THOMAS NELSON PAGE HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED , “Thomas Nelson Page”, 7.75 x 5.5, on “Page & Carter, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law” letterhead, Sept 12, 1892, Richmond, VA, apologizing for delay in responding to inquiry, by American lawyer, statesman and Black Americana author. Was a lawyer and American writer. He also served as the U. Ambassador to Italy under the administration of President Woodrow Wilson during World War I [Wilson’s race relations were not good and seemed to mesh with Page’s anti-Civil Rights thinking]. Page’s postbellum fiction featured a nostalgic view of the South in step with what is termed Lost Cause. Slaves are happy and simple, slotted into a paternalistic society. The gentry are noble and principled, with fealty to country and to chivalrythey seem like knights of a different age. The ideology and thoughts that appear in Page’s writing and in Southern ideology are no mere simplistic, archaic world-view; they are part of a complex history that has informed, for worse and for better, the evolution of the Southern mind to today. In today’s world he would be called a racist , especially for the ignorant views he expressed in his comparison of the blacks of his own time with those of imagined blacks of the post Civil War, that he wrote about in his books. Thomas Nelson Page lamented that the slavery-era “good old darkies” had been replaced by the “new issue” (blacks born after slavery) whom he described as lazy, thriftless, intemperate, insolent, dishonest. Likewise, Page complained that African American leaders should cease “talk of social equality that inflames the ignorant Negro”. He is part/cause of the historic struggle of the American Civil Rights movement. This item has been authenticated and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by our parent company, History Makers Autographs. We financially stand behind our COA. Ask us about our PSA/DNA and JSA authentication guarantee. THIS IS AN ORIGINAL HAND SIGNED AUTOGRAPH. We do not sell reprints or facsimile autographs. This is our 34. We closed our retail galleries and now are totally internet sales oriented. We are a long-time member of UACC #RD337 and the Manuscript Society. Our collectibles make for fantastic additions to long standing collections, great starting points for new collectors looking for trusted authentic material, and make for a truly unique gifts for that special person in your life or corporate gift for a special client. History Makers Autographs offers one of the strongest guarantees available by any dealer. We unconditionally guarantee the authenticity of the document/artwork , without time limit, to the original purchaser. Every item we sell comes with a Certificate of Authenticity clearly stating this guarantee. International Buyers Please Note. The item “THOMAS NELSON PAGE HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED BLACK AMERICANA AUTHOR 1892″ is in sale since Tuesday, June 11, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Other Collectible Autographs”. The seller is “stevnowli_0″ and is located in Nokomis, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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- Profession: AUTHOR
- Signed by: THOMAS NELSON PAGE
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