Black Business in the New South: A Social History of the by Walter B. Weare

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By Walter B. Weare

At the flip of the century, the North Carolina Mutual existence assurance corporation turned the "world's biggest Negro business." situated in Durham, North Carolina, which used to be referred to as the "Black Wall road of America," this company got here to represent the tips of racial growth, self-help, and cohesion in the United States. Walter B. Weare's social and highbrow background, initially released in 1973 (University of Illinois Press) and up to date the following to incorporate a brand new creation, nonetheless stands because the definitive background of black enterprise within the New South. Drawing on a variety of sources—including own papers of the company's leaders and oral heritage interviews—Weare lines the company's tale from its ideological roots within the eighteenth century to its financial good fortune within the 20th century.

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34 In the meantime, he told a Negro audience, "If we can but succeed in weaning the negro from believing that politics is their calling by nature . . " But, he threatened, "if the negro is to continue to make politics his chief aim ... " What gave him hope was the "rise of such respectable men as . . "35 The Durham experience proved to Carr that the "black race" only need "go forth like Booker T. "36 What drove Carr to his rhetoric-the New South vision of an industrial economy and a biracial society-drove him to action as well.

Washington" came at a time "when the nation ... "50 Even those who came to oppose Washington were not immune to his commonsense approach, emphasizing material progress. John Hope, college president and later an arch-enemy of the Tuskegee machine, reminded his peers in 1899: We are now under the immediate sway of business, more than humanity has ever been before. We are liVing among the socalled Anglo Saxons and ... they are a conquering people who tum their conquests into their pockets.... Business seems to be not simply the raw material of the Anglo-Saxon civilization, but almost the civilization itself.

Washington visited our city and made a stirring address.... Dr. Washington emphasized the ... value of business ... " 19 Spaulding's tribute to Washington, delivered on the platform 17. w. E. B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches (London: Archibald Constable and Company, 1903), p. 41. 18. Durham Recorder, October 15; Durham Daily Sun, October 14, 1896. 19. National Negro Business League, Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Meeting, New York, 1910, p. 101; Sixteenth Annual Meeting, Boston, 1915, p.

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