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The Harder We Run

Black Workers since the Civil War

William H. Harris

Publication Date - January 1982

ISBN: 9780195029413

272 pages

Retail Price to Students: $104.99


Written clearly and passionately, employing both anecdotes and statistics, this comprehensive narrative traces the position of blacks in the American economy from the Civil War to the present.


"An absolute must for students....Best addresses black worker's economic plight and places the quest for equal justice in a broader context."--Linda Reed, University of Houston-University Park

"Fine book! Complete and well written."--Michael Kazin, Stanford University

"An excellent text. I have nothing but superlatives."--Alonzo Smith, University of Nebraska

"Bound to achieve first rank in soberly demonstrating the primacy of race in the impoverishment of black Americans....penetrating, sound, and absorbing."--Robert L. Harris, Jr.,Cornell University

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