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John Brown and Nat. Turner

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0023
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents the editorials, “John Brown” and “Nat. Turner”, Fortune's side of a debate with Frederick Douglass Jr. over the need for African Americans to erect a monument in honor of John ... More


The Negro's Place in American Life at the Present Day

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents the essay “The Negro's Place in American Life at the Present Day.” Despite Fortune's usual themes of race unity, race pride, and agitation for political and civil rights, his ... More


The Negro in Politics

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents Fortune's 1886 pamphlet The Negro in Politics, a strong condemnation of the Republican Party and a grand promotion of his “Race first; then party” philosophy. He assailed ... More


False Theory of Education Cause of Race Demoralization

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0017
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents the July 1904 essay, “False Theory of Education Cause of Race Demoralization,” where Fortune called attention to the fact that there were educated men who “have been saturated ... More


‘To have the benefit of some special machinery’: African American Book Publishing and Bookselling, 1900–1920

Alisha R. Knight

in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume Six: US Popular Print Culture 1860-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199234066
eISBN:
9780191803352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199234066.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on African American book publishing and bookselling between 1900 and 1920. More specifically, it examines the publishing activities of Sutton Griggs, Kelly Miller, and the ... More


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