"THE HISTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICANS FROM THE SLAVE TRADE THROUGH RECONSTRUCTION AND ITS AFTERMATH"
(CROMWELL, Adelaide) CROMWELL, John Wesley. Negro in American History. Washington, 1914.
First edition of Cromwell's paramount African American history that "broke fresh ground" in its defining biographies of leaders such as Frederick Douglass and Phillis Wheatley, a major biography of Reconstruction congressman Robert B. Elliot, who crafted a core argument against the 1873 decision in the Slaughter-House Cases, along with accounts of the lives and influence of Henry Highland Garnet, Denmark Vesey, Nat Turner and many more. This important association copy stands within that tradition in its owner signature of Cromwell's granddaughter, historian and scholar Dr. Adelaide Cromwell, co-founder of the African Studies program at Boston University. $3200.