The Anglo-African Magazine - August, 1859

New York: Thos. Hamilton, 1859.


Softcover. Volume 1, number 8. Octavo. [225]-256pp. Original stitched printed self-wrappers. Large but very faint stain on first few leaves, small creases at page corners, short split at bottom of the spine, a very good or better copy. A single issue of this rare periodical written and printed by African-Americans, and which lasted for about two years. An important periodical, with contributions by many prominent African-Americans, among the contributors to this issue were Frances Ellen Watkins (Harper), who contributes the poem "The Dying Fugitive," James M'Cune Smith ("On the Fourteenth Query of Thomas Jefferson's Notes on Virginia"), J. Theodore Holly ("Thoughts on Hayti"), and Robert Gordon ("In the Constitution of Man, there exists a Religious Sentiment*"), and several unattributed articles, some with pseudonyms ("Ethiop," "Bennetti") or initials ("S.S.N."). Likely one or more of these were by the African-American publisher and printer, Thomas Hamilton. Also includes unattributed correspondence and news from around the country. Preserved single issues are exceptionally rare in the trade.

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Item #400067 The Anglo-African Magazine - August, 1859

Martin Delany
birth name: Martin Robinson Delany
born: 5/6/1812
died: 1/24/1885

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African-American writer and activist whose dedication to the cause of black nationalism in the pre-Civil War era marked him as a thinker ahead of his time. Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore