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Author Woods, Clyde Adrian.

Title Development arrested : the cotton and blues empire of the Mississippi Delta / Clyde Woods.

Published New York : Verso, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  976.3300496 WOOD    AVAILABLE
Physical description p. cm.
Series Haymarket series
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.
Contents Poem / Sterling D. Plumpp -- 1. What Happens to a Dream Arrested? -- 2. The Blues Tradition of Explanation -- 3. The Social-Spatial Construction of the Mississippi Delta -- 4. The Shotgun Policy and the Birth of the Blues -- 5. Segregation, Peonage, and the Blues Ascension -- 6. The Enclosure Movement -- 7. The Green Revolution -- 8. Poor People and the Freedom Blues -- 9. The Crises of Tchula, Tunica, and Delta Pride -- 10. Writing the Regional Future -- 11. The Blues Reconstruction.
Summary Development Arrested is a major reinterpretation of the two-centuries-old conflict between African American workers and the planters of the Mississippi Delta. Ranging across disciplines as diverse as rural studies, musicology, development studies and anthropology, it provides a unique assessment of the impact of the plantation system on those who suffered its depredations at first hand.
Subject United States. Lower Mississippi Delta Development Commission.
African Americans -- Mississippi River Valley -- Economic conditions.
African Americans -- Mississippi River Valley -- Politics and government.
African Americans -- Mississippi River Valley -- Social conditions.
Blues (Music) -- Political aspects -- Mississippi River Valley -- History.
Plantation life -- Mississippi River Valley -- History.
Mississippi River Valley -- Economic conditions.
Mississippi River Valley -- Race relations.
Mississippi River Valley -- Politics and government.
ISBN 1859848117 (paper)