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Arthur F. Raper (1899-1979)

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Creator: Fincher, Matthew L.
Title: Arthur F. Raper (1899-1979)
Description: Encyclopedia article about Arthur F. Raper. Described by many as decades ahead of his time, sociologist Arthur Franklin Raper exposed Georgia's racial and economic inequities at a time when it could be professionally risky to oppose southern practices and customs. He was one of the first scholars to criticize the damaging institutions of lynching, sharecropping, and tenancy. Raper's work provoked criticism from southerners, but it also forced them to discuss issues that would have been taboo only a few years earlier.
Subjects: Raper, Arthur Franklin, 1899- | Sociologists--Georgia--Greene County | Scholars--Georgia--Greene County | Authors, American--Georgia--Greene County | College teachers--Georgia
Contributors: New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)
Online Publisher: [Athens, Ga.] : Georgia Humanities Council and the University of Georgia Press, 2002-11-19
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Cite as: "Arthur F. Raper (1899-1979)," New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved [date]: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org.

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Related Institutions: New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project)
Collection Information: New Georgia Encyclopedia