Twasinta's Seminoles; or, Rape of Florida

St. Louis: Nixon-Jones Printing Co., 1885.

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Hardcover. Second revised edition. Small octavo. 97pp. Frontispiece woodcut portrait of the author. Blue cloth gilt. Rubbing and slight erosion on the cloth at the spine ends and corners, small tear on edge of title page, an about very good copy. Loggins, in *The Negro Author in America*, designates Albery A. Whitman as "the most talented and the most significant of all the American Negro poets between Phillis Wheatley and Paul Laurence Dunbar... The best known of his works... was reprinted with slight alterations... as Twasinta's Seminoles" [p. 336-337]. The poem deals with the U.S. Army's eviction of the Seminoles from Florida, and celebrates the resistance of the biracial communities of Seminoles and runaway slaves. This revised edition has revised text and a new title, it was originally published in 1884 as *The Rape of Florida.*.

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Item #553152 Twasinta's Seminoles; or, Rape of Florida. Albery A. WHITMAN.
Twasinta's Seminoles; or, Rape of Florida
Twasinta's Seminoles; or, Rape of Florida