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The fire next time

The fire next time / James Baldwin ; [photographs by] Steve Schapiro ; introduction by John Lewis ; afterword by Gloria Karefa-Smart.
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987,
  • Köln, Germany : Taschen, [2017]
  • ©2017

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265 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf, 10 unnumbered pages : illustrations; 35 cm
  • Essays.
  • History.
  • Illustrated works.
  • Pictorial works.
  • "The first edition of this book is limited to 1,963 numbered copies, each hand-signed by Steve Schapiro. The type is set in Miller Banner and letterpress-printed on natural, uncoated paper. Facsimile reproductions of papers from the era are tipped in at the opening of each chapter. Unless otherwise noted, all photographs in this volume are by Steve Schapiro"--Page 8.
  • Tipped-in facsimiles (unnumbered pages) are 30 cm.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (page 243).
Ministers of change / John Lewis -- The fire next time. My dungeon shook : letter to my nephew on the one hundredth anniversary of the Emancipation ; Down at the Cross : letter from a region in my mind / James Baldwin -- Eyewitness / Steve Schapiro -- Brother James / Gloria Karefa-Smart.
Call Number
Sc+ G 17-68
  • 9783836551038
  • 3836551039
  • 9783836564823 (canceled/invalid)
  • 3836564823 (canceled/invalid)
  • 9783836564847 (canceled/invalid)
  • 383656484X (canceled/invalid)
  • 9783836565646 (canceled/invalid)
  • 3836565641 (canceled/invalid)
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987, author.
The fire next time / James Baldwin ; [photographs by] Steve Schapiro ; introduction by John Lewis ; afterword by Gloria Karefa-Smart.
Köln, Germany : Taschen, [2017]
Copyright Date
First edition.
Collector's edition.
Type of Content
still image
Type of Medium
Type of Carrier
Includes bibliographical references (page 243).
"First published in 1963, James Baldwin's The fire next time stabbed at the heart of America's so-called "Negro problem." As remarkable for its masterful prose as it is for its frank and personal account of the black experience in the United States, it is considered one of the most passionate and influential explorations of 1960s race relations, weaving thematic threads of love, faith, and family into a candid assault on the hypocrisy of the "land of the free." Now, James Baldwin's rich, raw, and ever relevant prose is reprinted in a letterpress edition with more than 100 photographs from Steve Schapiro, who traveled the American South with Baldwin for Life magazine. The encounter thrust Schapiro into the thick of the movement, allowing for vital, often iconic, images both of civil rights leaders--including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Fred Shuttlesworth, and Jerome Smith--and such landmark events as the March on Washington and the Selma March. Rounding out the edition are Schapiro's stories from the field, a new introduction by civil rights legend and U.S. Congressman John Lewis, captions by Marcia Davis of The Washington post, and an essay by Gloria Baldwin Karefa-Smart, who was with her brother James in Sierra Leone when he started to work on the story. The result is a remarkable visual and textual record of one of the most important and enduring struggles of the American experience"--Publisher's WWW site.
Chronological Term
Local Subject
Black author.
Added Author
Schapiro, Steve, photographer (expression), writer of supplementary textual content.
Lewis, John, 1940-2020, writer of foreword.
Karefa-Smart, Gloria, writer of afterword.
Research Call Number
Sc+ G 17-68
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