Lot 18 of 455:
Hampton and Its Students, 1st Ed.  

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Title:
Hampton and Its Students, By Two of Its Teachers. With Fifty Cabin and Plantation Songs, arranged by Thomas P. Fenner.
Author:
Armstrong, Mrs. M.F. & Helen Ludlow.
Place:
New York
Publisher:
G.P. Putnam's Sons
Date:
1874
Description:

256 pp. Illustrated. Folding frontispiece. Original brick gilt-lettered cloth. Spine lettered in gilt: "Hampton and Its Students / With the Slave Songs." First Edition.

Story, mission, progress, and multiple descriptions and viewpoints of life at the Hampton Institute for African- and Native Americans. This title published almost a decade after the close of the American Civil War. Also includes an early collection of slave music, "Cabin and Plantation Songs", with scored music and lyrics printed.

Founded by Christian missionaries after the Civil War in 1868 to provide education to newly-freed ex-slaves, the Hampton Institute in Virginia became one of the first “historically-Black” universities, young Booker T. Washington being one of its first students and teachers before he went on to head Tuskegee. Raising funds through concert tours by its popular "Jubilee Singers", then adding a formal education program for Native Americans, Hampton – which is still in existence – has numbered among its graduates prominent African-American businessmen, educators, government officials, entertainers and athletes.

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Condition:
Some soiling to covers; extremities lightly rubbed; water damage along gutter at bottom of all pages; overall very good.
 
Item number:
306481
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