Racism in the Nation's Service: Government Workers and the Color Line in Woodrow Wilson's America

@inproceedings{Yellin2013RacismIT,
  title={Racism in the Nation's Service: Government Workers and the Color Line in Woodrow Wilson's America},
  author={Eric S. Yellin},
  year={2013}
}
  • Eric S. Yellin
  • Published 2013
  • Political Science
  • Between the 1880s and 1910s, thousands of African Americans passed civil service exams and became employed in the executive offices of the federal government. However, by 1920, promotions to well-paying federal jobs had nearly vanished for black workers. Eric S. Yellin argues that the Wilson administration's successful 1913 drive to segregate the federal government was a pivotal episode in the age of progressive politics. Yellin investigates how the enactment of this policy, based on… CONTINUE READING
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