History of the Colored Race in America - Wm. T. Alexander. Containing also their ancient and modern life in Africa, modes of living, employments, customs, habits, social life, etc. The origin and development of slavery in the Old World, and its introduction on the American continent; the slave trade; slavery, and its abolition in Europe and America. The Civil War, emancipation, education and advancement of the colored race, their civil and political rights. - Wm. T. Alexander. A sweeping history that moves across two continents and several hundred years with the purpose of educating 19th century African Americans about their past and encouraging them to press for their continuing advancement in political, intellectual, and social rights. (1887), 2003, paper, index, 646 pp.