Gregg Cantrell - racial orthodoxy What does his story tell...

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Gregg Cantrell, Feeding the Wolf: John B. Rayner and the Politics of Race, 1850-1918 An African American educator and Populist leader, the son of Kenneth Rayner, a white slaveholder and Whig-Know Nothing politician from North Carolina, John B. Rayner was a political maverick who dared to challenge the Democratic Party and the Post-Civil War South’s
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Unformatted text preview: racial orthodoxy. What does his story tell us about the tumultuous political era in which he lived from the 1870s to the 1890s? Finally, what does his zigzag course after the failure of Populism tell us about the position the talented, politically active African American found himself in during the age of Jim Crow?...
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