1914 C. G. BARTH. Cuff the Negro Boy. A Story for Children. Very Fine.
1914 C. G. BARTH. Cuff the Negro Boy. A Story for Children. Very Fine.
1914 C. G. BARTH. Cuff the Negro Boy. A Story for Children. Very Fine.
1914 C. G. BARTH. Cuff the Negro Boy. A Story for Children. Very Fine.

1914 C. G. BARTH. Cuff the Negro Boy. A Story for Children. Very Fine.

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A fine English translation of a story first written in German by evangelical pietist, Christian Gottlob Barth. It seems from its inception to have been intended for American audiences, perhaps the German in America and his concern for their involvement in American slavery.

As usual for the period, infantilizing black characters, but in period context, attempting to show that a black child may be noble, selfless, forgiving, and loved by God as anyone else, while at the same time showing the evils of cruelty to black Americans, of intemperance, and of godlessness in general. An interesting choice to reprint early in the 20th century.

Barth, Christian Gogglob. Cuff the Negro Boy. A Story for Children. Columbus, OH. c.1914. 103pp.

Very good, near fine. Some light toning, but otherwise, an excellent copy.