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Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter

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William Monroe Trotter (1872– 1934), though still virtually unknown to the wider public, was an unlikely American hero. With the stylistic verve of a newspaperman and the unwavering fearlessness of an emancipator, he galvanized black working- class citizens to wield their political power despite the violent racism of post- Reconstruction America. For more than thirty ...more
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published November 19th 2019 by Liveright
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Michael
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Well researched and full of insight into early 20th-century America, Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter sketches the turbulent career of the titular militant Black journalist. Hailing from an elite family heavily involved in radical anti-racist politics, Trotter was the publisher of the Guardian, a Boston weekly with regional reach, and a leading member of activist groups such as the Niagara Movement. He used his sensational weekly, author Kerri Greenidge makes clear, to ...more
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Reviewed this remarkable biography of William Monroe Trotter for The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/20...

Wonderful use of one life to illuminate a broader intellectual movement.
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Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a well researched and impressive biography of activist and newspaperman William Monroe Trotter. Born in Boston he attended Harvard with dreams and aspirations of forging a new world where racial equality was prominent. Trotter’s views made him both influential as well as controversial. He spoke out against racial representation, politics and black civil rights.

He began a career in real estate making him one of the wealthiest black men in New England. With his wealth, he launched the
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Margaret Gabriele
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very well written. A fascinating view of not only William Monroe Trotter but the time in which he lived. I grew up in Boston,so I was familiar with his name but didn't know much about him until I read the book.
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NICE BOOK.
Michelle Olms
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Great book
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