The Story of Roosevelt and Garner As It Affects the Negro [cover title]
N.p. Republican National Committee, n.d., but 1932. First Edition. Octavo (22.25cm.); staplebound self-wrappers; 12pp. Minor dustiness to wrapper extremities, very light wear from handling, else Very Good or better.
Republican Party attack on Democratic presidential hopeful Franklin D. Roosevelt and his running mate John Nance Garner, the Democratic Speaker of the House of Congress. The pamphlet, targeting African-American voters, would have been issued during the 1932 presidential election, and delineates the ways in which FDR and Garner "disenfranchised the Negro in the Southern states" (p. 3), among these by firing every Black man employed in the capitol, proposing bills to provide Jim Crow cars in Washington, D.C., and opposing the Anti-Lynching Bill of 1922. FDR and Garner would, in fact, win the election, and with the New Deal gain significant popularity among the African American vote. Quite scarce: OCLC locates 3 holdings as of June, 2021 (U.So.Florida, Michigan State, NY State Library).