First published in 1926, Drusilla Dunjee Houston (a self-taught historian), describes the origin of civilization and establishes links among the ancient Black populations in Arabia, Persia, Babylonia, and India. In each case she concludes that the ancient Blacks who inhabited these areas were all culturally related.
FROM THE AUTHOR: Out of anthropology, ethnology, geology, paleontology, archaeology, as well as history, I have dug up an irrefutable arsenal facts that Harvard, Yale or cowardly scholarship in our race dare not refute. How can leadership point the forward way that is utterly ignorant of the past?--1826
REVIEW FROM ARTHUR A. SCHOMBURG (noted historian and bibliophile): I can assure everyone that the author [Houston] must have used considerable oil in her lamp represented by her exhaustive research, the indefatigable labor that resulted i the astonishing compilation before me...We are indebted to Drusilla Dunjee Houston for this illuminating and comprehensive book.
Includes an introductory note about Houston and her work, a select bibliography, commentary by James Spady, Afterword by Asa G. Hilliard, III, and an index. 1926*, 1985. 280 pp. Paper.