All Brave Soldiers. The Story of the S.S. Booker T. Washington.
An experiment of race, on the high seas
The S.S. Booker T. Washington was the first U.S. Merchant Marine vessel to have an African-American commander at the helm, manned by a racially-mixed crew. A trial in “democracy” the success of this ship led to other vessels commanded by African Americans with mixed race personnel. The author was an Alabama-native, a descendant of the Beecher clan of abolitionists.
Description: All Brave Soldiers. The Story of the S.S. Booker T. Washington.
New YorkL L.B. Fischer, New York, 1945. First Edition. Cloth. Small octavo. Near fine in a dust jacket in like condition, mildly soiled rear panel, with artwork by Arthur Hawkins, Jr.