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Catalog Number MS 1568-01-01
Object Name Scrapbook
Scope & Content This collection contains 1 scrapbook and 1 folder of newspaper clippings. The scrapbook is entitled "The Race Question," and it contains newspaper articles dealing with various race questions created by the abolition of slavery. These articles appear to have been taken from both Northern and Southern newspapers and were written from the perspective of both races. Thomas Gamble's letter in the beginning of the scrapbook states that the articles date from 1889-1890. However, the folder of loose newspaper clippings contains articles dating to approximately 1900.

Topics dealt with in these newspaper articles include: educating illiterate Negroes in the South; giving Negroes the right to vote; discrimination in the North; racial issues in the Christian Church; Negro deportations; white labor in the South; the Republican Party and the South; statistics on Negro prosperity in Georgia; increase in the population of Negroes in the South, and calling for the repeal of the 5th and 14th Amendments. Other topics include an editorial on Henry W. Grady's speech on "The New South"; Lincoln on Negroes; General Sherman on Negroes; William P. Calhoun's plan to colonize Negroes on public lands in New Mexico; J.M. Langston (first black allowed to the bar in Ohio); Isaiah T. Montgomery (an educated Mississippi freedman); the abolition of slavery in Brazil; lynchings (in the North and South), and on whether Frederick Douglass' marriage to a white woman will affect his diplomatic career.
Creator Gamble, Thomas, 1858-1945
Title Scrapbook, circa 1880-1900
Copyrights Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Collection The Race Question scrapbook
Subjects Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
Gamble, Thomas, 1868-1945
Grady, Henry Woodfin, 1850-1889
Langston, John Mercer, 1829-1897
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Montgomery, Isaiah T. (Isaiah Thornton), 1847-1924
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891
African Americans--Education.
African Americans--Public opinion.
African Americans--Social conditions.
Deportation.
Interracial marriage.
Labor.
Lynching--United States.
Slavery--United States.
Slavery--Brazil.
Voting--United States.
United States--Race relations.
United States--Politics and government.
Clippings.
Letters (correspondence)
Scrapbooks.
People Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
Gamble, Thomas, 1868-1945
Grady, Henry Woodfin, 1850-1889
Langston, John Mercer, 1829-1897
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Montgomery, Isaiah T. (Isaiah Thornton), 1847-1924
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891