The Arkansas Delta: Land of Paradox

The Arkansas Delta: Land of Paradox

by Jeannie M. Whayne
     
 

This collection of essays represents a large-scale attempt to characterize the long-neglected Arkansas Delta. The historical, social, economic, geographic, and cultural issues the authors address make it abundantly clear that the Delta—long thought to be a land of relative stasis—is actually changing quite rapidly. It is clear, too, that this strange

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This collection of essays represents a large-scale attempt to characterize the long-neglected Arkansas Delta. The historical, social, economic, geographic, and cultural issues the authors address make it abundantly clear that the Delta—long thought to be a land of relative stasis—is actually changing quite rapidly. It is clear, too, that this strange land is filled with haunting contradictions.

Winner of the 1994 Virginia C. Ledbetter Prize

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A wide-ranging collection of scholarly essays focusing exclusively on the particularity and contradictions of the Mississippi River delta. Individual chapters deal with the French and Spanish colonial experience; the roles of African Americans, women, and various ethnic groups; and the changes that have occurred in towns, in social life, and in agriculture. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557282873
Publisher:
University of Arkansas Press
Publication date:
08/28/1993
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.26(d)

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