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Dispossession:  Discrimination Against African American Farmers in the Age of Civil Rights. University of North Carolina Press, 2013.

Toxic Drift:  Pesticides and Health in the Post-World War II South.Louisiana State University Press/Smithsonian Institution, 2005.

Lost Revolutions:  The South in the 1950s.University of North Carolina Press/Smithsonian Institution, 2000.  Awarded Elliott Rudwick Prize, Organization of American Historians (2001).

Breaking the Land: The Transformation of Cotton, Tobacco, and Rice Cultures since 1880.  University of Illinois Press, 1985. Herbert Feis Prize American Historical Association (1985) and Charles S. Sydnor Prize, Southern Historical Association (1986).

Standing at the Crossroads: Southern Life in the Twentieth Century.Hill and Wang, 1986. 

Deep’n as it Come: The 1927 Mississippi River Flood. New York: Oxford University Press, 1977; Fayetteville: The University of Arkansas Press, 1996 (paperback).


dispossesiontoxic drift smaller

lost revolutionsbreaking the land
standing at the crossroads  deep as they come

All of the above titles are on reserve at the Circulation Desk of the ZSR Library.