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Trouble in GoshenPlain Folk, Roosevelt, Jesus, and Marx in the Great Depression South$
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Fred C. Smith

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781617039560

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617039560.001.0001

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. Tupelo Homesteads

. Tupelo Homesteads

A Shelter in the Storm

(p.27) 2. Tupelo Homesteads
Trouble in Goshen

Fred C. Smith

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter is an institutional history of Tupelo Homesteads. The Homesteaders were subject to a milder and more subtle form of pressure to cooperate than were the clients of Dyess and Hillhouse. This chapter explores the chaffing nature of detailed requirements, mutual economic dependence, and anxiety about a 30-year mortgage. The selection process ensured that the Homesteaders would be people of proven economic and social middle-class standing. At Tupelo the initial selection process was, at the insistence of M.L. Wilson, left to a local committee. As a consequence of that local knowledge the selected Homesteaders were industrious, community and family oriented, and fully intended to pursue economic and social mobility.

Keywords:   Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA), National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA), Division of Subsistence Homesteads (DSH), Natchez Trace Parkway, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

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