Thad Snow: A Life of Social Reform in the Missouri Bootheel

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Overview

Thad Snow (1881-1955) was an eccentric farmer and writer who was best known for his involvement in Missouri's 1939 Sharecropper Protest -- a mass highway demonstration in which approximately eleven hundred demonstrators marched to two federal highways to illustrate the plight of the cotton laborers. Snow struggled to make sense of the changing world, and his answers to questions regarding race, social justice, the environment, and international war placed him at odds with many. In Thad Snow, Bonnie Stepenoff explores the world of Snow, providing a full portrait of him.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826214966
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2003
  • Series: MISSOURI BIOGRAPHY SERIES Series
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Bonnie Stepenoff is Professor Emeritus of History at Southeast Missouri State University and author of several books, including The Dead End Kids of St. Louis: Homeless Boys and the People Who Tried to Save Them (University of Missouri Press). She lives in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

The Missouri Biography Series, edited by William E. Foley

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 Snow's Corner 9
2 The Big-Eye 23
3 Flood Culture 39
4 King Cotton 53
5 Out on Mr. Snow's Farm 71
6 The Great Roadside Demonstration 89
7 Bootheel Planter 115
8 Missouri Pacifist 126
9 Ozarks Retreat 138
10 From Missouri 155
Epilogue 163
Selected Bibliography 165
Index 175
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