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New Religious Alliances

Alison Collis Greene

in No Depression in Heaven: Religion and the Great Depression in the Mississippi Delta

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199371877
eISBN:
9780199371907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371877.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 6 opens with a scene from an Arkansas relief office, where a federal employee of the Resettlement Administration evaluated the program’s applicants based in part on personal religious ... More


Transition

Mary G. Rolinson

in Grassroots Garveyism: The Universal Negro Improvement Association in the Rural South, 1920-1927

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830925
eISBN:
9781469602257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872789_rolinson.10
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the Universal Negro Improvement Association's (UNIA) legacy in the context of black activism. In particular, it considers the striking contrast between UNIA and NAACP success in ... More


Trouble in Goshen: Plain Folk, Roosevelt, Jesus, and Marx in the Great Depression South

Fred C. Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039560
eISBN:
9781626740099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039560.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The poor have always been with us. In the rural American South, the “bottom half” languished on the edge of survival since Reconstruction. When the Great Depression hit, their plight worsened. The ... More


Sharecroppers and Campesinos: Mexican Revolutionary Agrarianism in the Rural New Deal

Tore C. Olsson

in Agrarian Crossings: Reformers and the Remaking of the US and Mexican Countryside

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691165202
eISBN:
9781400888054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165202.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers the south–north intellectual exchange of the 1930s. First, it examines how a cadre of left-leaning US reformers, led by the peripatetic academic Frank Tannenbaum, attempted in ... More


Tenants Are Able to Hold Their Heads a Little Higher: Memphis, Tennessee

Jennifer Ritterhouse

in Discovering the South: One Man's Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630946
eISBN:
9781469630960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630946.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins with Daniels's interview with Southern Tenant Farmers Union (STFU) president J. R. Butler, then presents an overview of the union's founding and early years from 1934-1937. The ... More


Prophets in the Storm

Erik S. Gellman and Jarod Roll

in The Gospel of the Working Class: Labor's Southern Prophets in New Deal America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036309
eISBN:
9780252093333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036309.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter chronicles the activism of both Claude Williams and Owen Whitfield as both men embarked on parallel courses to preach the working-class gospel and organize demonstrations and similar ... More


The Politics of Producerism

Catherine McNicol Stock

in Rural Radicals: Righteous Rage in the American Grain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501714030
eISBN:
9781501714047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714030.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Since colonial times, farmers and other rural men and women have organized to protect their livelihoods and communities from the powerful interests of centralized governments, big banks, and large ... More


Naked and Hot as If She Were Stripped in the Sun: Marked Tree, Arkansas

Jennifer Ritterhouse

in Discovering the South: One Man's Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630946
eISBN:
9781469630960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630946.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter tells the story of the 1936 flogging of Willie Sue Blagden, a white, middle-class supporter of the Southern Tenant Farmers Union (STFU) who became a target of antiunion violence when she ... More


Seeking the Kingdom of God

Erik S. Gellman and Jarod Roll

in The Gospel of the Working Class: Labor's Southern Prophets in New Deal America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036309
eISBN:
9780252093333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036309.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Claude and Joyce Williams's move to Paris, Arkansas and the events that would eventually lead him to cross paths with Owen Whitfield. It details Williams's time as pastor of ... More


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