- Paperback: 414 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press, U.S.A.; Reprint edition (4 Aug. 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0195089138
- ISBN-13: 978-0195089134
- Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 2.1 x 13.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,073,178 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Most Southern Place on Earth: The Mississippi Delta and the Roots of Regional Identity Paperback – 4 Aug 1994
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"This is a solidly researched and well-written book that delineates one of the most disturbing chapters and places in American history. It deserves to be widely read not only as a story of this most southern place but also as a story of the United States."--The Journal of Southwest Georgia History
"The work is best as a clear-thinking and sensitive history of racial and worker exploitation and as an argument that such exploitation has not been a great exception to the rest of American history but a particularly vivid culmination of it."--Ted Ownby, University of Mississippi
"Well researched, great little details and stories make it fascinating. A good historical perspective of Delta region."--Ron Bernthal, Sullivan County Community College
"Fascinating."--Philip Scranton, Rutgers University
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In this comprehensive account, Cobb offers new insight into 'the most southern place on earth, ' untangling the enigma of the grinding poor but prolifically creative Mississippi Delta.See all Product description
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Greenville, Mississippi, long ago, I have loved the Delta unconditionally. This book describes its history and its life in depth in an objective way. It is not light reading, but it is valuable to those who care about the Delta or those who are curious about the area.
The book makes a better read in the beginning than in the later chapters and bogs down in what seems to be political and personal minutia more valuable to an academic discussion than an avid, but everyday history student and getting to the end took real determination. It requires a second reading.