Washington, D.C. The Associated Publishers, Inc., 1948. Photos. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo, maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine and front cover, illustrated with glossy B&W frontispiece of leonine Frederick Douglass and 8 comparable full-page plates, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) with sketch of bearded Fredatrick Douglass, Index, xi, [xii] + 378 pages. Fine / Very Good. Item #8832
Benjamin Arthur Quarles (1904 – 1996) was an American historian, administrator, professor, educator, and writer, whose scholarship centered on black American social and political history.
SCARCE and IMPORTANT BIOGRAPHY by Prof. Benjamin Quarles.
"At least four of his books attained national significance: FREDERICK DOUGLAS (1948), which grew out of his doctoral research and remains the authoritative source for most of what is known about Douglass; The Negro in the American Revolution (1961), one of the first books to demonstrate the importance of including African Americans in the mainstream narratives of U.S. history; The Negro in the Making of America (1964), a text used in courses throughout the country; and Black Abolitionists (1969), a book that helped propel a major reassessment of the anti-slavery movement."-- Blackpast.org
Solid copy with bright plates, clean cloth, and good gold lettering. Some chipping to edges of the unclipped dust jacket. Previous owner's name in red on front free endpaper but no other markings.