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- Sellars, Nigel “Treasonous Tenant Farmers and Seditious Sharecroppers: The 1917 Green Corn Rebellion Trials” (Oklahoma City by Nigel Anthony Sellars (Oklahoma City Univ. Law Review 2002), reprinted by www.NationalAgLawCenter.org (PDF download)
On the surface, the Green Corn Rebellion seems a solitary, isolated event, something out of the American mainstream. 12 In fact, the rebellion was the largest of several anti-conscription incidents both during and after the war. More important, the uprising represents a significant chapter in a series of agrarian, Native American, Hispanic and labor conflicts against the “incorporators,” the commercial, industrial, and financial forces that were consolidating America under a conservative capitalist and nationalist authority in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.