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Economic Lessons from the African American Townships of the West

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Abstract: The economic implication of the Exodusters movement across the Mississippi, to establish African-American townships has been studied little. In this paper, I strongly suggest that the economic history and practice of these townships are of significant importance to the African-American both historically and contemporarily. Historically, these townships demonstrated the abilities of African Americans to establish sound, progressive, and self reliant economic institutions. Included among the economic features of these African-American townships were their self-reliant economic developments, their strong ability to circulate the African-American dollar, the economic mobility of the settlers, and their high levels of employment. This is a positive part of African American economic history which few African-Americans are aware of, and therefore today doubt their own abilities in the arena of economics. Contemporarily, I believe that the economic practices of these past African American townships could offer lessons to present day African-American communities. These lessons can teach today’s African Americans to build up their own economic development capacity, instead of depending on the government to escape poverty. This paper will attempt to draw out these lessons, in hopes to guide today’s African American communities on a path of self-reliant economic development.
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Ferdnance, Tyrone. "Economic Lessons from the African American Townships of the West" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 95th Annual Convention, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, Sep 29, 2010 <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p435873_index.html>

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Ferdnance, T. , 2010-09-29 "Economic Lessons from the African American Townships of the West" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 95th Annual Convention, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p435873_index.html

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Abstract: Abstract: The economic implication of the Exodusters movement across the Mississippi, to establish African-American townships has been studied little. In this paper, I strongly suggest that the economic history and practice of these townships are of significant importance to the African-American both historically and contemporarily. Historically, these townships demonstrated the abilities of African Americans to establish sound, progressive, and self reliant economic institutions. Included among the economic features of these African-American townships were their self-reliant economic developments, their strong ability to circulate the African-American dollar, the economic mobility of the settlers, and their high levels of employment. This is a positive part of African American economic history which few African-Americans are aware of, and therefore today doubt their own abilities in the arena of economics. Contemporarily, I believe that the economic practices of these past African American townships could offer lessons to present day African-American communities. These lessons can teach today’s African Americans to build up their own economic development capacity, instead of depending on the government to escape poverty. This paper will attempt to draw out these lessons, in hopes to guide today’s African American communities on a path of self-reliant economic development.


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