Catfish and the Delta

Catfish and the Delta: Confederate fish farming in the Mississippi Delta 

(Ten Speed Press; 1992)




The Mississippi delta, that weird flat stretch of floodplain in the deep South is examined through the lens of the catfish industry, which replaced cotton plantations in the 80s and 90s.


“A compelling, timely, and important book about the land, the people, and the drama of the Delta. A must read…and you don’t have to be Southern to feel it! I love the book!”

                                                                        Vertamae Grosvenor

                                                                        National Public Radio



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