1844 1ed Light & Truth FIRST Afrocentric Black History Indian Racism Lewis RARE

LEWIS, R. B.

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Light and Truth is considered the first Afrocentric history ever published in the United States printed by Daniel Colesworthy, an American bookseller and printer, who ran an anti-slavery bookstore and print shop out of his basement. The publishers, ‘A Committee of Colored Gentlemen,’ were Thomas Dalton, Charles H. Roberts, Andress V. Lewis, and James Scott. The author of Light and Truth, Robert Benjamin Lewis was half black and half Pequod Indian worked as a seaman, and an entrepreneur, selling hair oil. Light and Truth is an African American ethnology written by an African American that denounced ideas of white superiority asserting that all of humankind has a common origin.

 

Lewis’s Light and Truth refers to shining the light of Truth on the accomplishments of colored people, from Biblical times to the present. This 1844 first edition includes a scale to measure complexion at the rear of the book from Mulatto, Quadroon and Octaroon, follow such mixes as “Sambo, and Mangroon.”

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1844 1ed Light & Truth FIRST Afrocentric Black History Indian Racism Lewis RARE

 

Light and Truth is considered the first Afrocentric history ever published in the United States printed by Daniel Colesworthy, an American bookseller and printer, who ran an anti-slavery bookstore and print shop out of his basement. The publishers, ‘A Committee of Colored Gentlemen,’ were Thomas Dalton, Charles H. Roberts, Andress V. Lewis, and James Scott. The author of Light and Truth, Robert Benjamin Lewis was half black and half Pequod Indian worked as a seaman, and an entrepreneur, selling hair oil. Light and Truth is an African American ethnology written by an African American that denounced ideas of white superiority asserting that all of humankind has a common origin.

 

Lewis’s Light and Truth refers to shining the light of Truth on the accomplishments of colored people, from Biblical times to the present. This 1844 first edition includes a scale to measure complexion at the rear of the book from Mulatto, Quadroon and Octaroon, follow such mixes as “Sambo, and Mangroon.”

 

Item number: #12612

Price: $1500

 

LEWIS, R. B.

 

Light and truth: collected from the Bible and ancient and modern history, containing the universal history of the colored and the Indian race, from the creation of the world to the present time

 

Boston: Published by a committee of colored gentlemen, printed by B.F. Roberts, 1844. 1st edition

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • VIII, 400
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
    • Brown cloth
  • Size: ~7.25in X 4.75in (18.5cm x 12cm)

 

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12612

Categories

Americana, American History

Religion

Authors

LEWIS, R. B.

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete