I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. — James Madison

Negro and the Nation - G. S. Merriam



This book provides a comprehensive overview of the state of American Negros in the years before and after their emancipation. The severe political conflicts in the years leading up to the Civil War and during the reconstruction period afterward are explained thoroughly, and several short biographies of important negro political leaders are given.

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History is more or less bunk. It's tradition. We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we made today. — Henry Ford