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Author Logan, Rayford Whittingham, 1897-1982.

Title The betrayal of the Negro, from Rutherford B. Hayes to Woodrow Wilson / Rayford W. Logan ; new introduction by Eric Foner.

Published New York : Da Capo Press, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  973.0496073 LOGA    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Negro in American life and thought.
Edition 1st Da Capo Press ed.
Physical description xxiii, 456 pages ; 21 cm
Notes Originally published: New enl. ed. New York : Collier Books, [1965].
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-441) and index.
Contents Introduction / Eric Foner -- 1. The Problem -- 2. The "Let Alone" Policy of Hayes -- 3. Dead Center Under Cleveland -- 4. The Reopening Under Harrison -- 5. The Nadir Under McKinley -- 6. The Supreme Court and the Negro -- 7. The Economic Roots of Second-Class Citizenship: Agriculture -- 8. The Economic Roots of Second-Class Citizenship: Organized Labor -- 9. Introduction: The Mind of the North, 1877-1901 -- 10. National Issues in the Northern Press, 1877-1890 -- 11. National Issues in the Northern Press, 1890-1901 -- 12. The "Color Line" in the "New North," 1877-1901 -- 13. The Negro as Portrayed in the Leading Literary Magazines -- 14. The Atlanta Compromise -- 15. The Roots of Recovery -- 16. "A Low, Rugged Plateau" -- 17. "A Shore, Dimly Seen" -- 18. The Negro as Portrayed in Representative Northern Magazines and Newspapers -- 19. Conclusion.
Summary Between the end of Reconstruction in 1877 and the end of World War I in 1918 African Americans experienced their nadir. The Betrayal of the Negro (originally published as The Negro in American Life and Thought and subsequently expanded) is the only full-scale account to document with encyclopedic research this neglected phase in American history. The author examines every aspect of our country's post-Reconstruction retreat from equality: the economic factors, the Supreme Court decisions, Booker T. Washington and his "Era of Compromise", and, in a unique and disturbing survey, the racist caricatures that dominated the most liberal newspapers and magazines of the day. Dispassionate and insightful, Logan unfolds a narrative of national betrayal as harrowing as it is heartbreaking.
Subject African Americans -- Civil rights.
African Americans -- History -- 1877-1964.
Variant Title Betrayal of the Negro.
ISBN 0306807580 (alk. paper)