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Interracial Cooperation, 1917–1919

Janet G. Hudson

in Entangled by White Supremacy

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780813125022
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135182 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813125022.003.0005
Interracial Cooperation, 1917–1919

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In directing various responsibilities that are imposed by war, the black and white reformers initiated differentiated yet parallel trajectories. Those who advocated the supremacy of the whites moved that the war mobilization effort be led by the white reformers while black reformers were encouraged to give support through aiding in attaining national wartime objectives. Although the whites needed the leadership of the blacks to pursue various minor wartime purposes, the wider aspirations of the black reformers were further suppressed. While both reformers exhibited cooperation during the war, both groups obtained different lessons from these efforts. Since the war required continuous financial resources, the civilians had to contribute through participating and sacrificing. Also, the cooperation of the blacks was needed for support.

Keywords: black reformers; white reformers; cooperation; financial resources; support; leadership; wartime objectives

Chapter.  6736 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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