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The Most Southern Place on Earth: The Mississippi Delta and the Roots of Regional Identity Paperback – 4 Aug 1994

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  • 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)
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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.

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This is a great overview for anyone; including those looking to visit. The author is an academic so understandably its referenced and the language is slanted to that audience i.e. some may find it a hard read at times. Another tip is that the typography in the book is very small, so you may want to get it on a Kindle or whatever you have.
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Good book but very small print.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Deep in the Delta, Heart of Dixie 10 April 2013
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Even people who live in other parts of Mississippi have trouble understanding "the Delta". This is a good place to start that education of a strange but very different part of the state of Mississippi and the United States as well. This doesn't mean it isn't a wonderful place--just different--in life style, culture, and philosophy. When I was in college at the University of Mississippi, we would wait each fall to see how the students from the Delta arrived. If in new convertibles with leather luggage and the latest style new clothes, we know they had a good cotton crop. If on the Greyhound bus with cardboard luggage, we knew the crop was not so good. Delta folk live by the soil and the river which has dealt them terrible blows over time as well as leaving the most productive soil in the country. James Cobb does a fine job of revealing much of this strange land. Read this book and learn as you enjoy exploring its fascination.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Truthful observations 1 Feb. 2014
By Ruth A., Memphis TN - Published on Amazon.com
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This ideally should be read as a companion book BEFORE (it suffers by comparison) the definitive chronicle of the Delta and its history: "RISING TIDE." The anecdotes of T.M.S.P.O.E. are really its best parts--it has more recent examples of why this area of the country has evolved (or not) into what it is today. A must-read for anyone relocating to this part of the country.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mississippi Delta 3 Jun. 2014
By spogran - Published on Amazon.com
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Having been born in
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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A very good beginning 6 Sept. 2012
By P. Mikell - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a book that helps us understand, politically, socially and economically how we came to be where we are as both Americans and Southerners today. There are many of us who have benefited in direct, but complicated ways from this time who would like to forget it and move on. There is merit in this, but we forget the times and events at our peril.

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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It is both exhilarating and sad, but helps the outsider that has interest in ... 23 Jun. 2015
By David L. Rowland - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a densely packed book, not for the light reader but for those who truly want to understand the Mississippi delta region. It is both exhilarating and sad, but helps the outsider that has interest in the region develop an appreciation for the land and the people--their hopes and disappointments.
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