Linda Duff Niemeir


Linda Duff Niemeir graduated from Bastrop High School, Bastrop, Louisiana, in 1965. She attended Louisiana Business School in Monroe, Louisiana, receiving a diploma in business machines, shorthand, typing, business math, accounting and IBM keypunch. She travelled the world with her military husband, living and working in several European countries. She is now retired and lives in Camden, AR, with her husband Gilbert, a son and granddaughter.

Co-author, her mother Lillian Laird Duff, graduated from Mangham High School, Mangham, Louisiana, in 1944. After attending Western Union School in Springhfield, Missouri, and working two years, she married E. B. Duff of Columbia, Louisiana and became a housewife and mother of two daughters. She was widowed in 2004 and was living next door to daughter Linda in 2007 at which time they recorded the stories found in this book. Lillian died in 2014.

Where to buy in print


Sharecropping in North Louisiana: A Family's Struggle Through the Great Depression
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,530. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2018 by Wide Awake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
A Family's history lives and dies according to the dedication of it's storyteller. Author Lillian Laird Duff is one such historian and with the encouragement and help of her daughter Linda Duff Niemeir, the stories of this sharecropper's daughter will spark in readers the desire to keep their own family histories alive. Sharecropping in North Louisiana is the true story of these hardships.

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