tion which establishes Dr. Crummell
as one of the profound and original
thinkers of the race. Those who se¬
cure the volume will add a valuable
contribution to their stock of books
and receive a freshened interest in the
things which make for the future
good of the race.
From The Southern Workman.
The Rev. Alex. Crummell, has re¬
cently produced a book which will be
read with earnest attention by all
who are interested in the develop-
ment and condition of the Negro race.
If a life-time of experience in the
cause, and of identification with as
well as devotion to it, can qualify a
man for such a work as this, Dr.
Crummell may be regarded as a com¬
petent authority on his subject.
It is impossible to read it without
reflecting upon the difference between
the condition of the American Negro
&t that day, when slavery existed and
his condition at the present time.
One cannot help envying the exulta¬
tion which enlightened "and devoted
members of the oppressed race must
have felt in seeing that prodigious
transformation effected. Dr. Crum¬
mell is no dreamer, he has sounded
the capacity of his people and he
believes in them.
Among the most interesting and
valuable of the papers are those re¬
lating to Africa, for which a long res¬
idence in that country has afforded
the author ample material. He was
the Chairman of the Commission ap¬
pointed in 1861, by President Benson
of the Republic of Liberia, to invite
the immigration of American and
West Indian Negroes. The picture
that he draws of this struggling Com¬
monwealth is suggestive.
Such a book as this is both a
prophecy and a fulfilment. While
such clear heads, eager hands and
warm hearts as Dr. CrummelPs exist
among them, surely the Negro race
need not despair.
Fj?om The Congregationalist,
Rev. Alex. Crummell, rector of St.
Luke's church in Washington, D. C,
is a colored man and is the author of
"Africa and America" a volume of
excellent addresses and discourses
delivered on various public occasions.
He discusses with special wisdom
topics connected with the material
and moral welfare of the black race,
and exhibits a practical insight and a
broad range of view which give
weight to his words.
From The Evangelist,
New York City.
Africa and America. The author
of this.book speaks with the author-
ity which inheres in a thorough un-
derstanding of his subject. Himself
a colored man, once a slave, who has
by his own exertions won a place of
honor and respect among Christian
ministers and thinking men, and who
has made a study as sympathetic as
searching into the whole subject of
the needs of his own race and all that
is involved in the so-called
The literary character of the
book is surprisingly good when one
considers through what disadvantages
its author has won his present com¬
mand of language and of thought.
It is interesting from cover to cover
and deserves a wide reading.
From The American Bookseller.
Africa and America, by Alexander
Crummell^ a very intelligent man of
African blood. "The whole subject
is, without doubt, a matter of first-
rate importance. Dr. Crummell states
his case clearly and vigorously, and
defends his position with keen logic
as well as fairness of reasoning. His
book ought to be read, not only by
the intelligent members of his own
race, but by all others who desire to
obtain a knowledge of this vexed