Mar 30, 2017 - Sale 2441

Sale 2441 - Lot 225

Price Realized: $ 1,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(CIVIL RIGHTS.) BARROWS, ISABEL C. Reports of the First and Second Mohonk Conferences on the Negro Question. 144, 145 pages; 8vo, original printed wrappers, stapled; some rust stains at the staples; slight loss of paper on the spine of the first volume. Boston: Ellis, 1890, 1891

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Two important conferences held at Lake Mohonk in Ulster County upstate New York. Rutherford B. Hayes presided over these two conferences almost thirteen years after the formal end of Reconstruction. The Negro Question, sometimes referred to as 'The Negro Problem,' was simply the unfinished business of what to do with four million people, suddenly unfettered, but not free. The conferences were well attended by a who's who of American clergymen, educators, journalists and politicians; among them Reverend Lyman Abbot and activist Albion Tourgee. Although there were no African Americans in attendance, the conferences were nonetheless significant as the "first meetings of any consequence where Northerners and Southerners sat down together for a serious discussion of black/white issues" (Fishel, the Segregation Era 1863-1954).