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You can't eat freedom : southerners and social justice after the Civil Rights Movement / Greta de Jong.

De Jong, Greta, (author.).

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  • OCLC: ocn957590612
  • ISBN: 9781469629322 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1469629321 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9781469629315 (ebook)
  • ISBN: 1469629313 (ebook)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xii, 305 pages)
  • Published: Chapel Hill :The University of North Carolina Press,[2016]
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-285) and index.
Contents: The man don't need me anymore: from free labor to displaced persons -- This is home: black workers' responses to displacement and out-migration -- They could make some decisions: the war on poverty and community action -- Okra is a threat: the low-income cooperative movement -- OEO is finished: federal withdrawal and the return to states' rights -- To build something, where they are: the federation of southern cooperatives and rural economic development -- A world of despair: free enterprise and its failures -- Government cannot solve our problems: legacies of displacement -- Conclusion.
Summary: Focusing on the plantation regions of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi, Greta de Jong analyzes how social justice activists responded to mass unemployment by lobbying political leaders, initiating anti-poverty projects, and forming cooperative enterprises that fostered economic and political autonomy, efforts that encountered strong opposition from free market proponents who opposed government action.
Subject: Southern States > Economic conditions > 1945-
African Americans > Social conditions > 1964-1975.
African Americans > Economic conditions.
Agriculture > Economic aspects > Southern States.
Southern States > History > 1951-
Migration, Internal > United States > History > 20th century.

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