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THE NEGRO AND HIS PROBLEMS

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The Facts of Reconstruction. By John R. Lynch.
Four Thousand. In his "Autobiography of Seventy years," the late Senator George F. Hoar of Massachusetts says: "Perhaps on the whole, the ablest of the colored men who served with me in Congress was John R. Lynch of Mississippi." Lynch was made temporary chairman of the Republican National Convention of 1884, and presided over that convention during the whole of the first day and a part of the second. He was nominated as temporary chairman by Henry Cabot Lodge, and his nomination was seconded by Theodore Roosevelt and George William Curtis. After his term in Congress, Lynch seved as Fourth Auditor of the Treasury. In this his first book, written with extraordinary force and with unusual clarity, he boldly justifies Reconstruction. $1.65 by mail.
Boston Globe: "An interesting contribution to the history of American politics."

Racial Adjustments in the Methodist Episcopal Church. By John H. Reed, D.D., K.C. With an introduction by Adna B. Leonard, D.D., LL.D. $1.60 by mail.

Christian Recorder, Philadelphia: "The author is an American Negro who has spent eight years in Liberia under the missionary society of the M. E. Church. The bookcomes in at this time with more than ordinary interest, for during this year most of the lay colleges and conferences of the M. E. Church will discuss the subject of racial adjustment, especially that relating to Bishops for races and languages. The book is filled with splendid idealism, and presents a fine argument, which in this day of compromises for the present exigencies may not be heeded."

My Ogowe.  By Robert Hamill Nassau, M.D., S.T.D.  For forty-five years a resident of Africa, pioneer and explorer, Dr. Nassau has contributed largely to both science and literature. While in Africa he sent large ethnological collections to the University of Pennsylvania and to Princeton, and was the first to send a carcass of a gorilla to the United States, and he supplied the only perfect gorilla brains to be examined by anatomists up to 1891. He is a member of various scientific bodies, including the Archaeological Society of the University of Pennsylvania, the National Geographical Society, the Pennsylvania Society of Scientific Research. Among his published works are "Crowned in Palmland," "Mawedo," "Fetishism in West Africa," "The Path She Trod," "Where Animals Talk," "In an Elephant Corral, and Other Tales of West African Experiences," and "My Ogowe." One of his more important works is the translation of the Bible into the Benga language of West Equatorial Africa. But by far his greatest achievement in literature, and the culmination of his varied literary activities, is this volume, "My Ogowe," which the publishers hold to be the most important work of the sort yet published. It compromises more than 700 pages of text and 50 full-page illustrations. Large octavo. $3.25 by mail.

The Black Man's Burden. By William H. Holtz-Claw, Principal of the Utica Normal and Industrial Institute for the Training of Colored Young Men and Young Women, Utica, Miss. With an introduction by Booker T. Washington. Illustrated. Third Thousand. $1.60 by mail.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: "In both subject and literary treatment Mr. Holtzclaw's book is a monument to his race."

New Orleans Times-Picayune:"it is an interesting study in Negro achievement and should be an inspiration to the young men and the young women of that race."

Boston Herald: "The book will stir the sympathetic emotions of its readers as his story stirred Bostonians when he told it here several years ago. The story of this devoted young man is of intense interest, not only as an account of great accomplishment despite apparently overwhelming obstacles and repeated discouragements, but as giving a close view of the character of the colored people of the far South, their shortcomings, their inherent virtues, and their ambitions."

Troy Record: "Mr. Holtzclaw is one of those splendid Negro leaders upon whom the hope of his race depends." 

Redder Blood. By William M. Ashby. The Negro in America has produced but little imaginative work other than poetry. He has told his story by other mediums, which seemed to him, perhaps, better than fiction. Whether right or wrong in this view, undoubtedly the time is now ripe for Negro prose fiction, by Negroes, to be written in the English language, and not the jargon known as Negro dialect. Mr. Ashby, a Yale man, is a Negro, and "Redder Blood" is a novel of his race, and of the present time. Moreover, it is a story told for the sake of the story, and is not a treatise under disguise. The novel is one of great merit, as a novel, and there are situations in it that reach the acme of legitimate dramatic intensity. $1.00 by mail.

Wm. E. Chancellor, Ph. D., author of "The United States," in ten volumes; formerly lecturer in Johns Hopkins University and in the University of Chicago; formerly Superintendent of Public Schools in the District of Columbia: "The Neale Publishing Company today represents high-water mark in America for its historical works. Upon its list are to be found the best books upon each and every side of the common issues of our public life. Such is the authority of the list considered as an entirety as to lend lustre to each separate title, creating a presumption in its favor."

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A prominent southern white educator in a letter to the publishers says: "Your policy of absolute fairness with regard to the Negro question, along with your sympathy for the South, make me wish to co-operate with you as far as possible." Says a prominent western colored educator to the publishers: "I am deeply impressed with the justice of your house. I see---often, and he never tires of speaking of your great work in behalf on the Negro in literature."

Negro Culture in West Africa. By GEORGE W. ELLIS, K.C., F.R.G.S.; recently, and for eight years, Secretary of the United States Legation in Liberia; author of "Liberia in the Political Psychology of West Africa," "Islam As a Factor in West African Culture," "Dynamic Factors in the Liberian Situation," and other works. Profusely illustrated. $2.15 by mail.

Pittsburgh Sun: "In this thorough study of Negro social conditions in Africa lies a revelation for those to whom the African Negro has meant only the savage. Here is revealed a social system, a religious tradition, a craftsmanship, and, most astonishing of all, a written language other than primitive. Especially interesting are the maxims and the fables translated from the Vai tongue, with their picturesque simplicity and ingenious wisdom." 
 Boston Transcript: "In this study Mr. Ellis has given us an excellent and valuable contribution to the history of the Negro race."

DR. ROBERT E. PARK in the Chicago Tribune: [[/italic]] "In an introduction which he has written to Mr. Ellis's volume, Prof. Starr, who is an authority on West Africa, describes the Vai as 'a vigorous, energetic, enterprising' people, and he adds that 'no people of the west coast of Africa can better be taken as typical and showing what the African can do, either when left to himself, or affected by outside influences.' This defines the peculiar interest of this volume. It tells us what a minute and isolated Negro people have done with the slight cultural resources that were at their command."

The Negro Races: Vol. II. East and South Africans, with a Full Account of the Slave Trade. BY JEROME DOWD. This is the second volume of Professor Dowd's series entitled "The Negro Races," and is devoted to the Negroes of both East and South Africa, with a full account of the slave trade. The first volume of the series, "West Africans," was published several years ago. The third volume, "The Negroes of America,"is now in the course of preparation. Professor Dowd, who is at the head of the Department of Sociology and Economics, University of Oklahoma, perhaps is the highest authority on the aspects of the Negro races of which he writes. Of the first volume Professor W. I. Thomas, of the University of Chicago, said: "I am greatly pleased with it. I think you have gone at the matter in an admirable fashion." Said Professor T. F. Jameson, Director, Carnegie Institute: "I can see especially the need of such systematic accounts of the sociology of the African." Professor Paul S. Reinsch, of the University of Wisconsin, wrote: "I have read it with great interest." The price of each volume of the series is :2.50; by mail, $2.65.

Race Adjustment: Essays on the Negro in America By KELLY MILLER, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Mathematics, Howard University. Third edition. $2.15 by mail.

Dallas News: "The author is a cultured man, a forceful and most pleasing writer, interesting from the first sentence of the first chapter to the close of the book."
 Chicago News: "The book is written with great ability, in English quite free from fault, and its logic is fairly inexorable.

New York Evening Post: "As admirable for its calmness and good temper as for its thoroughness and skill."

Independent: There is no book which more fully and correctly represents the wishes and demands for equal recognition in civil and political rights than this volume."

Out of the House of Bondage. By KELLY MILLER, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Howard University. $1.65 by mail

Boston Transcript: "Written in a clear and decisive style, with a comprehensive and convincing command of the subject. He neither denounces nor condemns; he analyzes and constructs possibilities upon the fundamental basis of human nature. No man of his race has so sure a power of pruning the fallacies with passionless intellectual severity from the pernicious arguments of the prejudiced demagogues."

Detroit Times: "Kelly Miller has the soul of an artist and an idealist. We cannot but be carried away with a splendid fervor for our Negro brother after reading Prof. Miller's book. It is as big as all outdoors and aims at a readjustment on the highest principles."

New Orleans Times-Picayune: "Those who are interested in the study of the Negro cannot ignore this volume. With many of its conclusions we can by no means agree, but it points in favor of a revised judgement on certain questions connected with the position or achievements of his race."

Race Orthodoxy in the South. By THOMAS PEARCE BAILEY. For many years Professor Bailey has studied southern social problems, particularly with respect to the relations of the Caucasian and the Negro races. He has held professorships in the University of California, the University of Chicago, and the University of Mississippi, and he now holds a professorship in the University of the  South. Although a southerner, now engaged in educational work in the South, he has lived ten years in the North, and he has studied the Negro and his problems of every section of the United State. $2.15 by mail.

Dallas News: "The author is a cultured man, a forceful and most pleasing writer, interesting from the first sentence of the first chapter to the close of the book."
Chicago News: "The book is written with great ability, in English quite free from fault, and its logic is fairly inexorable.

New York Evening Post: "As admirable for its calmness and good temper as for it thoroughness and skill."

Independent: "There is no book which more fully and correctly represents the wishes and demands for equal recognition in civil and political right than this volume."

Our of the House of Bondage. By KELLY MILLER,Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Howard University. $1.65 by mail.

Boston Transcript: "Written in a clear and decisive style, with a comprehensive and convincing command of the subject. He neither denounces nor condemns; he analyzes and constructs possibilities upon the fundamental basis of human nature. No man of his race has so sure a power of pruning the fallacies with passionless intellectual severity from the pernicious arguments of the prejudices demagogues."

Detroit Times: "Kelly Miller has the soul of an artist and an idealist. We cannot but be carried away with a splendid fervor for our Negro brother after reading Prof. Miller's book. It is as big as all outdoors and aims at a readjustment on the highest principles."

New Orleans Times-Picayune: "Those who are interested in the study of the Negro cannot ignore this volume. With many of its conclusions we can  by no means agree, but it points in favor of a revised judgement on certain questions connected with the position or achievements of his race."

Race Orthodoxy in the South. By THOMAS PEARCE BAILEY. For many years Professor Bailey has studied southern social problems, particularly with respect to the relations of the Caucasian and the Negro Races. He has held professorships in the University of California, the University of Chicago, and the University of Mississippi, and he now holds a professorship in the University of the South. Although a southerner, now engaged in educational work in the South, he has lived ten years in the North, and he has studied the Negro and his problems of every section of the United States. $2.15 by mail.

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