The Resource You can't eat freedom: : southerners and social justice after the Civil Rights Movement, Greta de Jong, (ebook)

You can't eat freedom: : southerners and social justice after the Civil Rights Movement, Greta de Jong, (ebook)

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You can't eat freedom: : southerners and social justice after the Civil Rights Movement
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You can't eat freedom:
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southerners and social justice after the Civil Rights Movement
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Greta de Jong
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eng
Summary
Two revolutions roiled the rural South after the mid-1960s: the political revolution wrought by the passage of civil rights legislation, and the ongoing economic revolution brought about by increasing agricultural mechanization. Political empowerment for black southerners coincided with the transformation of southern agriculture and the displacement of thousands of former sharecroppers from the land. 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 antipoverty projects, and forming cooperative enterprises that fostered economic and political autonomy, efforts that encountered strong opposition from free market proponents who opposed government action to solve the crisis.Making clear the relationship between the civil rights movement and the War on Poverty, this history of rural organizing shows how responses to labor displacement in the South shaped the experiences of other Americans who were affected by mass layoffs in the late twentieth century, shedding light on a debate that continues to reverberate today
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Midwest
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De Jong, Greta
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331.6/396073076
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Electronic books
  • Southern States
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Agriculture
  • Southern States
  • Migration, Internal
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adult
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You can't eat freedom: : southerners and social justice after the Civil Rights Movement, Greta de Jong, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781469629315
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11717655
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11717655
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MWT11717655
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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You can't eat freedom: : southerners and social justice after the Civil Rights Movement, Greta de Jong, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469629315
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11717655
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11717655
System control number
MWT11717655
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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