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Books by Evan P. Bennett

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Tampa Bay: The Story of an Estuary and Its People

This book explores the environmental history of the largest open water estuary in Florida, revealing how people have interacted with nature throughout the long history of Tampa Bay.

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

This book 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.