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(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) LINCOLN, ABRAHAM---EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION. HARTSHORN, W.N. & PEN An Era of Progress and Promise. 1863-1910. The Religious, Moral, and Educational Development of the American Negro Since his Emancipation. Copious illustrations throughout. 576 pages. Large oblong 4to, original green buckram, lettered in gilt on the upper cover and spine, with photographic inset on the upper cover; tips lightly rubbed; bookplate from an old school. Boston: Pricilla Publishing, 1910
first edition of a scarce book. An Era of Progress and Promise documents topics discussed and explored at the Clifton Conference, held August 18-20, 1908 at the home of W. N. Hartshorn in Clifton, Massachusetts. Conference attendees came from thirty-four African American educational institutions, seventeen states, and nine missionary organizations. The conference explored education, religion, and social status of African Americans in the United States at that time since emancipation. The book contains a profusion of illustrations and information about a number of educational institutions, including thirty-four institutions in North Carolina alone.