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by Mikko Saikku

  • ISBN: 0820326739
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Mikko Saikku
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press (February 21, 2005)
  • Pages: 400
  • ePub book: 1785 kb
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Home Browse Books Book details, This Delta, This Land: An Environmental History. However, says Mikko Saikku, the 150 years following the Civil War brought greater environmental change than we generally realize

Home Browse Books Book details, This Delta, This Land: An Environmental History. This Delta, This Land: An Environmental History of the Yazoo-Mississippi Floodplain. However, says Mikko Saikku, the 150 years following the Civil War brought greater environmental change than we generally realize. Indeed, the long-term environmental history of the Delta is much more complex than our current view of it, which privileges recent periods rather than presenting the entire continuum.

This Delta, This Land book. The Delta, the floodplain between two great rivers in the northwestern corner of Mississippi, has changed enormously since the Civil War. Agriculture, lumbering, and flood-management sch This Delta, This Land is a comprehensive environmental history of the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta-the first one to place the Delta's economic and cultural history in an environmental context.

This Delta, This Land is a mental history of the .

This Delta, This Land is a mental history of the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta-the first oneto place the Delta's economic and cultural histor.

In the Mississippi Delta of the United States, class developed as a racial relationship. Propertied blacks, immigrants, and old-stock poor whites destabilized an ideological discourse pursued by the planter elite. In this article, we examine shifting class processes through the history of poor white people who have settled in a largely white school district located in Washington County, Mississippi, and we consider how ethnicity, religion, and kinship have inflected those processes and political relations. We also trace the role of the federal government in altering social relations

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Saikku, Mikko (2011). University of Georgia Press. p. 281. ^ Morris, Christopher (1995). Becoming Southern : The Evolution of a Way of Life, Warren County and Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1760-1860. 117. ^ Bragg, Marion (1977). Historic Names and Places on the Lower Mississippi River" (PDF). Mississippi River Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-02-24.

This Delta, This Land: An Environmental History of the Yazoo-Mississippi Floodplain. John C. Willis's moving study of the Mississippi Delta country after the Civil War presents an historical tapestry both inspiring and tragic

This Delta, This Land: An Environmental History of the Yazoo-Mississippi Floodplain. Willis's moving study of the Mississippi Delta country after the Civil War presents an historical tapestry both inspiring and tragic. With impressive archival command, he reveals that, contrary to longstanding assumptions, hundreds of freedmen acquired thousands of fabulously productive acres in the Delta after the Civil War. By the mid 1890s, however, these landowners fell victim to hostile banks, white chicanery, disastrously low cotton prices, and the failure of a flawed, post-Reconstruction political fusion of wealthy whites and compliant blacks.

This Delta, This Land is a comprehensive environmental history of the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta―the first one to place the Delta's economic and cultural history in an environmental context. The Delta, the floodplain between two great rivers in the northwestern corner of Mississippi, has changed enormously since the Civil War. Agriculture, lumbering, and flood-management schemes have transformed it beyond recognition―and beyond any prospects for a full recovery.

However, says Mikko Saikku, the 150 years following the Civil War brought greater environmental change than we generally realize. Indeed, the long-term environmental history of the Delta is much more complex than our current view of it, which privileges recent periods rather than presenting the entire continuum. Looking across thousands of years, Saikku examines successive human societies in the Delta, drawing connections between environmental and social problems and noting differences between Native Americans and Euro-Americans in their economies, modes of production, and land-use patterns.

Saikku's range of sources is astonishing: travel literature, naturalists' writings, government records, company archives, archaeological data, private correspondence, and more. As he documents how such factors as climate and water levels shaped the Delta, he also reveals the human aspects of the region's natural history, including land reclamation, slave and sharecropper economies, ethnic and racial perceptions of land ownership and stewardship, and even blues music.