320 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 7 halftones, 3 maps, 2 tables, notes, bibl., index
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-2930-8
Published: October 2016
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-2931-5
Published: August 2016
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-5479-9
Published: August 2019
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Awards & distinctions
2017 Frank L. and Harriet C. Owsley Award, Southern Historical Association
2017 Theodore Saloutos Award, Agricultural History Society
2017 Willie Lee Rose Prize, Southern Association for Women Historians
Making clear the relationship between the civil rights movement and the War on Poverty, this history of rural organizing shows how responses to labor displacement in the South shaped the experiences of other Americans who were affected by mass layoffs in the late twentieth century, shedding light on a debate that continues to reverberate today.
About the Author
Greta de Jong is professor of history at the University of Nevada, Reno.
For more information about Greta de Jong, visit the Author Page.