The Southern Tenant Farmers Union story told here is one chapter in a long Delta epic filled with struggle and strife over the region's rich land. This telling attempts to explain how people and events before the STFU contributed to the union's existence and nature. To accomplish this, regional history is included to suggest how the place and people came to be. This book relies heavily on personal interviews, condensed for focus and space, with folks who lived through the times described. Illustrations illuminate important details. A must-read for anyone interested in agricultural history, labor unions, the New Deal, or the Arkansas Delta.