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Systematic Land Theft By: Jillian Hishaw

Jillian Hishaw, an innovative strategist, Founder, and Attorney in the areas of agriculture, food systems and asset protection. Jillian was recently recognized by the Clif Bar Co. as a “Food Industry Changemaker”. Moreover, Hishaw is 1 of only 3 Black Women in the World with a LLM in Agricultural law. With over 15 years of local, state, federal, fellowship and nonprofit experience, Hishaw is an immense resource to various industries for her expertise. Her work as a consultant has led her across the country gathering volumes of knowledge in her perspective field.

Above all, she has written a book that serves the public and those threatened by unjust farmland practices and policies. Hishaw has encapsulated her expertise in a book so detailed it boasts over 1000 citations. Most importantly, her current book and webinar bundles were developed to help those actively fighting to keep their land.  Her detailed style of writing has infused 13 years of the highest-level research and practice into one unsettling expose’. Additionally, she reveals how the US Government’s history of discriminatory practices have been used to extract land from marginalized communities to provide wealth to “European settlers”.

In conclusion, attorney Hishaw provides recommendations regarding the identification, valuation, legislation, and compensation for land reparations, how to disperse them, and legal analysis related to tax credits. All of her recommendations are backed by industry interviews and over 15 years of professional experience. Finally, Systematic Land Theft presents a provocative and factual justification for land reparations supported by extensive research. Purchase your copy for your personal or scholastic library today.


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Jillian Cleared BackgroundThis textbook, includes case studies , in-depth policy and legal case analysis along with over 1,000 citations detailing the history of land theft in the U.S.

Presently, “Whites” own over ninety-five percent of farmland in the United States through the misappropriation of tribal nation lands and the exploitation of enslaved Africans. Firstly, as the enslaved African population grew, the government welcomed immigrants from Europe to settle into the U.S., ensuring their majority status.  Secondly, as Europeans immigrated into the U.S., the adoption of English common law created the separation of land into statehood, thus replacing African and tribal groups’ beliefs of communal living. Thirdly, the creation of state boundary lines and personal property rights became the foundation of U.S. modern property laws. Due to forced assimilation into the “new” American way of life, the five civilized tribes adopted some European customs. Finally, by the early 1800’s the five civilized owned slaves and fought in the Confederacy to preserve the institution of slavery.


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