Anthropologist Carol Stack offers information about black farmers in Call To Home: African Americans Reclaim the Rural South, explaining: After the Civil War, beginning with no capital or equity of any kind, freedmen began working to assemble parcels of land. Liberal and progressive white folks who think it "cool" to buy land next to neighbors that are openly racist rarely understand that by doing so they are acting in collusion with the perpetuation of white supremacy. Writing about the issue of race in The Hidden Wound published in 1968 and then again in the 1988 afterword, Wendell Berry reminds us that issues of freedom and prosperity cannot be separated from “the issue of the health of the land,” that “the psychic wound of racism had resulted inevitably in wounds in the land, the country itself.”.