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Author Ellis, Mark, 1955-

Title Race harmony and Black progress : Jack Woofter and the interracial cooperation movement / [by] Mark Ellis
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2013]


Description 1 online resource (xii, 329 pages) : black and white photographs
Contents Introduction -- Jack Woofter : the education of a Southern liberal -- Thomas Jesse Jones and "Negro Education" -- Migration and war -- Will Alexander and the Commission on Interracial Cooperation -- Dorsey, Dyer, and lynching -- The limits of interracial cooperation -- Northern money and race studies -- Howard Odum and the Institute for Research In Social Science -- Conclusion
Summary Founded by white males, the interracial cooperation movement flourished in the American South in the years before the New Deal. The movement sought local dialogue between the races, improvement of education, and reduction of interracial violence, tending the flame of white liberalism until the emergence of white activists in the 1930s and after. Thomas Jackson (Jack) Woofter Jr., a Georgia sociologist and an authority on American race relations, migration, rural development, population change, and social security, maintained an unshakable faith in the "effectiveness of cooperation rather than agitation." This book examines the movement and the tenacity of a man who epitomized its spirit and shortcomings. It probes the movement's connections with late 19th-century racial thought, Northern philanthropy, Black education, state politics, the Du Bois-Washington controversy, the decline of lynching, the growth of the social sciences, and New Deal campaigns for social justice
Bibliography Includes chapter notes (pages 245-286), bibliographical references (pages 287-315), and index
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Print version record
SUBJECT Woofter, T. J., Jr. (Thomas Jackson), 1893-1972.
Alexander, Will Winton, 1884-1956.
Jones, Thomas Jesse, 1873-1950.
Odum, Howard Washington, 1884-1954.
Alexander, Will Winton, 1884-1956. fast (OCoLC)fst00258133
Jones, Thomas Jesse, 1873-1950. fast (OCoLC)fst00282489
Odum, Howard Washington, 1884-1954. fast (OCoLC)fst00009840
Woofter, T. J., Jr. (Thomas Jackson), 1893-1972. fast (OCoLC)fst01937147
Subject Commission on Interracial Cooperation.
SUBJECT Commission on Interracial Cooperation. fast (OCoLC)fst00626517
Subject African Americans -- Southern States -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Sociologists -- United States -- Biography
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Regional Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- General.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
African Americans -- Social conditions.
Race relations.
SUBJECT Southern States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century
Subject Southern States.
United States.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013019196
ISBN 9780253010667
Other Titles Jack Woofter and the interracial cooperation movement