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Reexamining The Racial Record Of Abraham Lincoln, Jonathan Scott Holloway, William E. Gienapp, Gabor Boritt, Allen C. Guelzo Oct 2000

Reexamining The Racial Record Of Abraham Lincoln, Jonathan Scott Holloway, William E. Gienapp, Gabor Boritt, Allen C. Guelzo

Civil War Era Studies Faculty Publications

Since his death in 1865 Abraham Lincoln has been universally honored in black America. In many black homes and businesses, his photograph often hangs in honor next to the one of Martin Luther King Jr. But a new book by Ebony editor Lerone Bennett Jr. contends that Lincoln was a crude bigot who told demeaning darky jokes, had an unquenchable thirst for minstrel shows, consistently used the word "nigger," and supported efforts to ship Negroes back to Africa.

As Jack E. White pointed out in a recent Time magazine article, this book largely has been ignored by the mainstream press ...


Program: Ax Handle Saturday 40th Anniversary, August 26, 2000 Aug 2000

Program: Ax Handle Saturday 40th Anniversary, August 26, 2000

Textual material from the Rodney Lawrence Hurst, Sr. Papers

A program for the 40th anniversary of "Ax Handle" Saturday. August 26, 2000 at Hemming Plaza, Historic Snyder Memorial.


Exercising Their Freedom: The Great African-American Migration And Blacks Who Remained In The South, 1915-1920, Patrick E. O'Neil Jan 2000

Exercising Their Freedom: The Great African-American Migration And Blacks Who Remained In The South, 1915-1920, Patrick E. O'Neil

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"From A Determined Resolution To Get Liberty": Slaves And The British In Revolutionary Norfolk County, Virginia, 1775-1781, Brian David Palladino Jan 2000

"From A Determined Resolution To Get Liberty": Slaves And The British In Revolutionary Norfolk County, Virginia, 1775-1781, Brian David Palladino

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


0690: James Wilson Papers, 1842-1854, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2000

0690: James Wilson Papers, 1842-1854, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

This collection contains a color copy of a bill of sale (1842) for two slaves and receipt (1854) for one slave, livestock, and other purchases by James Wilson, Cabell Couny, Virginia (now West Virginia) farmer. Individuals mentioned in the collection include Thomas M. Shelton, John M. Rece, and James C. Wilson, Celia (no age listed, 1854 document), Minerva (18 years old?, 1842 document), and Edmund (13 years old, 1854 document).


Cork And Community: Postwar Blackface Minstrelsy In The Midwest, Howard Sacks Dec 1999

Cork And Community: Postwar Blackface Minstrelsy In The Midwest, Howard Sacks

Howard Sacks

Nearly a century-and-a-half after urban professional entertainers first attained instant popularity for music, dance, and humor performed in blackface, amateur minstrels in the rural Midwest continued to pack school auditoriums and smalltown theaters with their homespun variety. Blackening their hands and faces with storebought makeup (the modern equivalent of the burnt cork of the nineteenth century), farmers and schoolteachers sang spirited renditions of “There's Nothin Like a Minstrel Show” mechanics and school board members donned tutus in an exotic ballet burlesque; and a realtor with a rich baritone sang his version of “Mammy,” a perennial favorite.