by Sherry Laymon

Clay County, Arkansas was a flatland with little improvements at the outset of the twentieth century. Into this primitive society came a St. Louis entrepreneur with a liking for agriculture. Paul Pfeiffer bought large tracts of land, set up tenant farmers, and reigned for nearly fifty years as a beneficent landlord. When farming was interrupted by the coming of the railroad, both Pfeiffer and his tenants adapted to a lumbering economy - so long as the hardwood forest lasted. Laymon's account depicts the fate of tenants following the break-up of "Pfeiffer Country."

6 x 9, 224 pages, 49 photographs, 4 maps
$19.95 paper
ISBN 978-0-9800897-7-6 | 0-9800897-7-8
$37.95 hardcover
ISBN 978-0-9800897-6-9 | 0-9800897-6-X