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    Signed by W. E. B. Du Bois

    W. E. B. Du Bois. Black Reconstruction. An Essay Toward a History of the Part Which Black Folk Played in the Attempt to Reconstruct Democracy in America, 1860-1880. New York: S. A. Russell, [1956].

    Harbor Scholars' Classics Edition. Signed by Du Bois on the front free endpaper. Octavo. 746 pages.

    Publisher's black cloth with white spine titles. Minor shelf wear. Signature lightly smeared. Internal text clean and bright. A near fine copy with a scarce Du Bois signature.

    "Black Reconstruction disclosed as brilliantly as 'The Souls of White Folk,' written a quarter-century earlier, the interlocked perniciousness of democracy and race in America, what it might well have called the metaphysics of class and skin color... Analytical yet intuitive, densely researched but impressionistic, judicious and sweeping, Black Reconstruction pushed the figurative beyond the bounds of the historically permissible in its determination to integrate black labor into a Marxian schematic of proletarian overcoming" (David Levering Lewis: W. E. B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963, pp. 372-73).

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