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Witnesses for Freedom: Negro Americans in Autobiography

by Barton, Rebecca Chalmers

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


New York: Harper & Brothers, 1948. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. This book is a study of the life-stories of 23 Negro Americans, from Booker T. Washington to Richard Wright. Green boards with gilt spine lettering. Gift note to Julia & Paul Child on front pastedown. Head/heel of spine and corners bumped. Dj has chips, tears and edgewear. In protective mylar jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.




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