THE HISTORY OF THE COLORED METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN AMERICA: Comprising Its Organization, Subsequent Development, and Present Status

Jackson, Tenn. Publishing House C.M.E. Church,I. H. Anderson, Agent, 1898. First edition. 8vo. 247 pp. Frontispiece portrait of the author, portrait plates, plates from wood engravings and photographs, mostly illustrations of C.M.E. churches in various southern cities. The author was born a slave in Milledgeville, Georgia, the tenth of twelve children born to George Washington Phillips, a minister and farmer after the Civil War, and his wife Nancy Phillips. First schooled at home, Phillips attended Atlanta University and was licensed to preach in 1878. Work, p. 406. Not in LCP/HSP Afro-Americana or the Blockson catalogue. Owner's name, dated in the year of publication, on the front endpaper, else very good. Original rust cloth, gilt spine title. (#6160). Item #57793

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