A study that sets out “to describe in realistic fashion the struggle of a minority group to advance its status by political methods.”
"Originally published in 1935."
Includes bibliographical references
The Negro in American politics -- The "Black belt" as a political battle-ground -- Mayor Thompson, the "second Lincoln" -- Racial candidates for elective office -- The parts of the Negro political machine -- The underworld and politics -- The machine at work -- Edward H. Wright, the iron master -- Oscar DePriest, militant organizer -- Negroes in appointive positions -- Civil service positions -- Negro police officers -- Negro teachers -- Negroes in the Chicago post-office -- Negroes and Communism -- Summary: Negroes as a political power
Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, 1936
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