Item #22687 Colored Soldiers [SIGNED]. W. Irwin MacIntyre.
Colored Soldiers [SIGNED]
Colored Soldiers [SIGNED]
Colored Soldiers [SIGNED]

Colored Soldiers [SIGNED]

Macon, GA: J.W. Burke Company, 1923.

First Edition. 7.5"x 5", pp. 96, [1] (publisher's ad), bound in drab green cloth with title stamped in black on front board. Frontis portrait of a wounded soldier. A very good copy with some rubbing and faint discoloration to boards. inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to presumed relatives H.J. and Nellie MacIntyre at Christmas, 1923. An account of the experiences of African-American soldiers recruited in Georgia to serve in World War I -- written in dialect by a white man. MacIntryre (b. 1882) claims in the one-sentence Preface that "these stories are given as received by and without recourse upon the author." This seems unlikely, as the soldiers are generally presented (with apparent comic intent) as ignorant, lazy, and generally befuddled. That said, the work may offer some legitimate insight into the wartime experiences of Black men who served at Fort Gordon and in France. Work p. 403. Uncommon signed.

Item #22687

Price: $150.00