Mammy Pleasant

By: Holdredge, Helen

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Quarter bound, patterned paper backed in black cloth, 311 pages, 8 pages of black and white photographic illustrations, signed by the author on title page, spine ends very lightly bumped, toned pages, price clipped dust jacket rubbed and edge worn with a couple of small closed tears, chipping with some loss at head of spine, dust jacket now in protective mylar cover.A sometimes controversial biography of Mary Ellen Pleasant, an African American entrepreneur of the nineteenth century. Holdredge used as her primary source materials sensationalist newspaper articles from Pleasant's scandalous court trials and public defamations, in addition to diaries left by the scorned widow of Pleasant's business partner Thomas Bell.

Title: Mammy Pleasant

Author Name: Holdredge, Helen

Categories: Women,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1953

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 001072

Keywords: AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN SAN FRANCISCO ABOLITIONIST MARY ELLEN PLEASANT CALIFORNIANA