Allen, Peggy Vonsherie.

The Pecan Orchard : Journey of a Sharecropper's Daughter - Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2009. - 1 online resource (270 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; I. The Beginning; II. The Work; III. The Business; IV. The Characters; V. The Stories

This is a true story of the struggle, survival, and ultimate success of a large black family in south Alabama who, in the middle decades of the 20th century, lifted themselves out of poverty to achieve the American dream of property ownership. Descended from slaves and sharecroppers in the Black Belt region, this family of hard-working parents and their thirteen children is mentored by its matriarch, Moa, the author's beloved great grandmother, who passes on to the family, along with other cultural wealth, her recipe for moonshine. Without rancor or blame, and even with occ

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African Americans - Alabama - Butler County - Social life and customs - 20th century.
African Americans -- Alabama -- Butler County -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Anecdotes.
Allen family.
Allen family -- Anecdotes.
Allen, Peggy Vonsherie - Childhood and youth.
Allen, Peggy Vonsherie - Family.
Allen, Peggy Vonsherie, 1959- -- Childhood and youth -- Anecdotes.
Allen, Peggy Vonsherie, 1959- -- Family -- Anecdotes.
Butler County (Ala.) - Social life and customs - 20th century.
Butler County (Ala.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Anecdotes.
Country life - Alabama - Butler County.
Country life -- Alabama -- Butler County -- Anecdotes.
Sharecroppers - Alabama - Butler County - Social life and customs - 20th century.
Sharecroppers -- Alabama -- Butler County -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Anecdotes.


Electronic books.

F332.B9 / A454 2009

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