Stapled, pictorial wraps. Light, general wear and aging with a small, light dampstain on the rear, upper-left corner that affects a number of interior pages but no text. VG to VG+. Seidman J108 -- "A pamphlet during the Hitler-Stalin pact period designed to arouse antiwar sentiment among Negroes.Jim Crow in the armed forces is another proof that [American] promises of democracy are false." An early work by Claudia Jones, a prominent organizer and spokesman among African-American Communists of the 40's and 50's. First Edition. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 23 pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Jim-Crow in Uniform
Publisher: New Age Publishers
Publication Date: 1940
Edition: First Edition; First Printing.
Book Description New York: New Age Publishers, 1940. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Stapled, illustrated wrappers; 23 pp. Introduced by James W. Ford and authored by Claudia Jones, two of the most prominent black members of the Communist Party USA. Anti-war diatribe that focuses on the treatment of Negro soldiers at home after fighting for democracy abroad. Jones encourages Negroes to resist the war effort, to look at the Soviet Union and to join the Young Communist League. Published by New Age Publishers, a CPUSA front associated with, amongst others, the American Youth for Democracy. Rubber stamp to front cover, light foxing rear cover, but VG+. Seller Inventory # 04038
Book Description New York, New Age, 1940., 1940. Pamphlet. 12mo, 24 pp. Self-wrappers, pictorial cover. Very good condition. Probably the first book by Claudia Jones (we know of no earlier titles by her). Jones was born in Trinidad and came to the US as a child. She was a member of the Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA) and wrote a column on Negro affairs for the party's newspaper, the Daily Worker. Expelled from the US in 1955 after serving time in jail, she was granted asylum in the United Kingdom and carried on there as an activist until her death in 1964, founding the Notting Hill Carnival in 1959. The Schomburg Collection has this pamphlet only in microfilm. Seller Inventory # 3412