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A different day : African American struggles for justice in rural Louisiana, 1900-1970  Cover Image E-book E-book

A different day : African American struggles for justice in rural Louisiana, 1900-1970

De Jong, Greta (Author).

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  • OCLC: ocm52382304
  • ISBN: 9780807860106
  • ISBN: 0807860107
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 316 pages) : illustrations, maps
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  • Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2002.

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-298) and index.
Contents: And did not pay them a cent : Reconstruction and the roots of the twentieth-century freedom struggle -- Our plight here is bad : the limits of protest in a new South plantation economy -- They will not fight in the open : strategies of resistance in the Jim Crow era -- We feel you all aut to help us : struggles for citizenship, 1914-1929 -- With the aid of God and the F.S.A. : the Louisiana Farmers' Union and the freedom struggle in the New Deal era -- I am an American born Negro : Black empowerment and white responses during World War II -- The social order have changed : the emergence of the civil rights movement, 1945-1960 -- To provide leadership and an example : the Congress of Racial Equality and local people in the 1960s.
Summary: Here, the author examines African Americans' struggles for freedom and justice during the Jim Crow and civil rights eras. Using a wide range of sources, she illuminates the connections between the informal strategies of resistance in the early 20th century and the mass protests of the 50s and 60s.
Subject: Louisiana -- Politics and government
Louisiana -- Rural conditions
Louisiana -- Race relations
Rural population -- Louisiana -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Louisiana -- Social conditions -- 20th century
African Americans -- Louisiana -- Politics and government -- 20th century
African American civil rights workers -- Louisiana -- History -- 20th century
Civil rights movements -- Louisiana -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Louisiana -- History -- 20th century

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