A Different Day: African American Struggles for Justice in Rural Louisiana, 1900-1970 / Edition 1

A Different Day: African American Struggles for Justice in Rural Louisiana, 1900-1970 / Edition 1

by Greta de Jong
     
 

De Jong explores the numerous, often-subtle methods African Americans used to resist oppression within the confines of the Jim Crow system. Such everyday forms of resistance included developing strategies for educating black children, creating strong community institutions, and fighting back against white violence. De Jong illuminates the connections between the

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De Jong explores the numerous, often-subtle methods African Americans used to resist oppression within the confines of the Jim Crow system. Such everyday forms of resistance included developing strategies for educating black children, creating strong community institutions, and fighting back against white violence. De Jong illuminates the connections between the informal strategies of resistance that black people pursued in the early twentieth century and the mass protests that emerged in the 1950s and 1960s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807827116
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
06/17/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction1
1And Did Not Pay Them a Cent: Reconstruction and the Roots of the Twentieth-Century Freedom Struggle10
2Our Plight Here Is Bad: The Limits of Protest in a New South Plantation Economy19
3They Will Not Fight in the Open: Strategies of Resistance in the Jim Crow Era41
4We Feel You All Aut to Help Us: Struggles for Citizenship, 1914-192964
5With the Aid of God and the F.S.A.: The Louisiana Farmers' Union and the Freedom Struggle in the New Deal Era85
6I Am an American Born Negro: Black Empowerment and White Responses during World War II116
7The Social Order Have Changed: The Emergence of the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1960144
8To Provide Leadership and an Example: The Congress of Racial Equality and Local People in the 1960s175
Epilogue207
Notes215
Bibliography277
Index299

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