Raleigh, NC: Edwards & Broughton Printing Co., 1908. First Edition. Octavo (22.5cm); rebound in modern brown cloth with recent endpapers, and gilt-stamped title label mounted to upper spine; ,8-212pp, with portrait frontispiece of the author and 23 additional plates. Scattered foxing and soil to margins, with a few shallow dampstains to upper margins of several early leaves; Very Good+.
Whitted (1862-1952) provides history of the black Baptist church in North Carolina, from the pre-Civil War era through the early twentieth-century. Contents provide sketches of leading black Baptists, histories of the Baptist secondary schools, Associations and Conventions in North Carolina, and valuable insights into the missionary activities of black Baptists in Africa. He descibes the early black Baptist church as a loosely knit community based upon the sponsorship of slave owners and the preaching activities of illiterate slaves. Not in WORK.