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One of the earliest books on the history of American music with a large section on African-Americans including portraits and musical samples. This rare and collectible, hardcover edition is in good condition for a book from 1882. This is extra special, because of the natural (not scientifically engineered) four leaf clover inside.

James Monroe Trotter (February 7, 1842 – February 26, 1892) was an American teacher, soldier, an employee of the US Postal Service, a music historian, and Recorder of Deeds in Washington, DC. Born into slavery in Mississippi, he and his brother were taken as children by their mother Letitia when she escaped on the Underground Railroad to Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended school there and became a teacher.

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Rare book Music and some Highly Musical People by James M. Trotter

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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: Paper, ink
  • Only ships within United States.
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