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Dispossession : discrimination against African American farmers in the age of civil rights

Author: Pete Daniel
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2013.
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"Between 1940 and 1974, the number of African American farmers fell from 681,790 to just 45,594 - a drop of 93 percent. In his hard-hitting book, historian Pete Daniel analyzes this decline and chronicles black farmers' fierce struggles to remain on the land in the face of discrimination by bureaucrats in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He exposes the shameful fact that at the very moment civil rights laws  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pete Daniel
ISBN: 9781469602011 1469602016
OCLC Number: 811591301
Description: xiii, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Intended consequences --
Evidence --
Freedom autumn --
Cheating democracy --
Dissolution --
Duality --
The case of Willie Strain --
Creditworthy --
The end game.
Responsibility: Pete Daniel.
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