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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: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203185

ISBN: 0195062043

Condition: Near Fine


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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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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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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Rosa Parks: A Life

By: Brinkley, Douglas

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Penguin: 2005

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268289

ISBN: 0143036009

Condition: Very Good


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: $5.00

Publisher: Hill and Wang: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201158

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 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: $10.00

Publisher: Chilton Company - Book Division: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1905645

Condition: Very Good


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: $20.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2004

Seller ID: 1852309

Condition: Near Fine


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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Memoirs of the Duc de Lauzun (Armand Louis de Gontaut, duc de Biron), 1747-1783.

By: de Gontaut, Armand Louis (The Duc de Lauzun); Meras, E. Jules

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Sturgis & Walton Company: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283711

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front hinge just beginning to weaken, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1912 Hard Cover. xi, [3], 364 pp. Original red cloth, gilt titles & rules, gilt fleur-de-lis and insect designs to corners of front board within blind-stamped rules. The memoirs of a French dignitary known by contemporaries as a 'favourite of Marie Antoinette.' Armand Louis de Gontaut, later the duc de Biron and often referred to by historians simply as Biron, played important roles... View more info

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

By: Douglass, Frederick

Price: $6.00

Publisher: St. Martin's: 1993

Seller ID: 2282787

ISBN: 0312075316

Condition: Very Good


Faintly rubbed. 1993 Trade Paperback. Frederick Douglass has written a great story about the meaning of slavery and freedom in antebellum America. This edition provides the first extensive annotation of Douglass's tale of bondage and escape and self-made public career. View more info

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

By: Douglass, Frederick; Logan, Rayford W.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers: 1962

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2283215

Condition: Near Fine


Reissue. Jacket lightly toned. 1962 Hard Cover. 640 pp. 8vo. 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 and his escape from slavery in this volume than he cou... 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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Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Dream of Hope

By: Fleming, Alice

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Sterling: 2008

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2281503

ISBN: 1402744390

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Faint edge wear. 2008 Trade Paperback. The pastor of a small Baptist church in Montgomery, Alabama, King became the driving force of the civil rights movement when he led a black boycott of the city’s bus lines. His philosophy of nonviolence, and his breathtaking eloquence, helped free African Americans from decades of oppression and finally won them the rights—and opportunities—they deserved. 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

Condition: Fair


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

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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Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life

By: Ginzberg, Lori D.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Hill and Wang: 2010

Seller ID: 2261567

ISBN: 0374532397

Condition: Good


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

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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Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony

By: Harper, Ida Husted

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Ayer Company Publishers, Inc.: 1998

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2273997

ISBN: 0405001029

Condition: Good


Reissue. Ink underlining and marginalia, Susan B. Anthony house bookmark laid in, faint stain to base of last few pages of third volume. 1998 Hard Cover. Complete three volume set. xxiv, 513, [1]; xi, [2], 515-1070; xvii, [1], 1111-1633, [1] pp. 8vo. A biography of the important advocate for women's suffrage, reprinted from a copy in the Columbia University Libraries. 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

ISBN: 1557783063

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Near Fine


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

Image for Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great -- Complete 14 Volume Hardcover Set: 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 (Memorial Edition) [Volumes I - XIV]

Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great -- Complete 14 Volume Hardcover Set: 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 (Memorial Edition) [Volumes I - XIV]

By: Hubbard, Elbert

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Wm. H. Wise & Co.: 1916

Seller ID: 2276944

Condition: Very Good


Corners rubbed with significant loss from heel of volume XIV spine, varying degrees of fading to spine, but otherwise a very good set. 1916 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Fourteen hardcover volumes -- volumes I - XIV. Original brown leatherette with debossed tree design on front boards. Frontispiece to each volume. A collection of short biographies of famous individuals by Elbert Hubbard, one of the leading figures in the Arts & Crafts movement... 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 (Memorial Edition) [Volumes I - XIV [1-14]]

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 (Memorial Edition) [Volumes I - XIV [1-14]]

By: Hubbard, Elbert

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Wm. H. Wise & Co.: 1928

Seller ID: 2280901

Condition: Very Good


Memorial Edition, with subscriber page preceding title page of first volume stating 'This copy of The Memorial Edition in Fourteen Volumes of Elbert Hubbard's Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great has been specially prepared by the Roycrofters in their shops which are in East Aurora, Erie County, New York, for Phoebe Plumb.' A few spines lightly foxed. 1928 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 8vo. Fourteen hardcover volumes -- volumes I - XIV. O... 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

Condition: Very Good


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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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 Archbisho... 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

Condition: Very Good


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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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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Good


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

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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Contributions to Iqbal's Thought

By: Maruf, Mohammed

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Islamic Book Service: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1296847

Condition: Good


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