Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1976. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm); photomechanically-reproduced sheets, comb-bound into printed card covers, with publisher's typed and date-stamped label mounted to front cover; xiv,,3-113,pp. Mild wear and toning to wrappers, with a faint diagonal crease to lower right corner of front cover and preliminary leaf, faint stain to lower left edge of front cover, and two small stains to lower rear cover; contents clean; Very Good+.
Uncorrected proof copy of a key work by the distinguished African American historian, containing the full text of his lectures sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The three lectures, set within a historical framework, were delivered in three American cities in 1976, touching on the problem of racial equality in America from the 17th century through the mid-1970's. "The Dream Deferred" covers the period from the American Revolution through 1820, "The Old Order Changeth Not" discusses the remainder of the 19th century, and "Equality Indivisible" covers the 20th century through 1976. A significant work on the subject of race and civil rights, scarce in this format.