Dusk of Dawn. An Essay Toward an Autobiography of a Race Concept. [Romare Bearden, Illustrator]
“Du Bois accepted an appointment as chair of the sociology department at Atlanta University, where he had already been teaching as a visiting professor during the winter of 1934 [...] There, too, he published his most important historical work, Black Reconstruction in America: An Essay toward a History of the Part Which Black Folk Played in the Attempt to Reconstruct Democracy in America, 1860–1880 (1935), and Dusk of Dawn: An Essay toward an Autobiography of a Race Concept (1940), his most engaging and poignant autobiographical essay since Souls of Black Folk. (ANB)”
Description: Dusk of Dawn. An Essay Toward an Autobiography of a Race Concept. [Romare Bearden, Illustrator]
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, (1940), 1980. “A Limited Edition.” xxxiv, 355pp. 8¼ x 5¾ inches. Ornate full, blue leather binding with gilt decorations; all edges gilt; silk ribbon marker; and moiré endpapers. “Illustrated with the work of Romare Bearden selected by the artist.” Introduction by Herbert Aptheker. Published as part of a series of “The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature.” Some mottling to gilt edges; otherwise a lovely almost unread copy.