The Negro in Indiana before 1900

The Negro in Indiana before 1900

A Study of a Minority
Emma Lou Thornbrough
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 08/22/1993
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-35988-9
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This study... is a landmark by any standards. It is thorough, wide-ranging, and well written, and clearly reflects the kind of insights that make it a classic. It is as relevant today as it was when it was first published." —John Hope Franklin

A pioneering history of African Americans in a northern state from their first arrival in the eighteenth century, this classic study covers their developing legal and economic status, efforts against white racism, and the founding of distinctive African American institutions: fraternal, social, and charitable organizations; churches; schools. An epilogue surveys developments in the twentieth century.

Author Bio

EMMA LOU THORNBROUGH, a pioneer in African American history, was McGregor Professor of History at Butler University. Her many works on African Americans include Since Emancipation: A Short History of Indiana Negroes, 1863–1963 and T. Thomas Fortune, Militant Journalist.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition

1. Involuntary Servitude

2. Population Movement 1816-1860

3. Exclusion and Colonization Movements

4. Personal Liberty

5. Legal, Economic, Social Patterns

6. Churches and Schools

7. Civil War Years

8. Population Changes 1865-1900

9. Attainment of Citizenship and Suffrage

10. Equal Protection of the Laws?

11. Political Activity

12. Education 1865-1900

13. Earning a Livelihood

14. Social Organization

15. Epilogue