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The Last Sharecropper By Joyce McCollaum
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Myrtle Hight met Fred Jones when she was only a little girl, but from the first time she saw him, she sensed he was something special. Distance and matchmaking might try to interfere with an... More > inevitable and life-long romance, but some loves are destined to withstand the terrible tests of time. Dry land farming on the high plains of northern New Mexico never made anyone wealthy, but the Jones clan is more than rich. Strong, honest, funny, and resilient—one small family reveals secrets about living on and from the land which have been all but lost in the modern age. “The Last Sharecropper depicts a no-frills, hard working life…happy times and sorrows. It is an intimate day-by-day journey with a family during the Dust Bowl…It is a living history and will be a family legacy for generations.” --Barbara Corn Patterson, author The Woman on the Table and Other Stories< Less
Daddy Was a Sharecropper By Ira M Thompson Jr
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The author shares his memories of growing up in Huckabay, Texas during the Great Depression and WWII. Originally written for his grandchildren, Thompson's book brings that period to life, lending... More > a personal touch to a time which is frequently known only through old newsreels and photos in history books.< Less
The Sharecropper's Daughter By Julie Miliner
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The Sharecropper's Daughter tells the story of Frank Lee, a girl born to a black mother and a white father in 1930s South Carolina. Frank Lee grows up between the precarious backdrop of being black... More > but looking white amid racist and ambiguous times. She is forced to find a balance between a mother who finds it difficult to embrace her and a father she will never know. Abandoned at birth she is shuffled from one place to another, sometimes with relatives but sometimes with strangers who value the weekly stipend they receive for her care more than the girl herself. She is eventually reunited with her mother but the relationship is strained and uncertain. This is an epic tale that spans the time of slavery through the 1950s. The characters are rich and fluent in the language of survival and perseverance. There is love, loss, pain and forgiveness that every reader will identify with.< Less
The Last Sharecropper By Joyce McCollaum
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Myrtle Hight met Fred Jones when she was only a little girl, but from the first time she saw him, she sensed he was something special. Distance and matchmaking might try to interfere with an... More > inevitable and life-long romance, but some loves are destined to withstand the terrible tests of time. Dry land farming on the high plains of northern New Mexico never made anyone wealthy, but the Jones clan is more than rich. Strong, honest, funny, and resilient—one small family reveals secrets about living on and from the land which have been all but lost in the modern age. “The Last Sharecropper depicts a no-frills, hard working life…happy times and sorrows. It is an intimate day-by-day journey with a family during the Dust Bowl…It is a living history and will be a family legacy for generations.” --Barbara Corn Patterson, author The Woman on the Table and Other Stories< Less
The Last Sharecropper By Joyce McCollaum
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Myrtle Hight met Fred Jones when she was only a little girl, but from the first time she saw him, she sensed he was something special. Distance and matchmaking might try to interfere with an... More > inevitable and life-long romance, but some loves are destined to withstand the terrible tests of time. Dry land farming on the high plains of northern New Mexico never made anyone wealthy, but the Jones clan is more than rich. Strong, honest, funny, and resilient—one small family reveals secrets about living on and from the land which have been all but lost in the modern age. “The Last Sharecropper depicts a no-frills, hard working life…happy times and sorrows. It is an intimate day-by-day journey with a family during the Dust Bowl…It is a living history and will be a family legacy for generations.” --Barbara Corn Patterson, author The Woman on the Table and Other Stories< Less
Memoirs of a Sharecropper's Daughter By Dana Morrison-Brown
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Bonnie Sue Morrison survived abuse of many kinds-and did it completely alone. Raped at age five and then gang-raped as a teenager; forced into the streets during an ice storm with three babies as a... More > young mother and later forced into hiding from a stalker, she tried to learn how to cope with the blocked traumas of abuse, but it was more than she could handle. The years of fear, anger, horrors of abuse and inferiority along with lots of guilt and shame took its toll on her self-esteem, her attitude and ultimately, her life. This is her story of survival.< Less
Memoirs of a Sharecropper's Daughter By Dana Morrison-Brown
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Bonnie Sue Morrison survived abuse of many kinds-and did it completely alone. Raped at age five and then gang-raped as a teenager; forced into the streets during an ice storm with three babies as a... More > young mother and later forced into hiding from a stalker, she tried to learn how to cope with the blocked traumas of abuse, but it was more than she could handle. The years of fear, anger, horrors of abuse and inferiority along with lots of guilt and shame took its toll on her self-esteem, her attitude and ultimately, her life. This is her story of survival.< Less
The Sharecropper's Wife: A Memoir By Lucille Daniel
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Growing up in rural Person County, North Carolina during the Great Depression, Lucille Daniel learned how to work at a very early age. Like most sharecroppers, her family moved almost every year,... More > enduring harsh conditions and dishonest landowners. She attended a one-room school house through the eighth grade, and married a sharecropper at age 19. Being a sharecropper’s wife meant uprooting her family every spring and moving to a different tobacco farm. It meant using every ounce of creativity and resourcefulness to turn a shack into a home. It meant using her faith to make something out of nothing. Through it all, she kept one dream in her heart: her children would get the education that she was denied. They would have a better life than she did. They would not be forced to work someone else’s land. And they would leave the tobacco fields forever.< Less
The Sharecropper's Wife: A Memoir By Lucille Daniel
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Growing up in rural Person County, North Carolina during the Great Depression, Lucille Daniel learned how to work at a very early age. Like most sharecroppers, her family moved almost every year,... More > enduring harsh conditions and dishonest landowners. She attended a one-room school house through the eighth grade, and married a sharecropper at age 19. Being a sharecropper’s wife meant uprooting her family every spring and moving to a different tobacco farm. It meant using every ounce of creativity and resourcefulness to turn a shack into a home. It meant using her faith to make something out of nothing. Through it all, she kept one dream in her heart: her children would get the education that she was denied. They would have a better life than she did. They would not be forced to work someone else’s land. And they would leave the tobacco fields forever.< Less
Delta Memories: Early Life Of A Sharecropper's Son By Joe Harper
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Delta Memories follows the life of Joe T. Harper, as he stands in the shadow of a terminal illness;this delightful book revisits Joe's remarkable life and his "can do" attitude. Born in a... More > rural, poor, black family, Joe overcomes the many obstacles that he faced - poverty, alcohol abuse, and domestic violence of the 1960s era. He, the son of a Mississippi sharecropper, was able to attend college thanks to a generous benefactor. This is a remarkable story of grinding poverty, perseverance, and redemption. Written in a graphically visual style, Joe keeps the reader right beside him and provides a bird’s eye view as he describes his mothers' tragedy; watches his brother recover from hernia surgery; and endures the family's status which is viewed an object of humor. Come, travel with Joe back in the pages of time as he relives the early years of life in the Mississippi Delta.< Less

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