Synopses & Reviews
Development Arrested is a major reinterpretation of the two-centuries-old conflict between the African Americans and planters in the Mississippi Delta. Woods traces the decline and resurrection of plantation ideology in national public policy debates, showing the ways in which African Americans in the Delta have continued to push forward their agenda for social and economic justice despite having suffered countless defeats under the planter regime. Woods interweaves the role of music in sustaining their efforts, surveying a musical tradition that embraced a radical vision of social change.
A major reinterpretation of the two-centuries-old conflict between African Americans and planters in the Mississippi Delta.
Development Arrested is a major reinterpretation of the two-centuries-old conflict between African American workers and the planters of the Mississippi Delta. Ranging across disciplines as diverse as rural studies, musicology, development studies and anthropology, it provides a unique assessment of the impact of the plantation system on those who suffered its depredations at first hand.