by W.E.B. DuBois


CHAPTER I. The Scope of This Study

1. General aim
2. The methods of inquiry
3. The credibility of the results

CHAPTER II. The Problem

4. The Negro problems of Philadelphia
5. The plan of presentment

CHAPTER III. The Negro in Philadelphia, 1638-1820

6. General survey
7. The transplanting of the Negro, 1638-1760
8. Emancipation, 1760-1780
9. The rise of the freedmen, 1780-1820

CHAPTER IV. The Negro in Philadelphia, 1820-1896

10. Fugitives and foreigners, 1820-1840
11. The guild of the caterers, 1840-1870
12. The influx of the freedmen, 1870-1896

CHAPTER V. The Size, Age and Sex of the Negro Population

13. The city for a century
14. The Seventh Ward, 1896

CHAPTER VI. Conjugal Condition

15. The Seventh Ward
16. The city

CHAPTER VII. Sources of the Negro Population

17. The Seventh Ward
18. The city

CHAPTER VIII. Education and Illiteracy

19. The history of Negro education
20. The present condition

CHAPTER IX. The Occupation of Negroes

21. The question of earning a living
22. Occupations in the Seventh Ward
23. Occupations in the city
24. History of the occupations of Negroes

CHAPTER X. The Health of Negroes

25. The interpretation of statistics
26. The statistics of the city

CHAPTER XI. The Negro Family

27. The size of the family
28. Incomes
29. Property
30. Family life

CHAPTER XII. The Organized Life of Negroes

31. History of the Negro church in Philadelphia
32. The function of the Negro church
33. The present condition of the churches
34. Secret and beneficial societies and cooperative business
35. Institutions
36. The experiment of organization

CHAPTER XIII. The Negro Criminal

37. History of Negro crime in the city
38. Negro crime since the war
39. A special study in crime
40. Some cases of crime

CHAPTER XIV. Pauperism and Alcoholism

41. Pauperism
42. The drink habit
43. The causes of crime and poverty

CHAPTER XV. The Environment of the Negro

44. Houses and rent
45. Sections and wards
46. Social classes and amusements

CHAPTER XVI. The Contact of the Races

47. Color prejudice
48. Benevolence
49. The intermarriage of the races

CHAPTER XVII. Negro Suffrage

50. The significance of the experiment
51. The history of Negro suffrage in Pennsylvania
52. City politics
53. Some bad results of Negro suffrage
54. Some good results of Negro suffrage
55. The paradox of reform


56. The meaning of all this
57. The duty of the Negroes
58. The duty of the whites

APPENDIX A. Schedules used in the house-to-house inquiry

APPENDIX B. Legislation, etc., of Pennsylvania in regard to the Negro

APPENDIX C. Bibliography


I. Introduction

II. Enumeration of Negro domestic servants

Recent reform in domestic service

III. Sources of the supply and methods of hiring

Methods of hiring
Personnel of colored domestic service

IV. Grades of service and wages

Work required of various sub-occupations

V. Savings and expenditure

Assistance given by domestic servants

VI. Amusements and recreations

VII. Length and quality of Negro domestic service

VIII. Conjugal condition, illiteracy and health of Negro domestics

Conjugal condition
Health statistics for domestic servants

IX. Ideals of betterment

From W.E.B. DuBois, The Philadelphia Negro. New York: Lippincott, 1899. Table of Contents.

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