NEGRO LIBERATION by Haywood, Harry (1898-1985)

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NEGRO LIBERATION

Edition: First printing.

New York: International Publishers, Inc. (1948) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The son of slaves, Haywood became a leading member of the Communist Party USA and a pioneering theoretician on the Afro-American struggle, who wrote first-hand accounts of the Chicago race riot of 1919, the Scottsboro Boys' defense, the Spanish Civil War and more. This book has been described as the first comprehensive volume on the Negro question in the US by a leading Negro Marxist, one in which he argued the root of the oppression of Blacks was the unsolved agrarian question in the South - that the betrayal of Reconstruction by Hayes-Tilden Compromise of 1877 and the rise of white supremacy and Jim Crow laws left Blacks frozen as "landless, semi-slaves in the South." INSCRIBED by Haywood on the front endpaper and dated in the year of publication. Map frontispiece Reference notes, appendix, index. 245 pp.

Condition: Very good in blue cloth (short tear at top of spine, some dustiness to top edge textblock) in a near very good dust jacket, with some overall edgewear, discoloration to verso of dj spine. An important work, which is scarce in the hardcover first edition, and rare signed or inscribed.

Book ID: 89068
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