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The Prosperity of the South Dependent on the Elevation of the Negro

By [AFRICAN-AMERICAN]. Blair, Lewis Harvie

Richmond, Va.: Everett Waddey, 1889. . 12mo, printed pale green wappers, very slight age-toning to edges and spine, minute chipping to fore-edge of back cover FIRST EDITION of this very controversial work by a prominent Richmond businessman. Lewis Harvie Blair (1834Ð1916) was a banker, manufacturer and land-owner. He was extremely liberal and was ostracized in 1889 when he wrote this work Unhappily, he later recanted these liberal thoughts, possibly influenced by his second wife Martha Ruffin Field whom he married in 1898. In 1964 the title was reprinted by Little Brown with an introduction by C. Vann Woodward who edited the new edition

$90.00

The Haitian Revolution 1791-1804. Or Side Lights on the French Revolution

By STEWARD T[heophilus]. G[ould].

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, [1914]. . 8vo, green cloth, spine faded; gilt title on front cover and spine. FIRST EDITION; Moebs 514 (p. 169); Work p. 350 (citing, in error, publisher as Neale). Steward (1843-1924) was born in Gouldtown, Pennsylvania, one of the oldest African-American settlements in the state. He was ordained in the African American Episcopal Church in 1864. After the Civil War ended he moved to Charleston, S.C. to teach among the freemen. He attracted the ire of the local Klu Klux Klan by calling for Federal troops to combat their activities and his life was threatened--he moved back North in 1871, preaching in Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware. In 1886 he was given the pastorate of the Metropolitan AME Church in Washington which Frederick Douglass attended. From 1891 to 1907 he was an army chaplain. In 1904 he wrote a military history,"The Colored Regulars of the United States Army". He also wrote an early African American novel, "A Charleston Love Story, or Hortense Vanross".

$250.00

The Negro in Literature and Art (In the United States.) Revised Edition.

By BRAWLEY Benjamin

New York: Duffield & Company, 1921. . 8vo, maroon cloth, spine faded

$150.00

Lyrics of the Hearthside

By DUNBAR Paul Laurence

New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1899. . 12mo, green cloth, two-inch separation over front hinge; spine faded; top inner back corner faded; several leaves carelessly opened; very few leaves with small marginal tears, not affecting text; top edge gilt. BAL 4925

$100.00

Hampton and Its Students

By [AFRICAN-AMERICAN].Armstrong Mrs. M. F.

New-York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1875. . 8vo, tan pebbled cloth, gilt; corners and extremities of spine worn with slight loss of cloth. Haynes 683. Second edition, first published the year before, this edition has a "Form of Bequest" at the end and was probably published as a fund-raiser. The two editions have separate HaynesÕ numbers

$150.00

The American Negro: His Past and Future (Third Edition)

By BARRINGER P[aul]. B[randon].

Raleigh, N.C.: Edwards & Broughton, Printers and Binders, 1900. . Large 8vo, gray wrappers, front printed; lower outer corner slightly dog-eared. and a few chips to the wrappers Speech originally given at the Tri-State Medical Association in Charleston on February 20, 1900. An incredibly bigoted look at the African American by the Chairman of the Faculty of the University of Virginia, but unfortunately one that was prevalent at this period. The newly formed Tri-State Medical Association (the Carolinas and Virginia) held its first meeting in Charleston and on its first day the "negro problem" was selected as the topic of discussion. "Many papers on the negro were read at this...meeting and the subject freely discussed. By the unanimous vote of the Society it was ordered that the papers of Dr. P. B. Barringer and Dr. S. C. Baker should be printed and send to all the medical societies in the south with the recommendation that they seriously consider the facts therein set forth

$100.00