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Chicago and London: University of Chicago, (1969). 482pp. First Edition. Inscribed and Signed by the Editor, John Hope Franklin. Publisher's cloth. Light spotting to edges of text block. Near fine in a dust jacket in like condition.
First edition of this first biography of William Wells Brown, "Kentucky-born slave who became a self-educated writer and advocate of abolition, temperance, and international peace." The author argues for Brown's place alongside that of William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, and Wendell Phillips.
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Ian Brabner, Rare Americana, ABAA
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