Contending Forces: A Romance Illustrative of Negro Life North and South. Pauline E. Hopkins, R. Emmett Owen.
Contending Forces: A Romance Illustrative of Negro Life North and South
Contending Forces: A Romance Illustrative of Negro Life North and South
Contending Forces: A Romance Illustrative of Negro Life North and South
Contending Forces: A Romance Illustrative of Negro Life North and South
Contending Forces: A Romance Illustrative of Negro Life North and South

Contending Forces: A Romance Illustrative of Negro Life North and South

Boston: The Colored Co-Operative Publishing Company, 1900.

First edition. 402 pp. Red cloth decorated in pink, yellow and black, lettered in gilt on spine. A Very Good+ copy with very slight lean, a little bit of fraying to foot, back board with a few small stains, rear hinge split, a little dust soiling to edges, p. 16 a little scuffed and stained. Lettering strong, cloth generally very clean and contents bright.

A romantic novel of black life from the Revolutionary era to post-Reconstruction, written by an African-American woman from New England and published by a black publishing house. An unsophisticated copy, scarce and desirable thus, of an important activist novel spotlighting postbellum racism and moral uplift in the manner of W.E.B. Du Bois. Item #180426006

Price: $6,500.00