Booker T. Washington, 2 volumes, complete: I) The Making of a Black Leader, 1856-1901, II) The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901-1915
New York: Oxford University Press, 1972-1983. 1st Edition. 8vo. Near Fine - Fine / Near Fine - Fine. Item #16241
An exquisite set of this seminal work on the life of one of the most important post-Civil War African Americans.
"Born a slave, Washington rose to become the only black leader to enjoy unparalleled prestige among whites at a time of extreme racism in America. His outward humility and acceptance of segregation made him the perfect "token Negro" to white southerners. Yet to southern blacks, he was a strong paternal figure, and, in deepest secrecy, he financed and directed court cases opposing Jim Crow segregation."
Two volumes complete in publishers cloth. Square tight bindings. Clean interiors. Little wear to bindings, both 1st editions, the first published in 1972 and Volume II in 1983.
Dust jackets Near Fine to Fine, with just a touch of edge wear to Volume I. Both volumes present handsomely in archival mylar.
Overall a handsome set and quite scarce offered as such.