The Senator and the Sharecropper

The Senator and the Sharecropper

The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer

By Chris Myers Asch

New Press, Hardcover, 9781595583321, 368pp.

Publication Date: May 2008

This elegant work intertwines the life histories of a staunch segregationist and his sharecropper nemesis as they come to confront each other on the national political stage at the height of the civil rights struggle. Illustrated.

About the Author
Chris Myers Asch teaches history at the University of the District of Columbia.