Imperium in Imperio by Sutton Griggs
(Modern Library Classics)

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Self-published in 1899 and sold door-to-door by the author, this classic African-American novel—a gripping exploration of oppression, miscegenation, exploitation, and black empowerment—was a major bestseller in its day. The dramatic story of a conciliatory black man and a mulatto nationalist who grow up in a racist America and are driven to join a radical movement dedicated to the creation of an all-black nation in Texas, Imperium in Imperio had a profound influence on the development of black nationalism.


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About Sutton Griggs

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Author of the Preface: A. J. Verdelle, lecturer in the creative writing program at Princeton, is the author of The Good Negress.Introducer:Cornel West, University Professor of Religion at Princeton, is the author of Race Matters and The American Evasion of Philosophy, and is the co-author of The Future of American Progressivism.
 
Published December 18, 2007 by Modern Library. 117 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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