Tishomingo, Oklahoma: Published by the author, 1948. First edition. The “last word” on the subject of social mixture and interracial marriages from ex-Oklahoma governor, William “Alfalfa Bill” Murray. Murray’s disjointed treatise relies on the Bible, race science, and history to argue for complete racial separation. His paternalism is reflected in the following assertion, “In truth, the Negro at no time, in no clime, ever advanced, except under both the tutelage and environment of the white man,” and although he admits that there is a place for both Jews and Blacks in the U.S., he maintains that they are not fit for “policy framing” (i.e., they should serve a more subservient role). To save America from a mongrel race, Murray recommends mixed areas preserve strict segregation and where possible mono-racial communities should be formed and maintained.
Out of 107 pages, only 40 are devoted to Murray’s racialist treatise, the rest of the book is assorted appendices, mostly coming from other sources, railing against Jews, Catholics, Communists, F.D.R., etc. The Protocols are discussed throughout.
8vo., navy blue cloth stamped in gilt, 107 p., one illustration, dust jacket. A Near Fine book; owner's gift inscription to the ffep, which reads, "To ---- Read & weep." The fragile dust jacket is rubbed, chipped and foxed, with a sizable chunk missing from the top of the rear panel and from the spine; a few tape repairs to the verso. Barely Good. An uncommon title in the trade. SINGERMAN, 0744. Item #9031