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The Politics of Producerism

Catherine McNicol Stock

in Rural Radicals: Righteous Rage in the American Grain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501714030
eISBN:
9781501714047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714030.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Since colonial times, farmers and other rural men and women have organized to protect their livelihoods and communities from the powerful interests of centralized governments, big banks, and large ... More


After Redemption: Jim Crow and the Transformation of African American Religion in the Delta, 1875-1915

John M. Giggie

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195304039
eISBN:
9780199866885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304039.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

This book explores religious transformation in the lives of ex-slaves and their descendants living in the Arkansas and Mississippi Delta between the end of Reconstruction and the start of the Great ... More


Tenants Are Able to Hold Their Heads a Little Higher: Memphis, Tennessee

Jennifer Ritterhouse

in Discovering the South: One Man's Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630946
eISBN:
9781469630960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630946.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins with Daniels's interview with Southern Tenant Farmers Union (STFU) president J. R. Butler, then presents an overview of the union's founding and early years from 1934-1937. The ... More


Sharecroppers and Campesinos: Mexican Revolutionary Agrarianism in the Rural New Deal

Tore C. Olsson

in Agrarian Crossings: Reformers and the Remaking of the US and Mexican Countryside

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691165202
eISBN:
9781400888054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165202.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers the south–north intellectual exchange of the 1930s. First, it examines how a cadre of left-leaning US reformers, led by the peripatetic academic Frank Tannenbaum, attempted in ... More


Trouble in Goshen: Plain Folk, Roosevelt, Jesus, and Marx in the Great Depression South

Fred C. Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039560
eISBN:
9781626740099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039560.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The poor have always been with us. In the rural American South, the “bottom half” languished on the edge of survival since Reconstruction. When the Great Depression hit, their plight worsened. The ... 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


New Religious Alliances

Alison Collis Greene

in No Depression in Heaven: Religion and the Great Depression in the Mississippi Delta

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199371877
eISBN:
9780199371907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371877.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 6 opens with a scene from an Arkansas relief office, where a federal employee of the Resettlement Administration evaluated the program’s applicants based in part on personal religious ... More


Woodland as pasture and shelter

T. C. Smout, Alan R. MacDonald, and Fiona Watson

in A History of the Native Woodlands of Scotland, 1500-1920

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748612413
eISBN:
9780748653331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612413.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the use of woodland for pasture and shelter. For many tenant farmers and cottars, especially in the Highlands and the Uplands, the main use of wooded areas was to provide ... More


Vectors and Agents of Knowledge Transmission

Peter M. Jones

in Agricultural Enlightenment: Knowledge, Technology, and Nature, 1750-1840

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198716075
eISBN:
9780191784293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716075.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, Social History

This chapter places the emphasis on the build-up or ‘supply’ of agricultural knowledge in the eighteenth century. It explores how this knowledge supply was packaged and accredited for use. Several ... More


Prophets in the Storm

Erik S. Gellman and Jarod Roll

in The Gospel of the Working Class: Labor's Southern Prophets in New Deal America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036309
eISBN:
9780252093333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036309.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter chronicles the activism of both Claude Williams and Owen Whitfield as both men embarked on parallel courses to preach the working-class gospel and organize demonstrations and similar ... More


Land Tenure or Labor Control?: The Agrarian Mise-en-Scène

Rupa Viswanath

in The Pariah Problem: Caste, Religion, and the Social in Modern India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163064
eISBN:
9780231537506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163064.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter traces the history of Pariah Problem by describing the inhabitants of Tamil and their preoccupation with landholding. Those inhabitants who lived primarily by agriculture in the villages ... More


Naked and Hot as If She Were Stripped in the Sun: Marked Tree, Arkansas

Jennifer Ritterhouse

in Discovering the South: One Man's Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630946
eISBN:
9781469630960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630946.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter tells the story of the 1936 flogging of Willie Sue Blagden, a white, middle-class supporter of the Southern Tenant Farmers Union (STFU) who became a target of antiunion violence when she ... More


James Agee, Walker Evans, and the Dialectic of Documentary Representation in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

Joseph Millichap

in The Past Is Not Dead: Essays from the Southern Quarterly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033032
eISBN:
9781617033056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033032.003.0022
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, a compilation of James Agee’s literary depictions and Walker Evans’ photographs of tenant farmers in Hale County, Alabama. It argues that Evans’ ... More


Seeking the Kingdom of God

Erik S. Gellman and Jarod Roll

in The Gospel of the Working Class: Labor's Southern Prophets in New Deal America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036309
eISBN:
9780252093333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036309.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Claude and Joyce Williams's move to Paris, Arkansas and the events that would eventually lead him to cross paths with Owen Whitfield. It details Williams's time as pastor of ... More


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