Autobiography of James L. Smith, Including, also, Reminiscences. James L. SMITH.

Autobiography of James L. Smith, Including, also, Reminiscences

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SMITH, James L. Autobiography of James L. Smith, Including, also, Reminiscences of Slave Life, Recollections of the War, Education of Freedmen, Causes of the Exodus, Etc. Norwich: Press of the Bulletin Company, 1882. 2nd ed. xv,150pp. Portrait frontis., plates. Orig. cloth. Spine ends worn, some rubbing to edges, uniform toning to leaves, else very good. With a note in the hand of John Wesley Cromwell: "May 29, 1917, A present from Miss Emma J. I. Smith." Emma Smith was the younger daughter of James L. Smith and is mentioned in this work. With the ownership signature "Adelaide Cromwell Gulliver." John Wesley Cromwell (1846-1927) was a lawyer, teacher, civil servant, journalist, historian, and civil rights activist in Washington, DC. He was among the founders of the Bethel Literary and Historical Society and the American Negro Academy. Adelaide Cromwell Hill (1919-2019), a prominent sociologist and a granddaughter of John Wesley Cromwell, was the first Black instructor at Hunter College and at Smith College. She was the author of several books on Black history and a study of Boston's Black upper class.

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