''[Forty Acres and a Mule
] has significant implications for understanding the role of government and the nature of the black experience.'' --Agricultural History
''Oubre has provided a useful summary and evaluation of both the successes and failures of land ownership for blacks in the Reconstruction era.'' --Journal of American History
''A significant contribution to Reconstruction historiography.'' --Louisiana History
About the Author
Claude F. Oubre (1937--2011) was a professor of history and political science at Louisiana State University at Eunice and coauthor of Creoles of Color in the Bayou Country.