Mississippi Department of Archives and History - Archives and Library Division Catalog

 Basic Search
Stone Collection: Volume 111 - Item 15
 Advanced Search Online Archives Help 

Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 111

15. T. Thomas Fortune, The Negro in Politics (New York: Ogilvie & Rowntree, 1886). (61 p.)

Critique of the role of African Americans in state and national politics subsequent to gaining the right to vote after the Civil War. The author berates his race for failing to exercise their franchise in a unified and intelligent manner and, instead, allowing themselves to be manipulated by cynical politicians. Mt. Stone has marked several passages in the pamphlet and references it in a footnote (Studies in the American Race Problem, p. 360).