Battling the Plantation Mentality: Memphis and the Black Freedom Struggle / Edition 1

Battling the Plantation Mentality: Memphis and the Black Freedom Struggle / Edition 1

by Laurie B. Green
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807858021

ISBN-13: 9780807858028

Pub. Date: 05/28/2007

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

African American freedom is often defined in terms of emancipation and civil rights legislation, but it did not arrive with the stroke of a pen or the rap of a gavel.  See more details below

Overview

African American freedom is often defined in terms of emancipation and civil rights legislation, but it did not arrive with the stroke of a pen or the rap of a gavel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807858028
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Series:
The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture
Edition description:
1
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
1,016,260
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction Migration, Memory, and Freedom in the Urban Heart of the Delta..................................................1
1 Memphis before World War II Migrants, Mushroom Strikes, and the Reign of Terror............................................15
2 Where Would the Negro Women Apply for Work? Wartime Clashes over Labor, Gender, and Racial Justice.........................47
3 Moral Outrage Postwar Protest against Police Violence and Sexual Assault...................................................81
4 Night Train, Freedom Train Black Youth and Racial Politics in the Early Cold War...........................................112
5 Our Mental Liberties Banned Movies, Black-Appeal Radio, and the Struggle for a New Public Sphere...........................142
6 Rejecting Mammy The Urban-Rural Road in the Era of Brown v. Board of Education.............................................183
7 We Were Making History Students, Sharecroppers, and Sanitation Workers in the Memphis Freedom Movement.....................216
8 Battling the Plantation Mentality From the Civil Rights Act to the SanitationStrike.......................................251
Conclusion....................................................................................................................288
Notes.........................................................................................................................295
Bibliography..................................................................................................................359
Acknowledgments...............................................................................................................381
Index.........................................................................................................................387

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