Item #E29614 The Voice of Black America: Major Speeches by Negroes in the United States, 1797-1971. Philip S. Foner.

The Voice of Black America: Major Speeches by Negroes in the United States, 1797-1971

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1972. First edition. Hardcover. First edition, first printing stated. Hardcover in red cloth lettered in gilt. xv+ 1251 pp. with index. Tight, clean very good example; no dust jacket. A cornerstone title in modern African American studies, the huge collection of significant speeches given by Black Americans fron the early federal period through the "Black Power" era of the early 1970s. The book is organized into periods: The Antebellum Period (1797-1860) with pieces by William Hamilton, Prince Hasll, Peter Williams , Jr, Charles Lenox Remond and others; The Civil War and Reconstruction (1861-1876) with frederick Douglass, John S. Rock, Jonathan C. Gibbs, Lewis Hayden, ewtc.; The Post Reconstriction Period (1877-1915) with contibutions by Jesse Lawson, John E. Bruce, Douglass, John P. Green, rev. Edward Bryant, Arthuer W. Handy and others; World War I to World War II (1917-1942) with James Weldon Johnson, William Pickens, W.E.B. DuPois, Marcus Garvey, A. Philip Randolph and others; Post World War II (1945-1963) with Paul Robeson, W.E.B. DuPois, Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King, Jr., Elijah Muhammad, John Lewis, etc. and; Civil Rights to Black Power (September 1963-1971) containing pieces by Dick Gregory, John O. Killens, Ossie Davis, MLK, Jr., H. Rap Brown, Kenneth B. Clark, Angela Davis, Huey P. Newton, etc. Very Good. Item #E29614

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