Planting Hope on Worn-Out Land : The History of the Tuskegee Land Utilization Study, Macon County, Alabama, 1935-1959

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  • Copyright: 2009-01-30
  • Publisher: John F Blair Pub
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The Great Depression of the 1930s contained misery for millions of Americans. Nowhere was the despair greater than in Macon County, Alabama, where hundreds of poor families lived on and worked land that had been eroded and depleted until it no longer supported crops. Ironically, this was once some of the deepest, richest soil in America-in the fabled Black Belt of Alabama, home to huge cotton plantations and thousands of slaves. After the Civil War, however, sharecropping and tenant farming impoverished former slaves and former slave owners alike, and decades of poor farming practices ruined the land.

Author Biography

Robert G. Pasquill, Jr. is currently the Heritage Program Manager (Forest Archeologist and Historian) for the National Forests in Alabama.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Introductionp. 13
Tenant Farming and 'The Big Hungry'p. 17
The Resettlement Administrationp. 23
A Planned Land Use Demonstrationp. 31
The Tuskegee Project Areap. 36
The Tuskegee Project, 1935-1938p. 40
The Prairie Farms Resettlement Projectp. 62
SCS Supervisionp. 71
East Alabama District SCS Leasep. 101
National, November 1959p. 111
Discussion of Success and Failurep. 115
Interviewsp. 127
Glossaryp. 136
Bibliographyp. 139
Indexp. 145
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