Twentieth Century Negro Literature or A Cyclopedia of Thought on the Vital Topics Relating to the American Negro

Daniel Wallace CULP (1845 - ?)

The object of this book is... (1) To enlighten the uninformed white people on the intellectual ability of the Negro. (2) To give to those, who are interested in the Negro race, a better idea of the extent to which he contributed to the promotion of America's civilization, and of the intellectual attainments made by him in the nineteenth century. (3) To reflect the views of the most scholarly and prominent Negroes of America on those topics, touching the Negro, that are now engaging the attention of the civilized world. (4) To point out, to the aspiring Negro youth, those men and women of their own race who, by their scholarship, by their integrity of character, and by their earnest efforts in the work of uplifting their own race, have made themselves illustrious; also, to enlighten such youth on those ethical, political, and sociological questions, touching the Negro that will sooner or later engage their attention. (5) To enlighten the Negroes on that perplexing problem, commonly called the "Race Problem," that has necessarily grown out of their contact with their ex-masters and their descendants; and also to stimulate them to make greater efforts to ascend to that plane of civilization occupied by the other enlightened peoples of the world. (From the Preface)

This book examines the following topics:

1. Did the American Negro make, in the nineteenth century, achievements along the lines of wealth, morality, education, etc., commensurate with his opportunities? If so, what achievements did he make?
2. Will it be possible for the Negro to attain, in this country, unto the American type of civilization?
3. How can the friendly relations now existing between the two races in the South be strengthened and maintained?
4. Should the Negro be given an education different from that given to the white?
5. Should the ignorant and non-property holding Negro be allowed to vote?
6. Is the criminal Negro justly dealt with in the courts of the South?
7. To what extent is the Negro pulpit uplifting the race?
8. Is it time for the Negro colleges in the South to be put into the hands of Negro teachers?
9. Will the education of the Negro solve the race problem?
10. What role is the educated Negro woman to play in the uplifting of her race?
11. How can the Negroes be induced to rally more to Negro business enterprises and to their professional men?
12. What are the causes of the great mortality among the Negroes in the cities of the South and how is that mortality to be lessened?
13. What should be the Negro's attitude in politics?
14. Is the Negro as morally depraved as he is reputed to be?
15. Is the young Negro an improvement morally on his father?
16. The Negro as a writer
17. Did the American Negro prove, in the nineteenth century, that he is intellectually equal to the white man?
18. What progress did the American white man make in the nineteenth century along the line of conceding to the Negro his religious, political and civil rights?
19. The Negro as a laborer
20. The Negro as a Christian
21. Does the North afford to the Negro better opportunities of making a living than the South?
22. What is the Negro teacher doing in the matter of uplifting his race?
23. Is the Negro newspaper an important factor in the elevation of the Negro?
24. Are other than Baptist and Methodist Churches adapted to the present Negro?
25. The Negro as a business man
26. The Negro as a farmer
27. The Negro as an inventor
28. What the omen?
29. Why the Negro race survives
30. The signs of a brighter future for the American Negro
31. Negro criminality
32. The American Negro's opportunities in Africa
33. The Negro and education
34. A Negro in it
35. The Negro's adversities help him
36. The American Negro and his possibilities
37. Important lessons from the awful tragedy
38. How to help the Negro to help himself

Genre(s): Social Science (Culture & Anthropology)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Dedication, Preface, Introduction Devorah Allen
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Play 02 Topic 1, First Paper, by Mary B. Talbert Michele Fry
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Play 03 Topic 1, Second Paper, by Josephine Silone Yates PhyllisV
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Play 04 Topic 1, Third Paper, by Rev. J. W. E. Bowen PhyllisV
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Play 05 Topic 1, Fourth Paper, by Rev. M. C. B. Mason Shasta
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Play 06 Topic 1, Fifth Paper, by Rev. D. Webster Davis Shasta
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Play 07 Topic 2, First Paper, by Bishop H. M. Turner Michele Fry
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Play 08 Topic 2, Second Paper, by Bishop L. H. Holsey Craig Campbell
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Play 09 Topic 2, Third Paper, by R. S. Lovinggood PhyllisV
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Play 10 Topic 2, Fourth Paper, by Bishop J. W. Hood PhyllisV
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Play 11 Topic 3, First Paper, by Hon. H. P. Cheatham Michele Fry
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Play 12 Topic 3, Second Paper, by Rev. W. D. Chappelle Shasta
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Play 13 Topic 3, Third Paper, by Rev. S. N. Brown Shasta
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Play 14 Topic 4, First Paper, by James W. Johnson Shasta
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Play 15 Topic 4, Second Paper, by Prof. James Storum Shasta
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Play 16 Topic 4, Third Paper, by Rev. S. G. Atkins Shasta
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Play 17 Topic 4, Fourth Paper, by Prof. J. H. Jones Shasta
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Play 18 Topic 5, by John P. Green Shasta
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Play 19 Topic 6, First Paper, by Attorney R. S. Smith Shasta
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Play 20 Topic 6, Second Paper, by Attorney I. L. Purcell PhyllisV
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Play 21 Topic 6, Third Paper, by George T. Robinson PhyllisV
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Play 22 Topic 6, Fourth Paper, by Attorney J. Thomas Hewin PhyllisV
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Play 23 Topic 7, First Paper, by Bishop George Wylie Clinton Mari Patterson
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Play 24 Topic 7, Second Paper, by Rev. J. B. L. Williams Mari Patterson
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Play 25 Topic 7, Third Paper, by Rev. R. P. Wyche Mari Patterson
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Play 26 Topic 7, Fourth Paper, by Rev. I. D. Davis Mari Patterson
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Play 27 Topic 8, First Paper, by Prof. N. B. Young PhyllisV
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Play 28 Topic 8, Second Paper, by Prof. D. J. Jordan PhyllisV
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Play 29 Topic 8, Third Paper, by George A. Goodwin PhyllisV
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Play 30 Topic 8, Fourth Paper, by Mrs. Paul L. Dunbar Tivia Lynnell
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Play 31 Topic 9, First Paper, by Booker T. Washington drandall
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Play 32 Topic 9, Second Paper, by Prof. J. R. Hawkins drandall
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Play 33 Topic 9, Third Paper, by Prof. Kelley Miller drandall
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Play 34 Topic 9, Fourth Paper, by C. H. Turner drandall
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Play 35 Topic 10, First Paper, by Mrs. R. D. Sprague Lucretia B.
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Play 36 Topic 10, Second Paper, by Mrs. Mary Church Terrell PhyllisV
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Play 37 Topic 10, Third Paper, by Mrs. Rosa D. Bowser PhyllisV
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Play 38 Topic 10, Fourth Paper, by Mrs. C. C. Pettey Jim Locke
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Play 39 Topic 11, First Paper, by Rev. H. T. Johnson PhyllisV
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Play 40 Topic 11, Second Paper, by Prof. J. W. Gilbert PhyllisV
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Play 41 Topic 11, Third Paper, by J. R. Porter PhyllisV
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Play 42 Topic 12, First Paper, by Mrs. Warren Logan PhyllisV
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Play 43 Topic 12, Second Paper, by Hon. H. A. Rucker PhyllisV
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Play 44 Topic 12, Third Paper, by Dr. John R. Francis PhyllisV
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Play 45 Topic 12, Fourth Paper, by James Randall Wilder Jim Locke
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Play 46 Topic 12, Fifth Paper, by Dr. R. F. Boyd Jim Locke
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Play 47 Topic 12, Sixth Paper, by Henry R. Butler Shasta
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Play 48 Topic 13, First Paper, by Hon. George H. White Shasta
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Play 49 Topic 13, Second Paper, by T. T. Fortune Chris Pyle
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Play 50 Topic 13, Third Paper, by Hon. George W. Murray Jim Locke
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Play 51 Topic 14, First Paper, by Prof. B. H. Peterson Shasta
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Play 52 Topic 14, Second Paper, by Prof. A. U. Frierson Shasta
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Play 53 Topic 14, Third Paper, by Mrs. M. E. C. Smith Shasta
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Play 54 Topic 15, First Paper, by Edward MacKnight Brawley Shasta
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Play 55 Topic 15, Second Paper, by Rev. J. S. Flipper Shasta
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Play 56 Topic 15, Third Paper, by Rev. E. C. Morris Shasta
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Play 57 Topic 15, Fourth Paper, by Mrs. Ariel S. Bowen Shasta
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Play 58 Topic 16, First Paper, by Rev. J. Q. Johnson PhyllisV
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Play 59 Topic 16, Second Paper, by Walter I. Lewis PhyllisV
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Play 60 Topic 16, Third Paper, by G. M. McClellan PhyllisV
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Play 61 Topic 17, by M. W. Gilbert PhyllisV
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Play 62 Topic 18, First Paper, by John W. Cromwell PhyllisV
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Play 63 Topic 18, Second Paper, by Rev. J. M Cox PhyllisV
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Play 64 Topic 19, First Paper, by N. W. Harllee PhyllisV
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Play 65 Topic 19, Second Paper, by Prof. R. G. Robinson PhyllisV
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Play 66 Topic 19, Third Paper, by Miss Lena T. Jackson Mari Patterson
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Play 67 Topic 20, First Paper, by Rev. William E. Partee Larry Wilson
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Play 68 Topic 20, Second Paper, by Rev. L. B. Ellerson Larry Wilson
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Play 69 Topic 20, Third Paper, by Rev. Walter H. Brooks Larry Wilson
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Play 70 Topic 20, Fourth Paper, by Rev. H. H. Proctor Larry Wilson
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Play 71 Topic 20, Fifth Paper, by Rev. S. Kerr Larry Wilson
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Play 72 Topic 21, First Paper, by Rev. J. H. Anderson Mari Patterson
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Play 73 Topic 21, Second Paper, by Prof. W. H. Councill Mari Patterson
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Play 74 Topic 22, First Paper, by Prof. A. St. George Richardson Shasta
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Play 75 Topic 22, Second Paper, by Prof. E. L. Blackshear Shasta
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Play 76 Topic 22, Third Paper, by T. W. Talley Shasta
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Play 77 Topic 22, Fourth Paper, by Prof. H. L. Walker Shasta
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Play 78 Topic 23, First Paper, by Dr. D. W. Onley Jim Locke
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Play 79 Topic 23, Second Paper, by Walter N. Wallace Jim Locke
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Play 80 Topic 23, Third Paper, by Richard W. Thompson Jim Locke
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Play 81 Topic 24, First Paper, by Rev. George F. Bragg, Jr. Larry Wilson
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Play 82 Topic 24, Second Paper, by Rev. John W. Whittaker Larry Wilson
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Play 83 Topic 24, Third Paper, by Rev. O. M. Waller Larry Wilson
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Play 84 Topic 25, First Paper, by T. W. Jones Shasta
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Play 85 Topic 25, Second Paper, by Andrew F. Hilyer Shasta
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Play 86 Topic 25, Third Paper, by Rev. J. H. Morgan Shasta
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Play 87 Topic 26, First Paper, by Prof. George W. Carver Shasta
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Play 88 Topic 26, Second Paper, by H. A. Hunt Shasta
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Play 89 Topic 27, by H. E. Baker Jim Locke
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Play 90 Topic 28, by Prof. W. S. Scarborough Shasta
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Play 91 Topic 29, by T. de S. Tucker Shasta
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Play 92 Topic 30, by Rev. F. J. Grimke Chris Pyle
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Play 93 Topic 31, by John Henry Smyth PhyllisV
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Play 94 Topic 32, by William H. Heard Bhavya
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Play 95 Topic 33, by Mrs. Lena Mason Mike Overby
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Play 96 Topic 34, by Mrs. Lena Mason Mike Overby
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Play 97 Topic 35, by Prof. Joseph D. Bibb Bhavya
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Play 98 Topic 36, by George L. Knox Bhavya
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Play 99 Topic 37, by E. E. Cooper Bhavya
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Play 100 Topic 38, by W. R. Pettiford Bhavya
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