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The Resource Dispossession : discrimination against African American farmers in the age of civil rights, Pete Daniel

Dispossession : discrimination against African American farmers in the age of civil rights, Pete Daniel

Label
Dispossession : discrimination against African American farmers in the age of civil rights
Title
Dispossession
Title remainder
discrimination against African American farmers in the age of civil rights
Statement of responsibility
Pete Daniel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Between 1940 and 1974, the number of African American farmers fell from 681,790 to just 45,594 - a drop of 93 percent. In his hard-hitting book, historian Pete Daniel analyzes this decline and chronicles black farmers' fierce struggles to remain on the land in the face of discrimination by bureaucrats in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He exposes the shameful fact that at the very moment civil rights laws promised to end discrimination, hundreds of thousands of black farmers lost their hold on the land as they were denied loans, information, and access to the programs essential to survival in a capital-intensive farm structure. More than a matter of neglect of these farmers and their rights, this 'passive nullification' consisted of a blizzard of bureaucratic obfuscation, blatant acts of discrimination and cronyism, violence, and intimidation. Dispossession recovers a lost chapter of the black experience in the American South, presenting a counternarrative to the conventional story of the progress achieved by the civil rights movement."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Daniel, Pete
Dewey number
630.89/96073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8039.F32
LC item number
U626 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American farmers
  • Racism
  • Farms, Small
  • United States
Label
Dispossession : discrimination against African American farmers in the age of civil rights, Pete Daniel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Intended consequences -- Evidence -- Freedom autumn -- Cheating democracy -- Dissolution -- Duality -- The case of Willie Strain -- Creditworthy -- The end game
Control code
ocn811591301
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 332 pages
Isbn
9781469602011
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012037475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o811591301
  • (OCoLC)811591301
Label
Dispossession : discrimination against African American farmers in the age of civil rights, Pete Daniel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Intended consequences -- Evidence -- Freedom autumn -- Cheating democracy -- Dissolution -- Duality -- The case of Willie Strain -- Creditworthy -- The end game
Control code
ocn811591301
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 332 pages
Isbn
9781469602011
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012037475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o811591301
  • (OCoLC)811591301

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