During Wind and Rain: The Jones Family Farm in the Arkansas Delta 1848-2006

During Wind and Rain: The Jones Family Farm in the Arkansas Delta 1848-2006

by Margaret Jones Bolsterli
     
 

n telling the story of five generations of her family and its farm in the Arkansas Delta, Margaret Jones Bolsterli brings together her own research, historical perspective, and family lore as it reaches her from the days of her great-grandfather down to her nephew. The result is a family saga that is at once universal and personal, historical and timeless. During

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n telling the story of five generations of her family and its farm in the Arkansas Delta, Margaret Jones Bolsterli brings together her own research, historical perspective, and family lore as it reaches her from the days of her great-grandfather down to her nephew. The result is a family saga that is at once universal and personal, historical and timeless. During Wind and Rain moves from the land’s acquisition in 1848 through the Civil War and Reconstruction, the 1927 Flood, the Great Depression, and the drought of 1930 to the modern considerations of mechanization, fertilizer, pesticides, and irrigation. The transformation of dense swamp and forest to today’s commercial agriculture is the story of two hundred acres worked by people sowing their fate with sweat, ingenuity, and luck. From the hoes of Bolsterli’s great-grandfather Uriah’s time to her nephew Casey’s machinery capable of cultivating an acre in five minutes, During Wind and Rain poignantly portrays five generations of farmers motivated by dreams of “a crop so good that the memory of it can warm the drafty floors of adversity for the rest of one's life.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557288714
Publisher:
University of Arkansas Press
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,063,866
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     ix
The Place They Came To: The Arkansas/Mississippi Delta     1
The Uriah Generation: 1849-1872     17
The Joseph Generation: 1872-1906     35
The Boss and Sallie Generation: 1906-1957     63
The Grover Generation: 1957-1991     105
The Casey Generation: 1985-     115
Conclusion     127
Appendix     131
Notes     133
Bibliography     139
Index     141

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