NEW WORLD A-COMIN' by  Ottley

NEW WORLD A-COMIN'

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Harlem and the Negro, yesterday and today, with the facts speaking for themselves. A good job -- informative, live, conclusive, -- on the perpetual struggle against social and economic discrimination. First the background on the Negro, the settling of Harlem, the Civil War, which was ""only a step in the Negro struggle for integration"", the types of Negroes, the past World War decade of ""noisy vitality"". Then an analysis of the Negro leaders and the Negro problems, from Booker T. Washington and Du Bois, to the more Garvey and Father Divine, to Robeson, Marian Anderson, Joe Louis, and today's finest representative, Randolph. A documented and definitive presentation of Negro abuses, the lack of decent housing, educational facilities, and the still prevalent discrimination in employment, in labor unions and defense industries. Further facts about the Negro and this War, exploitation and maltreatment. From this array, it is hard to escape the conclusion that the Negro's cause is the ""barometer of democracy"" and that this War for freedom may be considered won only when this problem is equitably settled.

Pub Date: Aug. 10th, 1943
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin