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You can't eat freedom : southerners and social justice after the Civil Rights Movement

Author: Greta De Jong
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on the plantation regions of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi, Greta de Jong analyzes how social justice activists responded to mass unemployment by lobbying political leaders, initiating anti-poverty projects, and forming cooperative enterprises that fostered economic and political autonomy, efforts that encountered strong opposition from free market proponents who opposed government action.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
De Jong, Greta.
You can't eat freedom.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016014539
(OCoLC)945730188
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Greta De Jong
ISBN: 9781469629322 1469629321 9781469629315 1469629313
OCLC Number: 957590612
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 305 pages)
Contents: The man don't need me anymore: from free labor to displaced persons --
This is home: black workers' responses to displacement and out-migration --
They could make some decisions: the war on poverty and community action --
Okra is a threat: the low-income cooperative movement --
OEO is finished: federal withdrawal and the return to states' rights --
To build something, where they are: the federation of southern cooperatives and rural economic development --
A world of despair: free enterprise and its failures --
Government cannot solve our problems: legacies of displacement --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Greta de Jong.

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Focusing on the plantation regions of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi, Greta de Jong analyzes how social justice activists responded to mass unemployment by lobbying political leaders, initiating anti-poverty projects, and forming cooperative enterprises that fostered economic and political autonomy, efforts that encountered strong opposition from free market proponents who opposed government action.

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