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The white scourge : Mexicans, Blacks, and poor whites in Texas cotton culture

Author: Neil Foley
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1997.
Series: American crossroads, 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a book that fundamentally challenges our understanding of race in the United States, Neil Foley unravels the complex history of ethnicity in the cotton culture of central Texas. This engrossing narrative, spanning the period from the Civil War through the collapse of tenant farming in the early 1940s, bridges the intellectual chasm between African American and Southern history on one hand and Chicano and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Foley
ISBN: 0520207238 9780520207233 0520207246 9780520207240
OCLC Number: 36548998
Awards: Kate Broocks Bates Award entry, 1997.
Description: xv, 326 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Old South in the Southwest: Westward Expansion of Cotton Culture, 1820-1900 --
2. "The Little Brown Man in Gringo Land": The "Second Color Menace" in the Western South --
3. The Whiteness of Cotton: Race, Labor Relations, and the Tenant Question, 1900-1920 --
4. Tom Hickey and the Failure of Interracial Unity: The Politics of Race, Class, and Gender in the Socialist Party of Texas, 1911-1917 --
5. The Scientific Management of Farm Workers: Mexicans, Mechanization, and the Growth of Corporate Cotton Culture in South-Central Texas, 1900-1930 --
6. The Whiteness of Manhood: Women, Gender Identity, and "Men's Work" on the Farm --
7. The Darker Phases of Whiteness: The New Deal, Tenant Farmers, and the Collapse of Cotton Tenancy, 1933-1940 --
8. The Demise of Agrarian Whiteness: The Southern Tenant Farmers' Union in Texas and the Racialization of Farm Workers.
Series Title: American crossroads, 2.
Responsibility: Neil Foley.
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