240 : Building your Library # 10

Although copies of the five-volume set The Black Abolitionist Papers are in British university libraries, the five volumes of this American book (University of North Carolina Press, 1985) are available on US and Canadian websites. Volume 1 is The British Isles, 1830-1865 and costs £33 to £40 + postage. Nearly 600 pages, quoting from letters and newspaper reports, with addresses providing research opportunities. The massive documentation available on Frederick Douglass led to his exclusion from the project. The volumes on Canada and the USA do not have a British Isles focus.

Index to Building Your Library


#  1         Neil Parsons, King Khama, Emperor Joe and the Great White Queen. Tswana 1895

#  2         Nancy Cunard

#  3         Leslie ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson

#  4         Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

#  5         Brew family of Ghana and London

#  6         Booker T Washington; Chief Alfred Sam

#  7         Wellesley Cole, Kossoh Town Boy and An Innocent in Britain

#  8         Ira Aldridge

#  9         Paul Robeson, Negro, 1927

# 10       The Black Abolitionist Papers, Vol 1

# 11       Jomo Kenyatta

# 12       Langston Hughes The Big Sea (1940) and Rampersad’s biography 1986, 1988

# 13       Percy Chen, China Called Me

# 14       Stimela Jingoes (Lesotho) recalled France in 1917; Herbert Julian Black Eagle memoir of a Trinidad aeroplane fanatic trained in 1910s England

# 15       Thomas L. Johnson, Twenty-eight Years a Slave (Bournemouth 1909)

# 16       Donald Hinds, Journey to an Illusion (1966).

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