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Image for The History of Events Resulting in Indian Consolidation West of the Mississippi. [from Annual Report of the American Historical Association for 1906]

The History of Events Resulting in Indian Consolidation West of the Mississippi. [from Annual Report of the American Historical Association for 1906]

By: Abel, Annie Heloise

Price: $125.00

Publisher: [American Historical Association]: 1908

Seller ID: 2187980


Base of boards faintly stained, free endpapers removed. 1908 Hard Cover. 233-450 pp. 8vo. A separately bound edition of the Justin Winsor Prize winning essay originally published by the American Historical Association in 1906. The author, a Ph.D., was a Bulkley Fellow in History at Yale University, Associate Professor in History at Wells College, and Instructor in History at The Woman's College of Baltimore. She discusses the origins of the plan for Indian removal, unsuc... View more info

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Dreams and Myths: A Study in Race Psychology (Nervous and Mental Disease Monograph Series, No. 15)

By: Abraham, Karl; White, William A. (Translator)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease Publishing Company: 1913

Seller ID: 2201995


Ink stamp on front endpaper & title page, ink name on title page, minor pencil underlining & marginalia. 1913 Hard Cover. 74 pp. 9 7/8 x 6 1/2. Original blue cloth, paper spine label. An interesting monograph on dreams and myths, with reference to Freudian theory, and concerning itself mainly with the differences between the psychology of the individual and the more collective type of thought, as seen in folklore, racial identity, tradition, etc. CONTENTS: Object and Vie... View more info

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The Right to Fight: A History of African-Americans in the Military

By: Astor, Gerald

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press: 1988

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1719206


First paperback printing. 1988 Large Softcover. 529pp. From the birth of the United States, African American men and women have fought and died in defense of a nation that has often denied them many fundamental rights of citizenship. Now Gerald Astor has chronicled their efforts and accomplishments in this critically acclaimed survey. From Crispus Attucks, the first casualty of the American Revolution, to fighters on both sides of the Civil War, Astor moves to the postwa... 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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Confrontation: Black and White

By: Bennett, Lerone Jr.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Johnson: 1965

Seller ID: 2112352


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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Wild Women in the Whirlwind: Afra-American Culture and the Contemporary Literary Renaissance

By: Braxton, Joanne M.; Mclaughlin, Andree Nicola

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Rutgers University Press: 1990

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 1891527


2nd printing. Faint stain on page ridge. 1990 Trade Paperback. 470 pp. Pays an impressive tribute to the new renaissance in African-American literature. --New York Times Book Review The cultural and literary achievements of black American women are examined and celebrated in some 20 enjoyable, erudite essays by prominent scholars, critics, and activists. --Publishers Weekly This book is the first comprehensive collection of critical and theoretical essays to explore the ... View more info

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Rethinking the American Race Problem

By: Brooks, Roy L.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: University of California Press, Berkeley: 1992

Seller ID: 1777247


Includes original jacket. Sticker on rear jacket panel.Near Fine. 1992 Hard Cover. xxvi, 256 pp. 8vo. If the conservative view of the American race problem is frightening, the traditional liberal view seems impotent. Analyzing the race problem from neither right nor left, Brooks sheds a new and clarifying light on America's longest running social and moral dilemma. This incisive book provides a bold new examination of the seemingly intractable racial problems confronting... View more info

72 Hour Hold: A Novel

By: Campbell, Bebe Moore

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270467


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Bottom edge of front board lightly bumped, otherwise a very nice copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 319 pp. In this novel of family and redemption, a mother struggles to save her eighteen-year-old daughter from the devastating consequences of mental illness by forcing her to deal with her bipolar disorder. New York Times best-selling author Bebe Moore Campbell draws on her own powerful... View more info

Singing in the Comeback Choir

By: Campbell, Bebe Moore

Price: $10.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270468


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Light smudge on top edge, gilt of jacket titles slightly rubbed away. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 372 pp. Called one of the leading black novelists of the twentieth century by The Washington Post, the author of Brothers and Sisters follows a successful producer who tries to revitalize the ghetto of her youth. View more info

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Between the World and Me

By: Coates, Ta-Nehisi

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau: 2015

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2261897


A fine copy. 2015 Hard Cover. 152 pp. By the writer Marvel's Black Panther comic series. 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 falls most heavily on the bodies of... View more info

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Seen: Black UK Style

By: Cunningham, Jake

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Booth-Clibborn: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2195066


First edition. Very light rubbing to boards. 2001 Hard Cover. This volume explores the immeasurable impact of Black subculture on British streets, dance floors, wardrobes and beauty parlours over the past three decades. It gives unique visual expression to the energy and innovation of a range of fashion trends and musical subcultures, including ragga, drum 'n' bass, house, and UK garage, through a wealth of unpublished images from legendary and contemporary photographers... View more info

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The End of Racism

By: D'Souza, Dinesh

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Free Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196229


First edition. Ink stamp on rear endpaper. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 724 pp. Where once we spoke only of racist acts or individuals, Americans have now become accustomed to hearing their country described as a racist society. That view, widely accepted by the media, has produced a mood of cultural despair about the very possibility of racial progress. ...Is racial prejudice innate, or is it culturally acquired? Is it particular to... View more info

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Reminiscences of Sea Island Heritage: Legacy of Freedmen on St. Helena Island

By: Daise, Ronald

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sandlapper Publishing: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2263709


Sticker on rear wrapper, minor highlighting. 1998 Large Softcover. xvi, 103 pp. Before Ron Daise began celebrating the ancient culture of the African-American family in *Gullah, Gullah Island he documented the customs and lifestyles of a proud group of Sea Island blacks in this, his first book. Beginning with the first freedmen and their descendents, he reveals a colorful and provocative story, told in words of island natives and illustrated with photographs taken around... View more info

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Neither Black Nor White: Slavery and Race Relations in Brazil and the United States

By: Degler, Carl N.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The University of Wisconsin Press: 1986

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 1896628


6th printing. Highlighting on 26 pages, otherwise excellent. 1986 Trade Paperback. xxi, 302 pp. Carl Degler’s 1971 Pulitzer-Prize-winning study of comparative slavery in Brazil and the United States is reissued in the Wisconsin paperback edition, making it accessible for all students of American and Latin American history and sociology. Until Degler’s groundbreaking work, scholars were puzzled by the differing courses of slavery and race relations in the two countrie... View more info

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Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (The Illustrated Edition)

By: Douglass, Frederick; Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Zenith Press: 2015

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2265298


First thus. Jacket edges lightly bumped. 2015 Large Hardcover. xi, 243 pp. Famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass wrote the Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, an 1845 memoir and treatise on the abolition of slavery. In describing the facts of his life in clear and concise prose, he fueled the abolitionist movement of the early nineteenth century in the United States. In this seminal work, Douglass details the cruelty of slave holders, how slaves were suppos... View more info

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Joycelyn Elders, M.D.: From Sharecropper's Daughter to Surgeon General of the United States of America

By: Elders, Joycelyn; Chanoff, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: William Morrow and Company, Inc.: 1996

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2197333


Ink stamp on front endpaper, pages toned. 1996 Hard Cover. x, 355 pp. Few figures on the contemporary American political landscape have been as visible and memorable, as admired and hated, as Dr. Joycelyn Elders. In her tour as Bill Clinton's surgeon general she galvanized emotions around such hot button issues as condom distribution in schools, comprehensive sex education, and abortion rights, establishing herself as a firebrand liberal crusader and favorite conservativ... 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


First thus. Both volumes include publisher's slipcase and insert. 2003 Hard Cover. xvi, 996; xv, 986 pp. 8vo. Original cloth, gilt titles and rules, ribbon marker bound in. A two-volume collection of writings on the American civil rights movement, drawn from original newspaper and magazine reports and contemporary books, with chronology, notes, and index following text. This edition is part of the Library of America series, published by a non-profit organization whose... View more info

Self-Determination: An Examination of the Question and Its Application to the African-American People

By: Forman, James

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Open Hand Publishing Inc.: 1984

Seller ID: 1308325


EX-LIBRARY. Usual marks. No jacket. Lightly rubbed. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 116 pp. CONTENTS: DEFINING SELF-DETERMINATION INTRODUCTION: What is meant by self-determination; Independence; Federation; Self-determination for subjugated nations; A brief comparison of capitalism and socialism; Autonomy under capitalism; Autonomy under socialism; What is a nation; Explanation of definition; Why does the thesis accept this definition; The ... View more info

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Unspeakable Images: Ethnicity and the American Cinema

By: Friedman, Lester D. (Editor)

Price: $4.00

Publisher: University of Illinois Press: 1991

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1818028


First printing. Sticker and sticker remnant on rear wrapper. 1991 Trade Paperback. xii, 443 pp. In fourteen chapters on topics ranging from film comedy to reporter movies to Latins in Manhattan, contributors from diverse disciplines explore ethnicity as a broad, complex, multilayered concept. The book's first section scrutinizes ethnicity within the context of traditional modes of film analysis - historical, auteurist, and generic. Essays in the second section related et... View more info

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From Rebellion to Revolution: Afro-American Slave Revolts in the Making of the New World (Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History)

By: Genovese, Eugene D.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1981

Seller ID: 2200209


Stain along bottom edge of wrappers, half inch tear to top edge of front wrapper, wrappers and pages toned, pencil notation to endpaper and rear wrapper. 1981 Trade Paperback. xxvi, 173 pp. In perhaps his most provocative book Eugene Genovese examines the slave revolts of the New World and places them in the context of modern world history. By studying the conditions that favored these revolts and the history of slave guerrilla warfare throughout the western hemisphere, ... View more info

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Long Distance Life

By: Golden, Marita

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1989

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1540018


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

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Ripples Of Hope: Great American Civil Rights Speeches

By: Gottheimer, Josh

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Basic Civitas Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196457


First edition. Remainder mark on page base. 2003 Hard Cover. xli, 502 pp. 8vo. Ripples of Hope brings together the most influential and important civil rights speeches from the entire range of American history-from the colonial period to the present. Gathered from the great speeches of the civil rights movement of African Americans, Asian Americans, gays, Hispanic Americans, and women, Ripples of Hope includes voices as diverse as Sister Souljah, Spark Matsui, and Harvey... 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


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 conflict... View more info

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Roots: The Saga of an American Family

By: Haley, Alex

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2260327


First edition (stated, $12.50 price on jacket). Jacket lightly toned, 1/2 inch closed tear on front jacket edge, a couple light spots on rear jacket panel. 1976 Hard Cover. viii, [2], 688 pp. 8vo. This 'bold, extraordinary, blockbuster' (Newsweek magazine) begins with a birth in an African village in 1750, and ends two centuries later at a funeral in Arkansas. And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them based on the... View more info

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The Hunting of Uncle Tom

By: Hamilton, Elmer

Price: $12.00

Publisher: PublishAmerica: 2009

Seller ID: 2261076


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

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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


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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White Papers for White Americans

By: Hernton, Calvin C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1975427


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

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Army Life in a Black Regiment

By: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth; Franklin, John Hope (Introduction); Frazier, E. Franklin (Foreward)

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Beacon Press: 1970

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 1723200


2nd printing. 1970 Trade Paperback. 300 pp. Adventures of the first slave regiment mustered into the service of the United States during the Civil War. 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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Life on a Plantation (Historic Communities)

By: Kalman, Bobbie

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing: 1997

Seller ID: 1528945


1997 Large Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. 32 pp. 10 1/2 x 8 1/4. Life on a Plantation compares the lives and customs of plantation owners who lived in grand style in the 'big house' next door to the slaves who lived in slave quarters and worked in the cotton, rice, and tobacco fields in the civil war era. View more info