The Negro in Our History.
First published in 1922, this is the eighth edition of Carter G. Woodson’s seminal textbook. Woodson was one of the most significant Black publishers of 20th century America and the “father of Black History.”
The Negro in Our History was the standard textbook for generations of African Americans at colleges and universities. Profusely-illustrated, the book provided students with the “leading facts of Negro life and history ... The volume [presented] the African background, the enslavement of the Negro, colonization, abolition, freedom, citizenship and achievement.” (Woodson)
This 1945 wartime edition was the second-to-last edition to be published in Woodson’s lifetime.
Description: The Negro in Our History.
Washington, D.C.: The Associated Publishers, Inc., (1945). Thick 8vo. xxx, 691, pages. Eighth Edition (Further Revised and Enlarged). Line and half tone illustrations. Faint discoloration to cloth at spine’s tail; hinges expertly strengthened; 1947 gift inscription to one endpaper. Very good or better in publisher’s maroon cloth and bright gilt-lettering, without the exceedingly rare dustwrapper.