BLAKE, Thomas E. Quakers and Slavery in America. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1950. 1st ed. ix,245pp. Orig. cloth. Very good. With the ownership signature of Otelia Cromwell on the front free endpaper and some penciled annotations in her hand. Otelia Cromwell (1874-1972) was a distinguished scholar and professor of English Language and Literature at Miner Teachers College. She was the first African American to graduate from Smith College, receiving a BA in Classics. She later earned her MA at Columbia University in 1910 and a PhD in English at Yale in 1926, the first Black woman to earn a doctorate from there. She was the eldest child of John Wesley Cromwell.