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Planting Hope on Worn-Out Land

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Planting Hope on Worn-Out Land: The History of the Tuskegee Land Utilization Study, Macon County, Alabama, 1935-1959

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Category: History/United States/20th Century
Format: Trade Cloth, 152 pages
Pub Date: Spring 2009
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58838-205-4
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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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