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Black empire

Author: George S Schuyler; Robert A Hill; R Kent Rasmussen
Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©1991.
Series: Northeastern library of Black literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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George Samuel Schuyler, was a noted black satirist of the early 20th century. This book is an intricate tale of black nationalism, science fiction, and incredible feats of derring-do intended to bolster black pride and accomplishment in the uneasy years before World War II. The book originally ran as weekly serialized fiction in the Philadelphia Courier from 1936 to 1938. Principal character Dr. Henry Belsidus is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Action and adventure fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schuyler, George S. (George Samuel), 1895-1977.
Black empire.
Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©1991
(OCoLC)551483239
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George S Schuyler; Robert A Hill; R Kent Rasmussen
ISBN: 1555531148 9781555531140 1555531687 9781555531683
OCLC Number: 23973132
Description: xx, 347 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Black internationale --
Black empire.
Series Title: Northeastern library of Black literature.
Other Titles: Black internationale
Responsibility: George S. Schuyler writing as Samuel I. Brooks ; foreword by John A. Williams ; edited, with an afterword, by Robert A. Hill & R. Kent Rasmussen.

Abstract:

George Samuel Schuyler, was a noted black satirist of the early 20th century. This book is an intricate tale of black nationalism, science fiction, and incredible feats of derring-do intended to bolster black pride and accomplishment in the uneasy years before World War II. The book originally ran as weekly serialized fiction in the Philadelphia Courier from 1936 to 1938. Principal character Dr. Henry Belsidus is obsessed with releasing blacks from the crushing tyranny of racism and poverty, and he plans to take over the world and enlists black intellectuals to help him. Underlying the story is an attempt to resolve the philosophical, economic, and cultural chasms between blacks and whites. The book reflects the hope and despair felt by blacks during this time--From Library Journal.

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