Selling Out to the Yankees

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Selling Out to the Yankees

by Carl D. Kirby
Southern Cultures, Vol. 3, No. 4: Winter 1997

"Something told me not to ask silly questions about the depraved appetites of Delta mice."

The Great Depression bore down heavily on the Mississippi Delta and our once-crop economy. As if the low price of cotton and the ravages of the boll weevil were not enough, a plague of house fires left many of the inhabitants temporarily homeless. The victims bore their misfortune stoically, never complaining or even mentioning their bad luck.