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Democracy Betrayed

The Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 and Its Legacy

Democracy Betrayed( )
Editor: Cecelski, David S.
Tyson, Timothy B.
ISBN:978-0-8078-6657-3
Publication Date:Nov 2000
Publisher:University of North Carolina Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $29.99
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At the close of the nineteenth century, the Democratic Party in North Carolina engineered a white supremacy revolution. Frustrated by decades of African American self-assertion and threatened by an interracial coalition advocating democratic reforms, white conservatives used violence, demagoguery, and fraud to seize political power and disenfranchise black citizens. The most notorious episode of the campaign was the Wilmington "race riot" of 1898, which claimed the lives of many black...
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