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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 14

16. Jeffrey R. Brackett, Notes on the Progress of the Colored People of Maryland since the War. A Supplement to the Negro in Maryland: A Study of the Institution of Slavery, Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science, eighth series, VII-VIII-IX (Baltimore, MD: Publication Agency of the Johns Hopkins University, 1890). (96 p.)

Study of black progress since the end of Reconstruction with conclusions that are sympathetic to the plight of African Americans. Among the seven conclusions at the end of the monograph is the observation that most white citizens in Maryland resent black progress, but that a small number of citizens who are willing to help African Americans’ elevate themselves is slowing growing, and that no one in the black community is interested in immigrating to Liberia. The final conclusion reads as follows. “Lastly—the most intelligent colored men know full well that if their people in the course of time prove themselves to be unworthy of citizenship and a permanent menace to the welfare of society, that the weaker must give way before the stronger. What they want is help to do their best.”