* Introduction by Eric Foner Part I. * The Problem * The Let Alone Policy of Hayes * Dead Center Under Cleveland * The Reopening Under Harrison * The Nadir Under McKinley * The Supreme Court and the Negro * The Economic Roots of Second-Class Citizenship: Agriculture * The Economic Roots of Second-Class Citizenship: Organized Labor Part II. * Introduction: The Mind of the North: 18771901 * National Issues in the Northern Press: 18771890 * National Issues in the Northern Press: 18901901 * The Color Line in the New North: 18771901 * The Negro Portrayed in the Leading Literary Magazines * The Atlanta Compromise * The Roots of Recovery Part III. * A Low, Rugged Plateau * A Shore, Dimly Seen * The Negro as Portrayed in Representative Northern Magazines and Newspapers * Conclusion
A Harvard graduate, historian, author, and activist, Rayford W. Logan (1897-1982) chaired the Department of History at Howard University, edited the Journal of Negro History, and was one of the pioneering members of the civil rights movement.