This collection chronicles the tumultuous history of
landowning African American farmers from the end of the Civil War to today.
Each essay provides a case study of people in one place at a particular time
and the factors that affected their ability to acquire, secure, and protect
No one disagrees that 1964--Freedom Summer--forever changed the political landscape of Mississippi. How those changes played out is the subject of Chris Danielson’s fascinating book, After Freedom Summer.
Has the South, once the "Solid South" of the Democratic Party, truly become an unassailable Republican stronghold? If so, when, where, why,
and how did this seismic change occur? Moreover, what are the implications for
the U.S. body politic? Painting Dixie Red is the first volume to grapple with these difficult yet critical questions.
The Challenge of Blackness examines the history and legacy of the Institute of the Black World (IBW), one of the most important Black Freedom Struggle organizations to emerge in the aftermath of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.