White Americans currently own over 95% of the farmland in the United States due to the misappropriation of tribal lands and the exploitation of enslaved African labor.
Jillian Hishaw's new book, Systematic Land Theft: The History of U.S. Tactics Keeping Tribal Nations From Reclaiming Their Land & Blacks Landless, explores the history of European settlements in the Plains States as a replica for other U.S. regions and the present-day land loss of both Black and Tribal communities.
Hishaw provides insight regarding ethnic identification, land valuation, legislation, and compensation for land loss. The book is a detailed synopsis of how stolen tribal land was used by White settlers and the federal government, to leverage land as collateral to become economically superior over all demographic groups. Systematic Land Theft is a well-researched, thought-provoking book that makes the reader think about the history of land tenure in the U.S. while utilizing case studies, interviews with farmers, legal, and economic analyses as proof.
Jillian Hishaw, Esq. is a MacArthur Awardee, Agricultural Attorney, Founder, and Director of an international non-profit and Hishaw Law L.L.C., a virtual law practice. Hishaw has over 20 years of professional experience in the areas of civil rights, land protection, and agricultural policy. Her prior experience includes working on land protection matters for local and state agencies and on civil rights matters for the U.S. Department of Agriculture within the Office of Civil Rights in Washington, D.C.
To learn more about Jillian's work, visit her website - www.jillianhishaw.com for more information.
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