R. J. M. Blackett, ed. Thomas Morris Chester, Black Civil War Correspondent, Signed
A Pioneer of African American Journalism
Blackett introduces us to Thomas Morris Chester, Black Civil War Correspondent, a collection of valuable writings.
The work is a compilation of reports from the first black war correspondent, and the only one for a major daily (the Philadelphia Press) and gives an excellent account of the last year of the war around Richmond. Chester also offers valuable insight on the conduct of black troops and the various reactions of both soldiers and civilians to them. His writing is remarkable for its detail and for graphic accounts of the destruction of war.
Very good; dust jacket lightly sunned with a ?” tear on the rear. Signed bookplate pasted in.
Blackett, R. J. M., ed. THOMAS MORRIS CHESTER, BLACK CIVIL WAR CORRESPONDENT: HIS DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT. Baton Rouge: 1989. 1st edition, 375p.