Summary: First published in 1935, it tells the story of Jim Tetley, who wants simply to be a good farmer-if the banks will only let him. As Jim copes with poverty, family rivalries, and community tensions, he must also weigh the need to respond to the call for armed rebellion. In 1917 the area exploded into full-blown insurrection. The state's tenant farmers, many of whom were Socialist Party members, viewed the Great War in Europe as a conflict that benefited only the rich. When the federal ...show moregovernment enacted a draft, an uprising in eastern Oklahoma saw local townspeople skirmishing with rebellious farmers, including whites, blacks, and American Indians. More than 250 men were arrested-some sentenced for up to ten years' imprisonment. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 10
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