Planting Hope on Worn-out Land: The History of the Tuskegee Land Utilization Project : Macon County, Alabama, 1935-1959
The Tuskegee Land Utilization Project is an important part of Macon County's past in the Black Belt of Alabama. African-American sharecroppers and tenant farmers were barely surviving in the poorest of conditions on land so worn out, it could no longer support subsistence farming. This book tells the story of how the land was rehabilitated and became the Tuskegee National Forest, and about the four hundred families who were relocated to the small community of Prairie Farms by the Resettlement Administration.
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PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
TENANT FARMING AND THE BIG HUNGRY
THE RESETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATION
A PLANNED LAND USE DEMONSTRATION
THE TUSKEGEE PROJECT AREA
THE TUSKEGEE PROJECT 19351938
THE PRAIRIE FARMS RESETTLEMENT PROJECT
SCS SUPERVISION 19391949
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