The Negro in the American Rebellion; His Heroism and His Fidelity. William Wells Brown.

The Negro in the American Rebellion; His Heroism and His Fidelity

Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1867. 1st ed. Hardcover. xvi, 380p. Original maroon cloth. 20cm. Modest uneven cover fading. Plain endpapers browned and rather fragile. Front endpaper split along hinge. Pioneering effort to produce a military history of African-Americans. It is mostly devoted to African American participation in the Civil War, but begins with a chapter each on the American Revolution, Denmark Vesey, and Nat Turner. We have found it to be a rather elusive book although we currently have a few copies. Brown, the son of a white man and a slave, was born into slavery near Lexington, Kentucky. He escaped to the North in 1834 and soon became an important anti-slavery activist and lecturer. We have also had this first edition bound in green and brown (and possibly black) cloth. We are unaware of any established priority. Very Good. Item #88242

Price: $750.00