Inherit the Land: Jim Crow Meets Miss Maggie's Will

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INHERIT
THE LAND
Jim Crow Meets Miss Maggie’s Will

Gene Stowe

Illustrated by Carl A. Sergio

UNIVERSITY PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI / JACKSON

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Prologue 3
  • Part I Worlds Apart 5
  • 1 - The Marvin People 7
  • 2 - The White Man's World of Violence 17
  • 3 - The White Man's World of Power 26
  • 4 - The Court 37
  • Part II the Rosses 47
  • 5 - Susan 49
  • 6 - Bob and Dennis 54
  • 7 - Mittie Bell 60
  • 8 - Sallie and Maggie 65
  • 9 - The Neighbors 70
  • 10 - The Tenants 77
  • 11 - The Will 83
  • 12 - The Cousins 90
  • Part III the Trial 97
  • 13 - Jury 99
  • 14 - First Witness 105
  • 15 - George Sutton 111
  • 16 - Witnesses to the Will 117
  • 17 - Preachers 126
  • 18 - Frank Crane 135
  • 19 - Harriet Taylor 144
  • 20 - Cousin Margaret and the Cook 153
  • 21 - Visitors 161
  • 22 - Dr. Potts 170
  • 23 - Boarders 175
  • 24 - Alienists 179
  • 25 - Doctors, Neighbor, and Kin 188
  • 26 - News 193
  • 27 - Caveators Rest 198
  • 28 - Propounders 202
  • 29 - R. A. Hudson 212
  • 30 - Character Witnesses 220
  • 31 - Propounders Rest 226
  • 32 - Sikes and Parker 230
  • 33 - A. M. Stack 237
  • 34 - E. T. Cansler 242
  • 35 - Charge and Verdict 248
  • 36 - Reaction 257
  • 37 - New Trial 262
  • Part IV the Heritage 267
  • 38 - The People 269
  • 39 - The Land 275
  • 40 - The Abundance of Peace 281
  • White Ross Genealogy 288
  • Black Ross Genealogy 294
  • Sources 296
  • Index 303
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