Table of contents for A different day : African American struggles for justice in rural Louisiana, 1900-1970 / Greta de Jong.


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1 And Did Not Pay Them a Cent: Reconstruction and the
  Roots of the Twentieth-Century Freedom Struggle  10
2 Our Plight Here Is Bad: The Limits of Protest in a New
  South Plantation Economy 19
3 They Will Not Fight in the Open: Strategies of Resistance in
  the Jim Crow Era 41
4 We Feel You All Aut to Help Us: Struggles for Citizenship,
  1914-1929 64
5 With the Aid of God and the F.S.A.: The Louisiana Farmers'
  Union and the Freedom Struggle in the New Deal Era 85
6 I Am an American Born Negro: Black Empowerment and
  White Responses during World War II 116



7 The Social Order Have Changed: The Emergence of the Civil
  Rights Movement, 1945-1960 144
8 To Provide Leadership and an Example: The Congress of
  Racial Equality and Local People in the 1960s 175








Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: African Americans Civil rights Louisiana History 20th century, Civil rights movements Louisiana History 20th century, African American civil rights workers Louisiana History 20th century, African Americans Louisiana Politics and government 20th century, African Americans Louisiana Social conditions 20th century, Rural population Louisiana History 20th century, Louisiana Race relations, Louisiana Rural conditions, Louisiana Politics and government