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From Slavery to Glory: African Americans Come to Aurora, Illinois 1850-1920
1 From Slavery to Glory: African Americans Come to Aurora, Illinois 1850-1920
Aurora, Illinois Aurora Historical Society, 2005 0977089606 / 9780977089604 Softcover As New Softcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Brand-new, just taken out of shrink-wrap, neither shelf- nor edge-worn, neither sunned nor marked as a remainder. Sterling condition softcover copy, with unfurled tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear. From the publisher's blurb, "The early history of Aurora, Illinois, is tied closely to issues of race and equality. The city had a reputation as radically abolitionist and had a number of stops on the Underground Railroad. Frederick Douglass, the great orator and abolitionist, twice spoke here. By 1850, Aurora had its first "Free Black" resident. In 1854, Aurora hosted a congressional convention that helped establish the anti-slavery platform of the newly formed Republican Party. At the same time, Aurora struggled to square the Jeffersonian dream of equality and justice for all people with the converging religious, scientific and social pronouncements on racial issues." Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. 213 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
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2 Ashe, Arthur R., Jr. A Hard Road To Glory: A History Of The African American Athlete: Basketball
New York, New York Amistad, 1993 1567430376 / 9781567430370 Reprint Softcover Very Good Softcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
A nice-looking trade paperback with tight binding, no markings, and little if any wear to the cover. Illustrated softpaper wraps. Virtually pristine interior, gift-quality condition. Foreword provided by Clarence "Big House" Gaines. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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The Days of Martin Luther King, Jr., Bishop, Jim
3 Bishop, Jim The Days of Martin Luther King, Jr.
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1971 0399101950 / 9780399101953 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Hard Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive hardcover copy, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, and only minimal wear to covers and tips. Signed by the author at first free end-paper. Dust jacket fully intact, still bright and shiny, and showing only mild shelf-wear. Fore-edges deckled, complete with bibliography and index. Quite a nice copy of this fine account of the life and death of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Lessons From the 1984 Presidential Candidacy of the Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson, Butler, Broadus N.
4 Butler, Broadus N. Lessons From the 1984 Presidential Candidacy of the Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson
Silver Spring, Maryland Self-published, 1988 Hardcover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Hardcover 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Privately Printed, a Near Fine condition hardcover copy, black buckram cloth with gilt-stamped title and lettering on spine. First Edition. Laid in is a New York Times article about Jackson apologizing for having fathered a child out of wedlock. Inscribed by the author on Christmas day, 1988, "To: Friend Tyrone Yates with warmest respect and admiration for your continued public service and achievements. In the words of Rev. Jackson, 'Keep the faith and hope alive'. HappyHoliday Season and New Years. Broadus N. Butler." Scarce in the trade. 106 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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Word, Image, and the New Negro: Representation and Identity in the Harlem Renaissance, Carroll, Anne Elizabeth
5 Carroll, Anne Elizabeth Word, Image, and the New Negro: Representation and Identity in the Harlem Renaissance
Bloomington, Indiana Indiana University Press, 2005 0253345839 / 9780253345837 First Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Another fine volume in the Blacks in the Diaspora series. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear. Tan cloth with dust jacket. Apparently unread, spine still crackles. A study of the interaction of word and image in the creative work of the Harlem Renaissance. Black-and-white illustrations throughout. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. xiv + 275 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
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Race Harmony and Black Progress: Jack Woofter and the Interracial Cooperation Movement, Ellis, Mark
6 Ellis, Mark Race Harmony and Black Progress: Jack Woofter and the Interracial Cooperation Movement
Bloomington, Indiana Indiana University Press, 2013 0253010594 / 9780253010599 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover New As New Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sterling condition hardcover copy, gift-quality. Tips unbruised, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, paste-downs neat and tidy, and not ex-library; neither underlining nor highlighting. Dust jacket fully intact, still bright and shiny. Notes, index, bibliography. xii + 329 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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What's My Name?: Black Vernacular Intellectuals, Farred, Grant
7 Farred, Grant What's My Name?: Black Vernacular Intellectuals
Minneapolis, Minnesota University of Minnesota Press, 2003 0816633177 / 9780816633173 Softcover Near Fine Softcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by the author and inscribed to Cary Nelson on the title page. Sterling condition softcover copy, with unfurled tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear. Farred uses the careers of four celebrated men, C.L.R. James, Stuart Hall, Muhammad Ali, and Bob Marley to discuss "what's in a name?" Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. 316 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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8 Haviland, Laura S. A Woman's Life-Work: Labors and Experiences of Laura S. Haviland
Salem, NH Ayer Company Publishing, 1984 0405006381 / 9780405006388 Reprint Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Hard Cover 
Reprint of the 1881 edition. 554 numbered pages, plus 6 pages of contemporary testimonials. Bound in blue buckram. Clean and tight, with minimal wear to the boards. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper and a few notes on the front flyleaf. Otherwise unmarked. Haviland helped guide thousands of fugitive slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 Holtzclaw, R. Fulton William Henry Holtzclaw, Scholar in Ebony, Founder of Utica Junior College
Cleveland Dillon/Liederbach, 1977 0913228192 / 9780913228197 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Red cloth boards in excellent condition, with gilt lettering on spine. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor rubbing from shelf wear, not price-clipped. Slight foxing along top page edges. Signed boldy by author on first free endpaper. Introduction by Richard D. Morrison. Features black-and-white photographs throughout. 251 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Clarence and Corinne, or God's Way, Johnson, Mrs. A. E.
10 Johnson, Mrs. A. E. Clarence and Corinne, or God's Way
New York Oxford University Press, 1988 0195052641 / 9780195052640 First Edition Thus Hardcover Near Fine Hardcover 24mo 5" - 6" tall 
Another fine contribution to the Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers series, and with an Introduction by Hortense J. Spillers. Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. 187 pp. Gilt lettering to cover and spine, Schomburg cameo illustration to front cover. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Primitivist Modernism: Black Culture and the Origins of Transatlantic Modernism, Lemke, Sieglinde
11 Lemke, Sieglinde Primitivist Modernism: Black Culture and the Origins of Transatlantic Modernism
Oxford, United Kingdom Oxford University Press, 1998 019510403X / 9780195104035 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Another fine contribution to the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute series of publications on Black Culture. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, not price-clipped. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. 183 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Langston Hughes: folk dramatist in the Protest Tradition, 1921-1943, McLaren, Joseph
12 McLaren, Joseph Langston Hughes: folk dramatist in the Protest Tradition, 1921-1943
Westport, Connecticut Greenwood Press, 1997 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Promotional brochure from publisher laid in. Fine-looking burgundy cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine and cover. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. Foreword by Beth Turner and Afterword by James V. Hatch. Fine frontis portrait of Hughes, xvi + 196 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13 McNeil, Genna Rae, Houston Bryan Roberson, Quinton Hosford Dixie, and Kevin McGruder Witness: two hundred years of African-American faith and practice at the Abyssinian Baptist Church of Harlem, New York
Grand Rapids, Michigan Eerdmans, 2014 Hardcover New New Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sterling condition hardcover copy, gift-quality. Tips unbruised, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, paste-downs neat and tidy, and not ex-library; neither underlining nor highlighting. Dust jacket fully intact, not price-clipped, still bright and shiny. Wonderfully informative social history of a locally and regionally important organization, a pillar in the African American community. xii + 708 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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14 Mellafe, Rolando Negro Slavery in Latin America
Berkeley University of California Press, 1975 0520021061 / 9780520021068 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket Hard Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Tips unbruised, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, paste-downs neat and tidy; withdrawn from an academic library, with usual markings (stickers, ink stamps, etc.), but still no highlighting or underlining. Perfectly serviceable reference copy. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Black Homer of Jimtown, Mott, Ed
15 Mott, Ed The Black Homer of Jimtown
New York Grosset & Dunlap, 1900 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Collection of short sketches originally published in The New York Sun in 1898-1899. Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Light half-toning to front endpaper from bookplate affixed opposite. Previous owner's inscription, neatly rendered, dated "Xmas 1903," recto. Very light sunning to edges. Green cloth covers with embossed black lettering to front and spine. Gilt edged sepia portrait (of Black Homer?) in oval on front. Gilt illustration to spine. Bumping to spine head and foot. 286 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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16 Myles, Debra K. Sister Brown: the Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Woman
Lawton, OK Independent Holiness Publishers, 2003 0972934901 / 9780972934909 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket Soft Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall Author
Clean, tight trade paperback with minimal wear to wraps. No highlighting, underlining notes or other marks to text. Inscribed by Sister Brown inside the front cover. Biography of Evangelist Marjorie Brown of The Church of the Blessed Trinity in Centreville, Virginia. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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17 Nevinson, Henry W. A Modern Slavery
New York Schocken, 1968 Soft Cover Good+ Soft Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
216 pp, indexed. Introduction by Basil Davidson. Trade paperback with moderate general wear and some creasing to the wraps. Tight binding, unmarked text. Documents Nevinson's visit to the slave colony of Portuguese Angola in the early 20th century. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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The Anglo-Saxon Abolition of Negro Slavery, Newman, F.W.
18 Newman, F.W. The Anglo-Saxon Abolition of Negro Slavery
New York Negro Universities Press, 1969 Hardcover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive hardcover copy, a facsimile reprint of the original edition from 1855, an interesting, compelling account of abolitionist arguments from Great Britain against slavery in the United States, and then a paean to "Mr. Lincoln"'s efforts to do same. Spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, and only minimal wear to covers and tips. 136 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 5.20 USD
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Communism Versus the Negro, Nolan, William A.
19 Nolan, William A. Communism Versus the Negro
Chicago Henry Regnery Company, 1951 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Dust jacket, illustrated, showing moderate wear, not price-clipped, but showing shelf- and edge-wear. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. xvii + 276 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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20 Nukunya, G. K. Kinship and Marriage among the Anlo Ewe
New York, New York Humanities Press Inc., 1969 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Hard Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
A tightly bound, unmarked copy in a clean dust jacket with minimal wear. Part of the London School of Economics Monographs on Social Anthropology #37. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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