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Title:
The reason why the colored American is not in the World's Columbian Exposition : the Afro-American's contribution to Columbian literature
Author:
Wells-Barnett, Ida B., 1862-1931.
Publication Information:
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xlviii, 81 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
Originally published: Chicago, 1893.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction / by Frederick Douglass -- Class legislation / by Ida B. Wells -- The convict lease system -- Lynch law / by Ida B. Wells -- The progress of the Afro-American since emancipation / by I. Garland Penn -- The reason why / by F.I. Barnett.
ISBN:
9780252024733

9780252067846
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Catalogues the achievements of African Americans since the abolition of slavery while articulating the persistent political economy of apartheid in the American South.


Table of Contents

Robert W. RydellFrederick DouglassIda B. WellsIda B. WellsI. Garland PennF. L. Barnett
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Editor's Introductionp. xi
Prefacep. 3
I. Introductionp. 7
II. Class Legislationp. 17
III. The Convict Lease Systemp. 23
IV. Lynch Lawp. 29
V. The Progress of the Afro-American since Emancipationp. 44
VI. The Reason Whyp. 65