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You Can't Eat Freedom: Southerners and Social Justice After the Civil Rights Movement

Greta de Jong

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629308
eISBN:
9781469629322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629308.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

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 ... More


Marriage Comes Early in the Mountains: The Persistence of Child Marriage in the Rural South

Nicholas L. Syrett

in American Child Bride: A History of Minors and Marriage in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629537
eISBN:
9781469629551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629537.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Using the 1937 Appalachian marriage of nine-year-old Eunice Winstead and twenty-two-year-old Charlie Johns, and the subsequent international attention it received as a prism, this chapter focuses on ... More


A World of Despair: Free Enterprise and Its Failures

Greta de Jong

in You Can't Eat Freedom: Southerners and Social Justice After the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629308
eISBN:
9781469629322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629308.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the impact of free market economic policies on rural development in the 1980s and 1990s. Seeking to end excessive government interference in the economy, President Ronald ... More


Different from That Which Is Intended for the Colored Race: Mexicans and Mexico in Jim Crow Mississippi, 1918–1939

Julie M. Weise

in Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624969
eISBN:
9781469624983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624969.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Two shows that from the 1910s through the 1930s, tens of thousands of Mexicans and Mexican Americans who initially lived in Texas moved on to the rural black-white South. Of these, the ... More


Labor on Plantation and Farm

René Hayden

in Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861–1867: Series 3, Volume 2: Land and Labor, 1866-1867

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607429
eISBN:
9781469611099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607429.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter looks at the types of employment former slaves occupied. With few economic resources available to them, the majority of former slaves in the rural South could only really gain an income ... More


Introduction

Greta de Jong

in You Can't Eat Freedom: Southerners and Social Justice After the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629308
eISBN:
9781469629322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629308.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter briefly outlines the history of racial discrimination in the rural South and the ways social justice activists continued the struggle for equality in the decades following the civil ... More


This Is My Home: Into the Twenty-First Century

John M. Coggeshall

in Liberia, South Carolina: An African American Appalachian Community

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640853
eISBN:
9781469640877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640853.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter brings the story of Liberia into the present. Drawing on memories of current residents, the chapter describes efforts to preserve and present the community’s history to visitors. For ... More


Introduction

Richard A. Rosen and Joseph Mosnier

in Julius Chambers: A Life in the Legal Struggle for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469628547
eISBN:
9781469628561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628547.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Introduction provides a brief summary of the life of Julius Chambers. Born in rural North Carolina in the middle of the Great Depression, Chambers would overcome numerous obstacles to become the ... More


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