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WILLIAMS, George Washington
History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Negroes as Slaves, as Soldiers and as Citizens; together with a preliminary consideration of the unity of the human family, an historical sketch of Africa, and an account of the Negro governments of Sierra Leone and Liberia
G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1883. Octavo (24 cm.) 2 volumes, xix, 481 pp; xiii, 611 pp. First Edition. Union-Army Blue cloth boards with two sets of horizontal gold banding framing black lettered title on front boards and blind-stamped horizontal banding on rear boards. Decorative gold banding to head and foot of spine with titles in gold lettering. General shelfwear to both volumes. Volume One with tear to cloth at spine with front board split but not detached and frontispiece and title page detached but present. Volume Two with decorative gold banding loose but still intact. Some mild soiling to both volumes but set is unusually bright and vibrant and despite some frailty, shelf sturdy. Very Good. "At last we have a historian, not merely a Negro historian, but a man who, judged by his merits alone, has written a splendid narrative" - W.E.B. Du Boise Soldier, journalist, minister, historian, and inveterate overachiever, George Washington Williams was also the first African American elected to the Ohio legislature. His monumental achievement, "History of the Negro Race in America", has been described as the first true history of the African American people. Like many other famous low-born Americans of his time, Williams had ambitions that eclipsed his original status. His mind was sharp, his life was wild and complicated and his travels extensive. Born in 1849 in Bedford, Pennsylvania, to mixed-race parents, blue-eyed and dashing George Washington Williams received very little formal education. A veteran of the Union Army, the Mexican Republican Army and the Kansas Calva … [Click Below for Full Description]
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