Download PDF by Carolyn L. Karcher: A Refugee from His Race: Albion W. Tourgée and His Fight

By Carolyn L. Karcher

ISBN-10: 1469627957

ISBN-13: 9781469627953

in the course of one of many darkest sessions of U.S. heritage, while white supremacy was once entrenching itself through the state, the white writer-jurist-activist Albion W. Tourgee (1838-1905) cast a rare alliance with African americans. Acclaimed by way of blacks as "one of the easiest neighbors of the Afro-American humans this nation has ever produced" and reviled through white Southerners as a race traitor, Tourgee deals a great lens by which to reexamine the customarily caricatured family members among innovative whites and African american citizens. He collaborated heavily with African american citizens in founding an interracial civil rights association eighteen years prior to the inception of the NAACP, in campaigning opposed to lynching along Ida B. Wells and Cleveland Gazette editor Harry C. Smith, and in not easy the ideology of segregation as lead suggestions for individuals of colour within the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson case. right here, Carolyn L. Karcher offers the 1st in-depth account of this collaboration. Drawing on Tourgee's big correspondence with African American intellectuals, activists, and traditional folks, on African American newspapers and on his newspaper column, "A Bystander's Notes," during which he quoted and spoke back to letters from his correspondents, the e-book additionally captures the full of life discussion approximately race that Tourgee and his contemporaries carried on.

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