Richard Allen: Apostle of Freedom

By: Wesley, Charles H.

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Brick-colored cloth over boards with black titles. Some light edge and corner wear along with minor damage at top of spine, mainly on rear. This copy lacks the scarce dustwrapper. This is a biography of Allen (1760-1831), a former slave who founded the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, the first church of that denomination in the US, and is generally credited as the first specifically black denomination. This book is quite scarce in the 1st edition. It was published by Carter Goodson's Associated Publishers in Washington DC in the 1935. By that time Goodson was having difficulties and books often had short print runs. WorldCat locates two copies of this edition worldwide; one in the British Library and a second with no publisher listed at Howard University. Some ephemera related to Richard Allen and the Bethel AME Church is laid in -- five post cards, a Founder's Day card, and a small booklet on Sarah Allen, wife of Richard. ; B&W Frontispiece; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 300 pages

Title: Richard Allen: Apostle of Freedom

Author Name: Wesley, Charles H.

Categories: African - American,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: Washington DC, The Associated Publishers: 1935

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 16102

Keywords: African - American Black Negro Religion African Methodist Episcopal Church AME Richard Allen Civil Rights