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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: Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press, 2011.
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Chronicles the life and times of two natives of Mississippi's Sunflower County who became central civil rights figures: U.S. Senator James Eastland, scion of one of the region's oldest plantation families and a rigid segregationist, and Fanny Lou Hamer, the sharecroppers' daughter who led the drive for voting rights in Mississippi.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Fannie Lou Hamer; James O Eastland; James O Eastland; Fannie Lou Hamer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Myers Asch
ISBN: 9780807872024 0807872024
OCLC Number: 668197685
Notes: "Originally published in 2008 by The New Press"--T.p. verso.
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.
Responsibility: Chris Myers Asch.

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"Compelling...Asch uses the stories of Hamer and Eastland to understand the Sunflower County of the present, to comprehend the economic stagnation that African American residents still face today and Read more...

 
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