First Mohonk Conference on the Negro Question Held at Lake Mohonk, Ulster County, New York, June 4, 5, 6, 1890

Boston: George H. Ellis, Printer, 1890.

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Softcover. First edition. Octavo. 142pp. Printed gray wrappers. Staples oxidized with stains on covers, else a near fine copy of a fragile publication. The Mohonk Conference on the Negro Question was modeled on a similar conference on Indian Affairs that was held the previous seven years, at the Lake Mohonk Hotel, with the stated goal "to benefit the Negro race... it is exceedingly important for the Negroes to be elevated in every direction... practically educated... learn to be thrifty and taught industries... do away with all drinking habits, shall save money, accumulate property, be law-abiding citizens... and thus be a credit to our country... [if not] they will become a dangerous element to the community..." (from the text). Contents iinclude: "Opening Address" by A.K. Smiley; "Address of Chairman" by Hon. Rutherford B. Hayes; "Industrial Training" by Gen. S. C. Armstrong; "The Race Problem" by John C. Covert; "Home Life of Negroes" by Miss D. E. Emerson; "Remarks" by Dr. Lyman Abbott; "The Negro's View of the Race Problem" by Judge A. W. Tourgee, etc. No copy has appeared at auction in the last 35 years. Work, p. 608; not in Blockson, which notes only a modern reprint.

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Item #523604 First Mohonk Conference on the Negro Question Held at Lake Mohonk, Ulster County, New York, June 4, 5, 6, 1890. Isabel C. BARROWS, reported and.