From Library Journal
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"In addition to discussing the complex blend of egalitarianism and paternalism in the thought of white proponents of black advancement, McPherson offers suggestions of the intricate mixture of racial consciousness, individual ambition, and racial romanticism that continues to fuel modern black separatism."--Political Science Quarterly
"Must surely be assigned an important place in the literature of the history of ideas and of race relations in the United States."--The Times Literary Supplement