New York: New Age Publishers, July, 1940. First Edition, First Printing. 12mo (7 3/8 x 5 inches; 186 x 127 mm), 23,  pages, in stapled pictorial wrappers. Pamphlet by Trinidad-born activist Claudia Jones (1915-1964) on the horrible treatment of African-American soldiers during World War I. Jones was active in the Communist Party USA and, following the Party line, opposed U.S. entry into the war in 1940. (The Communists would do an about-face one year later when the Germans attacked the Soviet Union.) Rather than fighting overseas on behalf of bankers and industrialists, African-Americans should fight at home for civil liberties, she argues. With an introduction by James W. Ford, the Communist Party's candidate for Vice President in 1932, 1936, and 1940. This pamphlet is well-represented in institutional collections, but there were no other copies in commerce as of August 9, 2019. SCARCE. Item #2017
CONDITION: Toning along edges of lower wrapper, internally clean, bright, and unmarked. A Near Fine copy.