The Brownsville Raid
New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company Inc, 1970. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. ISBN: 0393054225. Dust jacket has minor creases around edges, but now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover.Front inside corners of dust clipped by c3/4 inch, but not the price (7.95). Stated first edition. Has full number line (1234567890). Map end papers. Former owners name neatly written in front. Fully indexed. Contents clean with no underlining or highlighting. "Around midnight on August 13, 1906, shots rang out on the road between Brownsville, Texas, and Fort Brown, the old Army Garrison. Ten minutes later a young civilian lay dead, and angry white residents swarmed the streets, convinced their homes and community had been terrorized by the newly arrived black soldiers. Inside Fort Brown, the alarm was sounded. Soldiers leaped from their bunks and grabbed their rifles", thinking they were under attack by hostile white townspeople who had harrassed the black soldiers earlier. These events are considered the watershead for start of "black power" in America. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages. Very Good in Good dust jacket .
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Keywords: Race Brownsville, Texas Integration Ft. Brown Black Power Race Relations Jim Crow Laws