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Race and Residence in Wilmington, Delaware

reviewed by Preston Wilcox - 1966

coverTitle: Race and Residence in Wilmington, Delaware
Author(s): Wagner D. Jackson, Barry Kay, Charles Tilly
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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The white American challenge to the Negro American to become his brother continues to be overshadowed by fears of the former that the latter is more interested in becoming his brother-in-law. The value in American society that Negroes are to be maligned, hated, despised and even killed, exists to a large degree despite protestations to the contrary. A review of the four books reveals the overt existence of this value in the South and its covert promulgation in the North. The consequences of overt acts by super-patriotic activists in the South, as catalogued by Dorman, are paralleled by covert acts by patronizing patriots in Delaware, as outlined by Tilly, Jackson and Kay. Tilly, Jackson and Kay spell out the consequences of "controlled" land use, external controls, limited resources and limited choices as they impinge upon the Negro and begin to define for him his place of residence. Real death in the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 67 Number 7, 1966, p. 546-546
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2364, Date Accessed: 5/28/2020 12:47:15 AM

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