Lot 8 of 573:
Important work on African American soldiers in the American Civil War  

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Title:
A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865. Preceded by a Review of the Military Services of Negroes in Ancient and Modern Times
Author:
Williams, George W.
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Harper & Brothers
Date:
1888
Description:

[4], [ix]-xvi, 353 + 12 ad pp. Wood-engraved frontispiece portrait of the author; 1 plate depicting medals. 8x5, original pictorial cloth in gilt & colors. First Edition. This copy ex-library.

Important work on African American soldiers in the American Civil War, called by Nevins "the best of the first three full-length studies of the subject; anecdotal, detailed, heavy with official reports..." The author served in the Union Army, and after the war held several Federal offices and was in the Ohio legislature. He also wrote History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880.

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Condition:
Ex-library with markings from the Easton, PA Public Library; spine tape; slight soiling to cover; front and back hinges cracked, endpapers torn and gouged; some chips to pages but otherwise text block is tight and bright; overall good.
 
Item number:
306346
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