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Whayne, Jeannie M.

Overview
Works: 23 works in 65 publications in 2 languages and 3,471 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor
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Most widely held works by Jeannie M Whayne
Delta empire : Lee Wilson and the transformation of agriculture in the new South by Jeannie M Whayne( )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whayne (history, U. of Arkansas), who has published and edited other books on Arkansas history, has written an in-depth account of the creation by Robert E. "Lee" Wilson of an enormous conglomeration of plantation operations in Arkansas. A lucid writer, Whayne has formed her account from a wealth of primary sources, including correspondence, newspaper accounts, court records, county and other land surveys, and other archives. Wilson's attitudes towards race are described deliberately and with insight, demonstrating the hardship and systemic inequity of life, pay, housing, and employment for blacks as well as the region's legacy of horrific intimidation and violence. Wilson logged and drained much of the area and this process, the environmental legacy of his activities, and the impact of the drought of 1930 are the subject of separate chapters. Carrying the account through Wilson's death and the new management of his empire by his son, and describing how farming practices were changed in efforts to accommodate flood and other environmental concerns, Whayne covers in fascinating detail the lives and effects on the land of over a century of agricultural activity in the lower Mississippi Delta
Cultural encounters in the early South : Indians and Europeans in Arkansas by Jeannie M Whayne( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Clinton riddle : perspectives on the forty-second president( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2002 a distinguished interdisciplinary group of scholars gathered at the Diane D. Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society at the University of Arkansas to provide a critical evaluation of the Clinton-Gore administration. Their assessment of the most controversial president in modern times covers such crucial topics as race, women, and minorities; the character issue; foreign policy; and the media. This book provides a unique vantage point on the "Clinton riddle" that all future studies will need to consider."--Jacket
Shadows over Sunnyside : an Arkansas plantation in transition, 1830-1945 by Jeannie M Whayne( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new plantation south : land, labor, and federal favor in twentieth-century Arkansas by Jeannie M Whayne( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In A New Plantation South, Jeannie M. Whayne traces the emergence of a transformed southern plantation system in the Arkansas delta decades after the end of the Civil War. By manipulating laws and federal and state agencies to gain control over land policy, labor recruitment, and financing, Poinsett County planters were able to create a plantation system in the Arkansas delta. The consequences for landless farmers were dire: they came into the malarial swamps hoping for land ownership but found themselves trapped in the tenancy and sharecropping system by the crop lien and commissary. When chemicals and mechanization made these farmers obsolete, they abandoned their dreams and migrated to the cities. Although they were exploited by tenancy and sharecropping, Whayne shows how these farmers fought, albeit unsuccessfully, to maintain their place on the soil. Whayne also offers an analysis of the forces at work on the local level. She suggests that concerted opposition to modernization existed even before New Deal programs gave power to the planters in the 1930s. She also demonstrates that the Arkansas delta experienced many of the same conflicts based on social class and racial caste that were evident in former slaveholding areas. Her research suggests that scholars may need to revise the prominence given to the heritage of slavery as a determining influence of local trends in the post-Civil War South
Arkansas : a narrative history( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A whole country in commotion : the Louisiana Purchase and the American Southwest( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Looking past the triumphal aspects of the purchase, this book examines the "negotiations among peoples, nations and empires that preceded and followed the actual transfer of territory." Its nine essays highlight the "commotion" the purchase stirred up?among nations, among Louisiana residents and newcomers, even among those who remained east of the Mississippi."--Publisher website (June 2007)
The Arkansas Delta : land of paradox by Williard B Gatewood Jr.( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This wide-ranging collection of essays by distinguished scholars is the first collaborative work to focus exclusively on the particularity and contradictions of the Arkansas portion of the Mississippi River delta. Individual chapters deal with the French and Spanish colonial experience; the impact of the Civil War; the roles of African Americans, women, and various ethnic groups; and the changes that have occurred in towns, in social life, and in agriculture. What
Arkansas : a narrative history by Jeannie M Whayne( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arkansas biography : a collection of notable lives( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arkansas Biography brings to light the lives of those who have helped shape Arkansas history for over four hundred years. Featured are not only the trailblazers, such as steamboat captain Henry Shreve, Olympic gold medalist Bill Carr, and aviator Louise Thaden, but also those whose lives reflect their culture and times - musicians, scientists, teachers, preachers, and journalists. One hundred and eighty contributors - professional and avocational historians - offer clear vignettes of nearly three hundred individuals, beginning with Hernando de Soto, who crossed the Mississippi River in the summer of 1540. The entries include birth and death dates and places, life and career highlights, lineage, anecdotes, and source material." "The information condensed into this single reference volume will be valuable to general readers of all ages, libraries, museums, and scholars."--Jacket
The governors of Arkansas : essays in political biography( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ongoing burden of southern history : politics and identity in the twenty-first-century South by Angie Maxwell( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than fifty years after its initial publication, C. Vann Woodward's landmark work, The Burden of Southern History, remains an essential text on the southern past. Today, a "southern burden" still exists, but its shape and impact on southerners and the world varies dramatically from the one envisioned by Woodward. Recasting Woodward's ideas on the contemporary South, the contributors to The Ongoing Burden of Southern History highlight the relevance of his scholarship for the twenty-first-century reader and student. This interdisciplinary retrospective tackles questions of equality, white so
Buildings of Arkansas by Cyrus Sutherland( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Fayetteville, Little Rock, and Hot Springs to Jonesboro, El Dorado, Arkadelphia, Texarkana, and scores of places in between, the latest volume in the 'Buildings of the United States' series provides the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date guide to the architecture of Arkansas. The result of a lifetime's research and fieldwork by the esteemed historian and preservationist Cyrus A. Sutherland, this book captures the range and richness of the state's buildings and landscapes, whose stories can prove as fascinating and gripping as a novel's plot line
Competing memories : the legacy of Arkansas's Civil War( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparing apples, oranges, and cotton : environmental histories of the global plantation( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plantagen sind eine Schlüsselinstitution der Moderne. Zugleich sind sie auch in ökologischer Hinsicht eines der folgenreichsten Produktionsregime überhaupt. Im globalen Ausgriff versammelt der Band Beiträge zu so unterschiedlichen Produkten wie Kaffee, Kautschuk, Baumwolle und Äpfeln. Dabei geht es gleichermaßen um Einblicke in unterschiedliche Plantagensysteme - von Lateinamerika bis Neuseeland - wie um exemplarische Einsichten in die vielfältigen Dimensionen der Umweltgeschichte der Plantage. Die Aufsätze dokumentieren die bemerkenswerte Beharrungskraft moderner Monokulturen - aber auch den
Arkansas leaders in history by Arkansas Historical Association( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reshaping the Rural South land, labor, and federal policy in Poinsett County, Arkansas, 1900-1940 by Jeannie Whayne( )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern Black women in the modern civil rights movement by Merline Pitre( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the South, black women were crucial to the Civil Rights Movement, serving as grassroots and organizational leaders. They protested, participated, sat in, mobilized, created, energized, led particular efforts, and served as bridge builders to the rest of the community. Ignored at the time by white politicians and the media alike, with few exceptions they worked behind the scenes to effect the changes all in the movement sought. Until relatively recently, historians, too, have largely ignored their efforts. Although African American women mobili
Comparing Apples, Oranges, and Cotton Environmental Histories of the Global Plantation by Frank Uekötter( )

1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arkansas : a concise history by Jeannie M Whayne( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Delta empire : Lee Wilson and the transformation of agriculture in the new South
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Cultural encounters in the early South : Indians and Europeans in ArkansasThe Clinton riddle : perspectives on the forty-second presidentShadows over Sunnyside : an Arkansas plantation in transition, 1830-1945A new plantation south : land, labor, and federal favor in twentieth-century ArkansasArkansas : a narrative historyA whole country in commotion : the Louisiana Purchase and the American SouthwestThe Arkansas Delta : land of paradoxArkansas biography : a collection of notable livesThe governors of Arkansas : essays in political biography
Alternative Names
Whayne, Jeannie 1948-

Whayne, Jeannie M.

Languages
English (58)

German (3)