Mississippi Delta

Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476709642
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 13th, 2015

In Dispatches from Pluto, adventure writer Richard Grant takes on “the most American place on Earth”—the enigmatic, beautiful, often derided Mississippi Delta.

Richard Grant and his girlfriend were living in a shoebox apartment in New York City when they decided on a whim to buy an old plantation house in the Mississippi Delta.


Clear Skies in the Delta: The Sequel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781641113045
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Published: Palmetto Publishing Group - April 24th, 2019

Clear Skies in the Delta chronicles the Sandifers as they depart from the sunshine and innocence of the Money Road. Neeyla the main character is coming of age with a baby girl in tow. She learns not only survival and independence as she and her siblings adjust to their new way of life in Greenwood, but she also learns hard lessons about life and love as well.


North Mississippi Homeplace: Photographs and Folklife Cover Image
By Michael Ford, Carla D. Hayden (Foreword by)
$39.95
ISBN: 9780820354408
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Published: University of Georgia Press - May 15th, 2019

In the early 1970s photographer and documentary filmmaker Michael Ford left graduate school and a college teaching position in Boston, Massachusetts, packed his young family into a van, and headed to rural Mississippi, where he spent the next four years recording everyday life through interviews, still photographs, and film.


Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement (Race) Cover Image
By Devery S. Anderson, Julian Bond (Foreword by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781496814777
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - August 29th, 2017

Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement offers the first, and as of 2018, only comprehensive account of the 1955 murder, the trial, and the 2004-2007 FBI investigation into the case and Mississippi grand jury decision. By all accounts, it is the definitive account of the case.


Lanterns on the Levee: Recollections of a Planter's Son (Library of Southern Civilization) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807100721
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Published: LSU Press - October 1st, 2006

Born and raised in Greenville, Mississippi, within the shelter of old traditions, aristocratic in the best sense, William Alexander Percy in his lifetime (1885--1942) was brought face to face with the convulsions of a changing world. Lanterns on the Levee is his memorial to the South of his youth and young manhood.


The Most Southern Place on Earth: The Mississippi Delta and the Roots of Regional Identity Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780195089134
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - August 4th, 1994

Cotton obsessed, Negro obsessed, Rupert Vance called it in 1935. Nowhere but in the Mississippi Delta, he said, are antebellum conditions so nearly preserved. This crescent of bottomlands between Memphis and Vicksburg, lined by the Yazoo and Mississippi rivers, remains in some ways what


Trials of the Earth: 20th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780615674919
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Published: Nautilus - November 2nd, 2012

The astonishing first-person account of Mississippi pioneer woman struggling to survive, protect her family and make a home in the early American South


Eat Drink Delta: A Hungry Traveler's Journey Through the Soul of the South Cover Image
By Susan Puckett, Langdon Clay (Photographer)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780820344256
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Published: University of Georgia Press - January 25th, 2013

The Mississippi Delta is a complicated and fascinating place.


Bear Hunter: The Life and Times of Robert Eager Bobo in the Canebrakes of the Old South Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780996655910
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Published: Canebrake Publishing - June 6th, 2015

Over a century ago readers of sporting journals in America and Europe relished the tales of Mississippi Delta bear hunter Robert Eager Bobo. Yet, in the years since, this most famous bear hunter of the late 1800s has been all but forgotten - until now.


Greenwood: Mississippi Memories, Vol. 1 Cover Image
By Allan Hammons (Contributor), Mary Carol Miller (Contributor), Donny Whitehead (Contributor)
$44.95
ISBN: 9780989750806
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Published: West Washington Books - August 2nd, 2013

You'll never look at Greenwood the same after flipping through the incredible photographic discoveries made by a first-rate group of local historians -- designer Allan Hammons, writer Mary Carol Miller and collector of ephemera Donny Whitehead.


Greenwood: Mississippi Memories, Vol. 2 Cover Image
By Allan Hammons (Contributor), Mary Carol Miller (Contributor), Donny Whitehead (Contributor)
$44.95
ISBN: 9780989750820
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Published: West Washington Books - April 19th, 2014

Greenwood: Mississippi Memories, Vol. 1 was our best-selling title of 2013. Citizens new and old enjoyed this pictorial tour through the first century of Greenwood, from rugged frontier outpost to bustling cotton market.


Greenwood: Mississippi Memories, Vol. 3 Cover Image
By Allan Hammons (Contributor), Mary Carol Miller (Contributor), Donny Whitehead (Contributor)
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ISBN: 9780989750837
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Published: West Washington Books - September 24th, 2014

Greenwood residents past and present have rejoiced over the excellent collections of photos and histories from their hometown's great past. With Greenwood: Mississippi Memories, Vol. 1 depicting the first century of Greenwood, and the discovery of Calvin Cox's stupendous trove of Depression-era photos in Greenwood: Mississippi Memories, Vol.


Greenwood: Mississippi Memories, Vol. 4 Cover Image
By Allan Hammons (Contributor), Mary Carol Miller (Contributor), Donny Whitehead (Contributor)
$39.95
ISBN: 9780989750844
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Published: West Washington Books - August 28th, 2015

Greenwood residents past and present have rejoiced over the excellent collections of photos and histories from their hometown's great past. With Greenwood: Mississippi Memories, Vol. 4 our series enters the 1950s. Downtown Greenwood is in its heydey and new buildings and developments are popping up all over town.


Delta Italians Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780974558929
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Published: Paul V. Canonici - October 11th, 2012

THE DELTA ITALIANS, by Paul Canonici published in 2002, now in its third printing, contains the history and family stories of Italians recruited for cotton plantations of the Arkansas and Mississippi Delta at the end of the 1800s and early 1900s.


Delta Italians, Vol. II Cover Image
$55.00
ISBN: 9780974558943
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Published: Paul V. Canonici - October 11th, 2013

THE DELTA ITALIANS, by Paul Canonici published in 2002, now in its third printing, contains the history and family stories of Italians recruited for cotton plantations of the Arkansas and Mississippi Delta at the end of the 1800s and early 1900s. THE DELTA ITALIANS, Vol. II is a supplement to the first book, but it includes family stories of other Italian immigrants in the Delta.


Delta Land (Author and Artist) Cover Image
By Maude Schuyler Clay, Lewis Nordan (Introduction by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781578061778
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - October 19th, 1999

Although many acclaimed photographers have focused their cameras on the Mississippi Delta, no photographer, until now, has attempted to produce a photographic interpretation of the land itself. The images in this book, all taken by Maude Schuyler Clay between 1993 and 1998, are the result of the first such undertaking.


A Place Like Mississippi: A Journey Through a Real and Imagined Literary Landscape Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781604699586
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Published: Timber Press - March 16th, 2021

“This is the book all of us Mississippi writers, dead and alive, need to read.


King of the Blues: The Rise and Reign of B.B. King Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802158055
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Published: Grove Press - October 5th, 2021

The first full and authoritative biography of an American--indeed a world-wide--musical and cultural legend.

"No one worked harder than B.B. No one inspired more up-and-coming artists. No one did more to spread the gospel of the blues."--President Barack Obama


Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780684840024
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 2nd, 1998

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award and the Lillian Smith Award.

An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927.


Catfish Dream: Ed Scott's Fight for His Family Farm and Racial Justice in the Mississippi Delta (Southern Foodways Alliance Studies in Culture #2) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780820353593
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Published: University of Georgia Press - July 10th, 2018

Catfish Dream centers around the experiences, family, and struggles of Ed Scott Jr. (born in 1922), a prolific farmer in the Mississippi Delta and the first ever nonwhite owner and operator of a catfish plant in the nation.