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McKay, Claude
Harlem: Negro Metropolis (First Edition)
New York: E .P. Dutton, 1940. First Edition. First Edition. Photo illustrated throughout. A stunning copy of a key book from the Harlem Rennaissance.McKay's non-fiction account of Harlem in the 1930s, including chapters on God in Harlem, Father Divine, Marcus Garvey, "Occultists" and "Cultists," the Harlem Businessman, the Business of Numbers, the Business of Amusements, the Harlem Politician, Sufi Abdul Hamid, and organized labor. In the last chapter, McKay draws upon his disillusionment with communism to exhort his people to "save themselves from becoming the black butt of Communism." A few faint splashes and a touch of scuffing and glue darkening at the endpaper gutters, else Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Exceptionally bright red topstain.Jacket minutely rubbed at the corners, else Fine.
Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. [United States]
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