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Susan B. Anthony: Failure is Impossible / Frederick Douglass: With Struggle Comes Progress (Rochester Freedom Heroes)

By: (IIT) The School of Imaging and Information Technology; Buchiere, Jessica

Price: $5.00

Publisher: TMD: 2008

Seller ID: 2204640

ISBN: 0978929799

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. Titles are bound in inverse order. 2008 Stapled Binding. Unpaginated. Titles are bound in inverse order. Stories illustrated in color with computer generated images and photographs. Biographies for a intended for older children.Keywords: IIT SCHOOL IMAGINING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY JESSICA BUCHIERE ROCHESTER FREEDOM HEROES FREDERICK DOUGLASS SUSAN B ANTHONY BIOGRAPHY CHILDREN ACTIVISTS NEW YORK HISTORY SOCIOLOGY RACE RACISM WOMENS STUDIES View more info

Image for Fighting The Traffic in Young Girls; or, War on the White Slave Trade - A Book Designed to Awaken the Sleeping and to Protect the Innocent, with an Astounding Report of Chicago's Vice Commission

Fighting The Traffic in Young Girls; or, War on the White Slave Trade - A Book Designed to Awaken the Sleeping and to Protect the Innocent, with an Astounding Report of Chicago's Vice Commission

By: Bell, Ernest A.; Sims, Edwin W.; Coote, William Alexander; Sutherland, D.F.; Dedrick, Florence Mabel; Amigh, Ophelia; Crittenton, Charles N.; Reynolds, James Bronson; Hall, Winfield SCott; Belfield, William T.; Parkin, Harry A.; Shearer, J.G.; Brooking,

Price: $25.00

Publisher: G.S. Ball / L.H. Walter: 1911

Seller ID: 2130067

Condition: Good


Boards rubbed with minor loss from bottom edge of picture plate mounted on front board, hinges loosening, front & rear free endpapers absent. 1911 Hard Cover. 482 pp. 8vo. A history of the white slave trade, and a cautionary guide designed to improve the safety of young women who may be the targets of slave traders. Includes true accounts of the lives of several victims, with photographs throughout. 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

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 ... 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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Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Freedom

By: Berlin, Ira; Favreau, Marc; Miller, Steven F.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The New Press: 1998

Seller ID: 2274922

ISBN: 1565845870

Condition: Very Good


Edge of a few pages lightly creased. 1998 Trade Paperback. lii, 355 pp. Now in paperback, the book component of the award-winning set of interviews with former slaves. The extraordinary interviews from the book component of Remembering Slavery are now available in an affordable paperback edition. When the original book-and-tape set of Remembering Slavery was first published, it attracted not only rave endorsements and selection by the History Book Club, but also commerci... View more info

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The Columbian Orator: Containing a Variety of Original and Selected Pieces, together with Rules; Calculated to Improve Youth and Others in the Ornamental and Useful Art of Eloquence.

By: Bingham, Caleb; [Douglass, Frederick]

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Manning & Loring: 1807

Edition: 8th Printing

Seller ID: 2205660

Condition: Good


1807 eighth edition. Front free endpaper removed, first and last section of pages lightly stained, faintly foxed throughout, ink owner information on rear endpaper. Binding square and tight. vi, 300 pp. 12mo. Full leather. Gilt titles & rules. The book used by Frederick Douglass to teach himself reading, writing, and elocution skills - he describes in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass how he acquired a copy at the age of twelve. First published in 1797, The Col... View more info

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A Mirror for Greatness: Six Americans

By: Bliven, Bruce

Price: $8.00

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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Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age

By: Boyle, Kevin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276364

ISBN: 0805071458

Condition: Near Fine


Fist edition. Faint smudge to top page ridge, ink name on front endpaper. 2004 Hard Cover. 415 pp. An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggle. In 1925, Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and fistfights. The advent of automobiles had brought workers from around the globe to compete for manufacturing jobs, and tensions often flared with the KKK in ascendance and violence ris... 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. We have more books available by this author!. 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 thi... View more info

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Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63

By: Branch, Taylor

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster: 1989

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2273425

ISBN: 0671687425

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 1989 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 1064 pp. In volume one of his America in the King Years, Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch gives a masterly account of the American civil rights movement. Hailed as the most masterful story ever told of the American civil rights movement, Parting the Waters is destined to endure for generations. Moving from the fiery political baptism of Martin Luther King, Jr., to the corridors of Ca... 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. We have more books available by this author!. 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 ... View more info

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1959: A Novel

By: Davis, Thulani

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Harper: 1992

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1538281

Condition: Very Good


First printing. 1992 Trade Paperback. 297 pp. In this resonant debut novel, 1959 is the year that Willie Tarrant, a black girl in Virginia, turns 12, and the year that civil rights activism shatters the false peace in her town. 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 ... View more info

Image for Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, Written by Himself: His Early Life as a Slave, His Escape from Bondage, and His Complete History

Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, Written by Himself: His Early Life as a Slave, His Escape from Bondage, and His Complete History

By: Douglass, Frederick; Logan, Rayford W.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Collier Books: 1962

Seller ID: 2274140

ISBN: 0020023502

Condition: Good


Spine creased, ink underlining throughout text, ink name and date on front flyleaf. 1962 Trade Paperback. 640 pp. Reprinted from the revised edition of 1892, with a new introduction by Rayford W. Logan. Life and Times of Frederick Douglass is Frederick Douglass' third autobiography, published in 1881, revised in 1892. The emancipation of American Slaves during and following the American Civil War allowed Douglass to go into greater specifics of both his life as a slave a... View more info

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The Souls of Black Folk: Centennial Edition

By: Du Bois, W.E.B.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Modern Library: 2003

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2275644

ISBN: 0375509119

Condition: Near Fine


3rd printing. An exceptional copy. 2003 Hard Cover. When first published in 1903, W.E.B. Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk struck like a thunderclap, quickly establishing itself as a work that wholly redefined the history of the black experience in America, introducing the now famous “problem of the color line.” In decades since, its stature has only grown, and today it ranks as one of the most influential and resonant works in the history of American thought. 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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Eneas Africanus

By: Edwards, Harry Stillwell

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The J.W. Burke Company: 1920

Seller ID: 2275147

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 Span... View more info

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

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... View more info

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The Story of American Freedom

By: Foner, Eric

Price: $10.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company, New York: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2139707

Condition: Near Fine


First edition.Near Fine. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxii, 422 pp. 8vo. A masterful history of the United States, focused on its animating impulse-freedom-and the continuing struggle to achieve it. Freedom: a promised land, a battleground, America's cultural bond and fault line. The Declaration of Independence lists liberty among mankind's inalienable rights; the Constitution was framed to secure liberty's blessings. The United States f... View more info

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Revolution for the Hell of It

By: Free [Hoffman, Abbie]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Dial Press, Inc.: 1969

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 2263744

Condition: Very Good


7th printing. Two light spine creases, wrappers lightly toned. 1969 Trade Paperback. [vi], 231, [3] pp. Jacket photo of Abbie Hoffman by Richard Avedon, photograph and back cover by Robert Parent. While the supremely popular Steal This Book is a guide to living outside the establishment, Revolution for the Hell of It is a chronicle of Abbie Hoffman's radical escapades that doubles as a guidebook for today's social and political activist. Hoffman pioneered the use of humo... View more info

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Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, in Two Volumes (The Library of Great Lives)

By: Garrow, David J.; Andrews, William L.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1989

Seller ID: 2274217

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher insert and bookplate laid in. 1989 Full-Leather. 800 pp. 8vo. Red full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in, color frontispiece portrait of MLK, Jr. Foreword by William L. Andrews. Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, this is the most comprehensive book ever written about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on more than seven hundred interviews with all of King's su... View more info

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Migrations of the Heart: An Autobiography

By: Golden, Marita

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Ballantine: 1983

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1538228

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Spine lightly creased. 1983 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 246 pp. Distinguished author and television executive Marita Golden writes movingly about her life -- first as a black activist in the sixties in her hometown Washington, D.C., then as a journalism student in New York. In those turbulent years, she gained a profound understanding of what it means to be black in America. While studying in America, she met Femi,... View more info

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Long Distance Life

By: Golden, Marita

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1989

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1540018

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Pages slightly toned, ink name inside. 1989 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 321 pp. The struggle for civil rights during the 20th century is seen through the eyes of a determined black family in this intense, luminous saga. View more info

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The Hunting of Uncle Tom

By: Hamilton, Elmer

Price: $12.00

Publisher: PublishAmerica: 2009

Seller ID: 2261076

ISBN: 1607495015

Condition: Fine


First edition - a paperback original. 2009 Trade Paperback. 96 pp. 'The Hunting of Uncle Tom takes you back in time to the days of slavery in the United States. It takes you back to the early eighteen hundreds, the days of the horrors of slavery. It was a time when a slave called Uncle Tom learns the advantage of being a scheming and deceitful slave. Uncle Tom could see a better way of slave life, even if it took the lives of his own people.' View more info

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White Papers for White Americans

By: Hernton, Calvin C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1975427

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink stamp & name on front endpaper, jacket rubbed. 1966 Hard Cover. 155 pp. A polemic against the white middle class, designed to dispel myths held by white society during the Civil Rights Movement. Includes a eulogy of Malcolm X and discusses the 1963 March on Washington. View more info

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Rutherford B. Hayes: Warrior & President (The Library of the Presidents)

By: Hoogenboom, Ari

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1996

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274906

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplate laid in. 1996 Full-Leather. x, 626, [2] pp. 8vo. Original red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in. A biography of the 19th President of the United States of America, who was also a noted advocate of abolition in the years leading up to the American Civil War. View more info

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The Higher Law, in its Relations to Civil Government: with Particular Reference to Slavery, and the Fugitive Slave Law

By: Hosmer, William

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Derby & Miller: 1852

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1841756

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Minor repairs to spine foot, minor loss from head & foot, a few pages lightly foxed. 1852 Hard Cover. ix, 204 pp. Original dark brown cloth, intricate blind-stamped design on boards, gilt titles. Frontispiece of William Seward, to whom the volume is also dedicated. A powerful anti-slavery polemic, in which the relationship between civil government and slavery is fully examined, and the arguments of those advocating the continuation of slavery are systemati... View more info

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To Have and to Hold: Slave Work and Family Life in Antebellum South Carolina

By: Hudson, Larry E.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The University of Georgia Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2273287

ISBN: 0820318302

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Inscribed without attribution and signed by author on title page ('Kind regards, Larry E. Hudson Jr., Rochester '98'). Light crease on front jacket flap corner. 1997 Hard Cover. xxii, 241 pp. 8vo. Looking closely at both the slaves' and masters' worlds in low, middle, and up-country South Carolina, Larry E. Hudson Jr. covers a wide range of economic and social topics related to the opportunities given to slaves to produce and trade their own food and other... View more info

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Leadbelly (The National Poetry Series)

By: Jess, Tyehimba; Kelly, Brigit Pegeen

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Verse Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274170

ISBN: 0974635332

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Ink name on half-title page, light smell of smoke. 2005 Large Softcover. 117 pp. “It is exhilarating to be invited into a world so large and muscular, so rooted in history, a world where so much is at stake. —Brigit Pegeen Kelly, National Poetry Series judge. A biography in poems, leadbelly examines the life and times of the legendary blues musician from a variety of intimate perspectives and using a range of innovative poetic fo... View more info