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By T. Thomas Fortune,Seth Moglen

This new version of T. Thomas Fortune's masterpiece -- initially released in 1884 -- offers a vintage paintings of African-American political idea to a brand new new release of readers.

just like the highbrow giants who emerged ahead of and after him -- Frederick Douglass and W.E.B. Du Bois -- T. Thomas Fortune was once a author, activist, and public highbrow. Born into slavery, Fortune grew to become the prime black journalist of his iteration, and he was once the main eloquent and influential African-American radical of the overdue 19th century.

Black and White deals Fortune's excellent research of racism as a systemic, institutionalized perform that had undermined America's Enlightenment beliefs from the time of the nation's founding. announcing that the abolition of slavery had under no circumstances reduced the virulence of white racism, he insisted that share-cropping, chain gangs, lynching, and the denial of civil rights had pressured black americans right into a bad new type of enslavement. With a prophetic voice, Fortune argued that if the USA was once ever to achieve its long-betrayed promise of equality, it'll needn't in simple terms to finish racial prejudice but additionally to create a extra simply financial order.

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