Richard Wright / Edwin Rosskam - Twelve Million Black Voices : A Folk History of the Negro in the United States - 1947

Description
Richard Wright / Edwin Rosskam - Twelve Million Black Voices : A Folk History of the Negro in the United States - 1947
Photography - Quantity: 1 - Dust jacket - Book

With its hard hitting text, and edited by FSA photographer Edwin Rosskam, this documentary photography book is a damning indictment of racism in America at the end of the Depression in the 1930s. Using Farm Security Administration photographs to illustrate the horrendous living and working conditions which many black Americans endured, this very strong and important book is an impassioned cry for social justice.

Includes images by FSA photographers such as:
Walker Evans
Dorothea Lange
Ben Shahn
Arthur Rothstein
Russell Lee
Jack Delano
Marion Post
John Vachon

This is a rare first edition copy of the uncommon 1947 UK edition with dust jacket.

See: Parr and Badger - The Photobook Vol 1 , pages 121-122

Condition:
Very good. Interior fresh, binding tight. This is a very clean and bright copy of this amazing book. Some edgewear to the spine and edges of the dust jacket. Please examine the listing photographs carefully.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Photography
Author/ Illustrator
Richard Wright / Edwin Rosskam
Book Title
Twelve Million Black Voices : A Folk History of the Negro in the United States
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1947
Edition
1st Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Lindsay Drummond, London
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Extras
Dust jacket
Number of pages
152
Dimensions
25×17 cm
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