The Journal of Negro History. Vol. 14 No. 4. October, 1929.

The Journal of Negro History. Vol. 14 No. 4. October, 1929.

Contents: 1) Annual Report of the Director, 2) Anti-Slavery Sentiment in American Literature, Introduction, The Anti-Slavery Movement Prior to 1808, The Transition Period 1808 to 1831, First Period of Militant Abolitionism 1831 to 1850, Second Period of Militant Abolitionism 1850 to 1861, The Civil War Period by Lorenzo Dow Turner, III) Documents: An Anti-Slavery Essay by John Trumbull, Anti-Slavery Story by Louisa M. Alcott edited by Lorenzo Dow Turner, Some Negro Officers and Legislators of Louisiana by A.E. Perkins, IV) Book Reviews: Nearing’s Black America; Leiper’s Blind Spots; Beardsley’s The Negro in Greek and Roman Cwilization; Phillips’ Life and Labor in the Old South, V) Notes.

The venerable ‘The Journal of Negro History’ (still publishing as The Journal of African American History), was founded in 1916 by the preeminent Black historian of his generation, Carter G. Woodson. A scholarly publication, The Journal hosted Black thinkers and histories largely shut out of the traditional U.S. left, but whose pages would deeply inform future generations of leftists and Black radicals. Carter G. Woodson, son of formerly enslaved parents who received his Doctorate in History from Harvard in 1912, founded the Association for the Study of African American Life and History in 1915 which would publish ‘The Journal’ quarterly. Woodson created what is now ‘Black History Month,’ and taught for many years at Howard University as well as being an author of a number of classic works of history. Along with invaluable early historical investigations, The Journal also carried historic documents, books reviews, conference proceedings, letters, debates, and rich contemporary social history and data. Its first decades remain an indispensable source on so much of what is now considered not just Black U.S. history, but our revolutionary history and radical traditions as well. Writers like Benjamin Quarles, John Hope Franklin, Fred Landon, W.E.B. Du Bois, Jesse Moorland, Marion Thompson Wright, John W. Cromwell, and many, many more. A essential reference of all students of U.S. history, the shaping of its politics, and the formation of its working class as it truly is.

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