The Negro as an Economic Factor in Alabama. A dissertation in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Graduate School, Boston University, 1918.

Nashville, TN: Publishing House M.E. Church, South, Printed for the author, 1919. First published edition. 8vo. 111 pp. From the "introduction and viewpoint" [of a descendant of slave owners]: "Setting forth the cause of certain phenomena operative for good or ill in an economic way in the negro race ... by an examination of his origin, present location, number, habits, professions, industries, causes of inefficiency, causes of efficiency, the influence of race antipathy and race conflict, his life as a criminal and as a freeman, the meaning of the change in agricultural systems, and other causes and conditions which narrow, enlarge, or modify his economic position in Alabama." List of "reference books," pp. [107]-111. Author's engraved calling card laid in. Boston University holds the original, printed in Boston in 1918 and signed by the author's advisers. Not in Work or Blockson catalogue. OCLC locates nine copies (Birmingham Southern, Tuskegee, Alabama, Library of Congress, Butler, Kansas, Berea, Harvard, British Library). Very good. Original gilt-stamped burgundy cloth. (9095). Item #62394

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