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Making Catfish Bait Out of Government Boys The Fight Against Cattle Ticks and the Transformation of the Yeoman South

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ISBN-10: 0820336440

ISBN-13: 9780820336442

Edition: N/A

Authors: Claire Strom

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This first full-length study of the cattle tick eradication program in the United States offers a new perspective on the fate of the yeomanry in the twentieth-century South during a period when state and federal governments were both increasing and centralizing their authority. As Claire Strom relates the power struggles that complicated efforts to wipe out the Boophilus tick, she explains the motivations and concerns of each group involved, including large- and small-scale cattle farmers, scientists, and officials at all levels of government.In the remote rural South--such as the piney woods of south Georgia and north Florida--resistance to mandatory treatment of cattle was unusually…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 10/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
The Animals
The Scientists
The Yeomen
The Counties
The New South
The State
The Nation
The World
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index