9780195045406-0195045408-The Most Southern Place on Earth: The Mississippi Delta and the Roots of Regional Identity

The Most Southern Place on Earth: The Mississippi Delta and the Roots of Regional Identity

ISBN-13: 9780195045406
ISBN-10: 0195045408
Edition: 1st Printing
Author: Cobb, James C.
Publication date: 1992
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 416 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780195045406
ISBN-10: 0195045408
Edition: 1st Printing
Author: Cobb, James C.
Publication date: 1992
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 416 pages

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Acknowledged authors Cobb, James C. wrote The Most Southern Place on Earth: The Mississippi Delta and the Roots of Regional Identity comprising 416 pages back in 1992. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0195045408 and 9780195045406. Since then The Most Southern Place on Earth: The Mississippi Delta and the Roots of Regional Identity textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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"Cotton obsessed, Negro obsessed," Rupert Vance called it in 1935. "Nowhere but in the Mississippi Delta," he said, "are antebellum conditions so nearly preserved." This crescent of bottomlands between Memphis and Vicksburg, lined by the Yazoo and Mississippi rivers, remains in some ways what it was in 1860: a land of rich soil, wealthy planters, and desperate poverty--the blackest and poorest counties in all the South. And yet it is a cultural treasure house as well--the home of Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Charley Pride, Walker Percy, Elizabeth Spencer, and Shelby Foote. Painting a fascinating portrait of the development and survival of the Mississippi Delta, a society and economy that is often seen as the most extreme in all the South, James C. Cobb offers a comprehensive history of the Delta, from its first white settlement in the 1820s to the present. Exploring the rich black culture of the Delta, Cobb explains how it survived and evolved in the midst of poverty and oppression, beginning with the first settlers in the overgrown, disease-ridden Delta before the Civil War to the bitter battles and incomplete triumphs of the civil rights era. In this comprehensive account, Cobb offers new insight into "the most southern place on earth," untangling the enigma of grindingly poor but prolifically creative Mississippi Delta.

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