First Edition of An American Dilemma "the most penetrating and important book on contemporary American civilization"; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Gunnar Myrdal

An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy.


Item Number: 1406

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1944.

First edition in one volume, preceded by the 2 volume set of the author’s magnum opus. Thick octavo, original green cloth with titles to the spine in gilt. Signed and dated by Gunnar Myrdal in 1965. Very good in a good dust jacket with some wear and chips to the extremities.

An American Dilemma is a means to learn much about the present from reading about the past. This landmark study of America’s relationship with its African member show how far America has come as a country of freedom, and it is"[o]ne of the best political commentaries on American life that has ever been written" (The American Political Science Review).

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