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Uncle Tom's Children: Four Novellas - Wright, Richard - 1938. 
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. 317pp. Octavo [21 cm] A Story Press Book. Red cloth with title printed in blue within gray panels on front board and backstrip. Title page printed in red and black. Gentle bumping to spine ends and corners of boards; boards just a little bit splayed. The jacket is price-clipped, lightly chipped and rubbed at the edges, and is sunned at the jacket's spine. Overall a nice clean copy of this major work of twentieth century literature. First work from this influential American writer. These stories of racism in the rural south were shaped by Wright's childhood, and would later help shape the cultural attitudes that would launch the American Civil Rights movement. This volume consists of the four short works: Big Boy Leaves Home, Down by the Riverside, Long Black Song, and Fire and Cloud."This is a book about hatreds. Mr. Wright serves notice by his title that he speaks of a people in revolt, and his stories are so grim that the Dismal Swamp of race hatred must be where they live. Not one act of understanding and sympathy comes to pass in the entire work." - Zora Neale Hurston
[Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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