Selling Laissez-faire Antiracism to the Black Masses: Rose Wilder Lane and the Pittsburgh Courier
By Linda Royster Beito
David T. Beito

This article appeared in the Fall 2010 issue of The Independent Review


From 1942 to 1945, libertarian writer Rose Wilder Lane penned a weekly column for the Pittsburgh Courier, the most widely read American black newspaper of the time. Her work for the paper was the most ambitious effort of any author during this period to promote laissez-faire ideas to a black audience.

Other Independent Review articles by Linda Royster Beito
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Other Independent Review articles by David T. Beito
    Summer 2008   Punishment and Inequality in America
    Spring 2008   Isabel Paterson, Rose Wilder Lane, and Zora Neale Hurston on War, Race, the State, and Liberty
    Spring 2006   Black Titan: A. G. Gaston and the Making of a Black Millionaire
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