First printing of this speculative fiction novel by a white author that takes place 75 years after Harlem has seceded from the United States.
Near fine in very good jacket.
THE SIEGE OF HARLEM
"The incredible part about the fable is that it is in the realm of possibility." – Miles M. Jackson
Miller's first novel about Harlem, THE COOL WORLD (1959), was praised by James Baldwin as "one of the finest novels about Harlem that has ever come my way." SIEGE OF HARLEM, set in 2040, combines humor with dark political intrigue that has earned it comparisons with Orwell's work. A lesser known work of alternative history conceived amid the civil rights and Black nationalist ferment of the 1960s.
Read more: Jackson, "Significant Belles Lettres by and about Negroes Published in 1964" in Phylon Vol. 26, No. 3 (1965); Rotella, October Cities: The Redevelopment of Urban Literature.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1964). 8'' x 5.5''. Quarter black paper, orange paper boards. In original unclipped ($3.95) black and orange pictorial dust jacket designed by Fred Burrell. Orange endpapers. 166,  pages. Bookplate on front pastedown. Boards a trifle dusty. Jacket with some rubbing to panels (common on this title), faint foxing to verso, shallow edgewear.
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