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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 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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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 this masterly continuation of the narrative, Branch recounts the climactic struggles as they commanded the national and internat... 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 for the first generation of African Americans who had moved from being sharecroppers in the South to the promised lands in th... 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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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... View more info

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Antislavery Origins of the Civil War in the United States [Anti-Slavery]

By: Dumond, Dwight Lowell; Schlesinger, Arthur

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor Paperbacks / The University of Michigan Press: 1960

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2293920

Condition: Good


2nd printing. Edges rubbed, stain on corner of rear wrapper and last couple pages, edges a bit foxed, ink name inside. 1960 Trade Paperback. vii, [1], 133, [1] pp. A study of abolitionists, slave owners, and the way their disagreements ultimately led to the American Civil War. Originally published in 1939, this reissue includes a new introduction by Arthur Schlesinger. 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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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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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

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Slavery, Law, and Politics: The Dred Scott Case in Historical Perspective (An Abridgment of The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and Politics)

By: Fehrenbacher, Don E.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1981

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2293919

ISBN: 019502883X

Condition: Very Good


6th printing. Spine faded. 1981 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 326 pp. This is an abridgement of the Pulitzer-Prize winning The Dred Scott Case, making Fehrenbacher's monumental work available to a wider audience. Although it condenses the original by half, all the chapters and major themes of the larger work have been retained, providing a masterful review of the issues before America on the eve of the Civil War. 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 humor, theater, and shock value to drive home his points, and in Revolution for the Hell of It he gives firsthand accounts of his... 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 surviving associates, as well as with those who opposed him, and enhanced by the author's access to King's personal papers and ... View more info

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Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made

By: Genovese, Eugene D.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1976

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2293925

ISBN: 0394716523

Condition: Fair


First paperback printing. Spine creased, tear on front wrapper along spine, crease on back corner, spine faded, wrappers a bit soiled. 1976 Trade Paperback. xxii, 823, [19] pp. A study of the Old South, offering a depiction of the people of that society. Although slavery is one of America's greatest crimes, this brings to the forefront the strength of the slaves to resist their masters. View more info

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Of One Blood: Abolitionism and the Origins of Racial Equality

By: Goodman, Paul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288712

ISBN: 0520207947

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine faintly toned. Top page ridge lightly foxed. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxi, 303 pp. The abolition movement is perhaps the most salient example of the struggle the United States has faced in its long and complex confrontation with the issue of race. In his final book, historian Paul Goodman, who died in 1995, presents a new and important interpretation of abolitionism. Goodman pays particular attention to the role that blacks played in the movement. In the half-century following the American Revolution, a sizable free black popula... 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 systematically dismantled. Sabin 33113. 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 goods--contingent on first completing the master's assigned work for the day. In particular, Hudson shows how these opportun... View more info

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The Great Silent Army of Abolitionism: Ordinary Women in the Antislavery Movement

By: Jeffrey, Julie Roy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press: 1998

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2291146

ISBN: 0807847410

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. Light sticker adhesive on rear wrapper. 1998 Trade Paperback. xii, 311 pp. By focusing on male leaders of the abolitionist movement, historians have often overlooked the great grassroots army of women who also fought to eliminate slavery. Here, Julie Roy Jeffrey explores the involvement of ordinary women--black and white--in the most significant reform movement prior to the Civil War. She offers a complex and compelling portrait of antebellum women's activism, tracing its changing contours over time. For more than three decades, women raised money, carried petitions, created p... 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 forms. A collage of song, culture, and circumstance, alive and speaking. Tyehimba Jess’ numerous awards include fellowships f... View more info

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Dream: The Words and Inspiration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

By: King, Martin Luther Jr.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Blue Mountain Arts: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2282813

ISBN: 1598422405

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faintly rubbed. 2007 Hard Cover. Inspired by the life and philosophy of one of the 20th century's most remarkable humanitarians, this book combines compelling photographs of King with quotations from his most inspiring speeches and writings to capture the true essence of his timeless messages of nonviolence, equality, and love. The book also includes an in-depth biographical essay by South African writer/novelist Mike Nicol and an introduction by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. View more info

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Strength to Love

By: King, Martin Luther, Jr.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281574

Condition: Near Fine


First edition (stated, with $3.50 price on jacket). Owner bookplate remnant on front endpaper, reverse of jacket foxed, jacket a bit rubbed. 1963 Hard Cover. x, [2], 146, [2] pp. 8vo. King's second book, a collection of sermons preaching the value of love and nonviolence, and urging the sort of mutual understanding and respect King spoke about during his speeches as a civil right activist. If there is one book Martin Luther King, Jr. has written that people consistently tell me has changed their lives, it is Strength to Love. So wrote Coretta Scott King. She continued: I believe it is because ... View more info

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The Debate Over Slavery: Stanley Elkins and His Critics

By: Lane, Ann J. (Editor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: University of Illinois Press: 1971

Seller ID: 1817154

Condition: Very Good


Former university library copy, usual marks. Lacks jacket. 1971 Hard Cover. vi, 378 pp. In 1959, Slavery: A Problem in American Institutional and Intellectual Life was published, based on a dissertation given by Stanley Elkins at Columbia University. His assertions stirred up quite a bit of controversy, and inspired debate on the topic for a number of years. Though his arguments are not favored by modern thought, his contributions to the discussion are considered important. View more info

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The Jewel of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln's Re-Election and the End of Slavery

By: Long, David E.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press: 1997

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2293923

ISBN: 0306807882

Condition: Good


Spine creased and faded, minor repair to binding, ink gift note on front flyleaf. 1997 Trade Paperback. xxiii, [3], 368, [6] pp. An examination of the re-election campaign and victory that eventually led to the abolition of slavery in the United States. Includes section of black-and-white photographs. View more info

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The Story of the Jubilee Singers; with Their Songs.

By: Marsh, J.B.T.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company. / The Riverside Press, Cambridge: 1880

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2178559

Condition: Very Good


Revised edition. Corners a bit rubbed, ink name & date on front flyleaf. 1880 Hard Cover. viii, 243 pp. 8vo. The story of a group of emancipated slaves who set out to raise $20,000 for their school by touring the United States as a musical group. View more info

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Wendell Phillips: The Agitator; with an Appendix Containing Three of the Orator's Masterpieces, Never Before Published in Book Form, viz.: The Lost Arts; Daniel O'Connell; The Scholar in a Republic

By: Martyn, Carlos

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Negro University Press: 1969

Seller ID: 1777242

Condition: Near Fine


Several related 19th century newspaper clippings laid in, including a review of the original publication. 1969 Hard Cover. xi, 600 pp. 8vo. 1969 facsimile of revised edition. Phillips was an activist on several fronts, but is remembered primarily for the speeches he gave in support of the abolitionist movement. He also advocated for equal rights for Native Americans and women, and supported the temperance and labor movements. View more info

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A Voting Rights Odyssey: Black Enfranchisement in Georgia

By: McDonald, Laughlin

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 2003

Seller ID: 2287362

ISBN: 0521011795

Condition: Very Good


Corners and top edge of wrappers lightly bumped. 2003 Trade Paperback. viii, 254 pp. A Voting Rights Odyssey is the story of the efforts of the white leadership in Georgia to maintain white supremacy by denying blacks the right to vote and hold elected office. Narrated chronologically, most of the story is told by those who participated; from Alexander H. Stephens, Vice President of the Confederacy, to Carl Sanders, Governor of Georgia, to Emma Gresham, Mayor of Keysville in rural Burke County. View more info