Lot 14 of 435:
Texas Black Minister's rare view of African roots  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$132
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Black Texas Minister's rare imprint: Origin and History of the Negroes and the Dark Races and Their Achievements Before and After Slavery
Author:
Merriwether, Rev. W.G.
Place:
San Antonio, Texas
Publisher:
Self-published
Date:
1950
Description:

Original wrappers. Photos of the author and his wife. 56pp.

 

After Carter Woodson failed in the 1930s to interest most American Blacks in celebrating their African roots, the subject did not come into vogue until after the Civil Rights era. So this rudimentary essay by a Texas Baptist clergyman – mostly focusing on biblical history – was ahead of its time. It is also rare. WorldCat locates only one institutional copy in an American institution – at UC Davis.

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Condition:
Very good
 
Item number:
288572
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