Jeannie Whayne

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Jeannie Whayne is a specialist is agricultural and southern history.  Her research focuses on the lower Mississippi River Valley and the interplay of social and economic history with environmental change, agricultural development, and race relations. Her most recent book, Delta Empire: Lee Wilson and the Transformation of Agricultural in the New South, explored the transformation of the plantation system in the twentieth century South, concluding with some observations about the emergence of portfolio plantations in the early 21st century.  She is currently a fellow of the Agricultural History Society and a distinguished lecturer with the Organization of American Historians.