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

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

Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1867. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Item #2317588

First edition (Sabin 8595). Corners rubbed, hinges weak, owner bookplate on front endpaper.

xvi, 380 pp. 8vo. Maroon cloth, gilt titles. The first history of African Americans during the Revolutionary War, though it covers many years preceding and following that event, from an account of the first slaves shipped to the colonies in 1620 through the American Civil War. The author was an escaped slave and prominent abolitionist and friend of several contemporaries who also fought for the rights of African Americans (e.g., the book is dedicated to Wendell Phillips), but he found himself at odds with some (he and Frederick Douglass feuded publicly). He is also known for his novel Clotel, considered the first work of fiction by an African American author. Brown also advocated for temperance, women's suffrage, pacifism, prison reform, and an anti-tobacco movement.

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