Tom Watson, Populists, and Blacks Reconsidered

  title={Tom Watson, Populists, and Blacks Reconsidered},
  author={C. Crowe},
  journal={The Journal of Negro History},
  pages={99 - 116}
  • C. Crowe
  • Published 1970
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Negro History
an annex of the Vatican," the somber warning that "Popish conspirators" could at a moment's notice place the city of Washington at their mercy by stationing artillery batteries on the Georgetown heights, and the flow of alarmed reports that the "hierarchy" had hidden stores of guns, subverted newspapers, and won the first battle in a war with the U.S. Navy by making one ship "completely Popish." Revelations such as these may tempt the modern reader to dismiss Watson as a political clown or a… Expand
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11 No adequate account of Southern independent movements has been written but scattered references can be found in C
  • The Growth of the American Republic
  • 1951
For a few choice Watsonian remarks on European "mongrels" and the immigrant "menace" see Watson's Jeffersonian Magazine III
  • 914, and IV
  • 1906
For Watson's comments on socialism, see Watson to
    For a characteristic Watsonian appeal for black votes, see the Atlanta Journal
    • Origins of the New South
    For examples of Watson's comments on Negroes, see Watson's Jeffersonian Magazine, I (1907)
    • On Watson and the origins of the Atlanta riot, see the Atlanta Journal
    For these and other remarks by Watson see, the People's Party Paper
    • 1893: and the Atlanta Journal
    Harry Golden's A Child is Dead (1965) is a hastily prepared and superficial account of the Frank case. For a more accurate and revealing account
      Most of the state studies which involve discussions of independent movements are not really helpful
      • On the Phoenix riot, see the New York Times, Nov. 9-10. 1898 and on the Ocoee violence see The Ku Klux Klan, Hearings Before the Committee on Rules, House of Representatives
      On Jim Crow legislation, see the Atlanta Constitution