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Radical Protest and Social Structure The Southern Farmers' Alliance and Cotton Tenancy, 1880-1890

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ISBN-10: 0226742350

ISBN-13: 9780226742359

Edition: N/A

Authors: Michael Schwartz

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"Michael Schwartz's book is really three books in one—an analysis of the structural changes that produced one of the most oppressive social systems the world has known (the one-crop cotton tenancy economy and the system of institutionalized racism and authoritarian one-party politics that was required to preserve the fragile economic arrangement); a theoretical analysis of the origins, mobilization, and outcome of insurgent challenges; and a meticulous application of that theory to the rise and collapse of the Populist movement."—Craig Jenkins, Theory and Society
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 7/25/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 309
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Preface Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Tenancy, Southern Politics, and the Spiral of Agrarian Protest I. The One-Crop Cotton Tenancy System2. Basic Tenancy Relationships The Basic Tenant—Landlord Relationship The Merchant and the Crop Lien 3. The Tenancy System The System of Supply an Credit The System of Marketing 4. The Dynamics of Change in Southern Farm Tenancy The Landlord and the Merchant Yeoman and Tenant From Tenant to Laborer 5. Cotton Tenancy, Farmer Immiseration, and the Reemergence of the Planter Aristocracy Cotton Domination of Southern Agriculture Farmer Insolvency and the True Extent of Tenancy The "New" Landlord Class II. An Organizational History of the Southern Farmers'…