Discrimination Against African American Farmers in the Age of Civil Rights
By Pete Daniel
(University of North Carolina Press, Hardcover, 9781469602011, 332pp.)
Publication Date: March 2013
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More than a matter of neglect of these farmers and their rights, this "passive nullification" consisted of a blizzard of bureaucratic obfuscation, blatant acts of discrimination and cronyism, violence, and intimidation. "Dispossession" recovers a lost chapter of the black experience in the American South, presenting a counternarrative to the conventional story of the progress achieved by the civil rights movement.