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Putting Down Roots: The Rural Church Movement and the Family Farm

Kevin M. Lowe

in Baptized with the Soil: Christian Agrarians and the Crusade for Rural America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190249458
eISBN:
9780190249472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190249458.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter provides an overview of the early growth of the Christian agrarian movement. It describes work in individual Protestant denominations, and compares Catholic agrarianism. It then ... More


Crop Liens, Freedmen, and Planters

Aaron D. Anderson

in Builders of a New South: Merchants, Capital, and the Remaking of Natchez, 1865-1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036675
eISBN:
9781621030591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036675.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the emergence of a new crop lien system and a new system of labor in the Cotton Kingdom: tenant farming and sharecropping. These forms of labor would dominate the Natchez ... More


“It Ain’t Hardly Worth the Trouble to Go on Living”: The Reaction to Abject Poverty in Erskine Caldwell

Justin Mellette

in Peculiar Whiteness: Racial Anxiety and Poor Whites in Southern Literature, 1900-1965

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781496832535
eISBN:
9781496832580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496832535.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 2 focuses on Erskine Caldwell and seeks to complicate understandings of his best-known works Tobacco Road and God's Little Acre. Though often derided for mocking the poor and using them as ... More


Sowing the Seeds and Setting the Tobacco

Ann K. Ferrell

in Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142333
eISBN:
9780813142562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142333.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter provides descriptions, based on ethnographic research, of the steps of burley tobacco production from planting the seeds through setting (or transplanting) it into the field. It includes ... More


A Beginning

Lisa Yarger

in Lovie: The Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630052
eISBN:
9781469630076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630052.003.0003
Subject:
History, Family History

This chapter presents a selective account of Lovie’s childhood. Lovie’s interest in pregnancy and birth takes root on the Beard family farm where lay midwives, known as grannies, granny women or ... More


Exodus and Jubilee

Matthew Harper

in The End of Days: African American Religion and Politics in the Age of Emancipation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629360
eISBN:
9781469629384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629360.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Black southerners expected land ownership to accompany emancipation. This chapter argues that two biblical stories, Exodus and Jubilee, shaped their expectations for land in different ways. Exodus ... More


Welcome to Burke County

Loka Ashwood

in For-Profit Democracy: Why the Government Is Losing the Trust of Rural America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300215359
eISBN:
9780300235142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215359.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter describes the outcome of for-profit's rule in Burke County, Georgia. Burke County is what the US Department of Agriculture calls a persistent-poverty county, meaning that for the past ... More


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