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Different from That Which Is Intended for the Colored Race: Mexicans and Mexico in Jim Crow Mississippi, 1918–1939

Julie M. Weise

in CorazÓn De Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624969
eISBN:
9781469624983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624969.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Two shows that from the 1910s through the 1930s, tens of thousands of Mexicans and Mexican Americans who initially lived in Texas moved on to the rural black-white South. Of these, the ... More


“Map Maker, Troublemaker, History Maker”: The Boll Weevil Threatens the Delta

in Boll Weevil Blues: Cotton, Myth, and Power in the American South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226292878
eISBN:
9780226292854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226292854.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter addresses the anxiety of the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta about the boll weevil. The boll weevil forced planters to tighten their grip on Delta society. From the moment of its arrival in 1908 ... More


Let the World Listen Right: The Mississippi Delta Hip-Hop Story

Ali Colleen Neff

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732290
eISBN:
9781604734805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732290.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

In the Mississippi Delta, creativity, community, and a rich expressive culture persist despite widespread poverty. Over five years of extensive work in the region, the author of this book collected a ... More


Mud, Blood, and the Blues: Hurricane Katrina and the Flood waters of the African Diaspora

Anissa Janine Wardi

in Water and African American Memory: An Ecocritical Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037455
eISBN:
9780813042343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037455.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter builds on the relationship between water and trauma beginning with the Middle Passage, and specifically reads floods as an extended metaphor for African American life on the Mississippi ... More


True Blues Ain’t No New News

Ali Colleen Neff and William Ferris

in Let the World Listen Right: The Mississippi Delta Hip-Hop Story

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732290
eISBN:
9781604734805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732290.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on the relationship between blues music and freestyle hip-hop music in the Mississippi Delta. Topnotch the Villain admits to growing up on blues music and that his musical style ... More


Modern Overflow

Susan Scott Parrish

in The Flood Year 1927: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168838
eISBN:
9781400884261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168838.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 exposed the chronic and longstanding social and economic precariousness of the Delta. The flood made visible the combination of history ... More


Delta Solutions Big and Small

in Boll Weevil Blues: Cotton, Myth, and Power in the American South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226292878
eISBN:
9780226292854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226292854.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter reports the solutions of the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta to the boll weevil. The Delta and Pine Land Company (DPLC)'s fight against the boll weevil was linked to both its legacy and its ... More


“This Game Is for Life!”

Ali Colleen Neff and William Ferris

in Let the World Listen Right: The Mississippi Delta Hip-Hop Story

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732290
eISBN:
9781604734805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732290.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter discusses the hip-hop and blues scene at Red’s Juke Joint in the Mississippi Delta. It suggests that while the juke joint is made from worn materials, it was able to retain a wealth of ... More


New Blues in the Mississippi Delta

Ali Colleen Neff and William Ferris

in Let the World Listen Right: The Mississippi Delta Hip-Hop Story

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732290
eISBN:
9781604734805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732290.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on the musical style of TopNotch the Villain, a hip-hop artist from the Mississippi Delta. It explains that TopNotch’s freestyle technique reveals the rhythms of blues music, the ... More


Poetry from the Delta

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0045
Subject:
Music, Popular

The sixteen tracks on “Robert Johnson: King of the Delta Blues Singers”—some of them previously unreleased and some of them alternate takes—were conducted at several sessions between 1936–7, the only ... More


Introduction: Emergence at the Crossroads

Ali Colleen Neff and William Ferris

in Let the World Listen Right: The Mississippi Delta Hip-Hop Story

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732290
eISBN:
9781604734805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732290.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the history of hip-hop music in the Mississippi Delta. The book explores the musical life of the Mississippi Delta and ... More


Musical Mobilities

Ali Colleen Neff and William Ferris

in Let the World Listen Right: The Mississippi Delta Hip-Hop Story

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732290
eISBN:
9781604734805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732290.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on the issue of musical mobility in the Mississippi Delta. It explains that the unique cultural convergence that defines the Mississippi Delta can be traced through the town’s ... More


John Lee Hooker’s Blues

Richard M. Mizelle

in Backwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679256
eISBN:
9781452948614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Introduction discusses the many floods in the Delta counties, standardization of levees, and introduces the 1927 flood.


The Foreign Faulkner: The Mississippi Chinese in Faulkner’s South

Heidi Kim

in Invisible Subjects: Asian America in Postwar Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190456252
eISBN:
9780190456276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456252.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

William Faulkner’s imagined small county in Mississippi has grown to represent the US South and the racial turmoil of generations imbricated in the long legacy of slavery. But in the last few ... More


. The Stage of Southern History

Benjamin E. Wise

in William Alexander Percy: The Curious Life of a Mississippi Planter and Sexual Freethinker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835357
eISBN:
9781469601908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869956_wise.4
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

William Alexander Percy's Mississippi Delta in 1910 was a world of sprawling cotton plantations, a disproportionately large black population, and a political system run by white people and by ... More


Sunflower County, 1904

Chris Myers Asch

in The Senator and the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807872024
eISBN:
9781469603537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878057_asch.5
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Doddsville, which, by the standards of Sunflower County and the Mississippi Delta at the turn of the century, was a bustling hamlet. Several dozen inhabitants supported a ... More


The Undivided Road

Ali Colleen Neff and William Ferris

in Let the World Listen Right: The Mississippi Delta Hip-Hop Story

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732290
eISBN:
9781604734805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732290.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter relates the author’s experience in being arrested in Clarksdale, Mississippi for an unclear traffic offense while conducting a research on blues and hip-hop music in the Mississippi ... More


Members

Mary G. Rolinson

in Grassroots Garveyism: The Universal Negro Improvement Association in the Rural South, 1920-1927

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830925
eISBN:
9781469602257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872789_rolinson.8
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter provides an overview of the characteristics and circumstances of supporters of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in three sections of the rural South: Southwest Georgia, ... More


White Is and White Ain’t: Failed Approximation and Eruptions of Funk in Representations of the Chinese in the South

Leslie Bow

in Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791325
eISBN:
9780814739129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791325.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter looks at narratives articulating Chinese caste elevation in the Mississippi Delta within academic studies, popular culture, film, and memoir. James Loewen's The Mississippi Chinese ... More


Transition

Mary G. Rolinson

in Grassroots Garveyism: The Universal Negro Improvement Association in the Rural South, 1920-1927

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830925
eISBN:
9781469602257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872789_rolinson.10
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the Universal Negro Improvement Association's (UNIA) legacy in the context of black activism. In particular, it considers the striking contrast between UNIA and NAACP success in ... More


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