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Scott’s Official History of the American Negro in the World War, 1919  

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Title:
Scott’s Official History of the American Negro in the World War

Author:
Scott, Emmett J.

Place:
[Chicago]

Publisher:
[Homewood Press]

Date:
[1919]

Description:

608 pp. Prefaces by Theodore Roosevelt, General John J. Pershing, and Secretary of War Newton D. Baker. Illustrated with numerous photographs. (8vo) 23x17.4 cm (9x6¾"), red cloth pictorially stamped in black and gilt. First Edition.

Work by Emmett Smith, a journalist, advisor to Booker T. Washington at the the Tuskegee Institute, and Special Adviser of Black Affairs to Secretary of War Newton D. Baker. As the highest ranking African-American in Woodrow Wilson's administration, Smith had a significant hand in the reporting of how African-American troops fared during WWI. He took his considerable insights and wrote this history following the war.


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Condition:
Wear and staining to cloth, rubbing to extremities; front hinge cracked, back hinge started; pages toned; overall about very good.


 
Item number:
319395
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