Item #1582 The Negro: Past, Present, and Future. John Ambrose Price.
The Negro: Past, Present, and Future
The Negro: Past, Present, and Future
Southerner Writes about African Americans at the Turn of the 20th Century

The Negro: Past, Present, and Future

New York and Washington: The Neale Publishing Company, 1907. First edition. Cloth over boards. Octavo. 300 pages. Near fine. Burgundy cloth over boards with spine and upper board titled in gilt. Prior owner stamp on front pastedown, with minor extremity rubs to binding. Hinges sound. Nice copy of this uncommon title.

Price was born and raised on an Arkansas plantation and fondly reminisces about the "Old South," whose treatment of African Americans he attempts to vindicate here. He also spends time discussing the Confederacy and what he believes are inconsistencies between Abraham Lincoln's words and subsequent actions in regard to secession. There is a chapter on the Lincoln assassination and the unlikelihood of Confederate involvement, in Price's opinion.

Prices then gives his view of the situation of African Americans in the South at the turn of the 20th century and his predictions for the future. This is definitely a book of its time and section of the country.

Scarce in commerce.

Ref. KRICK 404.

Item #1582

Price: $450

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