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    Christopher Waldrep
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    Duke University Press Books (September 23, 1993)
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    278 pages
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Waldrep's book is an important contribution to our understanding of economic relationships, rural life, and violence in the .

Waldrep's book is an important contribution to our understanding of economic relationships, rural life, and violence in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century South. -George C. Rable, Anderson University.

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In an agricultural region of Kentucky and Tennessee called the Black Patch for the dark tobacco grown there, big business arrived with a vengeance, eliminating competition, manipulating prices, and undermining local control. The farmers fought back.

Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. Contributors: Christopher Waldrep - Author. Publisher: Duke University Press. com Publication information: Book title: Night Riders:Defending Community in the Black Patch, 1890-1915. Place of publication: Durham, NC. Publication year: 1993.

Night Riders: Defending Community in the Black Patch, 1890–1915. ByChristopher Waldrep · Durham, . Duke University Press, 1993. xii + 264 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. Recommend this journal.

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Christopher Waldrep, Night Riders: Defending Community in the Black Patch, 1890-1915 (1993). McClanahan Publishing, 1983. Secretary's Books to be Turned over by Night Rider Leader," Hopkinsville Kentuckian, 18 April 1908. ^ James O. Nall, The Tobacco Night Riders of Kentucky and Tennessee, 1905-1909 (1939). How Crime Is Breeding Crime in Kentucky. New York Times, 26 July 1908.

Christopher Reef Waldrep, American historian. National Endowment of the Humanities fellow, 1995, American Philosophical Society fellow, 1994, American Council Learned Societies fellow, 1993. Member American History Association, American Society Legal History, Organization American Hists. Southern History Association. src "/web/img/loading. gif" data-src "/web/show-photo. jpg?id 991903&cache false" alt "Other photo of Christopher Reef Waldrep" class "gallery img" height "167". Other photo of Christopher Reef Waldrep. Night Riders tells the story of the struggle that followed, and reveals the ambiguities and complexities of a drama that convulsed this community for over two decades.

CHRISTOPHER WALDREP is Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Chair in History at San Francisco State University

CHRISTOPHER WALDREP is Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Chair in History at San Francisco State University.

In the late nineteenth century, industrialization was making its way into rural America. In an agricultural region of Kentucky and Tennessee called the Black Patch for the dark tobacco grown there, big business arrived with a vengeance, eliminating competition, manipulating prices, and undermining local control. The farmers fought back. Night Riders tells the story of the struggle that followed, and reveals the ambiguities and complexities of a drama that convulsed this community for over two decades.Christopher Waldrep shows that, contrary to many accounts, these wealthy tobacco planters did not resist these new forces simply because of a nostalgia for a bygone time. Instead, many sought to become modern capitalists themselves--but on their own terms. The South's rural elite found their ability to hire and control black labor--the established racial practice of the community--threatened by the low prices offered by big companies for their raw materials. In response, farmers organized and demanded better prices for their tobacco. The tobacco companies then attempted to divide the farmers by offering higher prices to those willing to break with the others. When some cultivators succumbed, their betrayal awakened a deeply rooted vigilante tradition that called for the protection of community at all costs. Waldrep analyzes the spasm of violence that ensued in which horsemen, riding at night, destroyed tobacco barns and the warehouses where the companies stored their tobacco. But despite this fierce upheaval, the Black Patch community endured.The most thorough treatment ever given to the Black Patch war, Night Riders illuminates a moment in history in which the traditional and the modern, the rural and the industrial, fought for the future--and past--of a community.

Tebei
The author has done an excellent job of researching and presenting the story of how the Tobacco War happened. He shows us the way of life at that time and how those in the 'black patch' viewed life and how outsiders interacted with them. To understand an occurrence is to have to know those particulars and this author has done a very good job of explaining the perception of those involved at that time. I enjoyed the book very much.
Sadaron above the Gods
A well researched book full of interesting details.
Sharpmane
"Night Riders: Defending Community in the Black Patch" lacks important details of the Black Patch War.The only thing I enjoyed about the book was the photos that I have never seen before. The author goes out of his way to try to unjustly inject racism into the Black Patch War, when in truth, the Black Patch War was about tobacco. If you want to learn the full, true story of the Night Riders, I suggest you buy "On Bended Knee" by Bill Cunningham.
Dyni
When I read the professional book review, I was disappointed, for the reviewer either does not understand the story told here or lacks certain cognitive ability....This is a great book, well researched and extremely well documented. This is not the story of some heathen band of farmers being puppeted by large land holders as the reviewer stumbles with. This is a document which validates the efforts of those farmers with enough foresight and guts to break the chains of slavery imposed by a monopolistic market place, controlled by "the trust", James B Duke, who was the American Tobacco Company (yes, same Duke as the University and Duke Power)who controlled all aspects of the tobacco market in the United States and Europe.(The reviewer mentions Missouri and Illinois which never in history have grown tobacco and do not enter into the picture in any frame here except that the author may have taught in Universities in those states.) And these undereducated farmers then took steps to enforce the fact that no farmer could benefit unjustly from the sacrifices made by all the member farmers of the Tobacco Association to bring about the end to the unjust enrichment of the Trust. This is the story of economic justice at the point of force, first of numbers and then the willingness to commit talk to action in defending the future of every farm family in Western Kentucky and Middle Tennessee...with blood for blood if necessary. This is a story of economic and social action. It is an enduring story...which lasted into the new millenium...until today...
Only in the racial aspects attempted to be pulled into the frame of the picture does Waldrep venture into left field...it was never about race. Blacks were involved as association members and even as Night Riders...and although not in actions pivitol, they fought bravely for economic justice on their own terms. I am currently writing my book "The last Night Rider" which tells the story as it was lived by my family....my grandfather was the next door neighbor to Dr Dave Amoss, the Night Rider General....My four great uncles were all heavily involved in all of the raids and activities. I recommend the Waldrep book...it is very good reading....
Mr.Champions
One of the most thoroughly researched and well written works on the Night Rider era.