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The American Negro and socialism

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Title:
The American Negro and socialism
Description:
In these fragments of a speech (pages 5, 12-17 are missing) Du Bois advances the idea that socialism has broadly influenced the economies of countries across the world so that even within the private enterprise system of the United States we see socialistic innovations in the ways businesses are regulated and owned. Du Bois focuses on some examples of how semi-socialistic organizations like consumer cooperatives can benefit African American communities. He specifically mentions two examples, an organization of five cooperative grocery stores that operated in black communities in Tennessee, and the successful student cooperative at Hampton Institute.
Creator:
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
Date:
1957
Format:
Manuscripts
Genre:
Speeches
Drafts (documents)
Fragments (object portions)
Location:
Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Box 206 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
W. E. B. Du Bois Papers
Series:
Series 2. Speeches
Subjects:
Consumer cooperatives
African Americans
Student cooperatives
Places:
Tennessee
Extent:
11 p.
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Terms of Use:
All rights for this document are held by the David Graham Du Bois Trust. Requests to publish, redistribute, or replicate this material should be addressed to Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.
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Language:
English
Identifier:
mums312-b206-i001