Tag: Agriculture

“Now We Work Just as One”

“Now We Work Just as One”

Terrell Orr

This article examines the first five years of the United Farm Workers' unionization of Minute Maid's workers in Florida. The UFW in Florida was a multiracial organization that reflected the "Nuevo South's" changing demographics in the 1970s. UFW organizers Mack and Diana Lyons, along with volunteer staff and rank-and-file members, cultivated a difficult but tenacious solidarity across racial lines through conscious, day-to-day activity in the union and in the community.

A Search for Rural Justice

A Search for Rural Justice

Jill Kiedaisch

My book is about my work toward structural change in agriculture. We founded this country, I say we collectively, to be governed by “We the People.” That looked good on paper, but of course we know that Jefferson didn’t really mean everybody. What we’ve had since 1776 is a grand experiment in making a representative democracy work.

Canning Tomatoes, Growing “Better and More Perfect Women”

Canning Tomatoes, Growing “Better and More Perfect Women”

Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt
“Those who complain often don’t come back”: Stories of Migrant Life

“Those who complain often don’t come back”: Stories of Migrant Life

Kyle Warren, with photos by interns for Student Action with Farmworkers
“How ’bout a Hand for the Hog”: The Enduring Nature of the Swine as a Cultural Symbol in the South

“How ’bout a Hand for the Hog”: The Enduring Nature of the Swine as a Cultural Symbol in the South

S. Jonathan Bass
The Novel as Social History: Erskine Caldwell’s “God’s Little Acre” and Class Relations in the New South

The Novel as Social History: Erskine Caldwell’s “God’s Little Acre” and Class Relations in the New South

Bryant Simon
The Lady Was a Sharecropper: Myrtle Lawrence and the Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union

The Lady Was a Sharecropper: Myrtle Lawrence and the Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union

Elizabeth Anne Payne
Good Country People from Throwed Away: Failures of Progress in Eastern North Carolina

Good Country People from Throwed Away: Failures of Progress in Eastern North Carolina

Linda Flowers
The Last Days of Big Grassy Fork (Review)

The Last Days of Big Grassy Fork (Review)

Fred C. Hobson
“God Giveth the Increase”: Lurline Stokes Murray’s Narrative of Farming and Faith

“God Giveth the Increase”: Lurline Stokes Murray’s Narrative of Farming and Faith

Lu Ann Jones