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The Resource A refugee from his race : Albion W. Tourgée and his fight against white supremacy, Carolyn L. Karcher

A refugee from his race : Albion W. Tourgée and his fight against white supremacy, Carolyn L. Karcher

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A refugee from his race : Albion W. Tourgée and his fight against white supremacy
Title
A refugee from his race
Title remainder
Albion W. Tourgée and his fight against white supremacy
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn L. Karcher
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"During one of the darkest periods of U.S. history, when white supremacy was entrenching itself throughout the nation, the white writer-jurist-activist Albion W. Tourgée (1838-1905) forged an extraordinary alliance with African Americans. Acclaimed by blacks as "one of the best friends of the Afro-American people this country has ever produced" and reviled by white Southerners as a race traitor, Tourgée offers an ideal lens through which to reexamine the often caricatured relations between progressive whites and African Americans. He collaborated closely with African Americans in founding an interracial civil rights organization eighteen years before the inception of the NAACP, in campaigning against lynching alongside Ida B. Wells and Cleveland Gazette editor Harry C. Smith, and in challenging the ideology of segregation as lead counsel for people of color in the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson case. Here, Carolyn L. Karcher provides the first in-depth account of this collaboration. Drawing on Tourgée's vast correspondence with African American intellectuals, activists, and ordinary folk, on African American newspapers and on his newspaper column, "A Bystander's Notes," in which he quoted and replied to letters from his correspondents, the book also captures the lively dialogue about race that Tourgée and his contemporaries carried on." -- from publisher's website
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Karcher, Carolyn L.
Dewey number
  • 813/.4
  • B
  • 323.1196/073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3088
LC item number
.K37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tourgée, Albion W
  • National Citizens' Rights Association (U.S.)
  • Political activists
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Tourgée, Albion W
  • National Citizen's Rights Association (U.S.)
  • Reconstruction (United States : 1865-1877)
  • African Americans
  • Political activists
  • Race relations
  • North Carolina
  • United States
Label
A refugee from his race : Albion W. Tourgée and his fight against white supremacy, Carolyn L. Karcher
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-421) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A straight-talking advocate -- Passing for black in Pactolus Prime -- The bystander -- The National Citizens' Rights Association -- Campaigning against lynching with Ida B. Wells and Harry C. Smith -- Representing people of color and challenging Jim Crow in the Plessy case -- The view from abroad
Control code
922912856
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 444 pages
Isbn
9781469627953
Lccn
2015040274
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)922912856
Label
A refugee from his race : Albion W. Tourgée and his fight against white supremacy, Carolyn L. Karcher
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-421) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A straight-talking advocate -- Passing for black in Pactolus Prime -- The bystander -- The National Citizens' Rights Association -- Campaigning against lynching with Ida B. Wells and Harry C. Smith -- Representing people of color and challenging Jim Crow in the Plessy case -- The view from abroad
Control code
922912856
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 444 pages
Isbn
9781469627953
Lccn
2015040274
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)922912856

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