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A Refugee from His Race: Albion W. Tourgée and His Fight against White Supremacy

Carolyn L. Karcher


During one of the darkest periods of US history, when white supremacy was entrenching itself throughout the nation, the white writer-jurist-activist Albion W. Tourgée (1838-1905) forged an extraordinary alliance with African Americans. Acclaimed by blacks as “one of the best friends of the Afro-American people this country has ever produced” and reviled by white Southerners as a race traitor, Tourgée offers an ideal lens through which to re-examine the often caricatured relations between progressive whites and African Americans. Here, Carolyn L. Karcher provides the first in-depth account of t ... More

Keywords: Cross-racial alliance, Civil rights activism, Racial equality, Interrracial dialogue, White supremacy, Disfranchisement, Lynching, Segregation, Racial separatism, Fiction and journalism as vehicles for changing attitudes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469627953
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627953.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carolyn L. Karcher, author