George Washington Williams: A Biography

John Hope Franklin, Author University of Chicago Press $16 (0p) ISBN 978-0-226-26084-6
Williams (1849-1891), son of a former slave, had many notable careers: clergyman, editor-publisher, politician, diplomat and, above all, historian, and was the first to write a scholarly history of American blacks. PW called this a ""beautifully researched, excellent biography.'' (October)
Reviewed on: 09/30/1987
Release date: 10/01/1987
Paperback - 392 pages - 978-0-8223-2164-4
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