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Intellectual Traditions in Black Agriculture

Monica M. White

in Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643694
eISBN:
9781469643717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643694.003.0028
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter analyses the theoretical and applied contributions to Black agriculture of three influential African American intellectuals of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Booker ... More


Black Farmers, Agriculture, and Resistance

Monica M. White

in Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643694
eISBN:
9781469643717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643694.003.0013
Subject:
History, African-American History

Most accounts of African Americans’ relationship to the soil focus on oppression and exploitation. This book offers the untold history of Black farmers’ fight to stay on the land in the southern ... More


Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Monica M. White

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643694
eISBN:
9781469643717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643694.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the late 1960s, internationally renowned activist Fannie Lou Hamer purchased forty acres of land in the Mississippi Delta, launching the Freedom Farms Cooperative (FFC). A community-based rural ... More


Agricultural Self-Determination on a Regional Scale: The Federation of Southern Cooperatives

Monica M. White

in Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643694
eISBN:
9781469643717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643694.003.0073
Subject:
History, African-American History

Drawing from the civil rights and Black Power movements, a cooperative movement swept the south in the late 1960s to address economic injustice and the lack of jobs. Rural African Americans organized ... More


The Colored Farmers’ Alliance

Omar H. Ali

in In the Lion's Mouth: Black Populism in the New South, 1886-1900

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737783
eISBN:
9781604737806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737783.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses the history behind the establishment of the Colored Alliance agrarian organization. In 1886, the Colored Farmers’ Alliance and Co-Operative Union (Colored Alliance, for short) ... More


Of the Quest of the Golden Leaf: Black Farmers and Bright Tobacco in the Piedmont South

Evan P. Bennett

in Beyond Forty Acres and a Mule: African American Landowning Families since Reconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039862
eISBN:
9780813043777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039862.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

No region better illustrates the relationship between crop culture and farm-family potential than the bright tobacco area that straddled the Virginia and North Carolina border. Evan P. Bennett ... More


Conclusion: Black Farmers and Black Land Matter

Monica M. White

in Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643694
eISBN:
9781469643717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643694.003.0093
Subject:
History, African-American History

The book concludes by demonstrating how Freedom Farmers offers a more complex – and empowering – picture of Black people’s relationship to agriculture than in typical portrayals which emphasize ... More


Beyond Forty Acres and a Mule: African American Landowning Families since Reconstruction

Debra Reid and Evan Bennett (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039862
eISBN:
9780813043777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039862.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Beyond Forty Acres and a Mule focuses on America's most-forgotten farmers: black families that cast their lot on their own land and depended on their own labor in a nation that doubted their right to ... More


A Pig and a Garden: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Freedom Farm Cooperative

Monica M. White

in Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643694
eISBN:
9781469643717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643694.003.0050
Subject:
History, African-American History

Much of the scholarship on the work and legacy of activist Fannie Lou Hamer concentrates on her tireless efforts for civil/human rights and African American representation and access to electoral ... More


Drawing on the Past toward a Food Sovereign Future: The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

Monica M. White

in Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643694
eISBN:
9781469643717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643694.003.0081
Subject:
History, African-American History

Whereas previous chapters discussed strategies employed by those who stayed in the South, this chapter tells the stories of the descendants of those who migrated north, focusing on Detroit. While far ... More


In the Lion's Mouth: Black Populism in the New South, 1886-1900

Omar H. Ali

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737783
eISBN:
9781604737806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737783.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Following the collapse of Reconstruction in 1877, African Americans organized a movement—distinct from the white Populist movement—in the South and parts of the Midwest for economic and political ... More


Bypass the Middlemen and Feed the Community: North Bolivar County Farm Cooperative

Monica M. White

in Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643694
eISBN:
9781469643717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643694.003.0068
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the 1960s, Bolivar County, Mississippi was one of the nation’s most impoverished due to systemic oppression and the decline of the agricultural industry. Residents responded by drawing from the ... More


“He Dreamed of Africa”: Kinship, Class, and Peoplehood

Kendra Taira Field

in Growing Up with the Country: Family, Race, and Nation after the Civil War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300180527
eISBN:
9780300182286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180527.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 3 traces the migratory life of Alexander “Elic” Davis, the African-American farmer and preacher who led his cousin, Monroe Coleman, to Indian Territory. Davis’s life illuminates the ... More


Radical Christianity and Cooperative Economics in the Postwar South

Alison Collis Greene

in The Pew and the Picket Line: Christianity and the American Working Class

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039997
eISBN:
9780252098178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039997.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter tells a pair of stories—a grassroots beginning and a white backlash sparked by charges of outside agitation—that suggest an all-too-familiar civil rights narrative. Yet, in 1940s North ... More


The Caged Bird Sings for Freedom: Black Struggles For Civil and Labor Rights, 1950–1980

Angela Stuesse

in Scratching Out a Living: "Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287204
eISBN:
9780520962392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287204.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter traces the widespread integration of African Americans in Mississippi poultry industry to the federal agricultural policy incentive to keep cotton fields fallow in central Mississippi. ... More


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