African American life in the rural South, 1900-1950 / edited by R. Douglas Hurt

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Subjects: African Americans--Southern States--History--20th century
African Americans--Southern States--Social conditions--20th century
African American farmers--Southern States--History--20th century
Agriculture--Social aspects--Southern States--History--20th century
Sharecropping--Southern States--History--20th century
Southern States--History--1865-1951
Southern States--Race relations
Southern States--Rural conditions
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2003
LC Classification: E
Physical Description: vi, 227 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction / R. Douglas Hurt 1
"Lookin' for Better All the Time": Rural Migration and Urbanization in the South, 1900-1950 / Louis M. Kyriakoudes 10
"A Crude and Raw Past": Work, Folklife, and Anti-Agrarianism in Twentieth-Century African American Autobiography / Ted Ownby 27
"Of the Least and the Most": The African American Rural Church / Lois E. Myers, Rebecca Sharpless 54
Shifting Boundaries: Race Relations in the Rural Jim Crow South / Melissa Walker 81
African American Rural Culture, 1900-1950 / Valerie Grim 108
Benign Public Policies, Malignant Consequences, and the Demise of African American Agriculture / William P. Browne 129
"I Have Been Through Fire": Black Agricultural Extension Agents and the Politics of Negotiation / Jeannie Whayne 152
Exit, Voice, and Loyalty: African American Strategies for Day-to-Day Existence/Resistance in the Early-Twentieth-Century Rural South / Peter Coclanis, Bryant Simon 189
Suggested Readings 211
Contributors 219
Index 223
Additional Authors: Hurt, R. Douglas
Notes: LCCN: 2003002150
ISBN: 0826214711 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: "Lookin' for better all the time" : rural migration and urbanization in the South, 1900-1950 / Louis M. Kyriakoudes -- "A crude and raw past" : work, folklife, and anti-agrarianism in twentieth-century African American autobiography / Ted Ownby -- "Of the least and the most" : the African American rural church / Lois E. Myers and Rebecca Sharpless -- Shifting boundaries : race relations in the rural Jim Crow South / Melissa Walker -- African American rural culture, 1900-1950 / Valerie Grim -- Benign public policies, malignant consequences, and the demise of African American agriculture / William P. Browne -- "I have been through fire" : black agricultural extension agents and the politics of negotiation / Jeannie Whayne -- Exit, voice, and loyalty : African American strategies for day-to-day existence/resistance in the early-twentieth-century rural South / Peter Coclanis and Bryant Simon
OCLC Number: 51613877
ISBN/ISSN: 0826214711