Roi Ottley Collection  

St. Bonaventure University

Black Odyssey: The Story of the Negro in America

Published: 1948 Charles Scribner's Sons New York, NY

Price: $3.50

Pages: 340


Reviews:  "This readable history skillfully combines anecdote with breadth of observation.  Making available to a wider audience the results of the excellent scholarship in this field, Mr. Ottley covers the early days of slavery, the Revolutionary period, the pre-Civil War era, the Civil War and Reconstruction."  --Morroe Berger The New York Times October 24, 1948

"This is not just another collection of facts; a book of important dates tied together with the exploits of a few individuals.  Rather it is an exciting tale written as if it were a newspaper account of the events as they happened.  Here is history told in terms of people - how they lived, what they thought, and what they did.  --Sylvestere C. Watkins  Chicago Tribune October 7, 1948

"In writing this reporter's history of the Negro from Jamestown to Harlem, Ottley has been immensely fair.  He happens to be Negro, but there are no passionate and emotional pleas in Black Odyssey...  Black Odyssey is not just another book on race relations.  It is a thoroughly engaging job of reporting an unpleasant chapter of American life."  --Arthur S. Harris Jr. The Worcester Telegram November 7, 1948  

Friedsam Memorial Library Call Number:
E 185.085

Last updated: 05 December 2011

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