James Baldwin Another Country. THERE IS STILL ONE CURE ONLY 50¢.
[Cinncinnati]: Circuit Riders, c. 1960's. 8 1/2 x 11" sheet, offset printed, and folded once. With holograph additions.
A broadside by the right wing group The Circuit Riders, attacking the Cokesbury Book Store in Cinncinnati Ohio for stocking James Baldwin's novel Another Country. The leaflet reproduces pp. 23-24 of the novel, and the title page, with printed additions from a cramped and righteous holograph noting that a copy of the book was in stock at the shop - described as an official Methodist Book Store - and even reproduces the original receipt from the purchase of the book from the shop. The added text compares the bookshop profiting on the title to the 30 pieces of silver, and adds that "The two pages reproduced on reverse side of this sheet expose only one of several sex orgy situations involving different couples. (over)."
The other side, which helpfully reproduces pp. 23-24 of Baldwin's novel in full, are annotated in in red ink in a trembling hand by a previous reader, who has added the phrase "dirtiest thing I ever read.” A fascinating palimpsest of racism, prurience and fear.
The leaflet warns against church groups that request more than a 50 cent contribution, and urges readers to send 50 cents instead to the group. The Circuit Riders were a conservative Christian nationalist group founded by Myers G. Lowman in 1951 combat the perceived threat of socialism within the Methodist church.
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Rust ghost from an old paperclip, else fine. Item #30753