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Books by EVAN BENNETT

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When Tobacco Was King: Families, Farm Labor, and Federal Policy in the Piedmont

Examines the agriculture of the South's original staple crop in the Old Bright Belt--a diverse region named after the unique bright, or flue-cured, tobacco variety it spawned.

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Beyond Forty Acres and a Mule: African American Landowning Families since Reconstruction

This collection chronicles the tumultuous history of landowning African American farmers from the end of the Civil War to today. Each essay provides a case study of people in one place at a particular time and the factors that affected their ability to acquire, secure, and protect their land.