Stone Collection: Volume 83 - Item 44
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44. John M. F. Erwin, “The Negro: A Business Proposition,” Outlook (November 30, 1901): 815-20.
Analysis of the Negro Problem from a business perspective. “The mass of negroes need co-operation, not charity. Give the negro an alliance with the cold, hard, practical business man. Give him a chance to substitute for himself industrial self-government in place of the industrial imperialism that prevails on the large plantation. Put him on forty acres of land on a decent basis, and go away and let him alone. He will do the rest, and in doing it he will learn something that no school can teach.”