Drilling Ahead: The Quest for Oil in the Deep South, 1945-2005
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Drilling Ahead: The Quest for Oil in the Deep South, 1945-2005

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The discovery of oil in Tinsley, Mississippi, in 1939 captivated the South and has deeply affected the region ever since. At the end of 1940, over 133 wells were flowing, and speculators were drilling holes and staking claims all along the Gulf Coast and its immediate environs. Consequently, the region's economy, ecosystems, and politics have been shaped by black gold sinc...more
Hardcover, 301 pages
Published November 23rd 2005 by University Press of Mississippi (first published 2005)
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