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Catfish Dream

Ed Scott's Fight for His Family Farm and Racial Justice in the Mississippi Delta

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Catfish Dream by Julian Rankin
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Catfish Dream centers around the experiences, family, and struggles of Ed Scott Jr. (born in 1922), a prolific farmer in the Mississippi Delta and the first ever nonwhite owner and operator of a catfish plant in the nation. Both directly and indirectly, the economic and political realities of food and subsistence affect the everyday lives of Delta farmers and the people there. Ed's own father, Edward Sr., was a former sharecropper turned landowner who was one of the first black men to grow rice in the state. Ed carries this mantle forth with his soybean and rice farming and later with his catfish operation, which fed the black community both physically and symbolically. He provides an example for economic mobility and activism in a region of the country that is one of the nation's poorest and has one of the most drastic disparities in education and opportunity, a situation especially true for the Delta's vast African American population. With Catfish Dream Julian Rankin provides a fascinating portrait of a place through his intimate biography of Scott, a hero at once so typical and so exceptional in his community.

Author Biography

Julian Rankin is the recipient of the Southern Foodways Alliance's first annual residency at Rivendell Writers Colony and is the director of the Center for Art & Public Exchange at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson.
Release date NZ
July 10th, 2018
Author
Contributor
Edited by John Edge
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
33 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
University of Georgia Press
Pages
160
Dimensions
152x229x10
ISBN-13
9780820353593
Product ID
28145425

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