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Author Asch, Chris Myers.
Title The senator and the sharecropper : the freedom struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer / Chris Myers Asch.
Imprint Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press, 2011.

Author Asch, Chris Myers.
Subject Hamer, Fannie Lou.
Eastland, James O. (James Oliver), 1904-1986.
United States. Congress. Senate -- Biography.
Sunflower County (Miss.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Racism -- Mississippi -- Sunflower County -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- Sunflower County -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- Sunflower County -- History -- 20th century.
African American civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- Biography.
Children of sharecroppers -- Mississippi -- Biography.
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
Add Title Senator & the sharecropper
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 368 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, map
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-353) and index.
Contents 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.
Note Print version record.
Summary 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.
ISBN 9780807878057 (electronic bk.)
0807878057 (electronic bk.)
9781469603537 (electronic bk.)
1469603535 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 704625731
Additional Format Print version: Senator and the sharecropper. New York : Univ of North Carolina Press, 2011 9780807872024 (OCoLC)668197685

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