The Negro at Work in New York City, A Study in Economic progress.

First edition of this economic study of Black workers in New York City by sociologist and social worker George Edmund Haynes (1880–1960), a co-founder and first executive director of the National Urban League. Haynes’ The Negro at Work in New York City was his doctoral dissertation in sociology at Columbia University, from which school he was the first African American to earn a doctoral degree.

“...‘The Negro at Work in New York City,’ ... was published in 1912 by Columbia University Press. The study probed the mass migration of Negroes to New York and its causes and effects. Haynes later made similar studies in other parts of the country. Haynes therefore became a ready and eager collaborator when Baldwin [Ruth Standish Baldwin] and other members of the CIICNNY [Committee for Improving the Industrial Conditions of Negroes in New York] began to consider the need for expansion of the committee’s program beyond industrial concerns and into other geographic areas. Faced with rejection of their first proposal for expansion of CIICNNY, Baldwin and Haynes created a new committee called the Committee on Urban Conditions Among Negroes, which at first centered its attention on conditions of Negroes in New York. In 1910 it became the National League on Urban Conditions among Negroes.” (DANB)

Description: The Negro at Work in New York City, A Study in Economic progress.

New York: [Columbia University Press], 1912. First edition. 159 pages. 8vo. Publisher’s printed wrappers; sewn. Tables. Wrappers spine-darkened and chipped at edges; faint staining at fore-edge; Good.


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