Download Booker T. Washington and the Struggle against White by D. Jackson PDF

By D. Jackson

This publication narrates and analyzes the southern excursions by way of Booker T. Washington and his affiliates in 1908-1912. the writer presents research of the significance of those excursions in early 20th-century race relatives, and relates them to Washington’s racial philosophy and its effect at the a variety of components of black society. rather than concentrating on how Washington struggled opposed to W.E.B. DuBois in a quest for management, this learn emphasizes how he fought to undermine white supremacy.

Show description

Read Online or Download Booker T. Washington and the Struggle against White Supremacy: The Southern Educational Tours, 1908-1912 PDF

Best ethnic & national books

A-train: memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman

A-Train is the tale of 1 of the black american citizens who, in the course of international struggle II, graduated from Tuskegee (AL) Flying institution and served as a pilot within the military Air Corps’ 99th Pursuit Squadron. Charles W. Dryden provides a fast paced, balanced, and private account of what it was once wish to arrange for a profession regularly closed to African americans, how he coped with the frustrations and risks of strive against, and the way he, in addition to many fellow black pilots, navigators, bombardiers, and crewmen, emerged with a powerful warfare checklist.

Journeys to the Japanese, 1952-1979

Morton White, one in every of America's so much unique and highbrow historians, used to be one of the first Western teachers invited to Japan after the Pacific struggle. together with his spouse and co- writer Lucia, he first went there in 1952 and to that end made 4 extra journeys, the final one in 1979. in the course of those visits the Whites grew to become pleasant with many eastern intellectuals and their households and have been capable of become aware of Japan and eastern lifestyles in the course of a vital a part of this century.

Native Athletes in Action

The lifestyles tales of thirteen awesome local expert athletes will supply exact idea to teenagers. This ebook highlights the lives and achievements of guys and girls, from Olympic champions to nationwide and minor league staff gamers, who labored challenging and educated broadly which will keep on with their goals and develop into winners.

Extra info for Booker T. Washington and the Struggle against White Supremacy: The Southern Educational Tours, 1908-1912

Example text

35 William Graham Sumner and Herbert Spencer, sociologists, took Darwin’s evolution theory and applied it even more so to people. Their theory, known as Social Darwinism, maintained that through a process of natural selection the strong would survive and the weak would falter. Life, in fact, was a struggle and only the fittest would survive. For white racists, this became the scientific basis for explaining why African Americans, Native Americans, and immigrants were at the bottom of society, and why the white Anglo-Saxon remained at the top—they were most fit.

They copulate solely for the gratification of the passion—for the erotic pleasure it affords them. ” Shufeldt believed that blacks had a deep desire to have sexual relations with whites, so he warned all white women and children to be wary. ” Like other racists, Shufeldt did not believe African Americans could change because they were “deteriorating morally every day . . ”40 Charles Carroll weighed in on the subject in 1900 with his 382-page book The Negro a Beast or In the Image of God. ” As the title indicates, Carroll sets out to prove that African Americans were subhuman and were made more in the image of 24 BOOKER T.

D. W. Griffith utilized this image in his film Birth of a Nation. White audiences cheered when the plump, dark-skinned mammy in the film defended her master’s house during attacks from black and white Union soldiers. 25 However, Catherine Clinton, in her book The Plantation Mistress: Woman’s World in the Old South (1982), asserts that the existence of the antebellum mammy is highly unlikely: This familiar denizen [the mammy] of the Big House is not merely a stereotype, but in fact a figment of the combined romantic imaginations of the contemporary southern ideologue and the modern southern historian.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.54 of 5 – based on 11 votes