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proletariat
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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Definition
a social class consisting of those who must work for wages to support themselves
  • Deception is the natural defence of the weak against the strong, and the South used it for many years against its conquerors; to-day it must be prepared to see its black proletariat turn that same two-edged weapon against itself.
    Chapter 10 (85% in)
  • Strange to relate! for this is certain, no secure civilization can be built in the South with the Negro as an ignorant, turbulent proletariat.
    Chapter 6 (78% in)

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