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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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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

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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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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Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Freedom

By: Berlin, Ira; Favreau, Marc; Miller, Steven F.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The New Press: 1998

Seller ID: 2274922

ISBN: 1565845870

Condition: Very Good


Edge of a few pages lightly creased. 1998 Trade Paperback. lii, 355 pp. Now in paperback, the book component of the award-winning set of interviews with former slaves. The extraordinary interviews from the book component of Remembering Slavery are now available in an affordable paperback edition. When the original book-and-tape set of Remembering Slavery was first published, it attracted not only rave endorsements and selection by the History Book Club, but also commerci... 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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Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63

By: Branch, Taylor

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster: 1989

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2273425

ISBN: 0671687425

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 1989 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 1064 pp. In volume one of his America in the King Years, Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch gives a masterly account of the American civil rights movement. Hailed as the most masterful story ever told of the American civil rights movement, Parting the Waters is destined to endure for generations. Moving from the fiery political baptism of Martin Luther King, Jr., to the corridors of Ca... 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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Near Fine


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

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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

ISBN: 1400040744

Condition: Near Fine


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

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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

ISBN: 0399142983

Condition: Near Fine


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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Seen: Black UK Style

By: Cunningham, Jake

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Booth-Clibborn: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2195066

ISBN: 1861542178

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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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The African Slave Trade

By: Davidson, Basil

Price: $5.00

Publisher: An Atlantic Monthly Press Book/Little, Brown and Company: 1980

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2276977

ISBN: 0316174386

Condition: Very Good


Revised and updated edition. Spine creased, page ridges lightly foxed. 1980 Trade Paperback. 304 pp. Basil Davidson states that by examining three important areas of Africa in the history of slavery 'against a general background of their time and circumstance' he was taking 'a fresh look at the oversea slave trade, the steady year-by-year export of African labour to the West Indies and the Americas that marked the greatest and most fateful migration - forced migration - ... 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

Condition: Very Good


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

Image for Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, Written by Himself: His Early Life as a Slave, His Escape from Bondage, and His Complete History

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

By: Douglass, Frederick; Logan, Rayford W.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Collier Books: 1962

Seller ID: 2274140

ISBN: 0020023502

Condition: Good


Spine creased, ink underlining throughout text, ink name and date on front flyleaf. 1962 Trade Paperback. 640 pp. 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 a... 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: 2275147

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 Span... 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

Condition: Near Fine


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

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... 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

Condition: Very Good


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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Long Distance Life

By: Golden, Marita

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1989

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1540018

Condition: Very Good


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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Crossing the Continent, 1527-1540: The Story of the First African-American Explorer of the American South

By: Goodwin, Robert

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harper: 2009

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2275506

ISBN: 0061140457

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Remainder mark. 2009 Trade Paperback. xviii, 414 pp. A triumph of historical detective work, Crossing the Continent is the remarkable, never-before-told story of the first black explorer and adventurer in America, Esteban Dorantes. An African slave, Dorantes led an eight-year journey from Florida to California in the early sixteenth century—three hundred years before Lewis and Clark ventured west. An extraordinary true-life saga of courage, trials, and ... 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 conflict... View more info

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The Hunting of Uncle Tom

By: Hamilton, Elmer

Price: $12.00

Publisher: PublishAmerica: 2009

Seller ID: 2261076

ISBN: 1607495015

Condition: Fine


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

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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White Papers for White Americans

By: Hernton, Calvin C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1975427

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Near Fine


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

Condition: Very Good


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