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Miller, Kelly
[Washington, D.C.: Murray Brothers, Printers, 1914. 12,[4]pp. Original printed wrappers. Mild edge wear, light creasing, minor surface soiling. Text toned but clean. Very good. A collection of short considerations on the state of African-American segregation in the United States civil service by renowned Howard University sociologist Kelly Miller. Here, in this short but powerful work, in addition to the civil service, Miller expounds upon a variety of subjects relating to race relations in America, including the actions of William Trotter, the place of "courtesy" among African Americans, the current legislative and executive decisions relating to segregation (including several pointed criticisms of President Wilson), "the negro and woman's rights," the political nature of segregation, the "social separation of the races," the "deplorable apathy in the North towards the question of disenfranchisement, Jim Crow laws, segregation, and other proscriptive regulations in the South," the "impracticable" nature of separate but equal accommodations, and much more. Professor Kelly Miller was described by August Meier as "Howard University's brilliant dean and perceptive essayist." Intellectually, in the early part of his career, Miller straddled the line between support and criticism of Booker T. Washington's philosophy of African American self-help. Miller was always more liberal on higher education than the Bookerites, insisting that African Americans should take advantage of both industrial and higher education. He grew to believe that Booker T. Washington was too hesitant a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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