By: Shackelford, Otis M.
Kansas City, R. M. Rigby Printing Co.: 1915, 1920
Edition: 7th Edition, 10th Edition
Seller ID: 16759
Condition: Very Good
Pale green cloth over boards with black titles and illustration. This book contains two novels in one by Otis Shackelford -- Lillian Simmons and Seeking the Best. I can find little information on Shackelford. He was a novelist/essayist who seems to have been a devotee of Booker T. Washington. His books are described as a cross between fiction and essay that promote the idea of what Professor Ibram X. Kendi calls "uplift suasion," the idea that African-Americans needed to pull themselves up through work and education -- an idea that did not work. These two novels support that notion. There are ... View More...