Harris, Abram Lincoln
Abram Lincoln Harris, 1899–1963, American economist, b. Richmond, Va. He headed the economics department at Howard Univ. (1936–45) and taught at the Univ. of Chicago (1946–63). Starting from a Marxist viewpoint, Harris was later influenced by the liberalism of John Stuart Mill. In such books as The Black Worker (written with Sterling D. Spero, 1931) and The Negro as Capitalist (1936), he explored the problems involved in attaining social and economic equality for African Americans and concluded that a unified working class offered the best hope.
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Article title: Harris, Abram Lincoln. Encyclopedia title: The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. © 2012 The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia © 2012, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. Used with the permission of Columbia University Press. All Rights Reserved. Publisher: The Columbia University Press. Place of publication: Not available. Publication year: 2013.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.