Dutchman & The Slave

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Written by
Baraka, Amiri, American, 1934 - 2014
Published by
Faber and Faber Limited, British, founded 1929
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
8 1/16 × 5 1/8 × 9/16 in. (20.5 × 13 × 1.4 cm)
Type
hardcover books
Date
1964
Description
Hardback copy of Dutchman & the Slave by LeRoi Jones. Has a clear plastic book sleeve over top, only folded in place, not adhered. Dust-cover front is black with white type reading [DUTCHMAN/& THE SLAVE/LeRoi Jones] along the top, aligned to the left. A black-and-white image of a man (left) and a woman (right) sitting and facing each other. The man is in a full black suit, buttoned, with a tie, and a ring on his PR pinky finger. The woman is blonde, wearing a headband, and a sleeveless black and tan horizontal stripped dress, holding a piece of fruit in her right hand on her lap and pointing at the with her PL hand. Binding reads [Dutchman & The Slave LEROI JONES Faber] in white type. Dust-cover back is white with black type, reading [Some/Faber/Plays] centered at the time, with alist of various playwrights, on the left, and a list of their plays, on the left). Interior of dust cover front is white with black type with a synopsis of the play with [Photograph on jacket by Alix Jeffry] underneath, and [16s net] in the bottom right corner. Interior of dust-cover back is white with black type titled [In White America/A documentary play/MARTIN B. DUBERMAN] with information about Martin B. Duberman below, and [Please write to Faber & Faber Ltd/24 Russell Square London WC1/for a list of Poetry and Plays] at the bottom. Books hard-back cover is read with gold type on the binding. Handwritten notes on inside of front cover read [50-] and [1st BRITISH?] in pencil. Eighty-eight (88) interior pages total, all white with black type. "The Dutchman" is on page 1-38. "The Slave" is from 39 to 88.
Topic
African American
Drama (Theatre)
Literature
Race relations
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.53.4
Restrictions & Rights
© Faber & Faber Ltd.. Permission required for use.
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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