The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Volume 48-50

The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Volume 48-50

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ... is not white and especially of one who is black! The general result of this inefliciency, of this lack of facilities and guidance for occupational training which would overcome the defect, and of this dwarfing prejudice is far-reaching. In both Northern and Southern cities the result is a serious limitation of the occupational field for Negroes, thus robbing them of better income and depriving the community of a large supply of valuable potential labor. Examination of occupational statistics for Northern cities shows that from about three-fourths to about nine-tenths of Negro males engaged in gainful occupations are employed in domestic and personal service. Workmen in industries requiring skill are so well Organized in the North that Negroes in any numbers must enter the trades through union portals. Only in late years, and frequently at the time of strikes, as in the building trades' strike of 1900, the Stockyards' strike of 1904, and the teamsters' strike of 1905 in Chicago, has the Negro been recognized as a fellow-workman whose interests are common with the cause of organized labor. A large assortment of testimony lately gathered by Atlanta University from artisans and union officials in all parts of the country gives firm ground for the conclusion that, except in some occupations largely the building and mining trades, white union men are yet a long distance from heartily receiving Negro workmen on equal terms. In Southern cities Negro labor is the main dependence and manual labor is slow to lose the badge of servitude. But for selected Pccllpations in Southern cities between 1890 and 1900 the rate of mcrease in domestic and personal service occupations among Negroes "'95 greater than those in manufacturing...
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  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 585g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123683173X
  • 9781236831736