For Labor, Race, and Liberty: George Edwin Taylor, His Historic Run for the White House, and the Making of Independent Black Politics (Google eBook)
More than one hundred years before Barack Obama, George Edwin Taylor made presidential history. Born in the antebellum South to a slave and a freed woman, Taylor became the first African American ticketed as a political party’s nominee for president of the United States, running against Theodore Roosevelt in 1904.
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For Labor, Race, and Liberty: George Edwin Taylor, His Historic Run for the White House, and the Making of Independant Black PoliticsUser Review - Book Verdict
Mouser (history, emeritus, Univ. of Wisconsin, La Crosse) explores the challenges and achievements of George Edwin Taylor (1857–1925), the 1904 black presidential candidate on the National Liberty Party ticket. Synthesizing Democratic (rural, pro-labor) and Republican (civil rights) stances, the Arkansas-born Taylor, who had made his name as owner-editor of the Wisconsin Labor Advocate, absorbed the risk-taking, optimistic spirit of frontier Wisconsin and Iowa, succeeding despite his marginal status as an orphan, a person of color, and an often controversial writer. With a life story that intersected those of national leaders such as Booker T. Washington (with whom he sometimes shared a stage), this visionary's political trail inadvertently taught that greater success could be attained through alliance with one of the major parties. During his years at the national level (1891–1904), most prominently as president of the nonpartisan National Colored Men's Protective Association, Taylor was a too-often overlooked opponent of the disenfranchisement of African Americans. VERDICT Mouser restores Taylor to memory and encourages further study of Taylor's final years spent working with African American institutions in Florida. A well-annotated monograph, recommended for both serious general readers and practitioners.—Frederick J. Augustyn Jr., Library of Congress
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I was fascinated by the story of George Edwin Taylor who tried to make a difference in a quickly changing world, one in which blacks were being increasingly marginalized as reconstruction failed in ...
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