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Freedom under the Gun

Loka Ashwood

in For-Profit Democracy: Why the Government Is Losing the Trust of Rural America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300215359
eISBN:
9780300235142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215359.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter considers the implications of crime and gun ownership in Burke County, Georgia. Burke County's aggravated assault rate in 2011 was more than three times the national average: about 8 for ... More


Humor in Burke County

Sam J. Ervin

in Humor of a Country Lawyer

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807844649
eISBN:
9781469616346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807844649.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on humorists who have lived in all areas of North Carolina. They were, however, undoubtedly more numerous and gifted in Burke than elsewhere. Doubting Thomases should understand ... More


The Transcendent People

Loka Ashwood

in For-Profit Democracy: Why the Government Is Losing the Trust of Rural America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300215359
eISBN:
9780300235142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215359.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter suggests that in order to understand the full fallout of for-profit democracy, one must understand a simple truth relied on by those perpetually disinherited in the Burke County black ... More


Welcome to Burke County

Loka Ashwood

in For-Profit Democracy: Why the Government Is Losing the Trust of Rural America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300215359
eISBN:
9780300235142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215359.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter describes the outcome of for-profit's rule in Burke County, Georgia. Burke County is what the US Department of Agriculture calls a persistent-poverty county, meaning that for the past ... More


The Moral Economy’s Freedom

Loka Ashwood

in For-Profit Democracy: Why the Government Is Losing the Trust of Rural America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300215359
eISBN:
9780300235142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215359.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter argues that in the presence of abundant minorities—of rurality, of poverty, of race, and of region—the corporate form has made a majoritarian feast of the people of Burke County. Letting ... More


Humor in the Legislature

Sam J. Ervin

in Humor of a Country Lawyer

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807844649
eISBN:
9781469616346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807844649.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the telegram the author received from Charles F. Kirksey, chairman of the Burke County Democrats. The telegram stated that the Democratic county convention had named the author ... More


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