African Journey ESLANDA ROBESON 1945 African American Travel Journal 1930s in Dust Jacket


Title: African Journey

Author: Eslanda Goode Robeson

Description: Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Light, speckle blemish on front cover. Interior is clean and crisp. Dust jacket shows light wear at ends of spine; soiling to rear panel. DJ in archival sleeve. More than 80 original photographs on plates. Three maps. 154 pp. 8.5 x 5.75 inches.

Eslanda Robeson's 1936 African journal with her own photographs. Africa seen through the eyes of an African American. She went to South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, and Congo, and visited African kings and British governors, villages, gold mines, plantations, herdswomen, and modern African leaders.

Eslanda Goode Robeson (1895-1965) was an American anthropologist, author, actress, and civil rights activist. She was born in Washington, D.C., graduated from Columbia University in 1917 with a degree in chemistry, and in 1921 married the singer and actor Paul Robeson. In 1936, she received her degree in anthropology from the London School of Economics, and in 1946, the year following the publication of African Journal, earned her anthropology Ph.D. from Hartford Seminary where she specialized in African studies and race relations.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: John Day Company
Place: New York
Year: 1945

Keywords: Africa, African American, journal, travel, anthropology, 1930s,

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