Chicago: A.C. McClurg, 1903. Third Edition. August 1, 1903. 264 pp. 8vo. Black cloth, spine faded to brown. A little rubbing at top and bottom of spine. A few small spots on cover. Overall very good plus copy. Item #229
"Herein lie buried many things which if read with patience may show the strange meaning of being black here at the dawning of the Twentieth Century. This meaning is not without interest to you, Gentle Reader; for the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line. . . . . I have sought here to sketch, in vague, uncertain outline, the spiritual world in which ten thousand thousand Americans live and strive. First, in two chapters I have tried to show what Emancipation meant to them, and what was its aftermath. In a third chapter I have pointed out the slow rise of personal leadership and criticised candidly the leader who bears the chief burden of his race to-day. . . ."