A New Plantation South: Land, Labor, and Federal Favor in Twentieth-Century Arkansas

A New Plantation South: Land, Labor, and Federal Favor in Twentieth-Century Arkansas

by Jeannie M. Whayne

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Overview

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, Poinsett County planters fought to maintain their place on the land amidst tenancy, sharecropping, and the mechanization of farming.

Jeannie M. Whayne is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Arkansas and editor of the Arkansas Historical Quarterly. Her edited books include Cultural Encounters in the Early South: Indians and Europeans in Arkansas; Shadow over Sunnyside: An Arkansas Plantation in Transition, 1830-1945; and (with Willard B. Gatewood) Arkansas Delta: Land of Paradox.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813916552
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Publication date: 06/28/1996
Series: Carter G. Woodson Institute Series in Black Studies
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 6.27(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.21(d)

About the Author

Jeannie M. Whayne is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Arkansas and editor of the Arkansas Historical Quarterly. Her edited books include Cultural Encounters in the Early South: Indians and Europeans in Arkansas; Shadow over Sunnyside: An Arkansas Plantation in Transition, 1830-1945; and (with Willard B. Gatewood) Arkansas Delta: Land of Paradox.

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