Unbought and Unbossed

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Written by
Chisholm, Shirley Anita, American, 1924 - 2005
Published by
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, American, founded 1880
ink on paper (fiber product) with plastic and synthetic fiber
H x W x D: 8 3/4 × 6 1/8 × 1 in. (22.2 × 15.6 × 2.5 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 8 3/4 × 12 1/2 × 1 in. (22.2 × 31.8 × 2.5 cm)
A hardback book titled Unbought and Unbossed by Shirley Chisholm. The exterior cover had a paper book cover and a clear plastic book cover over that. The paper book cover is yellow with red and green text, centered, that reads: [SHIRLEY / CHISHOLM / UNBOUGHT / AND / UNBOSSED]. Underneath the main text, there are four black-and-white images of Shirley Chisholm speaking and gesturing with her hands. Green text, centered, below the images, reads: [The first black woman elected to Congress speaks / out on her life and on the American political system]. The binding reads, written vertically in red and green text reads: [SHIRLEY / CHISHOLM], [UNBOUGHT AND UNBOSSED]. Black text, written horizontally, reads: [HOUGHTON / MIFFLIN / COMPANY]. The back cover of the paper sleeve, in red text at the top, reads: [SHIRLEY / CHISHOLM]. Underneath in green text reads: [SPEAKS OUT ON]. The cover then lists various topics (in green text) and a blurb about each (in black text) underneath, aligned to the left. The front and back interior of the paper cover sleeve have a synopsis of the book continuing on both. The hardback cover itself is navy blue or black with the same colored type, and brown front and back interior covers. The interior pages, 177 pages in total, are off-white with black type.
African American
Politics (Practical)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© 1970 Shirley Anita Chisholm. Permission required for use.
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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