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Forgotten Time: The Yazoo-Mississippi Delta After the Civil War

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Forgotten Time: The Yazoo-Mississippi Delta After the Civil War - Willis, John C
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Although it came to epitomize the Cotton South in the twentieth century, the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta emerged as a distinct entity in the decades following the Civil War. As other southerners confronted the need to rebuild, the Delta remained mostly wilderness in 1865. Elsewhere, planters struggled to maintain the perquisites of slaveholding and poor families tried desperately to escape the sharecropper's lot, yet Delta landlords offered generous terms to freed people willing to clear and cultivate backcountry acres subject ...

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Forgotten Time: The Yazoo-Mississippi Delta After the Civil War 2000, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville

ISBN-13: 9780813919829

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