The Mitcham War of Clarke County Alabama This is a history of The Mitcham Beat War in Clarke County Alabama which occurred in between residents of Mitcham Beat an electoral precinct and the merchant class of Clarke County The wa

  • Title: The Mitcham War of Clarke County, Alabama
  • Author: Harvey H. Jackson III Joyce White Burrage James A. Cox
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is a history of The Mitcham Beat War in Clarke County, Alabama, which occurred in 1892 1893 between residents of Mitcham Beat, an electoral precinct and the merchant class of Clarke County.The war resulted from post reconstruction practices of rural cotton farmers mortgaging their properties in exchange for credit to plant their cotton crop for the upcoming year CredThis is a history of The Mitcham Beat War in Clarke County, Alabama, which occurred in 1892 1893 between residents of Mitcham Beat, an electoral precinct and the merchant class of Clarke County.The war resulted from post reconstruction practices of rural cotton farmers mortgaging their properties in exchange for credit to plant their cotton crop for the upcoming year Credit was based on market prices at the beginning of the planting season At harvest Marketers in New York consistently lowered cotton prices resulting in farmers not being able to meet their obligation.During this period, the Farmers Alliance, a populist movement sought to defeat the ruling Democratic Party The effort was not successful.Economic conditions resulted in a number of Mitcham Beat residents forming the Hell at the Breech Gang Members of the gang murdered a Coffeeville, Alabama, merchant following his foreclosure on a Mitcham Beat Farmer.Citizens from towns and cities in Clarke County rode into Mitcham Beat to avenge the murder of their colleague As many as five hundred riders took the law into their own hands, executing those they held responsible for the merchants murder.This history is central to the novel Hell at the Breach by Tom Franklin.

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    1. The Mitcham War of Clarke County, Alabama: A Native Son's PerspectiveHell at the Breech by Tom Franklin was chosen as a group read for August, 2017, by members of On the Southern Literary Trail. Franklin's first novel, published in 2003, was a work of historical fiction. It is a gripping novel based on the facts contained in this notable book of Southwest Alabama History. This review is republished for those who read Franklin's book looking for the facts behind the fiction. In his novel, Frankli [...]

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