033403698
Label
A new plantation south : land, labor, and federal favor in twentieth-century Arkansas, Jeannie M. Whayne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-306) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Different Roads to Development
  • 6.
  • Delta Blues
  • 7.
  • The New Deal and the Old Plantation
  • 8.
  • Meeting on the "Turn Row"
  • 9.
  • No Way for a Man to Live
  • 1.
  • Appendix: Quantitative Methods
  • "A Wild and Sickly Country"
  • 2.
  • From Railroad Camp to Plantation Town
  • 3.
  • Laboring in the "American Congo"
  • 4.
  • Sunk Lands and Lost Hopes
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 324 p.
Isbn
9780813916552
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95042606
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • OCM33403698
  • CARL033403698

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