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Title Beyond forty acres and a mule : African American landowning families since Reconstruction / edited by Debra A. Reid and Evan P. Bennett ; foreword by Loren Schweninger
Published Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 350 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction / Debra A. Reid -- Historiography and philosophy. -- The Jim Crow section of agricultural history / Adrienne Petty -- Farm acquisition and retention. -- Out of Mount Vernon's shadow : black landowners in George Washington's neighborhood, 1870-1910 / Scott E. Casper -- James E. Youngblood : race, family, and farm ownership in Jim Crow Texas / Keith J. Volanto -- Benjamin Hubert and the Association for the Advancement of Negro Country Life / Mark Schultz -- Agrarianism and black politics. -- Black populism : agrarian politics from the colored alliance to the people's party / Omar H. Ali -- "The Lazarus of American farmers": the politics of black agrarianism in the Jim Crow South, 1921-1938 / Jarod Roll -- Farm families at work. -- Land ownership and the color line: African American farmers in the heartland, 1870s-1920s / Debra A. Reid -- Of the quest of the golden leaf: black farmers and bright tobacco in the Piedmont South / Evan P. Bennett -- "Justifiable pride": negotiation and collaboration in Florida African American extension / Kelly A. Minor -- Legal activism and civil rights expansion. -- Black power in the Alabama black belt to the 1970s / Veronica L. Womack -- "You're just like mules, you don't know your own strength": rural South Carolina blacks and the emergence of the civil rights struggle / Carmen V. Harris -- Between forty acres and a class action lawsuit: black farmers, civil rights, and protest against the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1997-2010 / Valerie Grim -- Researching African American land and farm owners: a bibliographic essay / Debra A. Reid
Summary The articles in this anthology deal with some of the most perplexing issues facing black farmers in the South. The authors make their most important contribution when they address the seemingly contradictory philosophies that emerged as African Americans acquired and protected their real property
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject African American farmers -- Economic conditions.
African American farmers -- History.
African American farmers -- Political conditions
African American farmers -- Southern States -- Economic conditions.
African American farmers -- Southern States -- History.
African Americans -- Land tenure -- History.
African Americans -- Land tenure -- Southern -- History
Freedmen -- United States -- Economic conditions.
Southern States -- Race relations.
United States -- Race relations.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Bennett, Evan P.
Reid, Debra Ann, 1960-
LC no. 2012001107
ISBN 0813043530 (electronic bk.)
0813043778 (electronic bk.)
9780813043531 (electronic bk.)
9780813043777 (electronic bk.)