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  • Author:
    David S. Cecelski,John Hope Franklin,Timothy B. Tyson
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    The University of North Carolina Press; New edition edition (November 10, 1998)
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Cecelski, David S; Tyson, Timothy B. Publication date. African Americans, Riots. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press. some content may be lost due to the binding of the book.

Mob outside Wilmington, . Courthouse, November 12, 1898. Public domain Collier’s Weekly photo. David S. Cecelski, Democracy Betrayed: The Wilmington Riot of 1898 and Its Legacy (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1998); Early African American Perspectives on the Wilmington Race Riot of 1898, Documenting the American South, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library Archives.

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David S. Cecelski and Timothy B. Tyson, "Democracy Betrayed: The Wilmington 'Race Riot' of 1898 and its Legacy,", 95-111). The Two Faces of Domination in North Carolina, 1800-1898 (in eds.

Published on the centennial of the Wilmington race riot, Democracy Betrayed draws together the best new scholarship on the events of 1898 . David S Cecelski; Timothy B Tyson.

Published on the centennial of the Wilmington race riot, Democracy Betrayed draws together the best new scholarship on the events of 1898 and their aftermath. Contributors to this important book hope to draw public attention to the tragedy, to honor its victims, and to bring a clear and timely historical voice to the debate over its legacy. The contributors are David S. Cecelski, William H. Chafe, Laura F. Edwards, Raymond Gavins, Glenda E. Gilmore, John Haley, Michael Honey, Stephen Kantrowitz, H. Leon Prather S. Timothy B. Tyson, LeeAnn Whites, and Richard Yarborough.

By David S. Cecelski, Timothy B. Tyson. Democracy Betrayed: The Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 and Its Legacy. By David S. This study draws together scholarship on the Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 and its aftermath. Contributors hope to draw attention to the tragedy, to honour its victims, and to bring a clear historical voice to the debate over its legacy. In the history of the United States, and especially the history of the South, the past seems not to have receded significantly, even today. in some very fundamental ways, change has come slowly, sometimes almost imperceptibly.

David S Cecelski, Timothy B Tyson, John Hope Franklin. At the close of the nineteenth century, the Democratic Party in North Carolina engineered a white supremacy revolution. Frustrated by decades of African American self-assertion and threatened by an interracial coalition advocating democratic reforms, white conservatives used violence, demagoguery, and fraud to seize political power and disenfranchise black citizens.

It connects people across class and race, creates habits of focus and purpose, and teaches values of participation, equality, and deliberation.

Its publication marked the centennial of the massacre and coup d'état in Wilmington

Its publication marked the centennial of the massacre and coup d'état in Wilmington. It won the Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America. In 2006, Tyson wrote a special section, "Ghosts of 1898," on the events in Wilmington for the Charlotte Observer and the Raleigh News and Observer. This 16-page special section was widely distributed. Tyson, Democracy Betrayed: The Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 and Its Legacy (1998). John DeSantis, "North Carolina City Confronts Its Past in Report on White Vigilantes," New York Times, 19 Dec. 2005

David S. 2005. Helen G. Edmonds, The Negro and Fusion Politics in North Carolina, 1894-1901 (1951). Additional Resources: 1898 Wilmington Race Riot Report, North Carolina Office of Archives and History.

At the close of the nineteenth century, the Democratic Party in North Carolina engineered a white supremacy revolution. Frustrated by decades of African American self-assertion and threatened by an interracial coalition advocating democratic reforms, white conservatives used violence, demagoguery, and fraud to seize political power and disenfranchise black citizens. The most notorious episode of the campaign was the Wilmington "race riot" of 1898, which claimed the lives of many black residents and rolled back decades of progress for African Americans in the state.Published on the centennial of the Wilmington race riot, Democracy Betrayed draws together the best new scholarship on the events of 1898 and their aftermath. Contributors to this important book hope to draw public attention to the tragedy, to honor its victims, and to bring a clear and timely historical voice to the debate over its legacy.The contributors are David S. Cecelski, William H. Chafe, Laura F. Edwards, Raymond Gavins, Glenda E. Gilmore, John Haley, Michael Honey, Stephen Kantrowitz, H. Leon Prather Sr., Timothy B. Tyson, LeeAnn Whites, and Richard Yarborough.

Acebiolane
Though the papers are of uneven quality, the collection is valuable, and potentially useful in a variety of college-level courses. Far too many people do not know about the events that occurred in Wilmington, N.C., or their larger social and political significance, and fulcral role in the deprivation of Black citizens' social and political rights.
Virtual
Very informative and useful for the research I am conducting. Thank you
Dont_Wory
This book provides thought provoking insights into many dimensions of Wilmington's history which have implications for national policy discussions.
Cherry The Countess
Understanding what happened in Wilmington in 1898 and how it has shape the history of America up to the present time should be required reading at every school .
Foiuost
A nice collection of an overlooked story.
Arabella V.
Very useful info about 1898.
Jothris
The 1898 "race riot," of Wilmington, NC, which more correctly should be understood for what it really was, "an ongoing white pogrom against blacks," or "a white supremacist insurrection against a legitimately elected interracial government," remains an enduring metaphor for how, "at every appropriate opportunity throughout American history," white Americans have, even today, found ways to betray democracy in the name of the dying ideology of white supremacy. America's imperceptibly slow evolution towards democracy has been nothing if not an uphill struggle against the reactionary forces of "white resistance" to "true democracy."

Never was the white intent to resist change towards democracy, social and political justice and equality, more raw, open and obvious, never more starkly and conscientiously used to snuff out democracy, nor more brutal, than in the 1898 Wilmington "white vigilante resurrection." And for those who might think that this was but an accident or aberration of American history, the attacks on the duly elected government of Wilmington were typical of the times. As always, they rallied the anti-democratic forces to action in the local churches. Even today, the white instigators of the 1898 riots are still very much revered: taught about in schools as heroes, with statutes of them standing tall in the town square.

Unlike today, when the U.S. has become little more than a "greater co-prosperity sphere" for the "moneyed (mostly) foreign interests of the global economy" such as the Saudi Royal family, Christian and Jewish Zionists, and now for Communist Chinese economic expansion, there was once a time, when "true democracy" was about to break out in America. Never was there a more pregnant time for it to do so than in 1898 Wilmington, North Carolina.

The Story

More than a century ago, in the aftermath of the "race riots" of 1871 in Cape Fear North Carolina, where the river ran red with the blood of its black victims, a historic experiment in interracial democracy blossomed in Wilmington, NC. Although Wilmington was composed of a thriving black majority, one of the few in all of the U.S. at that time (and now at any time), its government nevertheless was composed of a coalition of both races.

This coalition of "working level" blacks and whites, an unheard of democratic oasis in a desert of southern racist reaction, posed a threat not just to white supremacy, but also to the "Southern planter and Northern industrial class" that had traditionally run the Southern slave system that "pitted" white workers against "black slaves." [The global economy now carries out a similar program, writ large.]

In the 1898 elections, when these conservative forces failed to undo the interracial coalition at the ballot box, they sought to do so by "the gun." (giving a paradoxical twist and echo to Malcolm X's refrain: The Ballot or the Bullet). And out of the ashes of the ensuing coup d'etat was born a century of Jim Crow and Apartheid, American style.

And as Paul Harvey would say "the rest of the story" is that even today, when we have both a "Black man" and a "White woman" running for the U.S. Presidency, just beneath the veneer of racial tranquility, America remains more like "post riot Wilmington" than like the interracial coalition that the reactionary vigilante forces overthrew in 1898.

As the authors noted so carefully in the preface: " the past seems not to have receded significantly, even today. In some very fundamental ways, change [towards democracy] has come slowly, sometimes almost imperceptibly [so]."

An important book with many perceptive and cautionary lessons for our still racially tense and constipated times. A true five star effort.

An important book with many perceptive and cautionary lessons for our still racially tense and constipated times. A true five star effort.