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Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-353) and index.
Prologue: Sunflower County, 1994 1 -- 1 Sunflower County, 1904 6 -- 2 Planter's Son, Sharecroppers' Daughter 33 -- 3 "Cotton Is Dynamite": New Deals in Sunflower County 65 -- 4 "An Enormous Tragedy in the Making": Revolutions in Sunflower County and Abroad 99 -- 5 "From Cotton-to Communism-to Segregation!": The Senator's Rise to Power 132 -- 6 "No One Can Honestly Say Negroes Are Satisfied": The Sharecropper Embraces the Movement 167 -- 7 1964: Confrontations 198 -- 8 "This Is America's Sickness" 221 -- 9 "The Pendulum Is Swinging Back" 253 -- 10 "Right on Back to the Plantation" 279.
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This is the story of the epic struggle for black equality in the 20th century told through the deeply intertwined life histories of the staunch segregationist and wealthy cotton planter, Senator James O. Eastland, and his sharecropper nemesis, Fannie Lou Hamer, who became the spiritual leader of the civil rights movement.
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