New York: International Publishers, (1948). First printing. Hardcover. Octavo. 256 pages. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Shallow bumps at spine ends. Dust jacket shows a bit of soil to rear panel and some minor extremity rubs and light wear.
A major contribution in the study of African American History. This collection of essays by Marxist historian Herbert Aptheker explores the history and struggle of African Americans, from antebellum slave revolts to the Civil War and Reconstruction. civil rights. He shows how the African American experience has shaped American history as a whole.
Includes Aptheker's thesis on the 1831 Nat Turner slave revolt, the important role of African Americans in the Union Navy, a significant chapter on black leader Charles Caldwell and the Mississippi election of 1875, and much more. With extensive bibliographical references.
Rich with well documented but little-known material. Signed by Aptheker near top of front free endpaper.
Ref. BLOCKSON 4196.