WATERMELON SUMMER. by Golden, Jeffrey.


Edition: First printing.

Philadelphia: Lippincott, 91971.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The day to day record of a young, upper middle class, white college student who goes to spend the summer working on a small black cooperative farm in rural Georgia. Even though the experience was in many ways a failure - or perhaps more accurately a disappointment, since the gains were so much less than hoped for - the author ends with a note on the importance of such co-operative farms: "none of the supposedly 'impatient' political methods, from Weatherman terrorism to the poor people's march on Washington, has brought America an inch closer to cooperative land ownership or social equality for black people. Nor will those goals be served by electoral politics. There is no politician of national stature anywhere in this country, from Richard Nixon to Ronald Dellums. Nor is there likely to be one: a black cooperative farm is antagonistic to the holders of political power in the South and a matter of indifference to most of those in the North." 152 pp

Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (some rubbing to the dj, slight loss at top of spine.)

Book ID: 30750
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