Jeannie Whayne is a professor of history at the University of Arkansas as well as the vice president and president-elect of the Agricultural History Society. The editor or coauthor of nine books, she is also the author of two books including Delta Empire: Lee Wilson and the Transformation of Agriculture in the New South (2011), a social, economic, and environmental study of a plantation owned by a single family from 1846 to 2010 and the winner of the John G. Ragsdale Prize. Most recently, she is a coeditor of The Ongoing Burden of Southern History: Politics and Identity in the Twenty-First-Century South (2012). She is currently researching a book on Memphis, Tennessee, as a cotton center, examining the interaction between the city and its hinterlands in forging a regional cotton empire. She is also conducting research on the cotton trade between Memphis and Liverpool and working on a National Endowment for the Humanities digitization proposal to map that connection.
- Crises in Cotton’s Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity, and Yellow Fever in Late Nineteenth-Century Memphis, Tennessee
- The Scourge of Memphis: The Great Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
- Three Women, Three Wills: Planter Women and Property Rights in Late Nineteenth-Century Arkansas
- Building it of Brick and Hollow Tile: Lee Wilson, the Lowery Lynching, and the Limitations of Planter Paternalism in the Twentieth-Century South
- The Winds have Changed: The Flood of 1927 and the Arkansas “Cracker” Response to Planter Power
- Between a Hard Place and the River in Arkansas: Guerilla Warfare between Crowley’s Ridge and the Mississippi River, 1861–1865