3 (1998); Harold B. Rowe, Tobacco under the aaa (1935); Nannie May Tilley, The
Bright-Tobacco Industry, 1860– 1929 (1948). Truck Farming Truck farming
emerged as a form of post–Civil War agriculture in the United States. This
Author: Melissa Walker
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Volume 11 of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture examines the economic culture of the South by pairing two categories that account for the ways many southerners have made their living. In the antebellum period, the wealth of southern whites came largely from agriculture that relied on the forced labor of enslaved blacks. After Reconstruction, the South became attractive to new industries lured by the region's ongoing commitment to low-wage labor and management-friendly economic policies. Throughout the volume, articles reflect the breadth and variety of southern life, paying particular attention to the region's profound economic transformation in recent decades. The agricultural section consists of 25 thematic entries that explore issues such as Native American agricultural practices, plantations, and sustainable agriculture. Thirty-eight shorter pieces cover key crops of the region--from tobacco to Christmas trees--as well as issues of historic and emerging interest--from insects and insecticides to migrant labor. The section on industry and commerce contains 13 thematic entries in which contributors address topics such as the economic impact of military bases, resistance to industrialization, and black business. Thirty-six topical entries explore particular industries, such as textiles, timber, automobiles, and banking, as well as individuals--including Henry W. Grady and Sam M. Walton--whose ideas and enterprises have helped shape the modern South.
CULTURE OF SVr'EET POTATOES. a \VEET potatoes are the most popular
vegetable I produced in the South, being very extensively grown and consumed
locally. There are very few truckers or growers who do not plant annually more or
Author: Walter Waldin
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Es handelt sich um einen Nachdruck der englischsprachigen Originalausgabe.
After the close of the war he went to live on his plantation ("The Shad"),
Wilmington Island, near Savannah, where he engaged in truck farming. He was
among the first to introduce scientific diversified farming into the South and was
Author: Caryn Hannan
Publisher: State History Publications
GEORGIA BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY is the definitive biographical reference work on people that have contributed to the history of Georgia. Biographees were chosen from various vocations. Activists, artists, authors, athletes, educators, business leaders, entertainers, historians, inventors, journalists, military figures, musicians, politicians, philanthropists, religious leaders and many other vocations. The place index will make it easy to research people from any place in Georgia. The editorial content of the work is well balanced over all time periods, as well as gender and political affiliations. The work contains historical and contemporary figures Minority studies are of special interest in schools today. February is Black History Month and November is National American Indian Heritage Month. Biographies on Native Americans and African Americans are included in this reference work for research on minority studies. March is National Women's History Month and GEORGIA BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY includes biographies on hundreds of women from various vocations, ethnicity and time periods. This unique reference work contains hundreds of biographies along with illustrations. GEORGIA BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY will be used year round in the various studies on Georgia history, Black history, American Indian history and Women's history.
The growing population density, commercial development, and intensive farming
of the New South left little room for those ... Truck farming seemed to offer great
opportunities for some; as Donie Chapman wrote back to Mississippi from Forth ...
Author: Edward L. Ayers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
At a public picnic in the South in the 1890s, a young man paid five cents for his first chance to hear the revolutionary Edison talking machine. He eagerly listened as the soundman placed the needle down, only to find that through the tubes he held to his ears came the chilling sounds of a lynching. In this story, with its blend of new technology and old hatreds, genteel picnics and mob violence, Edward Ayers captures the history of the South in the years between Reconstruction and the turn of the century. Ranging from the Georgia coast to the Tennessee mountains, from the power brokers to tenant farmers, Ayers depicts a land of startling contrasts. Ayers takes us from remote Southern towns, revolutionized by the spread of the railroads, to the statehouses where Democratic Redeemers swept away the legacy of Reconstruction; from the small farmers, trapped into growing nothing but cotton, to the new industries of Birmingham; from abuse and intimacy in the family to tumultuous public meetings of the prohibitionists. He explores every aspect of society, politics, and the economy, detailing the importance of each in the emerging New South. Central to the entire story is the role of race relations, from alliances and friendships between blacks and whites to the spread of Jim Crows laws and disfranchisement. The teeming nineteenth-century South comes to life in these pages. When this book first appeared in 1992, it won a broad array of prizes and was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. The citation for the National Book Award declared Promise of the New South a vivid and masterfully detailed picture of the evolution of a new society. The Atlantic called it "one of the broadest and most original interpretations of southern history of the past twenty years.
Between 1900 and 1920, the number of cultivated acres on Texas farms grew
from 15 million to 25 million. By this time, central Texas was the nation's leading
cotton-producing region and south Texas was dominant in the truck farming of ...
Author: Thomas C. Holt
Publisher: UNC Press Books
There is no denying that race is a critical issue in understanding the South. However, this concluding volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture challenges previous understandings, revealing the region's rich, ever-expanding diversity and providing new explorations of race relations. In 36 thematic and 29 topical essays, contributors examine such subjects as the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Japanese American incarceration in the South, relations between African Americans and Native Americans, Chinese men adopting Mexican identities, Latino religious practices, and Vietnamese life in the region. Together the essays paint a nuanced portrait of how concepts of race in the South have influenced its history, art, politics, and culture beyond the familiar binary of black and white.
VEGETABLES, FRUIT AND NURSERY PRODUCTS, AND TRUCK FARMING IN
THE SOUTH. The development of vegetable, fruit, and nursery industries in the
South prior to 1865 had not assumed the important commercial proportions
Author: Mims, Edwin
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
In 1900 there was a general agreement among Southerners on the need for a comprehensive history of the Southern states. It had been and was a nation, sharing beliefs, traditions, and culture. This series, originally published in 1909, is a record of the Southï¿1/2s part in the making of the American nation. It portrays the character, the genius, the achievements, and the progress in the life of the Southern people. At the time of its publication, this was the most extensive study of economic conditions since J. D. B. DeBow wrote The Industrial Resources of the Southern and Western States in 1852 and 1853. Focusing on the period 1607-1865, this volume examines all aspects affecting the development of the Southern economy. Factors contributing to the Civil War, particularly the economics of slavery and free labor, are discussed.
The vast majority of these settlers came to the Ozarks from the Upper South
states of Tennessee, Kentucky, North ... such as dairying, livestock raising, and
corn growing were supplemented by cotton raising, fruit raising, or truck farming.
By the ...
Author: Martin V. Melosi
Publisher: UNC Press Books
From semitropical coastal areas to high mountain terrain, from swampy lowlands to modern cities, the environment holds a fundamental importance in shaping the character of the American South. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture surveys the dynamic environmental forces that have shaped human culture in the region--and the ways humans have shaped their environment. Articles examine how the South's ecology, physiography, and climate have influenced southerners--not only as a daily fact of life but also as a metaphor for understanding culture and identity. This volume includes ninety-eight essays that explore--both broadly and specifically--elements of the southern environment. Thematic overviews address subjects such as plants, animals, energy use and development, and natural disasters. Shorter topical entries feature familiar species such as the alligator, the ivory-billed woodpecker, kudzu, and the mockingbird. Also covered are important individuals in southern environmental history and prominent places in the landscape, such as the South's national parks and seashores. New articles cover contemporary issues in land use and conservation, environmental protection, and the current status of the flora and fauna widely associated with the South.
Between 1880 and 1914 as many as 16,000 Sicilians migrated to the parish
fields and farms. In Hammond, Amite City, and Independence, Italians helped
pioneer the strawberry business. In Kenner, Italians achieved success as truck
Author: Celeste Ray
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Transcending familiar categories of "black" and "white," this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture complicates and enriches our understanding of "southernness" by identifying the array of cultures that combined to shape the South. This exploration of southern ethnicities examines the ways people perform and maintain cultural identities through folklore, religious faith, dress, music, speech, cooking, and transgenerational tradition. Accessibly written and informed by the most recent research that recovers the ethnic diversity of the early South and documents the more recent arrival of new cultural groups, this volume greatly expands upon the modest Ethnic Life section of the original Encyclopedia. Contributors describe 88 ethnic groups that have lived in the South from the Mississippian Period (1000-1600) to the present. They include 34 American Indian groups, as well as the many communities with European, African, and Asian cultural ties that came to the region after 1600. Southerners from all backgrounds are likely to find themselves represented here.
The later settlement pattern, reflected in the small truck farms of the southern
Arsenal, is perhaps even more rare. Although subdividing increases at a furious
pace, the lots have gotten much smaller. The five- and ten-acre plots at the
Author: Sarah M. Nelson
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
A vivid account of the prehistory and history of Denver as revealed in its archaeological record, Denver: An Archaeological History invites us to imagine Denver as it once was. Around 12,000 B.C., groups of leather-clad Paleoindians passed through the juncture of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek, following the herds of mammoth or buffalo they hunted. In the Archaic period, people rested under the shade of trees along the riverbanks, with baskets full of plums as they waited for rabbits to be caught in their nearby snares. In the early Ceramic period, a group of mourners adorned with yellow pigment on their faces and beads of eagle bone followed Cherry Creek to the South Platte to attend a funeral at a neighboring village. And in 1858, the area was populated by the crude cottonwood log shacks with dirt floors and glassless windows, the homes of Denver's first inhabitants. For at least 10,000 years, Greater Denver has been a collection of diverse lifeways and survival strategies, a crossroads of interaction, and a locus of cultural coexistence. Setting the scene with detailed descriptions of the natural environment, summaries of prehistoric sites, and archaeologists' knowledge of Denver's early inhabitants, Nelson and her colleagues bring the region's history to life. From prehistory to the present, this is a compelling narrative of Denver's cultural heritage that will fascinate lay readers, amateur archaeologists, professional archaeologists, and academic historians alike.
Truck Farmers in the Deep South. known simply as Butterbean . Dilbeck
cherishes the rural scenes and environments that farmers such as Butterbean
inherited , create , and manage . His photographs show us the way these farmers
mark the ...
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Compelling black-and-white photographs document the disappearing livelihood of the southern truck farmer in a collection that pays tribute to the dignity of local ways in the face of globalism and urban expansion.
To be successful, European breeds had to be crossed with South Asian (Zebu)
stock and new grasses introduced, but beef ... Other specialty crop production
includes truck farming on the Atlantic coastal plain, pecan harvesting in Georgia
Author: John T. Edge
Publisher: UNC Press Books
When the original Encyclopedia of Southern Culture was published in 1989, the topic of foodways was relatively new as a field of scholarly inquiry. Food has always been central to southern culture, but the past twenty years have brought an explosion in interest in foodways, particularly in the South. This volume marks the first encyclopedia of the food culture of the American South, surveying the vast diversity of foodways within the region and the collective qualities that make them distinctively southern. Articles in this volume explore the richness of southern foodways, examining not only what southerners eat but also why they eat it. The volume contains 149 articles, almost all of them new to this edition of the Encyclopedia. Longer essays address the historical development of southern cuisine and ethnic contributions to the region's foodways. Topical essays explore iconic southern foods such as MoonPies and fried catfish, prominent restaurants and personalities, and the food cultures of subregions and individual cities. The volume is destined to earn a spot on kitchen shelves as well as in libraries.
In the beginning the points affording water connection with the great consuming
centers of the North were those at which truck farming first became established .
Later the railways became feeders to the steamship lines , and following this ...
Author: Wayne David Rasmussen
Chronicles the change in farming in the United States by key documents and legislation illustrative of the topic and period.
In the mid-western United States, farmers responded to falling prices by over
farming their land, creating the ruinous 'dust-bowl'. In the South former slaves
who had survived a generation working the land as truck farmers, paying their
rent in ...
Author: James Hartfield
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Sixty million people died in the Second World War, and still they tell us it was the Peoples War. The official history of the Second World War is Victors History. This is the history of the Second World War without the patriotic whitewash. The Second World War was not fought to stop fascism, or to liberate Europe. It was a war between imperialist powers to decide which among them would rule over the world, a division of the spoils of empire, and an iron cage for working people, enslaved to the war production drive. The unpatriotic history of the Second World War explains why the Great Powers fought most of their war not in their own countries, but in colonies in North Africa, in the Far East and in Germanys hoped-for Empire in the East. Find out how wildcat strikes, partisans in Europe and Asia, and soldiers mutinies came close to ending the war. And find out how the Allies invaded Europe and the Far East to save capitalism from being overthrown. James Heartfield challenges the received wisdom of the Second World War.