First Edition of Leon Litwack's Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery; With a Half Page Inscription
Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery.
Litwack, Leon F.$475.00
Item Number: 85437
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979.
First edition of the historian’s classic work, which won the American Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for History. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For William, with best wishes. “Except for a few sporadic skirmishes, election day in most of the South passed quietly- and with it, some mistakenly thought, the old political and social order. In friendship and solidarity, Leon Litwack.” The inscription is from the last paragraph of this work. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Ira Teichberg. A unique example.
"Litwack displays a keen sense of the revealing expression and incident; a controlled passion against injustice and cruelty; and a grasp--not always in evidence these days--of the elements of genuine tragedy in the black-white confrontation that has shaped southern history" (Eugene Genovese, The New York Times Book Review).