(Anthology) Davis, Arthur P. and Redding, Saunders, editors.
CAVALCADE: NEGRO AMERICAN WRITING FROM 1760 TO THE PRESENT
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971. SIGNED Hardcover First Edition
First edition. Special hardcover review copy stamped on front pastedown: "Not To Be Sold Before January 2, 1971" Includes introductions to each section, and brief biographical introductions to the individual author's selections. A wide-ranging anthology, from Phillis Wheatley, William Wells Brown and Sojourner Truth thru Chestnutt, Dunbar, the Harlem Renaissance and including James Baldwin, Martin Luther King, Gwendolyn Brooks, Don Lee, and Sonia Sanchez, among many others. Whenever possible, the selections have been printed in their entirety. A massive book, 897 pgs, including an index and bibliography. Fine in illustrated brown cloth covered boards / no dj as issued. INSCRIBED on the dedication page by Saunders Redding and uncommon thus. .ISBN # 0-395-04345x
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