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A Social History of the American Negro (Dodo Press)

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Benjamin Griffith Brawley (1882-1939) was a prominent African American author and educator. He studied at Atlanta Baptist College, the University of Chicago, and Harvard, and he taught at Atlanta Baptist College, Howard University, and Shaw University, serving as the Dean of Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA. His works include: A Toast to Love and Death (1902), The Problem an ...more
Paperback, 456 pages
Published March 6th 2009 by Dodo Press (first published 1970)
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Jerrodm
Hard to say that I enjoyed this book, although I did benefit from reading it. The title lets you know what you're in for: A Social History of the American Negro: Being a history of the negro problem in the United States, including a history and study of the republic of Liberia. The author, an African American, wrote this book in 1921, and its purpose is clearly to outline the importance of black people in the history of the United States, how the relations between white Americans and people of c ...more
Kati
The 1921 A Social History of the American Negro has been referenced in many of the recent studies of the history of race relations in American, so I was very excited to see that Dover had reprinted it. It is also available for free at Project Gutenberg, which is how I ultimately read it.

The book is very dense and isn't a light read. Also, of course, it is more than 90 years old, so if you were reading it for research you'd want to cross-check against more recent sources. But even the early parts
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