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African Victory with the British Forces from El Alamein to Cape Bon

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: British Information Services: 1943

Seller ID: 2206915

Condition: Good


No publisher date (circa 1940s), wrappers rubbed with a few light creases, page corners lightly dog-eared. 1943 Stapled Binding. 63 pp. At the First Battle of El Alamein (1 – 27 July 1942) the advance of Axis troops on Alexandria was blunted by the Allies, stopping the German Panzers who were trying to outflank the Allies' position. At the Second Battle of El Alamein (23 October – 4 November 1942) Allied forces broke the Axis line and forced them all the way back to Tunisia. Winston Churchill, the British Prime Minister at the time, said of this victory: Now this is not the end; it is not... View more info

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Voices of the Ancestors: African Myth (Myth and Mankind)

By: Allen, Tony; Fleming, Fergus; Phillips, Charles

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Time-Life Books: 1999

Seller ID: 2205620

Condition: Near Fine


Pages lightly toned.Jacket lightly toned. 1999 Large Hardcover. 144 pp. Part of the Myth & Mankind series. A dramatic series that captures, culture by culture, the information that never makes it into the history books: strange stories, mystic rites, angry gods, vision quests.CONTENTS: Cradle of Humankind; Wonders of Creation; An Ordered World; Heroes and Tricksters; Kingdoms and Empires; The African Legacy.Keywords: FOLKLORE MYTHOLOGY HISTORY MYTH VOICES OF ANCESTORS AFRICAN AFRICA 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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Black Gun, Silver Star: The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves, A Reader

By: Burton, Art T.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 2006

Seller ID: 2265346

ISBN: 0803217471

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 2006 Trade Paperback. xix, 346 pp. Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves appears as one of “eight notable Oklahomans,” the “most feared U.S. marshal in the Indian country.” That Reeves was also an African American who had spent his early life as a slave in Arkansas and Texas makes his accomplishments all the more remarkable. Bucking the odds (“I’m sorry, we didn’t keep black people’s history,” a clerk at one of Oklahoma’s local historical societies answered a query), Art T. Burton sifts through fact and legend to discover the truth about one of the most outstanding p... View more info

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Making of Man: An Outline of Anthropology (Modern Library)

By: Calverton, V.F.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Modern Library: 1931

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2260194

Condition: Good


First thus (Toledano, 149.2). Spine lightly toned with crease, front and rear hinges starting, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, ink name on front endpaper. 1931 Soft Cover. xv, 879 pp. CONTENTS: Preface; Introduction: Modern Anthropology and the Theory of Cultural Compulsives; Fossil and Prehistoric Man; Race and Language; Social Organization; Sexual Customs and Social Practice; Religion; Evolution of Attitudes; Biographies; Bibliographies. View more info

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Marcus Garvey and the Vision of Africa

By: Clarke, John Henrik; Garvey, Amy Jacques

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1974

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2288949

ISBN: 0394718887

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Pages lightly toned. 1974 Mass Market Paperback. xxxii, 496 pp. Among Black leaders, Marcus Garvey (1887-1940) was unique. His popularity was universal, his program for the return of African people to their motherland shook the foundations of three empires, all subsequent Black Power movements have owed a debt to his example, and his prophecy has been fulfilled in the independence that brought into being more than thirty African nations. This illuminating reader shows Garvey in all his dimensions. Among the many contributors are, in addition to Garvey himself, W. E. B. Du Bois,... View more info

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Soul on Ice

By: Cleaver, Eldridge; Gismar, Maxwell

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Delta: 1968

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2266364

ISBN: 0440181631

Condition: Very Good


Sixth printing. Spine faintly creased, wrappers and page ridges faintly foxed. 1968 Trade Paperback. xv, 210 pp. Soul On Ice is a memoir and collection of essays by Eldridge Cleaver. Originally written in Folsom State Prison in 1965, and published three years later in 1968, it is Cleaver's best known writing and remains a seminal work in African-American literature.[1][2] The treatises were first printed in the nationally-circulated monthly Ramparts and became widely read (even praised by Norman Mailer) for their illustration and commentary on Black America. Throughout his narrative, Cleaver d... View more info

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Between the World and Me

By: Coates, Ta-Nehisi

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau: 2015

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2289002

ISBN: 0812993543

Condition: Near Fine


National Book Award Winner sticker on front wrapper. Newspaper clipping laid in. An excellent copy. 2015 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 152 pp. By the writer Marvel's Black Panther comic series. National Book Award Winner. In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but... View more info

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The Mediterranean and Its Borderlands, in Two Volumes: Western Countries; Eastern Countries

By: Cook, Joel

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The John C. Winston Co.: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287167

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1910 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 609, [3]; 648 pp. 8vo. Original red cloth, elaborate gilt decorations, gilt titles and top edges. Photographic plates with captioned tissue guards throughout. A descriptive guide to the various countries along the Mediterranean Sea. View more info

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The Heart of the Ngoni: Heroes of the African Kingdom of Segu

By: Courlander, Harold; Sako, Ousmane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Crown: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202562

ISBN: 051754637X

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Page ridges lightly foxed.Jacket lightly toned. 1982 Hard Cover. vii, 178 pp. The heroic legends decribed here, re-create the events and annals of the kingdom of Segu and of the Bambara tribe that formed a series of important city-states along the Niger River during the 17th century. The deeds of kings, the exploits of warriors, the sorcery of magicians, and battles against invaders are among the subjects addressed. The stories, transmitted orally, were narrated by the djeli, traditional keepers of the history of ruling families of the kingdoms that once flourished in the Wester... View more info

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Nervous Conditions: A Novel

By: Dangarembga, Tsitsi

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Seal Press: 1989

Seller ID: 2266447

ISBN: 0931188741

Condition: Good


Half-inch surface tear to spine-base, wrappers lightly rubbed, minor ink underlining (a few pages only), ink name on half-title page. 1989 Trade Paperback. 204 pp. Nervous Conditions is a novel by Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga, first published in the United Kingdom in 1988 by the Women's Press. The semi-autobiographical novel[1] focuses on the story of a Shona family in post-colonial Rhodesia during the 1960s. Nervous Conditions is the first of a proposed trilogy, with The Book of Not published in 2006 as the second novel in the series. The novel illustrates the dynamic themes of race, ... View more info

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Samaki: The Story of an Otter in Africa: A True-to-Life Novel

By: Davis, J.A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton: 1979

Seller ID: 2205356

Condition: Very Good


Ink stamp to front endpaper, page ridges lightly foxed.Jacket lightly rubbed and lightly toned. 1979 Hard Cover. 215 pp. The life of Samaki, a spot-necked otter from Tanzania, from eight weeks old. Through his eyes are seen the other inhabitants of the African rivers and surrounding terrain.Samaki: The Story of an Otter in Africa is a novel written and illustrated by J.A. Davis (Joseph Anthony Davis). It was first published in 1979, by E.P. Dutton (New York, N.Y.) and simultaneously in Canada by Clark, Irwin & Company Limited, Toronto and Vancouver.The novel is about Samaki, a wild spot-necked... 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 sever... View more info

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Morocco: Its People and Places

By: De Amicis, Edmondo; Rollin-Tilton, C.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1882

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2150497

Condition: Good


First edition. A bit musty, ink name & date partially crossed out on front flyleaf. 1882 Hard Cover. v, 374, [2] pp. 8vo. A 19th century overview of Morocco and its citizens, with illustrations throughout text. View more info

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Sahara: The Extraordinary History of the World's Largest Desert

By: de Villiers, Marq; Hirtle, Sheila

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Walker & Company: 2002

Seller ID: 2201193

ISBN: 0802776787

Condition: Very Good


General light wear. 2002 Trade Paperback. 326 pp. In the parched and seemingly lifeless heart of the Sahara desert, earthworms find enough moisture to survive. Four major mountain ranges interrupt the flow of dunes and gravel plains, and at certain times waterfalls cascade from their peaks. Even the sand amazes: massive dunes can appear almost overnight, and be gone just as quickly. We think we know the Sahara, the largest and most austere desert on Earth--yet it is full of surprises, as Marq de Villiers reveals in his brilliant and evocative biography of the land and its people. If you travel... View more info

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First in the Field: Baseball Hero Jackie Robinson

By: Dingle, Derek T.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Hyperion: 1998

Seller ID: 2195461

ISBN: 0786803487

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1998 Hard Cover. As an African-American, Jackie Robinson had to fight for his rights again and again until he broke the Major League's color line. First in the Field explores the early years of this baseball legend, as he paved the way for other African Americans in professional sports, and made a place for himself in American history. View more info

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A Mongo Homecoming (A Two-Worlds Book)

By: Elting, Mary; McKown, Robin; Barnett, Moneta

Price: $10.00

Publisher: M. Evans and Company: 1969

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2203599

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. Page ridges faintly foxed.Jacket faintly foxed. 1969 Hard Cover. 54 pp. Pauline lives in a city called Kinshasa on the bank of the Congo River in Africa. Her family is of the Mongo people, one of the many groups in the Congo region. When Pauline leaves her house for school in the morning she can see a tall new skyscraper near the post office where her father works. On here way home, she can look out towards the edge of the forest where her ancestors lived for hundreds of years. Five days journey up the river is the tiny village of her grandparents. One day her older brother Rober... View more info

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Umbundu: Folk Tales from Angola

By: Ennis, Merlin; Lord, Albert

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Beacon Press: 1962

Seller ID: 2203603

Condition: Very Good


Very GoodJacket rubbed, quarter-inch chip to top edge of jacket front. 1962 Hard Cover. xxix, 316 pp. In the middle of the wild bush country of West Africa live the Ovimbundu of Angola. For generations the transmission of their culture has been by word-of-mouth through the art of tribal storytellers. Now for the first time an American who lived among them for almost 40 years has translated and written down these tales and legends from the Umbundu, without altering their tone, pace and frank detail. There is a mine of fresh material in these stories of magic and bizarre adventure, with special ... View more info

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Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

By: Foner, Eric

Price: $15.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288711

ISBN: 0393244075

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 2015 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 301 pp. More than any other scholar, Eric Foner has influenced our understanding of America's history. Now, making brilliant use of extraordinary evidence, the Pulitzer Prize–winning historian once again reconfigures the national saga of American slavery and freedom. A deeply entrenched institution, slavery lived on legally and commercially even in the northern states that had abolished it after the American Revolution. Slaves could be found in the streets of New York well after abolition, ... 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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Africa Dances: A Book About West African Negroes

By: Gorer, Geoffrey

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202785

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, boards and pages toned, page ridges lightly foxed. 1935 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 337 pp. [viii] Includes black-and-white photographs. Originally published in 1935, Africa Dances takes the reader on an odyssey across West Africa, in the company of one of the great black ballet stars of 1930s Paris (Feral Benga). It's a devastating critique of colonial rule, which is shown to be destroying African society while Christian missionaries undermine indigenous morality. Wickedly scornful of French rule, and the creator of outrageous portra... View more info

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Black Rage

By: Grier, William H.; Cobbs, Price M.; Harris, Fred R.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1969

Seller ID: 2266150

Condition: Very Good


Light general wear, pages lightly toned. 1969 Mass Market Paperback. viii, 179 pp. Two black psychiatrists tell it like it is--the desperation, the conflicts and the anger of the black man's life in America today. Forcibly uprooted from his home, cut off from his past, robbed of language and culture, the black man in America has been methodically dehumanized and exploited by our society. Black Rage is the first book to reveal the full dimensions of the emotional conflicts and the desperation of the black man in America--the struggle to achieve manhood and womanhood; love, sex and marriage; fam... View more info

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The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales

By: Hamilton, Virginia; Dillon, Leo and Diane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2207247

Condition: Good


First Edition. No jacket, stain to top page ridge. 1985 Large Hardcover. xii, 178 pp. With illustrations by Leo and Diane Dillon. The well-known author retells 24 black American folk tales in sure storytelling voice: animal tales, supernatural tales, fanciful and cautionary tales, and slave tales of freedom. All are beautifully readable. With the added attraction of 40 wonderfully expressive paintings by the Dillons, this collection should be snapped up.--(starred) School Library Journal.KEYWORDS: VIRGINIA HAMILTON LEO DIANE DILLON PEOPLE COULD FLY AMERICAN BLACK FOLKTALES FOLKLORE AFRICAN HI... View more info

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Apartheid's Second Front: South Africa's War against Its Neighbours (Penguin Special)

By: Hanlon, Joseph

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1987

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2269480

ISBN: 0140523707

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Wrapper edges very lightly rubbed, pages faintly toned. 1987 Trade Paperback. 130 pp. Describes the economic, political, and military forces used by South Africa to enforce Apartheid. View more info

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Slavery and the Making of America

By: Horton, James Oliver; Horton, Lois E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2005

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2289498

ISBN: 019517903X

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. An excellent copy. 2005 Large Hardcover. 254 pp. The history of slavery is central to understanding the history of the United States. Slavery and the Making of America offers a richly illustrated, vividly written history that illuminates the human side of this inhumane institution, presenting it largely through stories of the slaves themselves. Readers will discover a wide ranging and sharply nuanced look at American slavery, from the first Africans brought to British colonies in the early seventeenth century to the end of Reconstruction. The authors document the horrors of sl... View more info

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The Rise and Fall of a Proper Negro: An Autobiography

By: Lacy, Leslie Alexander

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1970

Seller ID: 2266780

ISBN: 0025672002

Condition: Good


Jacket edges lightly rubbed. Spine slightly cocked. 1970 Hard Cover. 255 pp. The odyssey of Leslie Alexander Lacy, product of a respectable Louisiana childhood, whose gradual involvement in West Coast militant movements and travel to Africa brings him to some sweetly reasonable and sourly realistic conclusions regarding black revolution. View more info

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The Africans: A Noted Foreign Correspondent's Encounters with Black Africa Today

By: Lamb, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Random House: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202559

ISBN: 039451887X

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Page ridges foxed.Jacket lightly toned. 1982 Hard Cover. xv, 363 pp. During the four years he spent in black Africa as the bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, David Lamb traveled through almost every country south of the Sahara, logging more than 300,000 miles. He talked to presidents and guerrilla leaders, university professors and witch doctors. He bounced from wars to coups oceans apart, catching midnight flights to little-known countries where supposedly decent people were doing unspeakable things to one another. In the tradition of John Gunther's Inside Africa, The Afri... View more info

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The Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Negro Cavalry in the West

By: Leckie, William H.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 1999

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2288039

ISBN: 0806112441

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1999 Trade Paperback. xiv, 290 pp. Negro soldiers who wanted to remain in the United States Army after the Civil War were organized into the Ninth and Tenth Cavalry Regiments. Their service in controlling hostile Indians on the Great Plains during the next twenty years was as invaluable as it was unrecognized. View more info

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The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How it Changed America

By: Lemann, Nicholas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1991

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2203525

ISBN: 0394560043

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. A very nice copy.Near Fine. 1991 Hard Cover. 410 pp. ...concerns the people and lives that were transformed by the black migration. First, he tells the stories of several families who left the cotton plantations and small towns of the Mississippi Delta, heading north to the single most important destination of the great black migration, the South Side of Chicago. Following these men, women, and children over a fifty-year period, he recounts their moments of triumph and of despair, their economic successes and privation, their religion, their music, and their family lives, creati... View more info

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Tally's Corner: A Study of Negro Streetcorner Men

By: Liebow, Elliot

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1967

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2194723

Condition: Good


First printing. Cover and pages toned, text highlighted. 1967 Trade Paperback. xvii, 260 pp. A sociological classic, the first compelling response to the culture of poverty thesis--that the poor are different and, according to conservatives, morally inferior--and alternative explanations that many African Americans are caught in a tangle of pathology owing to the absence of black men in families. The debate has raged up to the present day. Yet Liebow's shadow theory of values—especially the values of poor, urban, black men-—remains the single most parsimonious account of the reasons why th... View more info