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    This is a very effective volume to show a myriad of responses to the conditions of the rural South that African Americans endured in the post Civil War era In particular the strong chapters from Melissa Walker showing the ways in which urban life structured race relation in ways that rural life did not, making a porous, dynamic relationship between rural blacks and their living conditions than we otherwise might assume In his introduction, Hurt reminds us that 83% of the African American population in WWI era South lived in rural areas, a statistic that positions key forms of rights and enfranchisement that might escape the otherwise urban centric historical lens But how do we tell the story of African Americans in the South beyond the bounds of lien system induced poverty and Jim Crow induced subordination That is where these articles intervene, by imagining the motivations and ambitions of African Americans that worked within the systems of the South This is especially important as often one would skip straight to the Great Migration to locate the pursuit of actionable change In particular the chapters from Ted Ownby in which leading black intellectuals of the era b...


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African American Life in the Rural South, 1900-1950 During The First Half Of The Twentieth Century, Degradation, Poverty, And Hopelessness Were Commonplace For African Americans Who Lived In The South S Countryside, Either On Farms Or In Rural Communities Many Southern Blacks Sought Relief From These Conditions By Migrating To Urban Centers Many Others, However, Continued To Live In Rural Areas Scholars Of African American Rural History In The South Have Been Concerned Primarily With The Experience Of Blacks As Sharecroppers, Tenant Farmers, Textile Workers, And Miners Less Attention Has Been Given To Other Aspects Of The Rural African American Experience During The Early Twentieth Century African American Life In The Rural South, 1900 1950 Provides Important New Information About African American Culture, Social Life, And Religion, As Well As Economics, Federal Policy, Migration, And Civil Rights The Essays Particularly Emphasize The Efforts Of African Americans To Negotiate The White World In The Southern Countryside Filling A Void In Southern Studies, This Outstanding Collection Provides A Substantive Overview Of The Subject Scholars, Students, And Teachers Of African American, Southern, Agricultural, And Rural History Will Find This Work Invaluable.