Darkwater: Voices from within the Veil

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Written by
W.E.B. Du Bois, American, 1868 - 1963
Published by
Harcourt, Brace & Howe, American, founded 1919
Medium
ink on paper (fiber product) with book cloth (textile material) and cardboard
Dimensions
H x W x D: 7 5/8 × 5 3/16 × 1 5/16 in. (19.3 × 13.2 × 3.3 cm)
Type
hardcover books
Place printed
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1920
Description
A first edition copy of Darkwater: Voices from within the Veil by W.E.B. Du Bois. The front and back covers of the book are covered in navy fabric. The title is engraved in light blue text that reads: [DARKWATER / W.E.B. DU BOIS]. Underneath the title, near the center of the cover, is a small light blue design. The spine has horizontal light blue text that reads [DARK / WATER / DU BOIS] at the top and [HARCOURT / BRACE / AND HOWE] at the bottom. Above the author’s name is a light blue diamond design. The interior of the book has black type on white pages. The content of the book includes autobiographical information, essays, poems, and spirituals written by Du Bois. The book has two hundred and seventy-six (276) pages. The front endpaper, front free endpapers, title page, and copyright page have pencil inscriptions.
Topic
African American
Identity
Literature
Poetry
Politics (Practical)
Race discrimination
Religion
Spirituality
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2019.22.9
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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