The Vengeance of the Gods is a scarce collection of short stories, published in 1922 by African American author William Pickens. Born in 1881 in South Carolina, William Pickens received bachelor’s degrees from Talledega and Yale University, as well as a master’s degree from Fisk. He was active in the NAACP. Pickens published multiple books, including The Heir of Slaves (1911) and Bursting Bonds (1923), both of which deal with actual race-motivated attacks on African Americans in American history.
First Edition Identification and Notes
The Vengeance of the Gods was first published in 1922 by The A.M.E. Book Concern in Philadelphia.