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By Carter Godwin Woodson

Provocative paintings through individual African-American student strains the migration north and westward of southern blacks, from the colonial period during the early twentieth century. Documented with details from modern newspapers, own letters, and educational journals, this discerning learn vividly recounts many years of harassment and humiliation, wish and success.

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Even then a substantial number (49) refused to judge the king; 59 signed the death warrant. There are indications of a preponderance of poorer gentry among the regicides and of wealthier gentry among those who refused to judge the king. 82 Conceivably constitutional monarchy could 80 See Trevor-Roper, "Gentry," 8, 16, :4, : 6, 3 1 , 34, 38, 40, 4:, 5 1. While his· case is not watertight, Trevor-Roper has presented a good deal of evidence pointing to substantial influence by "mere gentry" in Crom­ well's armies.

Cf Johnson, Disappearance. 40 Namier, England, 4, 22, 25. 41 Hammond and Hammond, Village Lab ourer, 16 - 1 7; Johnson, Dis­ appearance, 1 3 2. SOCIAL ORIGINS OF DICTATORSHIP AND DEMOCRACY proceedings from start to finish. Thus the consent of "three-fourths to fbur-fifths" was required on the· spot before Parliament would approve a proposal to enclose. But consent of what? The answer turns out to be property, not people. Suffrages were not counted, but weighed. 42 The political and economic supremacy of the larger landlords during the eighteenth century was partly the result of trends that long antedate the Civil War, chiefly the authority of local notableS and the absence of a strong bureaucratic apparatus to check this authority, even under the Tudors and the Stuarts.

16 SOCIAL ORIGINS OF DICTATORSHIP AND DEMOCRACY commercial or official nature. 80 Thus, under · the impact of com­ merce and some industry, English society was breaking apart from the top downward in a way that allowed pockets of radical &s­ content produced by the' same forces to burst temporarily in the limelight. As we shall see in due course, a similar sequence of de­ velopments is roughly characteristic of the other major modem revolutions as well, the French, the Russian, and the Chinese.

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