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Alienable Rights: The Exclusion of African Americans in a White Man's Land, 1619-2000, Adams, Francis D. and Barry Sanders
1 Adams, Francis D. and Barry Sanders Alienable Rights: The Exclusion of African Americans in a White Man's Land, 1619-2000
New York HarperCollins, 2003 006019975X / 9780060199753 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Hardcover 
Sterling condition hardcover copy, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, internally clean. Red and grey paper over boards, dust jacket fully intact, not price-clipped, still bright and shiny, protected by a Kapco sleeve. Notes, bibliography, index. xv + 368 pp. Stated First Edition. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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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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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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British Parliamentary Papers: the slave trade, Volume I, British Parliament
4 British Parliament British Parliamentary Papers: the slave trade, Volume I
Shannon, Ireland Ireland University Press, 1968 Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Hardcover Folio 13" - 23" tall 
Sturdy, attractive hardcover copy, tall, thickly boarded, folio-size format, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, and only minimal wear to covers and tips. Black leather with raised bands on spines, green cloth over boards. Reports from Select Committees on Free Labourers from the East on the Slave Trade at the Mauritius and on the Settlements of Sierra Leone and Fernando Po. 544 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Lessons From the 1984 Presidential Candidacy of the Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson, Butler, Broadus N.
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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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Journal of Black Poetry Fall 1968 (Volume 1, number 10), Goncalves, Joe (editor); Marvin X (guest editor)
9 Goncalves, Joe (editor); Marvin X (guest editor) Journal of Black Poetry Fall 1968 (Volume 1, number 10)
San Francisco, California Journal of Black Poetry, 1968 First Edition Softcover Very Good Softcover Large 8vo 9" - 10 
Sturdy, still tightly bound softcover copy, minor to moderate wear of covers and text-block. Perfectly readable, usable copy. Goldenrod printed wraps, stapled, with slight discoloration to edges. Back panel notes the recent arrest of guest editor Marvin X. Contributors include: A.B. Spellman, Ameer Baraka (LeRoi Jones), Nikki Giovanni, Yusef Iman, Marvin X, Ben Caldwell, Askia Muhammad Toure, Stanley Crouch, among others. 92 pp. + ads. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 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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The Upward Path: the evolution of a race, Helm, Mary
11 Helm, Mary The Upward Path: the evolution of a race
Cincinnati Jennings & Graham, 1909 First Edition Softcover Good Softcover 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Sturdy, still tightly bound softcover copy, minor to moderate wear of covers and text-block, but with neither underlining nor highlighting; a perfectly readable, usable copy, and protected in a plastic sleeve. Published in New York by Eaton & Main and in Cincinnati by Jennings & Graham. Octavo format, original printed gray paper wraps titled in black on the front cover and spine. Some but not much shelf, and a little edge-wear, tear to front cover of one inch, so handle with care. 333 pp., illustrated with a frontispiece and 15 plates, including many photographs and portraits depicting African-Americans, including of "Aunt Gilly" at frontispiece. One of the plates depicts J.W.E. Bowen in one image and Booker T. Washington in the other. Prologue contributed by Paul Laurence Dunbar. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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12 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.
13 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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Arts in Society: the arts and the black revolution, Kamarck, Edward
14 Kamarck, Edward Arts in Society: the arts and the black revolution
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Research Studies and Development in the Arts; the University of Wisconsin, 1968 Softcover Very Good Softcover 12mo 7" - 7 
Sturdy, still tightly bound softcover copy, minor to moderate wear of covers and text-block, but with neither underlining nor highlighting. Perfectly readable, usable copy. Articles by Kamarck, Herbert Hill, James A. Porter, and others. Includes a symposium by the same title with Arna Bontemps, William Grant Still, Hale Woodruff, Earle Hyman, Loften Mitchell, Louis Peterson and Norman de Joie. Also Miguel Angel Asturias on Literature, an interview with Alberto Davila, art and poetry. Pictorial wraps with rubbing, fading to covers. Pages 221-359 + ads. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Primitivist Modernism: Black Culture and the Origins of Transatlantic Modernism, Lemke, Sieglinde
15 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
16 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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17 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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18 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 George Washington Carver, Volume IX(14), 1942, Mills, Marjorie
19 Mills, Marjorie The George Washington Carver, Volume IX(14), 1942
Dearborn, Michigan The Edison Institute, 1942 First Edition Softcover Very Good Softcover 4to 11" - 13" tall 
15-page issue of Herald, this one being devoted greatly to George Washington Carver's accomplishments and to his Memorial Cabin. News, photographs, articles, etc. Age-toned, but clean and neatly stapled, now in protective sleeve. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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20 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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