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

Auteur: Christopher Myers Asch
Uitgever: New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2008.
Editie/Formaat:   Boek : Biografie : EngelsAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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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,  Meer lezen...
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Genre/Vorm: Biography
History
Aanvullende fysieke materiaalsoort: Online version:
Asch, Christopher Myers.
Senator and the sharecropper.
New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2008
(OCoLC)609309129
Genoemd persoon: Fannie Lou Hamer; James O Eastland; James O Eastland; Fannie Lou Hamer
Genre: Biografie, Internetbron
Soort document: Boek, Internetbron
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Christopher Myers Asch
ISBN: 9781595583321 1595583327
OCLC-nummer: 173218611
Beschrijving: xvi, 368 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Inhoud: 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.
Andere titels: Senator & the sharecropper
Verantwoordelijkheid: 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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