COLOR AT HOME AND ABROAD.
Edition: First edition.
Boston: Christopher Publishing House, (1929) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Although this shows some realization of the plight of the Negro in the United States (he describes the introduction of the Negro into America as slaves as the greatest crime in modern history), this is nevertheless rooted in a strong sense of white superiority and within a couple of pages of the introduction he states the basic conclusions upon which this book is based "1. That the White race is the initiator, builder and perserver of civilization. 2. that the Black race is incapable of civilization through any effort of their own and cannot acquire any degree of it except under duress of a superior civilized people" and he goes on to say that "amalgamation" in the hands of people of mixed blood would result in the decay of civilization. Much of the book argues against the concept of equality as promoted by scientists and historians, and for his solution of sending all Negroes from the US to land set aside in Africa. INSCRIBED and signed as LLB (Geo Washington, '97) and Cmmdr, US Navy, retired" on the front pastedown Bbiliography, Index. 303 pp.
Condition: Very good+ (some offsetting and toning to the endpapers) in black cloth with gilt lettering, in a fair only example of the rather scarce dust jacket. (loss of approximately 1 1/2 inches at top of dj spine, 1/2 inch at bottom, other chips and edgewear)