[AFRICAN AMERICANA] [CPUSA] (LAWSON, Elizabeth)
The Negro Question. [Syllabus for Instruction at the Workers School, New York City]
New York: Workers School, 1940. First Edition. Quarto. Staple-bound, mimeographed sheets; 51p printed recto only. Light wear; small (ca 1/2") loss at base of cover sheet; Very Good. Full and detailed study outline for students taking the course in Negro History at the Workers School. Divided into ten lessons, each offering a Marxian analysis of various aspects of the "Negro question," with section titles such as "The Struggle Against White Chauvinism;" "The Fight for the Suffrage;" "The Struggle for Jobs," etc. Includes suggested readings for each lesson. The title page states that the syllabus was prepared by "E.L." - presumably Elizabeth Lawson, who was Chairman of the history department at the Workers School and, later, at the Jefferson School of Social Science after the former was absorbed into the latter. Rare; OCLC locates one example only (NYPL).