The Mulatto in the United States. Reprinted from "The American Journal of Sociology", July, 1917. AFRICAN-AMERICANA, Kelly MILLER.

The Mulatto in the United States. Reprinted from "The American Journal of Sociology", July, 1917

N.p. [Washington, D.C.: by the Author, 1917], 1917. Review of Edward Byron Reuter's influential sociological treatise "The Mulatto in the United States." Miller offers a rather scathing review, characterizing the author as "provincial" and "pretentious" and particularly criticizing his definition of "mulatto" as "a general term to include all negroes of mixed ancestry regardless of the degree of intermixture" - a criterion which Miller calls "not only unscientific but practically meaningless." Kelly Miller (1863-1939) was the first African American to receive graduate education in Mathematics (Johns Hopkins, 1887-89); he later founded the Department of Sociology at Howard University, where he taught until 1934. Though less widely-known today than his more famous contemporaries Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois, Miller was arguably the most influential Black intellectual of his era, a prolific, articulate, and widely-published advocate for Negro education and civil rights, once called by Carter Woodson "undoubtedly the greatest pamphleteer of the Negro race." Octavo. Staple-bound wrappers; p. 218-224. Offprint. Mild soil to wrapper edges; final leaf foxed; perforations for binding at bound edge; Very Good.

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