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The senator and the sharecropper : the freedom struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer

Author: Christopher Myers Asch
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2008.
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"Sunflower County, Mississippi, is a land of deep contradictions. It boasts some of the world's richest soil, yet has produced widespread poverty that lingers to this day. It stood at the epicenter of the civil rights movement, yet still suffers from racial inequality. It has been on the forefront of globalization, yet continues to stagnate economically." "The Senator and the Sharecropper explores these paradoxes,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Asch, Christopher Myers.
Senator and the sharecropper.
New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2008
(OCoLC)609309129
Named Person: Fannie Lou Hamer; James O Eastland
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Myers Asch
ISBN: 9781595583321 1595583327
OCLC Number: 173218611
Description: xvi, 368 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Sunflower County, 1994 1 --
1 Sunflower County, 1904 6 --
2 Planter's Son, Sharecroppers' Daughter 33 --
3 "Cotton Is Dynamite": New Deals in Sunflower County 65 --
4 "An Enormous Tragedy in the Making": Revolutions in Sunflower County and Abroad 99 --
5 "From Cotton-to Communism-to Segregation!": The Senator's Rise to Power 132 --
6 "No One Can Honestly Say Negroes Are Satisfied": The Sharecropper Embraces the Movement 167 --
7 1964: Confrontations 198 --
8 "This Is America's Sickness" 221 --
9 "The Pendulum Is Swinging Back" 253 --
10 "Right on Back to the Plantation" 279.
Other Titles: Senator & the sharecropper
Responsibility: Chris Myers Asch.
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"Sunflower County, Mississippi, is a land of deep contradictions. It boasts some of the world's richest soil, yet has produced widespread poverty that lingers to this day. It stood at the epicenter of the civil rights movement, yet still suffers from racial inequality. It has been on the forefront of globalization, yet continues to stagnate economically." "The Senator and the Sharecropper explores these paradoxes, telling the story of two larger-than-life personalities who epitomized the county's extremes: the senator, James O. Eastland, a wealthy white cotton planter who was one of the most powerful segregationists in the U.S. Senate, and the sharecropper, Fannie Lou Hamer, who grew up desperately poor just a few miles from the Eastland plantation and rose to become the spiritual leader of the Mississippi freedom struggle."--BOOK JACKET.

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