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Daniel, Pete

Works: 45 works in 146 publications in 1 language and 9,288 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Miscellanea  Interviews  Sources  Archives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewer, Other
Classifications: HD4875.U5, 331.5420975
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Most widely held works by Pete Daniel
Dispossession : discrimination against African American farmers in the age of civil rights by Pete Daniel( )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between 1940 and 1974, the number of African American farmers fell from 681,790 to just 45,594 - a drop of 93 percent. In his hard-hitting book, historian Pete Daniel analyzes this decline and chronicles black farmers' fierce struggles to remain on the land in the face of discrimination by bureaucrats in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He exposes the shameful fact that at the very moment civil rights laws promised to end discrimination, hundreds of thousands of black farmers lost their hold on the land as they were denied loans, information, and access to the programs essential to survival in a capital-intensive farm structure. More than a matter of neglect of these farmers and their rights, this 'passive nullification' consisted of a blizzard of bureaucratic obfuscation, blatant acts of discrimination and cronyism, violence, and intimidation. Dispossession recovers a lost chapter of the black experience in the American South, presenting a counternarrative to the conventional story of the progress achieved by the civil rights movement."--Jacket
The shadow of slavery: peonage in the South, 1901-1969 by Pete Daniel( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Shadow of Slavery argues that peonage has been an important and continuing theme in the history of postbellum southern labor. Few historians have incorporated involuntary servitude into their works, while those who have are divided over the importance of the subject and how it fits into the broader themes of southern labor history."--From book cover
Lost revolutions : the South in the 1950s by Pete Daniel( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cultural history that explores a time of startling turbulence and change in the South. The road into the 1950s took some unexpected turns
Breaking the land : the transformation of cotton, tobacco, and rice cultures since 1880 by Pete Daniel( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Official images : New Deal photography( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compiles photographs from "five different sources in the New Deal: the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the National Youth Administration (NYA), the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), as well as the Farm Security Administration (FSA)."--Page x
Standing at the crossroads : Southern life since 1900 by Pete Daniel( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep'n as it come : the 1927 Mississippi River flood by Pete Daniel( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spring and summer of 1927, the Mississippi River and its tributaries flooded from Cairo, Illinois, to New Orleans, Louisiana, and the Gulf of Mexico, tearing through seven states, sometimes spreading out to nearly one hundred miles across. Pete Daniel's Deep'n as It Come, available again in a new format, chronicles the worst flood in the history of the South and re-creates, with extraordinary immediacy, the Mississippi River's devastating assault on property and lives. Daniel weaves his narrative with newspaper and firsthand accounts, interviews with survivors, official reports, and over 140 contemporary photographs. The story of the common refugee who suffered most from the effects of the flood emerges alongside the details of the massive rescue and relief operation - one of the largest ever mounted in the United States. The title, Deep'n as It Come, is a phrase from Cora Lee Campbell's earthy description of the approaching water, which, Daniel writes, "moved at a pace of some fourteen miles per day," and, in its movement and sound, "had the eeriness of a full eclipse of the sun, unsettling, chilling." "The contradictions of sorrow and humor,... death and salvation, despair and hope, calm and panic - all reveal the human dimension" in this compassionate and unforgettable portrait of common people confronting a great natural disaster
Toxic drift : pesticides and health in the post-World War II South by Pete Daniel( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes information on Rachel Carson, Shell Chemical Corporation, Silent Spring, Agricultural Research Service, DDT, Chlordane, Chlorinated hydrocarbons, crop dusting, Endrin, Environmental Protection Agency, Fire ant control, Food and Drug Administration, Health problems and deathsHeptachlor, Malathion, effect on children, etc
A talent for detail : the photographs of Miss Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1889-1910 by Frances Benjamin Johnston( Book )

11 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" historical record of America from 1889-1910; a gallery of the famous and the common people of that time, and a photobiography of an extraordinarily gifted woman"--back cover
Carry me home : Louisiana sugar country photographs by Debbie Fleming Caffery( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Booker T. Washington papers by Booker T Washington( )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his lifetime Washington was the most influential African American in the United States. In this volume the editors hope to convey the shaping forces of his early life. They have gathered and annotated more than 400 documents, including letters, speeches, articles, and other writings from shortly after Washington's birth in 1856 to the death of his second wife in 1889. Much of the material relates to the founding of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute. Washington's life became so interwoven with his school that to illustrate his career is also to tell the story of the institution
Standing at the crossroads : Southern life in the twentieth century by Pete Daniel( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homecoming by Charlene Gilbert( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film exploring the history of ownership of farm lands by African Americans from Reconstruction to the present day. Their struggle for land of their own pitted them against both the Southern white power structure and the federal agencies responsible for helping them. As part of Reconstruction, Congress alloted 45 million acres of land to former slaves but little land was ever actually distributed. Despite formidable obstacles one million African Americans, mostly former sharecroppers, managed to purchase over 15 million acres of land by 1910
The American history slide collection by Instructional Resources Corporation( Visual )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of archival photographs, drawings, and other scenes in historical and topical arrangements
The Peonage files of the U.S. Department of Justice, 1901-1945 by United States( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most striking features of the economy of the South in the early 20th century was the extent to which its farms, plantations, mines, and mills availed themselves of a system of forced labor known as "peonage." This system developed from the practice of holding laborers in debt and forcing them to remain on the premises of their creditors to work off the debt. Peon laborers were thus bound to their masters' firms or plantations, often by means of violence and intimidation. Because the overwhelming majority of peon laborers were black, the system served to entrench racial as well as class divisions throughout the South. In many respects, peonage served as a holdover of the antebellum slave labor system. Here are the complete peonage files of the U.S. Department of Justice from 1901 (when the Justice Department began a massive crackdown on peonage) through 1945. These files include incoming complaints to the department from local U.S. attorneys as well as from private individuals and such civil rights groups as the NAACP. They also detail the Justice Department's response to each complaint and include correspondence between the department and the local prosecutor, internal legal memoranda, depositions of witnesses, briefs, and trial transcripts. Also published in this new collection are the previously restricted Federal Bureau of Investigation case reports, which have never before been available to researchers
The American history slide collection master guide : uses, captions, index( Book )

2 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of archival photographs, drawings, and other scences in historical and topical arrangements
America in the depression years.( Visual )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents America in the period 1935-1943, focusing on the depression years. Also shows the transition of the country from economic hard times to preparation for World War II
The peonage files of the U.S. Department of Justice, 1901-1945( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral history interview with Junior Johnson, June 4, 1988 : interview C-0053, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) by Junior Johnson( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Wilkes County, North Carolina, during the early 1930s, Junior Johnson describes what it was like to grow up in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where moonshining was a commonplace local enterprise. It was because of moonshining, in fact, that Johnson first learned to drive cars, having watched his father and older fathers "haul whiskey." Drawn to cars and fast driving at an early age, Johnson soon became a well-known stock car driver in the region. Johnson speaks at length about what it was like to be one of the founding participants in the then-nascent industry. According to Johnson, stock car drivers were motivated by a competitive drive and a desire to race for the sake of racing. Moreover, Johnson discusses how stock car drivers in the 1950s were known for their propensity to party and shirk the law. He was able to avoid the former, but not the latter, and served 18 months in prison for moonshining, which he describes as a positive, life-altering experience. He retired from driving at the age of 31, having accomplished all of his racing goals. From them on, Johnson participated in the building of the NASCAR empire by running his own race team. From an insider's perspective, Johnson describes the technological innovations that shaped the evolution of the sport and the changing role of sponsors and audience. In addition to describing his role in the shaping of NASCAR, Johnson talks about his other business endeavor as a poultry farmer for Holly Farms in Wilkes County. Following his success with NASCAR, Johnson and his wife (a childhood sweetheart) returned to Wilkes County as their home base. He describes how that area changed over the course of his lifetime. Finally, Johnson briefly discusses Tom Wolfe's interview of him and his short prison sentence in the 1950s
The historian behind the history : conversations with Southern historians by Megan L Bever( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Historian behind the History brings together a collection of valuable interviews with prominent southern historians conducted over the course of a decade by graduate students in the University of Alabama' s history program for the journal Southern History. In the interviews, ten notable southern historians and mentors illuminate the state of historiography, their experiences in the profession, and their thoughts about graduate education and southern history. The historians and their main topics include: Richard J. M. Blackett on antebellum and Africa
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Lost revolutions : the South in the 1950s
Alternative Names
Daniel, James Calvin

Daniel, Pete

Pete Daniel American historian and museum curator

Pete Daniel Amerikaans historicus

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Lost revolutions : the South in the 1950sDeep'n as it come : the 1927 Mississippi River floodToxic drift : pesticides and health in the post-World War II SouthThe Booker T. Washington papersStanding at the crossroads : Southern life in the twentieth century