Standing Their Ground

Small Farmers in North Carolina since the Civil War
Author(s): 
Petty, Adrienne Monteith
ISBN: 
9780199938520
Date published: 
October 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£47.99

This book explores a local iteration of a profound human experience: the transformation of agriculture. Focusing on small farm owners in North Carolina, it argues that they resisted changes to farming that did not square with their agrarian ideology. However, the antidemocratic character of the Jim Crow South weakened their resistance.