"A WEAPON FOR POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ACTIVISM": VERY RARE ASSOCIATION FIRST EDITION OF ALEXANDER CRUMMELL'S AFRICA AND AMERICA, 1891, INSCRIBED AND TWICE SIGNED BY BLACK HISTORIAN JOHN WESLEY CROMWELL
(CROMWELL, JOHN WESLEY) CRUMMELL, Alex[ander]. Africa and America. Springfield, Mass. 1891.
First edition of the last major work published in the lifetime of the preeminent 19th-century "Black nationalist and Pan-Africanist," a leader W.E.B. Du Bois considered "one of his greatest influences… his 'guru,'" with this especially important association copy containing the owner inscription and signatures of Black historian John Wesley Cromwell—signed on the title page by him, additionally signed and inscribed by him on the front free endpaper, "J.W. Cromwell, Washington D.C." $6800.