Delaney's hero is a West Indian slave who travels throughout the South advocating revolution, and later becomes the general of a black insurrectory fore in Cuba. Blake hopes that, with rebellion in Cuba and the expulsion of all Americans, Cuba's model as a self-governed black state will ultimately precipitate the downfall of slavery in the United States.
Focusing on the political and social issues of the 1850s – slavery as an institution, Cuba as the prime interest of Southern expansionists, the practicality of militant slave revolution, and the possibilities of collective action – Blake is one of the most revealing novels of its period.
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Martin R. Delaney (1812-85) has been called the father of American black nationalism, and his only novel, Blake, powerfully dramatizes his separatist philosophy.Review:
"A fascinating political and social document." – The New York Review of Books
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Book Description Doubleday & Company, Garden City, NY, 1972. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 344 pp, acknowledgments, Leningrad, The Poets: I. Victor Sosnora; II. Gleb Gorbovsky; III. Alexander Kushner; IV. Joseph Brodsky; V. Constantine Kuzminisky; bibliographical note. Translated by Max Hayward with Suzanne Massie and George L. Kline. Poetic versions by Paul Roche and John Statathos: First Edition, 1972. Not Price Clipped. Faintly age-toned spine dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black and maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 000628
Book Description Beacon Press, U.S.A., 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0807064181 8vo Ex Lib G/NJ. 321pp. Ex lib with the usual stickers and stamps. Clean text and solid binding. Bookseller Inventory # MC001798
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Book Description Beacon Press, Boston, 1970. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. First printing of the first edition (indicated by lack of additional printings listed ont he copyright page) Introduction by Floyd J. Miller. This is the first publication in book form of the African American's only novel. written in the 1800s. Near fine with the previous owner's name penned to the front pastedown in fine dust jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000444
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Book Description Beacon (1970), Boston, 1970. First Edition. 8vo, pp. xxix, 321. Notes. Introduction by Floyd J. Miller. Paper over boards with cloth spine. A nice copy in very slightly chipped dj. Delany (1812-1885) focused this novel, his only one, on the political and social issues of the 1850s. The work was unfinished. Bookseller Inventory # 53264
Book Description Beacon Press, 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. First thus (NAP). Mustard cloth spine, green parchment-patterned boards, brown titles and pub's colophon to front. Book very good plus with edge soil and a few spots. DJ also veryk good plus with sunning to spine. 321 pp. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 2764
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. First printing. Collection includes the January 1934 Pitt Panther, the 1957/1958 Polaris, 3 commencement booklets (from 1915,1930, 1937), 3 pamphlets about the Cathedral of Learning from 1925-1934, 14 pamphlets on the Cathedral's Nationality Classrooms, a souvenir thermometer in the shape of a key (featuring a depiction of the Cathedral), and a Bicentennial coin from 1987. Uncommon items. Bookseller Inventory # s0007351