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T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928 (review)

T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928 (review) caroline e. janney, associate professor of history at Purdue University, is the author of Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies' Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause (University of North Carolina Press, 2008). T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880­1928. Edited by Shawn Leigh Alexander. (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2008. Pp. 294. Cloth, $65.00; paper, 29.95.) Edited by Shawn Alexander, T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator provides scholars, students, and enthusiasts of African American history with the independent voice of an active, innovative, and uncompromising champion of civil rights who influenced a generation of African American political, social, and economic thought and activism. This anthology belongs in library collections and on the shelves of African American historians and historians of American journalism. Both researcher and teacher should find the work useful and necessary for understanding the initial and formative African American responses to the violence and discrimination that were ushered by the demise of Reconstruction and the rise of Jim Crow, a period African American scholars refer to as "the nadir." During this period, African American leaders responded with an array of often conflicting intellectual and ideological constructs to combat the denial http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928 (review)

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caroline e. janney, associate professor of history at Purdue University, is the author of Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies' Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause (University of North Carolina Press, 2008). T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880­1928. Edited by Shawn Leigh Alexander. (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2008. Pp. 294. Cloth, $65.00; paper, 29.95.) Edited by Shawn Alexander, T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator provides scholars, students, and enthusiasts of African American history with the independent voice of an active, innovative, and uncompromising champion of civil rights who influenced a generation of African American political, social, and economic thought and activism. This anthology belongs in library collections and on the shelves of African American historians and historians of American journalism. Both researcher and teacher should find the work useful and necessary for understanding the initial and formative African American responses to the violence and discrimination that were ushered by the demise of Reconstruction and the rise of Jim Crow, a period African American scholars refer to as "the nadir." During this period, African American leaders responded with an array of often conflicting intellectual and ideological constructs to combat the denial

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: May 19, 2012

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