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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. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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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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Langston Hughes: folk dramatist in the Protest Tradition, 1921-1943, McLaren, Joseph
8 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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9 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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10 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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11 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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12 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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13 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: 6.50 USD
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Big Ralph: reflections of a Black Police Chief, Patton, Carl A.
14 Patton, Carl A. Big Ralph: reflections of a Black Police Chief
Atlanta, Georgia Psyche Publishers, 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. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. Black-and-white photographs. Slight scuffing to rear panel. Green cloth boards, green endpapers. 397 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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VOICES - African American and Latina Women Share Their Stories of Success, Pennsylvania Commission for Women
15 Pennsylvania Commission for Women VOICES - African American and Latina Women Share Their Stories of Success
Pennsylvania Harrowood Books, 2006 0915180391 / 9780915180394 Hardcover As New As New Hardcover Square 4to 9" - 11" tall Signed by Other
Sterling condition hardcover copy in square quarto format, still in shrinkwrap. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only light marginal sunning. Brimming with full-color, full-page captioned portraits of outstanding Latina and African American women. Preface is signed by Leslie Stiles, the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women, who commissioned the publication of this volume. Foreword by then Pennsylvania Governor, Edward G. Rendell. 106 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Voices: African American and Latina Women Share Their Stories of Success, Pennsylvania Commission for Women
16 Pennsylvania Commission for Women Voices: African American and Latina Women Share Their Stories of Success
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania Harrowood Books, 2006 0915180391 / 9780915180394 Hardcover As New Near Fine Hardcover Square 4to 9" - 11" tall Signed by Other
Sterling condition hardcover copy in square quarto format, 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. Brimming with full-color, full-page captioned portraits of outstanding Latina and African American women. Preface is signed by Leslie Stiles, the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women, who commissioned the publication of this volume. Foreword by then Pennsylvania Governor, Edward G. Rendell. 106 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 Stiles, Joseph C. Modern Reform Examined or The Union of North and South on the Subject of Slavery
New York Negro Universities Press, 1969 Hardcover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 
Reprint of 1853 edition, bound in brown cloth with gilt trim. Very little wear. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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18 Taliaferro, Jerry Women Of A New Tribe: a photographic celebration of the Black Woman
Charlotte, North Carolina Jerry Taliaferro, 2007 0979730902 / 9780979730900 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Hardcover 4to 11" - 13" tall Jerry Taliaferro 
Stunning collection of black-and-white photographs of Black women in all their glory and beauty. Four brief Foreword pieces by Charlene Price-Patterson, Carolyn A. Mints, Cheryl A.M. Waymer, and Rose C. Harris. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear. Slight dent to front edge. Illustrated covers. A truly gorgeous collection. 207 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Consequences of Federal and State Resource Allocation and Development Policies For Traditionally Black Land-Grant Institutions: 1862-1954, Trueheart, William Elton
19 Trueheart, William Elton The Consequences of Federal and State Resource Allocation and Development Policies For Traditionally Black Land-Grant Institutions: 1862-1954
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Graduate School of Education, 1979 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Hardcover 4to 11" - 13" tall Signed by Author
Signed by the author, warmly inscribed to Dr. Davis, the author's Ph.D. dissertation supervisor. Author's Ph.D. Dissertation, bound in red buckram cloth. Extremely scarce in the trade. Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy (but for two ink-stamps), with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. xii + 304 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Black Church as Nurturing Community, Volume !, Tyms, James D.
20 Tyms, James D. The Black Church as Nurturing Community, Volume !
St. Louis, Missouri Hodale Press, 1995 1884594123 / 9781884594120 Softcover Good Softcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by the author at the half-title. Sturdy, still tightly bound softcover copy, moderate wear of covers and text-block, but with neither underlining nor highlighting. Perfectly readable, usable copy. xx + 289 pp., including appendices. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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