Item #17932 W.E.B Dubois The Gift of Black Folk, 1924, First Edition. W. E. B. Du Bois.
W.E.B Dubois The Gift of Black Folk, 1924, First Edition
W.E.B Dubois The Gift of Black Folk, 1924, First Edition

W.E.B Dubois The Gift of Black Folk, 1924, First Edition

First Edition

Du Bois, W.E.B. The Gift of Black Folk, The Negroes in the Making of America. The Stratford Co: Boston, 1924. Measures 5.5" x 7.5" inches. 349 pages. First edition. Has an inscription "D.W. Ruggles 1924", which we believe could possibly be a descendant of the famed Black abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor of the same name who died in 1849. Ruggles led over 600 former slaves to freedom, including Frederick Douglas. Original navy boards with gold gilt text. In the book Du Bois makes a stirring case for the foundational contributions made by African Americans to the United States including early exploration, military service, emancipation of democracy, art and literature and finally, to the spiritual nature of the country, of which he writes, "Above and beyond all that we have mentioned, perhaps least tangible but just as true, is the peculiar spiritual quality which the Negro has injected into American life and civilization." Minimal shelfwear. Text block clean and tight. A very good first edition with an interesting inscription.

Item #17932

Price: $750.00