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Our Cabin’s Journey

“After the Fair.” San Antonio Express, 2 Apr. 1968, p. 82. NewsBank.

“Sharecropper Shares His Experiences.” San Antonio Express, 26 Feb. 1981, p. 8-B. NewsBank.History of Sharecropping

Bonk, Mary, and Thomas Carson. Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History. Gale Division of Cengage Learning Inc, 1999. EBSCOhost.

Cumo, Christopher. “Green Revolution.” Slavery in the Modern World: A History of Political, Social, and Economic Oppression, vol. 1, 2011, pp. 290–91.

Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne. An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States. Beacon Press, 2014.

Foley, Neil. The White Scourge: Mexicans, Blacks, and Poor Whites in Texas Cotton Culture. University of California Press, 1997.

Gaido, Daniel. The Formative Period of American Capitalism. Routledge, 2006.

Lichtenstein, Alex. “Ned Cobb’s Children: A New Look at White Supremacy in the Rural Southern US.” The Journal of Peasant Studies, vol. 33, no. 1, Taylor & Francis, 2006, pp. 124–39, doi:10.1080/03066150600624579.

Murrin, John M. Liberty, Equality, Power : a History of the American People . 3rd ed., Harcourt College Publishers, 2002.

Ochiltree, Ian. “Mastering the Sharecroppers: Land, Labour and the Search for Independence in the US South and South Africa.” Journal of Southern African Studies, vol. 30, no. 1, Taylor and Francis Ltd, 2004, pp. 41–61, doi:10.1080/0305707042000223933.

Olsson, Tore C. “Sharecroppers and Campesinos: The American South, Mexico, and the Transnational Politics of Land Reform in the Radical 1930s.” The Journal of Southern History, vol. 81, no. 3, Southern Historical Association, 2015, pp. 607–46.

Pastrano, José Guillermo. “The Bureaucratic Origins of Migrant Poverty: The Texas Cotton Industry, 1910-1930.” The Journal of Peasant Studies, vol. 35, no. 4, Taylor & Francis, 2008, pp. 688–719, doi:10.1080/03066150802681997.

Riggs, Thomas. Gale Encyclopedia of US Economic History. Cengage Gale, 2015.

Scruggs, Otey M. “Texas and the Bracero Program, 1942-1947.” Pacific Historical Review, vol. 32, no. 3, 1963, pp. 251-264. JSTOR.

Volanto, Keith J. “Leaving the Land: Tenant and Sharecropper Displacement in Texas During the New Deal.” Social Science History, vol. 20, no. 4, 1996, pp.533-551. JSTOR.


“Cotton Acreage Converted to Corn, Milo Maize Crops.” The Navasota Examiner, 26 Aug. 1971, p. 1, 8. NewspaperArchive.

“Cotton Still King in the Fertile Brazos Valley.” The Bryan Daily Eagle, 25 Sept. 1960, p. 3. NewspaperArchive.

Sharpless, Rebecca. Fertile Ground, Narrow Choices: Women on Texas Cotton Farms, 1900-1940. The University of North Carolina Press, 1999.

Tolnay, Stewart E. The Bottom Rung: African American Family Life on Southern Farms. University of Illinois Press, 1999.

Influence on the Blues

Clayton, Lawrence, and Joe W. Specht. Roots of Texas Music. Texas A&M University Press, 2005.

Lipscomb, Mance, and A. Glenn Myers. I Say Me for a Parable: The Life & Music of Mance Lipscomb. Possum Heard Diversions, 1981.

Obrecht, Jas. “Lightnin’ Hopkins: Mojo Hands & Barrelhouse Boogies.” Guitar Player, vol. 31, no. 10, 1997, p. 60.

O’Brien, Timothy J., and David Ensminger. Mojo Hand: The Life and Music of Lightnin’ Hopkins. University of Texas Press, 2013.

Tucker, Stephen R., and Mance Lipscomb. “The Blues is a Feeling: An Interview with Mance Lipscomb.” Southwest Review, vol. 62, no. 3, 1977, pp. 239-255. JSTOR.