Stapled, pictorial, sepia-toned, self wraps. Much edge wear with some chips and loss, especially on front edge and spine. Wraps are attached but likely to come loose, though they could be rather easily repaired by a conservator. Overall there is minor toning, but, except for wraps this 50+ page tabloid is in excellent shape. ; B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Unpaginated pages; US Government publication on African-American troops in World War II. Many, many photographs, including celebrities who joined in the war effort like Joe Louis and Satchel Paige. Quite uncommon. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Negroes and the War
Publisher: United States Office of War Information ca. 1943
Publication Date: 1943
Book Condition: Good+
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Office of War Information, Washington DC, 1942. Folio, pp plus pictorial wrappers, profusely illustrated throughout. A scarce wartime propaganda piece intended to recruit African Americans, listing the many freedoms and opportunities African Americans had achieved in America and arguing that their contribution was needed to secure those freedoms from a racist Adolf Hitler. The author was a prominent African American writer and member of the Socialist Party of America. Toning, chipping to spine and to wrappers along spine with slight loss, minor chipping along upper edge of last few leaves and rear wrapper. two inch closed tear to front wrapper, smaller tears to margins of first and last couple of leaves. Seller Inventory # 3586