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Southeast Missouri from Swampland to Farmland : The Transformation of the Lowlands - (Paperback)

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Fisher, the author of historical books, food articles, and a column for Missouri Life Magazine, traces the transformation of the Missouri lowlands from swampland to farmland in the first four decades of the 20th century, within the context of the geological forces of the area, the Native American inhabitants' use of its resources, and the settlement history of the area. He describes changes in the physical geography of the region, transportation improvements, the timber industry, the construction of the Little River Drainage District, and sociological changes that occurred through agriculture, as it shifted from a diversified type to one focused on cotton and the development of the sharecropper system brought from the South, in addition to new political and religious movements, racial conflict due to the influx of African American and white workers and sharecroppers in the 1920s, protests by tenants over land rents and by workers over wages, changes to federal programs meant to help farmers during the Great Depression, and the mechanization of agriculture. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 247
Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: John C. Fisher
Language: English
Street Date: April 17, 2017
TCIN: 51880249
UPC: 9780786479955
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-4328
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