By Robert S. Levine
This pioneering documentary assortment bargains readers an opportunity to find, or rediscover, Delany in all his complexity. via approximately a hundred documents--approximately two-thirds of that have now not been reprinted due to the fact their preliminary nineteenth-century publications--it strains the complete sweep of his attention-grabbing profession. incorporated are choices from Delany's early journalism, his emigrationist writings of the 1850s, his 1859-62 novel, Blake (one of the 1st African American novels released within the United States), and his later writings on Reconstruction. Incisive and intelligent, indignant and witty, Delany's phrases motivated key nineteenth-century debates on race and state, addressing matters that stay urgent in our personal time.
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Martin R. Delany: A Documentary Reader by Robert S. Levine