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First Edition Booklet, "Eneas Africanus Black Americana", by Harry Stillwell, 41pp., plus separate cover, saddle-stitched, published Macon, J.W. Burke Company. The cover has minor water stain, the interior pages are fine. This is "perhaps the most popular pro-slavery text in United States' history." (Joe Lockard), ASU professor. Edwards (1855-1938) was well-known as a journalist, novelist, and editor. Written in dialect, the story of a faithful slave uninterested in freedom had a strong appeal to the America of Jim Crow and the Ku Klux Klan. Unique presentation has the slave owner, Major Tommey, running post war newspaper ads to find his slave Eneas. The balance of the novel prints the responses from those who had seen him at various places on various dates. Eneas was always trying to find his way back to the Tommeyville plantation.
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The Myth of the Loyal Slave

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Minimum Bid: $60.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $75.00
Estimate: $100 - $200
Auction closed on Sunday, July 14, 2024.
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