Tom Watson, Populists, and Blacks Reconsidered

  title={Tom Watson, Populists, and Blacks Reconsidered},
  author={Charles Crowe},
  journal={The Journal of Negro History},
  pages={99 - 116}
  • C. Crowe
  • Published 1 April 1970
  • History
  • The Journal of Negro History
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For these and other remarks by Watson see, the People's Party Paper

  • 1893: and the Atlanta Journal

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For other examples of eccentric radicalism late in Watson's career, see the Atlanta Journal

    On Jim Crow practices and laws as "racial reform", see Crowe, op. cit. (Note 4). 234; Ray Stannard Baker, Following the Color Line

      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

      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

      On Watson's remarks about "wiping out the color line," see the Atlanta Constitution

      • Forum XXI

      For a few choice Watsonian remarks on European "mongrels" and the immigrant "menace" see Watson's Jeffersonian Magazine III

      • 914, and IV
      • 1906

      For a characteristic Watsonian appeal for black votes, see the Atlanta Journal

      • Origins of the New South

      Watson wrote for a national periodical during the nineties. (See Watson's "The Negro Question in the South