Durham: Duke University Press, 1957. Hardcover. ix, 249p., frontis portrait of Pike; cloth boards in dj, all edges foxed to some extent, previous owner's signature, jacket is dust-soiled and slightly edgeworn.
Durden's remarkable study details the underlying racism of a free soil Republican stalwart, and in doing so, exposes some of the underpinnings of white racism over the past two centuries. Jacket illustration reproduces a Thomas Nast political cartoon featuring Black stereotypes.