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New City on the Merrimack: Prints of Lawrence, 1845-1876

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Merrimack Valley Textile Museum: 1974

Seller ID: 2259829

Condition: Near Fine


Spine faintly toned. 1974 Stapled Binding. Unpaginated. Prints and drawings which illustrate the growth and development of Lawrence from grassy river banks in Methuen and Andover into a separate entity, an urban community of 35,000 people by 18176. There are several hundred items in the collection of the Merrimack Valley Textile Museum, illustrating with precision and detail the building and maintenance of the dam, canals, mills, and housing for the city. View more info

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A Fool's Errand

By: 'One of the Fools' [Tourgee, Albion Winegar]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Fords, Howard, & Hulbert: 1879

Seller ID: 2296934

Condition: Good


Boards lightly toned, corners bumped, front free endpaper missing. 1879 Hard Cover. 361, [4] pp. 8vo. An anti-racism allegory set in the post-Civil War United States, in which a former Union colonel travels in North Carolina and encounters the Ku Klux Klan. Tourgee was a Radical Republican, and an activist against racism both socially and institutionally - in his newspaper column A Bystander's Notes, he encouraged resistance to segregation laws, and was chosen as lead attorney for Homer Plessy in the famous case of Plessy v. Ferguson. View more info

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Trailing the Bolsheviki: Twelve Thousand Miles with the Allies in Siberia

By: Ackerman, Carl W.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284891

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A few light spots on boards. 1919 Hard Cover. xvi, 308 pp. 8vo. A work describing the political climate following World War I, and the rise of Bolshevism, by a New York Times correspondent who later became well known for his biography of George Eastman. View more info

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The Russian Diary of an Englishman: Petrograd, 1915-1917

By: Anonymous

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Kirtas Books: 2000

Seller ID: 2283750

Condition: Fine


2000 Trade Paperback. xiii, [1], 228 pp. A print-on-demand reproduction of the anonymous diary first published in 1919 by William Heinemann of London, providing firsthand accounts of life in Russia leading up to the October Revolution in Petrograd in 1917. View more info

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The Women's West

By: Armitage, Susan; Jameson, Elizabeth

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The University of Oklahoma Press: 1988

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2295001

ISBN: 0806120673

Condition: Near Fine


Ink gift note on half-title page. 1988 Trade Paperback. xi, 323 pp. The American West looms large in popular imagination-a place where men were rugged and independent, violent and courageous. In this mythic West all the men were white, and the women were largely absent. The few female actors played supporting roles around the edges of the drama. Molded by the Victorian Cult of True Womanhood, they were passive, dependent, reluctant, and out of place. Men won the West. Women, against their better judgement, followed them to this newly discovered place and tried to re-create the amenities of the... View more info

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A Year in Russia

By: Baring, Maurice

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Kirtas Books: 2000

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2283751

Condition: Fine


2000 Trade Paperback. xix, [1], 319, [1], 40 pp. A print-on-demand facsimile the 1907 original, which was composed mainly from letters contributed to the Morning Post during 1905, the year of the Russian Revolution. View more info

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Three Marias: New Portuguese Letters

By: Barreno, Maria Isabel; Horta, Maria Teresa; Da Costa, Maria Velho

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1976

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2263071

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Pages toned. 1976 Mass Market Paperback. A work by three Woman's Rights activists who were arrested for their shocking literary output. View more info

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Pioneers in Protest

By: Bennett, Jr., Lerone

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.: 1969

Seller ID: 2198217

ISBN: 014021142X

Condition: Very Good


Edges rubbed. 1969 Mass Market Paperback. 263 pp. This collection of seventeen biographies contains the stories of twenty men and women, black and white, who have pioneered in the filed of black protest. Written by a leading black journalist-historian, this book highlights the lives and deeds of such figures as Crispus Attucks, Nat Turner, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Tubman, John Brown, Frederick Douglass, Marcus Garvey, and W.E.B. Du Bois. Here is a vivid chronicle of two hundred years of black consciousness, black achievement, black heroism, and black determination. View more info

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Confrontation: Black and White

By: Bennett, Lerone Jr.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Johnson: 1965

Seller ID: 2112352

Condition: Very Good


Jacket rubbed. 1965 Hard Cover. xii, 321 pp. 8vo. A history of race relations in the United States. View more info

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A Mirror for Greatness: Six Americans

By: Bliven, Bruce

Price: $5.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200896

ISBN: 0070059047

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket price clipped. 1975 Hard Cover. 251 pp. 8vo. Biographical sketches of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Sojourner Truth, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry David Thoreau, placing each within their historical context and showing how their contributions to politics, literature, and social activism affected American civilization. View more info

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Women Politicians and the Media

By: Braden, Maria

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky: 1996

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1780764

ISBN: 0813108691

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Price sticker on rear wrapper. 1996 Trade Paperback. 235 pp. Braden discusses the harsh media criticism of American women politicians. View more info

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Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65

By: Branch, Taylor

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2273424

ISBN: 0965715248

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 1998 Trade Paperback. xiv, 746 pp. In Pillar of Fire, the second volume of his America in the King Years trilogy, Taylor Branch portrays the civil rights era at its zenith. The first volume, Parting the Waters, won the Pulitzer Prize for History. It is a monumental chronicle of a movement that stirred from Southern black churches to challenge the national conscience during the Eisenhower and Kennedy years. In this masterly continuation of the narrative, Branch recounts the climactic struggles as they commanded the national and international stage. Pillar of Fire covers the far-flu... View more info

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The Volunteer Army and Allied Intervention in South Russia 1917-1921: A Study in the Politics and Diplomacy of the Russian Civil War

By: Brinkley, George A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284550

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Very good in fair jacket. Jacket spine faded, jacket edges rubbed with minor loss, tape repairs on jacket reverse, minor pencil notes on rear endpaper. 1966 Hard Cover. 446 pp. An examination of the Allied forces' relations with the Russian civil war. View more info

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Manchild in the Promised Land

By: Brown, Claude

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Signet: 1966

Seller ID: 2266835

Condition: Good


Front wrapper lightly foxed, spine creased, rear wrapper creased, pages lightly toned. 1966 Mass Market Paperback. viii, 429 pp. Manchild in the Promised Land is indeed one of the most remarkable stories of our time. This is a thinly fictionalized account of Claude Brown's childhood as a hardened, streetwise criminal trying to survive the toughest streets of Harlem has been heralded as the definitive account of everyday life for the first generation of African Americans who had moved from being sharecroppers in the South to the promised lands in the New York city ghetto, and of their children,... View more info

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Engels (Past Masters Series)

By: Carver, Terrell

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Hill and Wang: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201158

ISBN: 0809042568

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket price clipped. 1981 Hard Cover. x, 85 pp. Engels is considered by some scholars to be the inventor of Marxism. His work converted one of the most influential political movements of modern times. He not only developed dialectal and historical materialism - the official philosophies of history and science in many communist countries - but was also the first Marxist historian, anthropologist, philosopher and commentator on the early Marx. This book begins with an account of Engels' career as a radical journalist in Germany and England. Before he met Marx, he had established ... View more info

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Memorable American Speeches III [3]: Slavery (The Lakeside Classics Volume 7)

By: Cheney, John Vance

Price: $750.00

Publisher: The Lakeside Press / R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company: 1909

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2290951

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. An exceptional copy. 1909 Hard Cover. 309, [5] pp. Frontispiece of Wendell Phillips, from a photograph by J.W. Black. An early volume from the collectible Lakeside Classic series, collecting four important speeches regarding the discussion of slavery and abolition in 19th century America. Includes four speeches: On the Missouri Question by William Pinkney; On the Philosophy of the Abolition Movement by Wendell Phillips; On the Kansas-Nebraska Bill by Stephen A. Douglas; The Crime against Kansas by Charles Sumner. View more info

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Pathways to Unknown Worlds: Sun-Ra, El Saturn and Chicago's Afro-Futurist Underground, 1954-68

By: Corbett, John; Elms, Anthony; Kapsalis, Terri

Price: $120.00

Publisher: WhiteWalls: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2195258

ISBN: 0945323107

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. An exceptional copy. 2006 Trade Paperback. 128 pp. Philosopher, Afro-futurist, and jazz legend Sun Ra (1914–93) constructed much of his complicated public persona during his sojourn in Chicago in the mid-1950s. Working with a still-shadowy underground fraternal organization, Ra amassed a library of books on the occult, Egyptology, race studies, Theosophy, and religion—all in service of drawing elliptical connections between these disparate bodies of knowledge. This work became the foundation of the personal mythology Ra employed in the 1960s when he b... View more info

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The Deserted Village at Allaire (Site of Historic Howell Works)

By: Cottrell, Alden T.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Board of Trustees of the Deserted Village at Allaire: 1967

Seller ID: 2259832

Condition: Very Good


Very faintly toned. 1967 Stapled Binding. 24 pp. Howell Works (later the Howell Works Company) was a bog iron-based production facility for pig iron which was established in New Jersey in the early 19th century by American engineer and philanthropist James P. Allaire. It is notable as one of the earliest American examples of a company town. Allaire purchased the Howell Works property to provide pig iron for his Allaire Iron Works in New York, which was at the time a leading manufacturer of marine steam engines. The Howell Works also manufactured its own lines of cast iron products. Allaire eve... View more info

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Reconstruction [1865-1877]

By: Current, Richard N.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Prentice-Hall, Inc.: 1965

Seller ID: 2295281

Condition: Very Good


Light general wear. 1965 Trade Paperback. viii, 183 pp. Reconstruction touched the very nerve of nineteenth-century America; the issues it raised still trouble us today. This volume recaptures the hopes and fears of the American people as the recalcitrant Southern states rejoined a hostile North, as millions of newly-freed slaves threatened to disturb the balance of American society. In personal accounts, a crippled Negro preacher tells of his beating at the hands of a the Ku Klux Klan; an Alabama farmer expresses the white Southerner's contempt for Samo; J. D. B. De Bow speaks grudgingly of t... View more info

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1959: A Novel

By: Davis, Thulani

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Grove Weidenfeld: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270995

ISBN: 0802112307

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Minor ink spots on bottom edge of boards. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 297 pp. Twelve-year-old Willie Tarrant, a black girl in Turner, Virginia, sees her family--and her whole world--turned upside down when eight college students stage a sit-in for civil rights at the local Woolworth's department store. View more info

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My Confederate Kinfolk: A Twenty-First Century Freedwoman Discovers Her Roots

By: Davis, Thulani

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Basic Civitas Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270997

ISBN: 0465015557

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 324 pp. Starting with a photograph and some writings left by her grandmother, Thulani Davis goes looking for the white folk in her family - a Scots-Irish family of cotton planters unknown to her - and uncovers a history far richer and stranger than she had ever imagined. When Davis's grandmother died in 1971, she was writing a novel about her parents, Mississippi cotton farmers who met after the Civil War: Chloe Curry, a former slave from Alabama, married with s... View more info

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The Living Spirit of the Wobblies

By: De Caux, Len

Price: $8.00

Publisher: International Publishers: 1978

Seller ID: 2194998

ISBN: 0717804321

Condition: Good


Pages heavily foxed, spine creased, stain along bottom corner of spine, ink name on front endpaper. 1978 Trade Paperback. xi, 156 pp.  Keywords: AMERICAN HISTORY SOCIAL MOVEMENT LABOR MOVEMENT WOOBLIES INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD IWW View more info

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Hospital with a Heart: Woman Doctors and the Paradox of Separatism at the New England Hospital, 1862-1969

By: Drachman, Virginia G.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Cornell University Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197334

ISBN: 0801416248

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Red stain along length of rear jacket. 1984 Hard Cover. 258 pp. ...examines the dilemma that confronted nineteenth- and twentieth-century women doctors as they sought to preserve their all-women's institutions and to succeed in the male-dominated medical profession. It is at once women's history, medical history, institutional history, and a study of the impact of professionalization on women. This book tells the story of one of the most important all-women's hospitals in America, the New England Hospital for Women and Children. From its founding, the hospital provided women doc... View more info

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Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence: The Best Speeches Delivered by the Negro from the Days of Slavery to the Present Time

By: Dunbar, Alice Moore; Douglass, Frederick; Washington, Booker T.; Dubois, W.E.B.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: The Bookery Publishing Company: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2293153

Condition: Good


First edition. Hinges weakening, light stain to top marginal corner of first few pages, boards a bit rubbed. 1914 Hard Cover. 512 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Frederick Douglass. A collection of speeches by African Americans, including: The People of Hayti and a Plan of Emigration by Prince Saunders; Touissaint L'Ouverture and the Haytian Revolution by James McCune-Smith; Liberia: Its Struggles and Its Promises by Hilary Teague; What to the Slave is the Fourth of July and On the Unveiling of the Lincoln Monument by Frederick Douglass; Should Colored Men Be Subject to the Pains and Penalties of... View more info

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Seeds of Southern Change: The Life of Will Alexander

By: Dykeman, Wilma; Stokely, James

Price: $7.00

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1788596

Condition: Good


First edition. Jacket toned, underlining throughout text. 1962 Hard Cover. xvi, 343 pp. 8vo. Had Will Alexander not shunned the limelight, he might already be a national legend, for he was the greatest white champion of the Negro cause in the South from 1915 to 1954. A farm boy who worked his way through Vanderbilt University and became a Methodist minister, he was a tireless enemy of the abuses, large and petty, which he saw around him. View more info

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The Medical Use of Alcohol and Stimulants for Women

By: Edmunds, James

Price: $50.00

Publisher: National Temperance Society and Publication House: 1874

Seller ID: 2202813

Condition: Good


Spine & edges toned, boards rubbed, light stain along top edges of endpapers, ink name on front flyleaf. 1874 Hard Cover. 96 pp., 8-page terminal publisher ad. 8vo. Original orange cloth, gilt titles. A medical assessment of the affects of alcohol on the body, but clearly speaking from the perspective of the temperance movement mentality of the day. View more info

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Eneas Africanus

By: Edwards, Harry Stillwell

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The J.W. Burke Company: 1920

Seller ID: 2290418

Condition: Near Fine


Minimal loss of gilt from front board, brief pencil note on rear endpaper. 1920 Hard Cover. 47, [1] pp. Eneas Africanus is perhaps the most popular pro-slavery text in United States' history. Published by Harry Stillwell Edwards (1855-1938) in 1919, this tract's claimed astronomical sales in the millions may have been exaggerated but are nonetheless indicative of the story's enormous popularity. At least 45 editions were published between 1920-2007; they include one Spanish translation (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1920) and a Canadian edition (Toronto: McClellan & Stewart, 1937). An illustrate... View more info

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Reporting Civil Rights, in Two Volumes: Part One, American Journalism 1941-1963; Part Two, American Journalism 1963-1973 (The Library of America 137 & 138)

By: Ellison, Ralph; Hughes, Langston; Warren, Robert Penn; Halberstam, David; Baldwin, James; Zinn, Howard; Steinbeck, John; Lees, Hannah; King, Martin Luther; Thompson, Hunter S.; Hersey, John; Trillin, Calvin; Walker, Alice

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 2003

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2203811

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. Both volumes include publisher's slipcase and insert. 2003 Hard Cover. xvi, 996; xv, 986 pp. 8vo. Original cloth, gilt titles and rules, ribbon marker bound in. A two-volume collection of writings on the American civil rights movement, drawn from original newspaper and magazine reports and contemporary books, with chronology, notes, and index following text. This edition is part of the Library of America series, published by a non-profit organization whose goal is to keep classic works of American literature and history in print as a way of preserving cultural heritage. Keywords... View more info

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Between the Fields and the City: Women, Work, and Family in Russia, 1861-1914

By: Engel, Barbara Alpern

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289561

ISBN: 0521442362

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Minimal ink marks in text. Review letter and typed comment sheet laid in. This copy belonged to Professor Brenda Meehan of the University of Rochester, who specialized in Russian studies. 1994 Hard Cover. This book charts the personal dimensions of economic and social change by examining the significance and consequences of Russian peasant women's migration from the village to the factory and/or city in the years between the emancipation of the serfs in 1861 and the outbreak of World War I. The author uses case studies to explore the effects of urbanization and industrialization... View more info

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The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law & Politics

By: Fehrenbacher, Don E.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2001

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2293917

ISBN: 0195145887

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Spine lightly creased, wrappers lightly soiled. 2001 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 741 pp. An in-depth study which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1979, this book examines the famous case related to the legal status of a slave who claimed the Missouri Compromise provided for his emancipation. This case raised important legal questions about slavery, and underscored the divisiveness of the issue at a critical moment in the nation's history. View more info