Delta History

Delta History Bibliography

Christopher Myers Asch, The Senator and the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggle of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011).

John M. Barry, Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998).

James C. Cobb, The Most Southern Place on Earth: The Mississippi Delta and the Roots of Southern Identity (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994).

David L. Cohn, The Mississippi Delta and the World: The Memoirs of David L. Cohn (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1995).

Pete Daniel, Deep’n as It Come: The 1927 Mississippi River Flood (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1996)

William Ferris, Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009).

Ted Gioia, Delta Blues: The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music (New York: Norton, 2009).

J. William Harris, Deep Souths: Delta, Piedmont, and Sea Island Society in the Age of Segregation (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003).

Gerard Helferich, High Cotton: Fours Seasons in the Mississippi Delta (New York: Counterpoint, 2008).

Chana Kai Lee, For Freedom’s Sake: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer (Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2000).

Christopher Metress, ed., The Lynching of Emmett Till: A Documentary Narrative (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2002).

Chad Montrie, Making a Living: Work and Environment in the United States (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2008).

J. Todd Moye, Let the People Decide: Black Freedom and White Resistance Movements in Sunflower County, Mississippi, 1945-1986 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004).

David Oshinsky, “Worse than Slavery”: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice (New York: Free Press, 1997).

William Alexander Percy, Lanterns on the Levee: Recollections of a Planter’s Son (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006).

Robert Seto Quan, Lotus among the Magnolias: The Mississippi Chinese (Jackson: University Press of Mississipi, 2007).

Mikko Saikku, This Delta, This Land: An Environmental History of the Yazoo-Mississippi Floodplain (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2005).

Stephen Whitfield, A Death in the Delta: The Story of Emmett Till (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991).

John C. Willis, Forgotten Time: The Yazoo-Mississippi Delta after the Civil War (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2000).

Nan Woodruff, American Congo: The African American Freedom Struggle in the Delta (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2003).

Bertram Wyatt-Brown, The House of Percy: Honor, Melancholy, and Imagination in a Southern Family (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994).

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