The Black Battalion; They Ask No favors Because They Are Negroes, But Only For Justice Because They Are Men. Joseph B. Foraker.

The Black Battalion; They Ask No favors Because They Are Negroes, But Only For Justice Because They Are Men

Washington: No Publisher, 1909. First Edition. Wraps. octavo, pp. 54; original printed paper wrappers; Very good, chipping at top edge of the front wrapper. Very good. Item #13285

A speech by Sen. Foraker of Ohio in defense of the Brownsville Black Troops that were summarily cashiered from the Service following the Brownsville Affair. Foraker championed their cause which was just, although he did have his eye on a Presidential run. Brownsville material is generally very scarce, this piece is no exception. OCLC locates just seven copies.

Price: $275.00

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