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.

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