The Winds Have Changed: The Flood of 1927 and the Arkansas “Cracker” Response to Planter Power

Lecture Description

This lecture focuses on a dispute between planters and small white farmers in Northeastern Arkansas during the flood of 1927, one where the small farmers dynamited a levee protecting planter lands. Planters were able to restore their levee relatively quickly, but the dispute reveal class tensions in an area where both planters and small farmers uneasily coexisted.

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Agricultural Race

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