African American Author and Publisher

The Black Troopers, or the Daring Heroism of the Negro Soldiers in the Spanish American War.

Jackson, TN: The M.V. Lynk Publishing House, 1899.

Price: $3,500.00

About the item

First edition. 31 woodcut plates. 163, [2], [1, blank]pp. Without the frontispiece portrait. 8vo. African American Author and Publisher. Publisher's red cloth, stamped in blind and lettered in black, some spotting and staining.

Item #346962

A rare regimental history detailing the heroics of black soldiers in the Spanish-American War, notable for its commentary on how the 9th U.S. Calvary, the "Black Buffaloes," saved Roosevelt's Rough Riders from certain destruction: "[the Rough Riders] would have been exterminated had it not been for the timely arrival and quick work of the 9th and 10th cavalries."

An obscure imprint by an African American author and publisher, illustrated throughout with cuts of famous soldiers and rough battlefield sketches. Some copies issued with a frontispiece portrait of the author, though not present here and perhaps not issued in all copies.