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

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


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 Two Biographies by African-American Women: Biography of an American Bondman, by His Daughter. [with] Life and Public Services of Martin R. Delany, Sub-Assistant Commissioner Bureau Relief of Refugees, Freedmen, and of Abandoned Lands, and Late Major 104th U.S. Colored Troops (The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers)

Two Biographies by African-American Women: Biography of an American Bondman, by His Daughter. [with] Life and Public Services of Martin R. Delany, Sub-Assistant Commissioner Bureau Relief of Refugees, Freedmen, and of Abandoned Lands, and Late Major 104th U.S. Colored Troops (The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers)

By: Andrews, William L.; Brown, Josephine; Rollin, Frank A.; Gates, Henry Louis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203185


First edition. 1991 Hard Cover. xliii, 104, 367 pp. The book contains the biography of an American bondman William Wells Brown, which was written by his daughter Josephine Brown. It also presents the precedent-setting biography of Martin R. Delany, which helped to introduce an analytical approach to biography writing in African-American letters. An unabashed success story of one man's military career during the Civil War and his subsequent work in the Freedman's Bureau ... View more info

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Failure is Impossible: Susan B. Anthony in Her Own Words

By: Anthony, Susan B.; Sherr, Lynn

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Times Books / Random House: 1995

Seller ID: 2263545


A nice copy. 1995 Trade Paperback. xxviii, 384 pp. Juxtaposed with contemporary reports and biographical essays, the words of this legendary suffragist reveal Susan B. Anthony as a loyal, caring friend, and an eloquent, humorous crusader. More than a collection of well-arranged quotations, the work informs, inspires, and gives historical perspective.--The Houston Post. 33 photos & illustrations. 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


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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Rosa Parks: A Life

By: Brinkley, Douglas

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Penguin: 2005

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268289


1st printing. Faint edge wear. 2005 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Fifty years after she made history by refusing to give up her seat on a bus, Rosa Parks at last gets the major biography she deserves. The eminent historian Douglas Brinkley follows this thoughtful and devout woman from her childhood in Jim Crow Alabama through her early involvement in the NAACP to her epochal moment of courage and her afterlife as a beloved (and resented) ... View more info

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Engels (Past Masters Series)

By: Carver, Terrell

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Hill and Wang: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201158


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 beg... View more info

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On the Shoulders of Giants: The Bea Wright Story (Signed by Subject)

By: Chappell, Eleanor; O'Connor, Basil; Hayes, Helen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chilton Company - Book Division: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1905645


First edition. Extensively inscribed, signed, and dated Nov. 8, 1961 by Bea Wright on front endpaper, to Mrs. Howard Wood, a worker in the Mothers' March. She mentions the March of Dimes, the charity founded by FDR, who also suffered from the disease. Lacks jacket. Spine lightly faded. 1960 Hard Cover. ix, 105 pp. A biography of the dedicated activist who fought to raise awareness of, and support research towards a cure for, polio - the disease that confined her to a whe... View more info

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Diana: The Portrait

By: Coward, Rosalind; Mandela, Nelson (Foreword)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2004

Seller ID: 1852309


Includes original jacket. Bright copy. Foreword by Nelson Mandela.Near Fine. 2004 Large Hardcover. 368 pp. Comprehensive portrait of the life and humanitarian work of Diana, Princess of Wales authorized by the late Princess' Estate and her Memorial Fund. With gatefolds, acetate overlays, 100 exclusive images and 400 others chosen for their style or memorable qualities, this lavishly produced hardback is the ultimate keepsake to remember Diana by. The tragic death of Dian... 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


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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Selections From the Writings of Frederick Douglass

By: Foner, Philip S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: International Publishers: 1964

Seller ID: 2191627


Wrappers soiled & creased. 1964 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 95 pp. A collection of writings from the famous and beloved abolitionist, civil rights leader, and social activist. 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


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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Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life

By: Ginzberg, Lori D.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Hill and Wang: 2010

Seller ID: 2261567


Highlighting, dog-eared pages. 2010 Trade Paperback. In this subtly crafted biography, the historian Lori D. Ginzberg narrates the life of a woman of great charm, enormous appetite, and extraordinary intellectual gifts who turned the limitations placed on women like herself into a universal philosophy of equal rights. Few could match Stanton's self-confidence; loving an argument, she rarely wavered in her assumption that she had won. But she was no secular saint, and her... 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


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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The Quality of Hurt: The Early Years

By: Himes, Chester

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Paragon House: 1990

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2199112


1st printing. Light rubbing to wrappers. 1990 Trade Paperback. Himes writes of black ghetto life and of his personal struggle with repressive American ways. View more info

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Axling: A Christian Presence in Japan

By: Hine, Leland D.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Judson Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1736319


First edition.Very Good. 1969 Hard Cover. 205 pp. 8vo. Heroic Christian witness in adversity, coupled with deep and concerned insight into the social and political conditions which shape a nation, makes the life of William Axling one of the most significant and thrilling sagas of modern times. View more info

Image for Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, in Fourteen Volumes: Good Men and Great; Famous Women; American Statesmen; Eminent Painters; English Authors; Eminent Artists; Eminent Orators; Great Philosophers; Great Reformers; Great Teachers; Great Businessmen; Great Scientists; Great Lovers; Great Musicians [Volumes I - XIV [1-14]], with Guide Book

Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, in Fourteen Volumes: Good Men and Great; Famous Women; American Statesmen; Eminent Painters; English Authors; Eminent Artists; Eminent Orators; Great Philosophers; Great Reformers; Great Teachers; Great Businessmen; Great Scientists; Great Lovers; Great Musicians [Volumes I - XIV [1-14]], with Guide Book

By: Hubbard, Elbert

Price: $175.00

Publisher: The World Publishing Company: 1928

Seller ID: 2140928


Small circular discoloration to spine label of each volume (the jackets, designed with a cut-out to view the volume numbers, did not cover this portion of the spine). Edges of guide book lightly rubbed. 1928 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 8vo. Fourteen hardcover volumes -- volumes I - XIV -- plus Guide Book. Original beige blind-stamped cloth, paper spine labels, photographic endpapers. Frontispiece to each volume. A collection of short biograp... View more info

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The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man

By: Johnson, James Weldon; Gates, Jr., Henry Louis

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1989

Seller ID: 2207910


A very nice copy. 1989 Trade Paperback. xxix, 211 pp. First published anonymously in 1912, this resolutely unsentimental novel gave many white readers their first glimpse of the double standard -- and double consciousness -- that ruled the lives of black people in modern America. Republished in 1927, at the height of the Harlem Renaissance, with an introduction by Carl Van Vechten, The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man became a groundbreaking document of Afro-American ... View more info

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902)

By: Kendall, Martha E.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Heart of the Lakes Publishing:

Seller ID: 2201256


Wrappers gently rubbed. 72 pp. A biography of the nineteenth-century pioneer in the struggle for women's rights. View more info

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Tomorrow is a New Day: A Youth Edition of Jennie Lee's Autobiography (A Puffin Storybook)

By: Lee, Jennie

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1948

Seller ID: 1524780


Lightly rubbed, pages toned. 1948 Trade Paperback. 180 pp. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jennie Lee, Baroness Lee of Asheridge PC (3 November 1904 – 16 November 1988) was born Janet Lee in Lochgelly, in Fife, Scotland. The daughter of a miner (who later gave up work in the mines to run a hotel), she inherited her father's socialist inclinations, and like him joined the Independent Labour Party (ILP). View more info

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A Stop on the Underground Railroad

By: Loguen, J.W.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Hofmann Press: 2001

Seller ID: 2195551


An exceptional copy. 2001 Trade Paperback. Taken from the 1859 biography entitled The Rev. J.W. Loguen as a Slave and as a Freeman, this work follows Loguen's life from when he first arrives in Syracuse in 1841 and becomes a preacher and underground railroad depot conductor to his participation in the famous Jerry Rescue in which a fellow fugitive slave was arrested and shackled by Federal marshals in 1851. An irate abolitionist mob later freed Jerry. View more info

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Edith Pechey-Phipson, M.D.: The Story of England's Foremost Pioneering Woman Doctor

By: Lutzker, Edythe; Hakim, Sohrab A.E.; Patuk, Dina

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Exposition Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2161059


First edition. Very good in good jacket. Jacket faded, jacket edges rubbed with minor loss from corners, ink name on front endpaper. 1973 Hard Cover. xviii, 259 pp. 8vo. An account of the life of Edith Pechey-Phipson, an early woman doctor in England, and a notable humanitarian and champion of women's rights. Bibliography and index follow text. View more info

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Critics and Crusaders

By: Madison, Charles A.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.: 1948

Seller ID: 1519081


Rubbed, jacket creased & chipped.Good. 1948 Hard Cover. 534 pp. Contains biographical & critical appraisals of various social libertarians including Henry David Thoreau, Emma Goldman, John Brown, Eugene Debs, et al. CONTENTS: The Abolitionists; The Utopians; The Anarchists; The Dissident Economists; The Militant Liberals; The Socialists; A Final Note. View more info

Image for 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

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


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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Contributions to Iqbal's Thought

By: Maruf, Mohammed

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Islamic Book Service: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1296847


First edition. Includes original jacket. Large stain to base, binding cracked.Good. 1977 Hard Cover. A survey of the philosophy of the famous Muslim poet, thinker and politician. Iqbal was a strong proponent of the political and spiritual revival of Islamic civilisation across the world, but specifically in India; a series of famous lectures he delivered to this effect were published as The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam. His outlook helped shape what event... View more info

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Susan Anthony: Girl Who Dared (The Childhood of Famous Americans Series)

By: Monsell, Helen Albee; Fiorentino, Al

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1960

Seller ID: 2205837


Stains to front and rear board.One inch surface tear to jacket front, jacket rubbed, front jacket flap price-clipped. 1960 Hard Cover. 200 pp. Focuses on the childhood of Susan B. Anthony, the civil rights activist who was prominent in the anti-slavery and 19th century women's right movements in the United States. KEYWORDS: SUSAN ANTHONY GIRL WHO DARED HELEN ALBEE MONSELL AL FIORENTINO BIOGRAPHY CHILDREN JUVENILE CHILDHOOD FAMOUS AMERICANS SERIES AMERICAN HISTORY ACTIVI... View more info

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An American Idyll: The Life of Carleton H. Parker

By: Parker, Cornelia Stratton

Price: $9.00

Publisher: The Atlantic Monthly Press: 1920

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2201203


5th printing. Very good in fair jacket. Significant loss from jacket corners and spine. Ink name on front endpaper, magazine clipping of photo of Rabindranath Tagore and Albert Einstein laid in, along with a postcard showing the American Red Cross Building in Washington, D.C. 1920 Hard Cover. 190 pp. A biography of a federal mediator of labor disputes. View more info

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A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive

By: Pelzer, Dave

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Omaha Press: 1995

Seller ID: 2201239


Minor wear to corners. 1995 Trade Paperback. xi, 184 pp., 4-page terminal publisher ad. This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because... View more info

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Raoul Wallenberg

By: Rosenfeld, Harvey

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Holmes & Meier Publishers: 1995

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 1855012


Revised edition. 1995 Trade Paperback. 264 pp. The Library Journal found this a thorough, careful, and gripping recapitulation of Wallenberg's life as it recounts his efforts to save Budapest Jews and his imprisonment in the Soviet Union (LJ 7/82). This updated edition includes previously sealed Soviet prison records and archives and information on the Wallenberg family's lawsuit against the former Soviet Union. The popularity of Schindler's List will no doubt draw reade... View more info

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the Florida Everglades (The Southern Pioneer Series)

By: Sammons, Sandra Wallus

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Tailored Tours Publications: 1998

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1535171


First printing. 1998 Trade Paperback. 72 pp. Photos. CONTENTS: Foreword; 1. Discovering Her World; 2. A Caring Family; 3. Out on Her Own; 4. A New Life in Florida; 5. Marjory Becomes a Writer; 6. Speaking Out; 7. Two Changes; 8. New Challenges; 9. Everglades: River or Swamp?; 10. The Everglades: River of Grass; 11. Her Writing Continues; 12. Friends of the Everglades; Afterword; Chronology; Glossary; Index; Photographic Credits; What You Can See and Do Today. View more info

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My Life's Journey: A Memoir of Betty Strasenburgh

By: Strasenburgh, Betty; Naparsteck, Ruth Rosenberg

Price: $75.00

Publisher: S.N.: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2267156


First edition. Inscribed and signed without attribution by author on title page ('I couldn't have done it without you. Betty Stras'). As this volume was acquired from the collection of Rochester City Historian Ruth Rosenberg Naparsteck, who edited the work, it is likely the 'you' in the inscription refers to her. Tiny internal tear on spine. 2016 Large Hardcover. 384 pp. A memoir by the Rochester, New York philanthropist, and member of the family after which the Strasenb... View more info