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Author Foley, Neil.

Title The white scourge : Mexicans, Blacks, and poor whites in Texas cotton culture / Neil Foley.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [1997]
©1997

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 UniM Bail  305.8009764 FOLE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xv, 326 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series American crossroads ; 2.
American crossroads ; 2.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-316) and index.
Contents 1. The Old South in the Southwest: Westward Expansion of Cotton Culture, 1820-1900 -- 2. "The Little Brown Man in Gringo Land": The "Second Color Menace" in the Western South -- 3. The Whiteness of Cotton: Race, Labor Relations, and the Tenant Question, 1900-1920 -- 4. Tom Hickey and the Failure of Interracial Unity: The Politics of Race, Class, and Gender in the Socialist Party of Texas, 1911-1917 -- 5. The Scientific Management of Farm Workers: Mexicans, Mechanization, and the Growth of Corporate Cotton Culture in South-Central Texas, 1900-1930 -- 6. The Whiteness of Manhood: Women, Gender Identity, and "Men's Work" on the Farm -- 7. The Darker Phases of Whiteness: The New Deal, Tenant Farmers, and the Collapse of Cotton Tenancy, 1933-1940 -- 8. The Demise of Agrarian Whiteness: The Southern Tenant Farmers' Union in Texas and the Racialization of Farm Workers.
Summary This engrossing narrative, spanning the period from the Civil War through the collapse of tenant farming in the early 1940s, bridges the intellectual chasm between African American and Southern history on one hand and Chicano and Southwestern history on the other. Skillfully weaving archival material with oral history interviews, Neil Foley provides a richly detailed view of everyday life in the Texas cotton culture. 27 photos. 3 maps.
Subject Cotton picking -- Social aspects -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Cotton growing -- Social aspects -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Mexican Americans -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Whites -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Texas -- Race relations.
Texas -- Social conditions.
ISBN 0520207246 (paperback: alk. paper)
0520207238 (alk. paper)