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Sharecropper's troubadour : John L. Handcox, the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union, and the African American song tradition

Author: Michael K Honey
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Descended from African American slaves, Native Americans, and white slaveowners, John Handcox was born at one of the hardest times and places to be black in America. Over the first few decades of the twentieth century, he survived attempted lynchings, floods, droughts, and the ravages of the Great Depression to organize black and white farmers alike on behalf of the Southern Tenant Farmers'; Union. He also became  Read more...
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Honey, Michael K.
Sharecropper's troubadour
(DLC) 2013029479
(OCoLC)857287794
Named Person: John L Handcox; John L Handcox
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael K Honey
ISBN: 9781137088369 1137088362 9780230111271 0230111270 9780230111288 0230111289
OCLC Number: 865574113
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Freedom after 'while : life and labor in the Jim Crow south --
Raggedy, raggedy are we : sharecropping and survival --
The planter and the sharecropper : the Southern Tenant Farmers Union --
There is mean things happening in this land : terror in Arkansas --
Join the union tonight : interracial organizing in Missouri --
Getting gone to the promised land : California --
I'm so glad to be here again : the return of John Handcox.
Responsibility: by Michael K. Honey.

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Folk singer and labor organizer John Handcox was born to illiterate sharecroppers, but went on to become one of the most beloved folk singers of the prewar labor movement. This beautifully told oral  Read more...

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