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A Fool's Errand

By: 'One of the Fools' [Tourgee, Albion Winegar]

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Fords, Howard, & Hulbert: 1879

Seller ID: 2296934

Condition: Good


Boards lightly toned, corners bumped, front free endpaper missing. 1879 Hard Cover. 361, [4] pp. 8vo. An anti-racism allegory set in the post-Civil War United States, in which a former Union colonel travels in North Carolina and encounters the Ku Klux Klan. Tourgee was a Radical Republican, and an activist against racism both socially and institutionally - in his newspaper column A Bystander's Notes, he encouraged resistance to segregation laws, and was chosen as lead attorney for Homer Plessy in the famous case of Plessy v. Ferguson. View more info

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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, unsuccessful attempts during the Jefferson administration, the War of 1812, and removal efforts afterwards, with a chapter focusin... 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 Viewpoint of Psychoanalytic Investigations According to Freud; Childhood Phantasies in Dreams and Myths. Application of the Wish... 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

ISBN: 030681031X

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 postwar Indian campaigns and the infamous Brownsville riot. He also documents the prejudices and grievous wrongs that have kept Afr... View more info

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1877: America's Year of Living Violently

By: Bellesiles, Michael A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The New Press: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2299551

ISBN: 1595584412

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2010 Hard Cover. xiv, 386 pp. 8vo. In 1877, a decade after the Civil War, not only was the United States gripped by a deep depression, but the country was also in the throes of nearly unimaginable violence and upheaval marking the end of the brief period known as Reconstruction and a return to white rule across the South. In the wake of the contested presidential election of 1876, white supremacist mobs swept across the South, killing and driving out the last of the Reconstruction state governments. A strike involving millions of railroad workers turned violent as it spread from... 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

ISBN: 014021142X

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 of two hundred years of black consciousness, black achievement, black heroism, and black determination. 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. 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 this masterly continuation of the narrative, Branch recounts the climactic struggles as they commanded the national and international stage. Pillar of Fire covers the far-flu... 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  $4.00

Publisher: Rutgers University Press: 1990

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 1891527

ISBN: 0813514428

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 literary and multi-cultural traditions of Black American women in many genres over a broad span of time. The essays explore c... View more info

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72 Hour Hold: A Novel

By: Campbell, Bebe Moore

Price: $15.00  $12.00

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 emotions and African-American roots, showcasing her best writing yet. Trina suffers from bipolar disorder, making her parano... View more info

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Singing in the Comeback Choir

By: Campbell, Bebe Moore

Price: $10.00  $8.00

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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Black Soldiers in Jim Crow Texas, 1899-1917 (Number Fifty-Seven: Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University Press)

By: Christian, Garna L.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2303156

ISBN: 0890966370

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1995 Hard Cover. xvi, 223 pp. 8vo. In Jim Crow Texas, black Regular Army units returning victoriously from Cuba and the Philippines collided head-on with local segregation and bigotry. As the soldiers' expectations of dignity and respect met with racial restrictions and indignities from civilian communities, a series of violent episodes erupted. Although confrontations also occurred elsewhere, the most notorious were in Texas, beginning with an 1899 clash between white lawmen in Texarkana and black soldiers riding a troop train west after returning from Cuba. The first truly vio... View more info

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Marcus Garvey and the Vision of Africa

By: Clarke, John Henrik; Garvey, Amy Jacques

Price: $12.00  $9.60

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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Between the World and Me

By: Coates, Ta-Nehisi

Price: $12.00  $9.60

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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Reconstruction [1865-1877]

By: Current, Richard N.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Prentice-Hall, Inc.: 1965

Seller ID: 2295281

Condition: Very Good


Light general wear. 1965 Trade Paperback. viii, 183 pp. Reconstruction touched the very nerve of nineteenth-century America; the issues it raised still trouble us today. This volume recaptures the hopes and fears of the American people as the recalcitrant Southern states rejoined a hostile North, as millions of newly-freed slaves threatened to disturb the balance of American society. In personal accounts, a crippled Negro preacher tells of his beating at the hands of a the Ku Klux Klan; an Alabama farmer expresses the white Southerner's contempt for Samo; J. D. B. De Bow speaks grudgingly of t... 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

ISBN: 0029081025

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink stamp on rear endpaper. 1995 Hard Cover. 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 the West, or is it found in all societies? What is the legacy of slavery, and what does America owe blacks as compensation for it? Did the civil rights movement succeed o... View more info

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Eneas Africanus

By: Edwards, Harry Stillwell

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: The J.W. Burke Company: 1920

Seller ID: 2290418

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 Spanish translation (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1920) and a Canadian edition (Toronto: McClellan & Stewart, 1937). An illustrate... 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

ISBN: 0688147224

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 conservative bete noir. Her relentless candor brought public attention to her issues, infuriated her opponents, and eventually led to on... 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  $32.00

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 goal is to keep classic works of American literature and history in print as a way of preserving cultural heritage. Keywords... View more info

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Cannibals All! or, Slaves Without Masters

By: Fitzhugh, George

Price: $500.00  $400.00

Publisher: A. Morris, Publisher: 1857

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289635

Condition: Good


First edition. Rebound with new end sheets. Moderately foxed throughout. 1857 Hard Cover. xxiii, [24]-379, [7] pp. 8vo. Howes F-164: influenced profoundly southern belief in Negro inferiority. Sabin 24617. Cannibals All! got more attention in William Lloyd Garrison's Liberator than any other book in the history of that abolitionist journal. And Lincoln is said to have been more angered by George Fitzhugh than by any other pro-slavery writer, yet he unconsciously paraphrased Cannibals All! in his House Divided speech. Fitzhugh was provocative because of his stinging attack on free society, lais... View more info

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White Supremacy: A Comparative Study of American and South African History

By: Fredrickson, George M.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1982

Seller ID: 2300068

ISBN: 0195030427

Condition: Good


Faint toning, underlining/highlighting in first chapter. 1982 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. A comparative history of race relations in the U.S. and South Africa seeks to explain the different paths each nation followed. View more info

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Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made

By: Genovese, Eugene D.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1976

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2293925

ISBN: 0394716523

Condition: Fair


First paperback printing. Spine creased, tear on front wrapper along spine, crease on back corner, spine faded, wrappers a bit soiled. 1976 Trade Paperback. xxii, 823, [19] pp. A study of the Old South, offering a depiction of the people of that society. Although slavery is one of America's greatest crimes, this brings to the forefront the strength of the slaves to resist their masters. 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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Black Like Me

By: Griffin, John Howard; Bonazzi, Robert

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Signet: 1996

Seller ID: 2296426

ISBN: 0451192036

Condition: Near Fine


Page ridge very lightly foxed. 1996 Mass Market Paperback. 192 pp. A white male pigments his skin to appear black, and quickly realizes that black people are held to a different set of standards. View more info

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The Children

By: Halberstam, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Random House: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2303152

ISBN: 0679415610

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 783 pp. 8vo. Like the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, the civil rights movement has achieved mythical status in America--an epic tale of heroes and martyrs; of sacrifice, honor, and courage in the face of overwhelming odds; of ideals worth dying for in a time and place where death was an all-too-real possibility. In The Children, prize-winning journalist and author David Halberstam goes back in time to the beginnings of the civil rights movement in Nashville, Tennessee, tracing both the lives of the individuals who ini... View more info

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Roots: The Saga of an American Family

By: Haley, Alex

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2302554

ISBN: 0385037872

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author on front free endpaper. Very good in good jacket. Jacket toned with some loss from corners, ink owner name on front paste-down. 1976 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 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 people from Alex Haley's own family tree. When Alex Haley was a boy growin... 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 Great Silent Army of Abolitionism: Ordinary Women in the Antislavery Movement

By: Jeffrey, Julie Roy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press: 1998

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2291146

ISBN: 0807847410

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. Light sticker adhesive on rear wrapper. 1998 Trade Paperback. xii, 311 pp. By focusing on male leaders of the abolitionist movement, historians have often overlooked the great grassroots army of women who also fought to eliminate slavery. Here, Julie Roy Jeffrey explores the involvement of ordinary women--black and white--in the most significant reform movement prior to the Civil War. She offers a complex and compelling portrait of antebellum women's activism, tracing its changing contours over time. For more than three decades, women raised money, carried petitions, created p... View more info

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Wild Southern Scenes. A Tale of Disunion! and Border War!

By: Jones, J.B. [John Beauchamp]

Price: $250.00  $200.00

Publisher: T.B. Peterson & Brothers: 1859

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289771

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards soiled, base of last section of pages lightly stained, frontispiece foxed with bottom portion of tissue guard lost, rear free endpaper removed. 1859 Hard Cover. x, [11]-502, [10] pp. 8vo. A novel published immediately preceding the American Civil War, in which the dangers of disunion are explored. Sabin 36534: The terrible results that will follow... sectional madness... are made the subject of the story. The author takes a South-side view of the quarrel. View more info

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Images Afro-Rochester, 1910-1935: From the Albert Stone Negative Collection Rochester Museum & Science Center

By: Kemp, Leatrice M.; Schmitt, Victoria Sandwick; Anderson-Sankofa, David A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Rochester Museum & Science Center: 1996

Seller ID: 2206026

Condition: Very Good


Signed by Vicki, David A. Anderson-Sankofa, Leatrice M. Kemp, and Helen (____?). Sticker to rear wrapper. Near fine. 1996 Soft Cover. 114 pp. Based on the exhibition of the same title held at the Rochester Museum & Science Center Oct. 15, 1988-Feb. 26, 1989. View more info