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Lillian Simmons, Seeking the Best

By: Shackelford, Otis M.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: 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 info