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The Negro a Beast

The Negro a Beast," or, "In the Image of God

CARROLL, Professor Charles; STONER, J. B. (intro.) Savannah: The Thunderbolt, 1968. Reprint. Perfect-bound wrappers (5" x 7 ¼"), 337 pp, illustrated. Some sunning to wrapper edges, a little grubbiness, cheap paper browning, VG. This edition found in nine OCLC institutions and uncommon in commerce. J. B. Stoner and Edward Fields were the first to reprint this notoriously racist "classic" under their Thunderbolt reprint. In his introduction, Stoner maintains that the events that have transpired since the book's original publication - in the form of Black revolution and a race war - "demonstrates that the negro is a beast and not created in the image of God." He goes on to criticize the Jews for their role in trying to mongrelize the white race, and encourages readers to follow Wesley Swift's Identity theology. Carroll's book was first published in 1900 by the St. Louis-based American Book and Bible House and circulated widely, especially in the South. Its depiction of blacks as mentally and physically inferior, and therefore subservient to whites, bolstered the ideology of white supremacy that many Americans still held. The book's illustrations, reproduced here, are particularly troublesome, portraying blacks as wooly-headed, thick-lipped children. Carroll's pseudo-science and Biblical interpretations argued that blacks were not sons of Adam, but were an entirely separate species not made in the image of God. Copies of the first edition or the Thunderbolt reprint are exceedingly scarce, especially in collectible condition.
The White Sentinel

The White Sentinel, Vol. [VI], No. 12, December, 1956

HAMILTON, John W. (ed.); WOLF, Helen M. (associate ed.) St. Louis: National Citizens Protective Association, 1956. Corner-stapled, 8 ½" x 11" sheets, 8 pp, illus. Horizontal folds for mailing, about Fine. A single issue of the organ of the National Citizens Protective Association, a pro-segregation organization founded in 1951 by John W. Hamilton, a one-time aide to Gerald L. K. Smith, who "turned to anti-Negro activities when, he said, he got tired of Mr. Smith's 'Jew, Jew, Jew stuff'" (Congressional Record - Appendix, 1955, A3082). Hamilton was also present at the founding of the National States Rights Party. The NCPA merged with the Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in 1953 and later moved its national headquarters from St. Louis to Fort Lauderdale, Fl., and reconstituted itself as the Christian Constitutional Education League. The Sentinel's motto was "Racial Integrity - Not Amalgamation." This issue features coverage of a Sikeston, Missouri, demonstration following the murder of white football player by a Negro and reminding readers that a lynching in Sikeston 15 years prior "put an end to negro raping." Also, an article on the Urban League's failure to meet its fundraising goal, on Lena Horne's inter-racial marriage and "red record"; a scathing review of inter-racial film, "Island in the Sun"; and many short, national stories on forced integration and black criminality. Photographs throughout.