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Life and Death in the Delta: African American Narratives of Violence, Resilience, and Social Change (Palgrave Studies in Oral History)

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Winner of the 2007 Oral History Association Book Award
 
Finalist, 2008 National Council on Public History Book Award
 
Using oral histories with African American activists and community leaders, Kim Lacy Rogers explores the civil rights movement in several Mississippi communities in the context of the region's history of white supremacy, racial oppression, and African American cultural vitality. Terrorism, black poverty, and economic exploitation led to a condition of collective trauma and social suffering for thousands of black Deltans in the twentieth century. This work reveals the impact of that oppression, and of African American traditions of community service and leadership in the lives of women and men who became activists. It also examines the disillusionment and anger that many Delta leaders feel about the changes that took place during the post-movement years.

About the Author

Kim Lacy Rogers is Professor of History and American Studies, Dickinson College. She is author of Righteous Lives: Narratives of the New Orleans Civil Rights Movement.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Delta Oral History Project and the Stories of Lives * Part I: Survival Among Sharecroppers: Sunflower County * Conditions of Life and Death * Change and Movement Among the Poor * Part II: A Margin of Independence: Land Ownership in Bolivar County * Achievement in Bolivar County and the Struggle for Education * World War II and the Era of Massive Resistance * The Movement and Head Start * Part III: The Transformative Path of Service: Coahoma County

Product Details

ISBN:
9781403960368
Author:
Rogers, Kim Lacy
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
Social change
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Rural poor
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Delta (Miss.: Region)
Subject:
Delta (Miss.: Region) - Race relations
Subject:
Political Freedom
Subject:
Security/Civil Rights
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Subject:
Civil Rights
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Palgrave Studies in Oral History
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
1.00 in.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » African American Studies » Civil Rights Movement
History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » African American Studies » Slavery and Reconstruction
History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » Economics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics

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