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Ben Davis, Crusader for Negro Freedom & Socialism

By: Patterson, William L.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, New Outlook Publishers: 1967

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16416

Condition: Very Good+


Stapled, reddish wraps with white titles and image of Ben Davis. Very light edge and corner wear, square and securely bound, about near fine. This is an account of the life of Ben Davis, an African-American lawyer from Georgia who became an active Communist/socialist in the struggle for African-American rights. Davis was involved as a defense lawyer in the Angelo Herndon case in Atlanta in 1933 and became an outspoken Communist. He eventually moved to New York and was elected to the City Council from Harlem as an avowed Communist. He was tried under the Smith Act and sentenced to prison, essen... View more info

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In Honor of Paul Robeson: Excerpts from a Speech by William L. Patterson

By: Patterson, William L.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Communist Party USA: 1969

Seller ID: 16440

Condition: Very Good-


Bifold pamphlet with six panels. Cover has photo of Robeson. This pamphlet has some light surface wear, most likely from an old dampstain. It is in overall VG- condition. The pamphlet is the excerpt of a speech by William L. Patterson. It was issued by the Communist Party USA in honor of Robeson's 71st birthday. The pamphlet is not dated but comes from either 1969 or 1970. Relatively scarce with only seven copies listed by WorldCat. ; B&W Photograph of Robeson; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 6 pages View more info