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Composition in Black and WhiteThe Life of Philippa Schuyler$
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Kathryn Talalay

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780195113938

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113938.001.0001

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Black and Conservative

Black and Conservative

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Composition in Black and White

Kathryn Talalay

Oxford University Press

Philippa's 11th birthday theme was wartime, she and her mother entertained black soldiers and their dates. Many blacks at that time supported the “Double V” campaign: Victory at Home, Victory Abroad. However, unlike her daughter and wife, George didn't support the campaign and advised his countrymen not to join the European war. Philippa's parents had always shielded her from evident racism, and to balance a world of racial prejudice her parents tried to encourage a feeling of personal security by giving her a close family life. When her school books told her that Africans were savage, uncultured, and wild, Philippa would think about the books in her father's library that described been slave revolts where a quarter of a million Negroes served in the Union Army. She also read that Abraham Lincoln himself had said that the war could not have been won without them.

Keywords:   wartime, Double V, European war, racism, personal security, Africans

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