RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 865329733 LA English UL http://public.eblib.com/EBLPublic/PublicView.do?ptiID=880014 T1 Democracy Betrayed the Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 and Its Legacy. A1 Cecelski, David S., Tyson, Timothy B., PB The University of North Carolina Press PP Chapel Hill YR 1998 SN 9780807866573 0807866571 AB At the close of the nineteenth century, the Democratic Party in North Carolina engineered a white supremacy revolution. Frustrated by decades of African American self-assertion and threatened by an interracial coalition advocating democratic reforms, white conservatives used violence, demagoguery, and fraud to seize political power and disenfranchise black citizens. The most notorious episode of the campaign was the Wilmington ""race riot"" of 1898, which claimed the lives of many black residents and rolled back decades of progress for African Americans in the state. Published on the centen.