Davis, Edith Smith
Title Major Brown; or, Whether White or Black, A Man!
Book Condition Good
Edition Presumed 1st
Publisher London S. W. Partridge & Co. 1898
Seller ID 10664
(pictorial cloth; no dust jacket) [moderately worn but intact copy, spine turned, wear at edges and extremities, browning/soiling to page edges; small bookseller's label at upper corner of front pastedown, gift inscription (dated 1916) and recipient's name/address on ffep]. (B&W frontispiece) A novel, intended to act as a brief for racial tolerance and understanding. The author evokes "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in his preface, and pays tribute to Booker T. Washington and other "prominent coloured men," while declaring that his book "is sent out with the desire of making men and women better acquainted, not with the typical negro of minstrel shows, or with the negro as caricatured in comic newspapers, but with the refined and cultured negro gentleman."
Racial Stereotypes Black Americana