Item #17883 Fifty Years of Negro Citizenship as Qualified by the U.S. Supreme Court. A Critical Legal History of Black "Citizenship" During Jim Crow. Carter G. Woodson.
Fifty Years of Negro Citizenship as Qualified by the U.S. Supreme Court. A Critical Legal History of Black "Citizenship" During Jim Crow

Fifty Years of Negro Citizenship as Qualified by the U.S. Supreme Court. A Critical Legal History of Black "Citizenship" During Jim Crow

Pamphlet

Woodson, Carter G. Fifty Years of Negro Citizenship as Qualified by the United States Supreme Court. 53 pages. 9.5" x 5.75" inches. Bound in original printed wrappers. This pamphlet was reprinted from the Journal of Negro History, Vol. VI, No. I, January, 1921. Scarce; this printed article form is located in only 4 institutions in the US (Jackson Hinds Lib, West Virginia Univ- Parkersburg, North Carolina A&T State). Original gray paper wrappers and gray clamshell case. Carter G. Woodson was a Black historian, a principal founder of Black History Month, and the only person whose parents were enslaved in the U.S. to obtain a PhD. Woodson was also a founder of the Journal of Negro History and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Woodson's essay opens with the uncompromising claim: "The citizenship of the Negro in this country is a fiction. The Constitution of the United States guarantees to him every right vouchsafed to any individual by the most liberal democracy on the face of the earth, but despite the unusual powers of the Federal Government this agent of the body politic has studiously evaded the duty of safeguarding the rights of the Negro..." Some light dampstaining to bottom of front wrapper but in very good condition overall. In customized clamshell case. Scarce with only 4 copies in the US as per OCLC worldcat.

Item #17883

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