The Resource The senator and the sharecropper: : the freedom struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer, Chris Myers Asch, (electronic resource)

The senator and the sharecropper: : the freedom struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer, Chris Myers Asch, (electronic resource)

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The senator and the sharecropper: : the freedom struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer
Title
The senator and the sharecropper:
Title remainder
the freedom struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer
Statement of responsibility
Chris Myers Asch
Title variation
Senator & the sharecropper
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Language
eng
Summary
In this fascinating study of race, politics, and economics in Mississippi, Chris Myers Asch tells the story of two extraordinary personalities--Fannie Lou Hamer and James O. Eastland--who represented deeply opposed sides of the civil rights movement. Both were from Sunflower County: Eastland was a wealthy white planter and one of the most powerful segregationists in the U.S. Senate, while Hamer, a sharecropper who grew up desperately poor just a few miles from the Eastland plantation, rose to become the spiritual leader of the Mississippi freedom struggle. Asch uses Hamer's and Eastland's entwined histories, set against the backdrop of Sunflower County's rise and fall as a center of cotton agriculture, to explore the county's changing social landscape during the mid-twentieth century and its persistence today as a land separate and unequal. Asch, who spent nearly a decade in Mississippi as an educator, offers a fresh look at the South's troubled ties to the cotton industry, the long struggle for civil rights, and unrelenting social and economic injustice through the eyes of two of the era's most important and intriguing figures
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Midwest
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Asch, Christopher Myers
Dewey number
305.8009762/4709045
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Electronic books
  • Sunflower County (Miss.)
  • Racism
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Hamer, Fannie Lou
  • African American civil rights workers
  • Children of sharecroppers
  • Eastland, James O.
  • Legislators
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The senator and the sharecropper: : the freedom struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer, Chris Myers Asch, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11720461
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multicolored
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MWT11720461
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11720461
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The senator and the sharecropper: : the freedom struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer, Chris Myers Asch, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11720461
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11720461
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11720461
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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