AN ERA OF PROGRESS AND PROMISE 1863-1910

Hartshorn, W.N.

Published by Priscilla Publishing Co, Boston, 1910
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From First Folio A.B.A.A. (Paris, TN, U.S.A.)

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First edition. Oblong quarto. 8p, viii, 576p. Illustrated with many photos. Gilt-titled green cloth with photo mounted on upper cover. Subtitle "The Clifton Conference".Subject chapters include many on various Black church sects, "Two Hundred and Fifty-Nine Institutions for the Education of the Negro -- Name, location, denomination, date when founded, number of students, etc." , most being well illustrated with photos. Includes a larger section of biographical sketches of 32 bishops of Methodist churches, including Abraham Grant who presides over all the western states. Many of the bishops contribute accompanying essays on "The Greatest Needs of the Negro Race", though Grant does not.The section on business and professional life includes: The National Negro Business League, "Biographical Sketches and Portraits of One Hundred and Fifty Negro and Professional Men" including W.E.B. DuBois, Paul Laurence Dunbar, artist Henry O. Tanner, realtor J.B. Bell of Houston and farmers J.C. Myers of Tyler, and R.L. Smith of Paris, TX, and Topeka publisher Nick Chiles, "Prominent Graduates from Fifty Institutions", various black publishing houses, The Colored Young Men's Christian Association. Booker T. Washington is profiled and contributes the essay "The Bible in Negro Education".Work 583.Rare. Rather heavy wear and spotting to covers, some looseness at inner hinges, but still quite sound. Bookseller Inventory # 14727

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Title: AN ERA OF PROGRESS AND PROMISE 1863-1910

Publisher: Priscilla Publishing Co, Boston

Publication Date: 1910

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First edition.

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