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Author White, Monica M. (Monica Marie), 1967- author

Title Freedom farmers : agricultural resistance and the black freedom movement / Monica M. White
Published Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Justice, power, and politics
Justice, power, and politics.
Contents Land, food, and freedom: black farmers, agriculture, and resistance -- Intellectual traditions in black agriculture: Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, and W. E. B. Du Bois -- Collective agency and community resilience in action -- A pig and a garden: Fannie Lou Hamer's Freedom Farms Cooperative -- North Bolivar County Farmers Cooperative -- The Federation of Southern Cooperatives -- The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network -- Black farmers and black land matter
Summary "Expands the historical narrative of the black freedom struggle to embrace the work, roles, and contributions of southern black farmers and the organizations they formed. Whereas existing scholarship generally views agriculture as a site of oppression and exploitation of black people, this book reveals agriculture as a site of resistance and provides a historical foundation that adds meaning and context to current conversations around the resurgence of food justice/sovereignty movements in urban spaces like Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, New York City, and New Orleans"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Detroit Black Community Food Security Network.
Federation of Southern Cooperatives.
Freedom Farms Corporation (Sunflower County, Miss.)
North Bolivar County Farm Cooperative (Mound Bayou, Miss.)
African Americans -- Agriculture -- History.
African Americans -- Political activity -- History.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- History.
Agriculture, Cooperative -- United States -- History.
Black lives matter movement.
Food sovereignty -- United States.
Food supply -- Political aspects -- United States -- History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018017919
ISBN 1469643715 (electronic book)
9781469643717 (electronic book)
(hardcover) (alkaline paper)
Other Titles Agricultural resistance and the black freedom movement