May 07, 2020 - Sale 2534

Sale 2534 - Lot 238

Price Realized: $ 1,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
DU BOIS, WILLIAM EDWARD BURGHARDT. The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study. 2 folding maps. xx, 520, iv pages including 2 leaves of publisher ads. 4to, modern cloth; title page worn with repairs in margins, other minor wear and repairs. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1899

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First edition of the first exhaustive sociological study of an African-American community, the result of a year's residence in Philadelphia's 7th Ward, incorporating door-to-door survey data as well as archival research. His research assistant Isabel Eaton's "Special Report on Negro Domestic Service" is included as an appendix. Afro-Americana 3285; Blockson 3734; Partington 2326.