Mississippi delta blues : the federal government's role in the region's persistent poverty, 1972-2011
Thesis (M.A.)--Georgetown University, 2011.; Includes bibliographical references.; Text (Electronic thesis) in PDF format. Mississippi is one of the poorest states in America, and the Delta region is marred by the highest percentages of impoverished people in the State. Yet, Mississippi has long had powerful representation in Congress and has a history of receiving significant federal funding. Why do problems persist, and how can Mississippi leaders effectively better the lives of people in the Delta? The Delta has remained poverty-stricken despite expensive federal programs directed to the region, and until federal and state leaders acknowledge the failure of this farm economy, its people will remain distressed
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