Douglass and Smith advocated the necessity of training men and women in the trades--a debate that would be famously revived fifty years later by, among others, Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois. With America's First Black Socialist, Taylor makes several important contributions to African American history, not least of which is the recovery of Peter H. Clark's life for a new generation of scholars. Through Clark she also reveals the vibrancy and complexity of African American social and political thought in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With clarity she demonstrates how Clark's intellectual thought was influenced by a vast variety of traditions, from both within and outside the black community. These included the strong German workingmen tradition, which would introduce him to socialism and labor activism. A freethinking tradition, through the ideas of Thomas Paine and others, influenced his ideas of social equality and universal manhood and ultimately led him to Unitarianism. Two other influences were the African American church tradition and the abolitionist tradition, both of which educated his thinking on protest. In addition, Taylor sheds light on Clark's numerous contributions to African American life and history in the late nineteenth and early
The Journal of the Civil War Era – University of North Carolina Press
Published: Aug 9, 2014
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