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

By: Reid, Debra A.
Contributor(s): Bennett, Evan P.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Florida : University Press of Florida, 2012Description: 1 online resource (369 p.).ISBN: 9780813043531.Subject(s): African American farmers - History | African American farmers - Southern States - History | African American farmers - United States - Economic conditions | African American farmers - United States - History | African American farmers - United States - Political conditions | African Americans - Land tenure - Southern - History | African Americans - Land tenure - United States - History | Freedmen - United States - Economic conditions | Southern States - Race relations | United States - Race relationsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Beyond Forty Acres and a Mule : African American Landowning Families Since ReconstructionDDC classification: 305.5/6308996073075 | 305.56308996 | 305.56308996073075 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Maps; List of Figures; List of Tables; Foreword; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Historiography and Philosophy; 1. The Jim Crow Section of Agricultural History; Part II. Farm Acquisition and Retention; 2. Out of Mount Vernon's Shadow: Black Landowners in George Washington's Neighborhood, 1870-1930; 3. James E. Youngblood: Race, Family, and Farm Ownership in Jim Crow Texas; 4. Benjamin Hubert and the Association for the Advancement of Negro Country Life; Part III. Agrarianism and Black Politics
5. Black Populism: Agrarian Politics from the Colored Alliance to the People's Party6. "The Lazarus of American Farmers": The Politics of Black Agrarianism in the Jim Crow South, 1921-1938; Part IV. Farm Families at Work; 7. Land Ownership and the Color Line: African American Farmers in the Heartland, 1870s-1920s; 8. Of the Quest of the Golden Leaf: Black Farmers and Bright Tobacco in the Piedmont South; 9. "Justifiable Pride": Negotiation and Collaboration in Florida African American Extension; Part V. Legal Activism and Civil Rights Expansion
10. Black Power in the Alabama Black Belt to the 1970s11. "You're just like mules, you don't know your own strength": Rural South Carolina Blacks and the Emergence of the Civil Rights Struggle; 12. Between Forty Acres and a Class Action Lawsuit: Black Farmers, Civil Rights, and Protest against the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1997-2010; Researching African American Land and Farm Owners: A Bibliographic Essay; List of Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Summary: This collection chronicles the tumultuous history of landowning African American farmers from the end of the Civil War to today. Each essay provides a case study of people in one place at a particular time and the factors that affected their ability to acquire, secure, and protect their land. The contributors walk readers through a century and a half of African American agricultural history, from the strivings of black farm owners in the immediate post-emancipation period to the efforts of contemporary black farm owners to receive justice through the courts for decades of discriminati
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Cover; Contents; List of Maps; List of Figures; List of Tables; Foreword; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Historiography and Philosophy; 1. The Jim Crow Section of Agricultural History; Part II. Farm Acquisition and Retention; 2. Out of Mount Vernon's Shadow: Black Landowners in George Washington's Neighborhood, 1870-1930; 3. James E. Youngblood: Race, Family, and Farm Ownership in Jim Crow Texas; 4. Benjamin Hubert and the Association for the Advancement of Negro Country Life; Part III. Agrarianism and Black Politics

5. Black Populism: Agrarian Politics from the Colored Alliance to the People's Party6. "The Lazarus of American Farmers": The Politics of Black Agrarianism in the Jim Crow South, 1921-1938; Part IV. Farm Families at Work; 7. Land Ownership and the Color Line: African American Farmers in the Heartland, 1870s-1920s; 8. Of the Quest of the Golden Leaf: Black Farmers and Bright Tobacco in the Piedmont South; 9. "Justifiable Pride": Negotiation and Collaboration in Florida African American Extension; Part V. Legal Activism and Civil Rights Expansion

10. Black Power in the Alabama Black Belt to the 1970s11. "You're just like mules, you don't know your own strength": Rural South Carolina Blacks and the Emergence of the Civil Rights Struggle; 12. Between Forty Acres and a Class Action Lawsuit: Black Farmers, Civil Rights, and Protest against the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1997-2010; Researching African American Land and Farm Owners: A Bibliographic Essay; List of Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y

This collection chronicles the tumultuous history of landowning African American farmers from the end of the Civil War to today. Each essay provides a case study of people in one place at a particular time and the factors that affected their ability to acquire, secure, and protect their land. The contributors walk readers through a century and a half of African American agricultural history, from the strivings of black farm owners in the immediate post-emancipation period to the efforts of contemporary black farm owners to receive justice through the courts for decades of discriminati

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This edited compilation of 12 essays integrates African American landowning farmers into a larger national and regional context while offering a corrective to the dominant sharecropper narrative. The essays provide new examples that coincide with earlier work by Loren Schweninger, Black Property Owners in the South, 1790-1915 (CH, Mar'91, 28-4101); Steven Hahn, A Nation under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South, from Slavery to the Great Migration (CH, Apr'04, 41-4854); and Mark Willis, Forgotten Time: The Yazoo-Mississippi Delta after the Civil War (CH, Jan'01, 38-2929). Divided into five thematic sections, the essays discuss farm acquisition and retention, family labor, politics, activism, and historiography; a bibliographic essay is included. The latter two will be most useful to upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, but the mostly southern-focused content provides interesting case study information for a larger audience. While some essays are stronger than others, they succeed in diversifying the scholarship on a small but important group of agriculturalists. The book also makes useful connections to the recent litigation of Pigford v. Glickman, providing background to legal scholars as well as those interested in southern, agricultural, and African American history. Summing Up: Recommended. All academic levels/libraries. M. E. Birk University of Texas Pan American

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