Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Negro in IllinoisThe WPA Papers$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Brian Dolinar

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780252037696

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252037696.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM ILLINOIS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.illinois.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Illinois University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ISO for personal use (for details see http://www.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 12 December 2017

Leave a Summer Land Behind

Leave a Summer Land Behind

Chapter:
(p.51) 7. Leave a Summer Land Behind
Source:
The Negro in Illinois
Author(s):

Arna Bontemps

Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037696.003.0007

This chapter examines the exodus of southern Negroes into Indiana and other states in the North. The Democrats charged that the Negroes' mass migration from the South was engineered by the Republicans in order to gain political control, and by the railroads in search of passenger business. Several prominent Negroes throughout the nation seriously and collectively considered the migration and its effects. While the Southern press and public officials professed to see in the exodus a temporary and not extremely significant phenomenon, planters and civic leaders held a convention of both white and Negro citizens which met in Vicksburg, Mississippi, May 6, 1879, to discuss means of regulating the migration. This chapter considers the dramatic increase in the Negro population of Illinois in the decade 1860–1970 and concludes with a discussion of the rioting and lynching sparked by the accusation of Mrs. Mabel Hallam, a white woman of Springfield, that she was raped by a Negro, George Richardson.

Keywords:   exodus, Negroes, mass migration, American South, American North, Illinois, rioting, lynching, Mabel Hallam, George Richardson

Illinois Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.