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Williams | George W.

History Of The Negro Race In America From 1619 To 1880

First Edition


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First edition of History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880 by George W. Williams.

Octavo, [two volumes], xix, 481pp; xiii, 611pp. Modern black cloth binding, title in gilt on spine. Frontispiece portrait with tissue cover in Volume I. Library stamp on dedication page in volume I and notation page in volume II, free of any other distinguishing marks. Solid text block, modern endpapers. Points of wear to fore-edge of text block, the occasional pencil mark. (Blockson 44) A scarce work and a landmark history of African Americans in the United States.

From W.E.B. DuBois, speaking about this work: “At last we have an historian, not merely a Negro historian, but a man who, judged by his merits alone, has written a splendid narrative.” This work is in Charles Blockson’s A Commented Bibliography of 101 Influential Books By and About People of African Descent (1556-1982).

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New York


G.P. Putnam's Sons


First Edition

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Williams | George W.