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Title The Black worker during the era of the Knights of Labor / edited by Philip S. Foner and Ronald L. Lewis
Published Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2019


Description 1 online resource (460 pages)
Series The Black worker : a documentary history from colonial times to the present ; volume 3
Black worker ; v. 3
Contents Part I: The condition of black workers in the south. Introduction ; Blacks testify before the Senate Committee on Relations Between Labor and Capital, 1883 -- Part II: Should blacks join the ranks of labor? Introduction ; Conflicting views ; A black leader's advice to Negro working men -- Part III: Black labor militancy and the Knights of Labor. Introduction ; Black labor unrest in the south ; The Knights organize southern blacks ; Black workers and Knights of Labor strikes, 1885-1886 -- Part IV: The Knights of Labor Convention in Richmond, 1886. Introduction ; Terence V. Powderly, Frank J. Ferrell, and the integrated convention in Richmond, 1886 -- Part V: Suppression of the black Knights. Introduction ; Opposition to the Knights of Labor in South Carolina ; An overview of the Knights' 1887 Sugar Strike in Louisiana ; Congressional reaction to the Louisiana Sugar Strike -- Part VI: Grand Master Workman Terence V. Powderly and the black worker. Introduction ; Correspondence relating to the black worker in the Powderly papers -- Part VII: Race relations within the Knights of Labor. Introduction ; Relations between black and white Knights from the 1886 Convention to 1889 ; Deportation : the Knights' solution to the problems of the black worker -- Part VIII: Black farmers organize black alliances. Introduction ; The Colored Farmers Alliance and Cooperative Union, 1890-1891 ; The 1891 Cotton Pickers' Strike -- Part IX: Other expressions of black labor militancy. Introduction ; The Savannah Wharf Workers' Strike, 1891 ; Black and white unity : the Chicago Cullinary Alliance
Summary "The documents that make up volumes three and four show the centrality of Black unionism to the debates about labor and capital that profoundly shaped national politics in the late nineteenth and turn of the twentieth centuries. They include, for example, the testimony of Black workers to the 1883 Senate Committee on Relations between Labor and Capital and debates within the Knights of Labor about whether Black workers were influential political participants. The formation of the Knights and Black workers' organizing in the South is told through New Orleans local papers such as the Picayune and Weekly Louisianian. Also noteworthy are Frederick Douglass' address to the National Convention of Colored Men in Louisville, Kentucky and the work of writers who crafted editorials for the New York Freeman, New York Age, and AME Church Review. The proceedings of Knights of Labor conventions are found in local and national papers, the papers of Knights leader Terrence V. Powderly, and excerpts from his account, Thirty Years of Labor (1889). The Colored Farmers' National Alliance, a crucial organization that inserted Black farmers into the white-dominated and racially exclusive or discriminatory "southern alliances" such as the Farmers' alliance and the Populist or People's Party, holds a prominent place"--From Foreword
Analysis Labor studies
Notes Reissued with foreword by Keona K. Ervin
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Knights of Labor -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
Colored Farmers' National Alliance -- History -- Sources
Knights of Labor
African Americans -- Employment -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
African American labor union members -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
Discrimination in employment -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
Racism in the workplace -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
African American farmers -- Economic conditions -- 19th century -- Sources
African Americans -- Economic conditions -- 19th century -- Sources
Strikes and lockouts -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
African Americans -- Employment.
African Americans -- Economic conditions.
African American farmers -- Economic conditions
African American labor union members
African Americans -- Economic conditions
African Americans -- Employment
Discrimination in employment
Race relations
Racism in the workplace
Strikes and lockouts
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
United States -- Race relations.
United States
Genre/Form primary sources.
Primary sources.
Form Electronic book
Author Foner, Philip Sheldon, 1910-1994, editor.
Lewis, Ronald L., 1940- editor.
Ervin, Keona K., author of introduction, etc.
ISBN 9781439917701
Other Titles Half-title: Era of the Knights of Labor and the Colored Farmers' Alliance