Twenty-Two Years' Work At the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute At Hampton, Virginia
Hampton: Normal School Press. Good. 1893. Hardcover. Maroon cloth boards with gilt imprint. Rubbed and bumped corners, tears and a hole in spine cloth, sunning of spine. Spine pulled and weak. Soil on top edge, toning of endpapers, half-inch pieces missing from endpapers, and shadows adjacent to plates. Ex-library with marks of the Spelman College, another African American college started in 1881. One front endpaper almost detached. Four folding maps and a folding frontis illustration of the school. The maps show the campus, surrounding areas and distributions of teaching graduates throughout the South and current Indian students from reservations in the West. Subtitled "Records of Negro and Indian Graduates and ex-Students With historical and personal sketches and testimony on important race questions from within and without, to which are added, by courtesy of Messrs Putnam's Sons, N. Y. , some of the Songs of the Races gathered in the schools. The Hampton Institute was founded in 1868 and Booker T. Washington was one of its earliest instructors. The brief alumni biographies and statements of students have a common thread of promoting temperance and Christianity in addition to providing vocational and family situations. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 520 pp . (Inventory #: 010827)
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