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Afro-Am Publishing Company, Chicago: 1964. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. Library discard. 
Presents a popular rendering of historical source material on the American Negro. The swift tide of events incidental to the black revolution on civil rights, and the suden transformation of colonial Africa into imposing independent states create greater urgency for the need for comprehensive information on the Negro. Includes an Index. 
Price: 14.30 USD
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2 APTHEKER, HERBERT (EDITOR); DUBOIS, W. E. B. (PREFACE). A Documentary History Of The Negro People In The United States From Colonial Times Through The Civil War - Volume I.
The Citadel Press, New York: 1971. 0806501685 / 9780806501680 Ninth Paperbound Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. 
Here are 450 documents to make an authentic record and picture of what it meant to be a slave in the Land of the Free, and what it meant to be free after the Emancipation Proclamation. This is a work which rescues from oblivion and loss, the very words and thoughts of scores of American Negroes who lived slavery, serfdom and quasi-freedom in the United States from the seventeenth to the midnineteenth century. 
Price: 25.17 USD
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3 BROWN, LARISSA. Africans In The New World, 1493-1834.
Oak Knoll Press, New Castle: 1988. 0916617319 / 9780916617318 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Exhibition catalogue describing 81 items related to the slave trade and Afro-American culture in the New World. Titles in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English are included. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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4 CARROLL, REBECCA. I Know What The Red Clay Looks Like: The Voice And Vision Of Black Women Writers.
Crown Publishers, New York: 1994. 0517882612 / 9780517882610 Third Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Fifteen black women writers are skillfully interviewed about race, gender, and their craft. Each interview is accompanied by an excerpt from the author's work. With eloquence and candor, these women - Davida Adedjouma, Tina McElroy Ansa, Lorene Cary, Pearl Cleage, J. California Cooper, Rita Dove, Gloria Wade-Gaylers, Nikki Giovanni, Marita Golden, June Jordan, Gloria Naylor, Barbara Neely, Gwendolyn M. Parker, Charlotte Watson Sherman, and Barbara Summers - tell their stories. "A stunning achievement" - Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 
Price: 7.79 USD
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5 COLEMAN, ANITA SCOTT; DAVIS, CYNTHIA & MITCHELL, VERNER D. (EDITORS). Western Echoes Of The Harlem Renaissance: The Life And Writings Of Anita Scott Coleman.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2008. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Recovers Coleman's life and literary legacy. One of the most distinctive and prolific writers of the Harlem Renaissance, Anita Scott Coleman (1890-1960) found popular and critical success in the flourishing African American press of the early twentieth century. Yet unlike many of her New York-based contemporaries, Coleman lived her life in the American West, first in New Mexico and later in California. Her work thus offers a rare view of African American life in that region. Broader in scope than any previous anthology of Coleman's writings, this volume collects the author's finest stories, essays, and poems, including many not published since they first appeared in African American newspapers during the 1920s, '30s, and '40's. Editors Cynthia Davis and Verner D. Mitchell introduce these writings with an in-depth biographical essay that places Coleman in the context of the Harlem Renaissance movement. The volume also features vintage family photographs, a detailed chronology, and a genealogical tree covering five generations of the Coleman family. Based on extensive research and written with the full cooperation of the Coleman family, Western Echoes of the Harlem Renaissance gives readers new understanding of this overlooked writer's life and literary accomplishments. Cynthia Davis is Associate Professor of English at the University of Maryland, University College. She is coauthor of Dynamic Communication for Engineers. Verner D. Mitchell is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in English at the University of Memphis. He is the author of This Waiting for Love: Helene Johnson, Poet of the Harlem Renaissance and, with Cynthia Davis, editor of Dorothy West: Where the Wild Grape Grows. 
Price: 19.90 USD
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6 DU BOIS, W. E. B. The Souls Of Black Folk.
Dover Publications, Inc., New York: 1994. 0486280411 / 9780486280417 Dover Thrift Editions. s Softcover. Good condition. 
This landmark book is a founding work in the literature of black protest. W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) played a key role in developing the strategy and program that dominated early 20th-century black protest in America. In this collection of essays, first published together in 1903, he eloquently affirms that it is beneath the dignity of a human being to beg for those rights that belong inherently to all mankind. 
Price: 4.47 USD
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7 DUNAWAY, WILMA A. Slavery In The American Mountain South.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 2003. 0521012155 / 9780521012157 Studies in Modern Capitalism Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Breaks new ground by focusing on slave experiences on small plantations in the Upper South. By drawing on a massive statistical database derived from antebellum census manuscripts and the tax records of 215 counties in nine states, on a vast array of slaveholder manuscripts, and on regional slave narratives, Wilma Dunaway pinpoints several indicators that distinguished Mountain South from Lower South enslavement. 
Price: 32.68 USD
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8 DYSON, MICHAEL ERIC. Why I Love Black Women.
Basic Civitas Books, New York: 2003. 0465017630 / 9780465017638 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. Inscribed by author. 
Son and husband, soulmate and teacher, Michael Eric Dyson owes his success to the love and support of the black women in his life. Yet too often, he warns, African-American women are the victims of negative stereotypes that dominate the larger culture and even many quarers of black America. Now, with Why I Love Black Women, Dyson celebrates the strength and beauty of Afican-American women in all their glorious diversity. 
Price: 24.23 USD
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9 GOMEZ, MICHAEL A. Black Crescent: The Experience And Legacy Of African Muslims In The Americas.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 2005. 0521600790 / 9780521600798 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Beginning with Latin America in the fifteenth century, this book gives a social history of the expeeriences of African Muslims and their desceendants throughout the Americas, including the Caribbean. It examines the record under slavery and the posyslavery period into the twentieth century. Includes an Index. 
Price: 31.21 USD
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10 LITWACK, LEON F. Been In The Storm So Long: The Aftermath Of Slavery.
Vintage Books, New York: 1980. 0394743989 / 9780394743981 First Vintage Books Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
Based on hitherto unexamined sources - interviews with ex-slaves, and diaries and accounts by former slaveholders, Litwack aims to show how, during the Civil War amd after Emancipation, blacks and whites interacted in ways that dramatized not only their mutual dependency but the frightening ambiguities and tensions that had always been latent in "the peculiar institution." Includes an Index. "Belongs to that short shelf of indispensable works on southern history," - David Herbert Donald, The New Republic 
Price: 16.39 USD
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11 MEIER, AUGUST & RUDWICK, ELLIOTT. From Plantation To Ghetto.
Hill and Wang, New York: 1978. 0809001225 / 9780809001224 Third Edition. American Century Series. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Begins with the slave trade and the early experience of blacks in America, interprets black ideologies and protest movements throughout American history, and particularly in the twentieth century. It discusses the rise and accomplishments of NAACP, nationalist organizations such as the Garvey Movement and the Black Muslims, the influence of socialists such as A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin, the early development and later ascendancy of direct action, the role of CORE and SNCC, and Martin Luther King and other leaders. Includes an Index. 
Price: 24.13 USD
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12 NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION. The Negro In American History, Curriculum Bulletin, 1964-65 Series, No. 4.
Board of Education, NEW YORK CITY: 1964. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 

Price: 23.51 USD
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13 ROBINSON III, CHARLES M. The Fall Of A Black Army Officer: Racism And The Myth Of Henry O. Flipper.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2008. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Questioning the claim of racism in an infamous court-martial. Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper was a former slave who rose to become the first African American graduate of West Point. While serving as commissary officer at Fort Davis, Texas, in 1881, he was charged with embezzlement and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. A court-martial board acquitted Flipper of the embezzlement charge but convicted him of conduct unbecoming. He was then dismissed from the service of the United States. The Flipper case became known as something of an American Dreyfus Affair, emblematic of racism in the frontier army. Because of Flipper's efforts to clear his name, many assumed that he had been railroaded because he was black. In The Fall of a Black Army Officer, Charles M. Robinson III challenges that assumption. In this complete revision of his earlier work, The Court-Martial of Lieutenant Henry Flipper, Robinson finds that Flipper was the author of his own problems. The taint of racism on the Flipper affair became so widely accepted that in 1999 President Bill Clinton issued a posthumous pardon for Flipper. The Fall of a Black Army Officer boldly moves the arguments regarding racism--in both Lt. Flipper's case and the frontier army in general--beyond political correctness. Solidly grounded in archival research, it is a thorough and provocative reassessment of the Flipper affair, at last revealing the truth. Charles M. Robinson III is the author of many books, including The Men Who Wear the Star: The Story of the Texas Rangers and General Crook and the Western Frontier. He lives in San Benito, Texas. 
Price: 28.45 USD
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14 STAMPP, KENNETH M. The Peculiar Institution: Slavery In The Ante-bellum South.
Vintage Books, New York: 1956. Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
A close study of slavery in the United States prior to the United States Civil War. "In ten sparkling chapters the book details and illuminates every aspect of slavery. . . . Slavery is viewed not as a method of regulating race relations,not as an arrangement that was in its essence paternalistic, but as practical system of controlling and exploiting labor. How the slaves worked, how they resisted bondage, how they were disciplined, how they lived their lives in the quarters, and how they behaved toward each other and toward their masters are themes which receive full exploration. . . . The materials are handled with imagination and verve, the style is polished, the factual evidence is precise and accurate. Some scholars will disagree with the conclusions. No one can afford to disregard them." - Frank W. Klingberg, American Historical Review Includes an Index. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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15 STEPHENS, GREGORY. On Racial Frontiers: The New Culture Of Frederick Douglass, Ralph Ellison, And Bob Marley.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 2000. 0521643937 / 9780521643931 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Douglass, Ellison and Marley lived on racial frontiers. Their interactions with mixed audiences made them key figures in an interracial consciousness and culture, integrative ancestors who can be claimed by more than one group. An abolitionist who criticized black racialism; the author of Invisible Man, a landmark of modernity and black literature; a musician whose allegiance was to "God's side, who cause me to come from black and white." The lives of these three men illustrate how our notions of "race" have been constructed out of a repression of the interracial. The contents of the book is as follows: Introduction; 1. Interraciality in historical context; 2. Frederick Douglass as integrative ancestor: the consequences of interracial co-creation; 3. Invisible community: Ralph Ellison's vision of a multiracial ideal democracy; 4. Bob Marley's Zion: a trans-racial 'blackman redemption'. Includes an Index. "Consistently, the book rewards with fresh insights. ...Stephens writes with passion and intellectual rigor for a most engaging text." -THE BEAT 
Price: 27.30 USD
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16 WOODWARD, C. VANN. American Counterpoint: Slavery And Racism In The North - South Dialogue.
Little, Brown and Company, Boston: 1976. Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
A collection of ten provocative essays by one of America's most distinguished historians. Reexamining, in their historical context, the divergent attitudes of North and South toward the subject of race, C. Vann Woodward deflates many of the sterotypes and images that have arisen aroun race and regional identity. Includes an Index. "As one of the preeminent pioners in forcingsome drastic reordering of long-held concepts in this area, Woodward's analyses of recent historiography and his reflections thereon make this book invaluable to an understanding of current controversies," - Library Journal 
Price: 11.83 USD
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17 WRIGHT, RICHARD. Uncle Tom's Children.
The New American Library, New York: 1963. Fifth Printing. A Signet Book. s Softcover. Fair condition. 
These are stories of people in captivity; in them there is no mercy for the Negro woman who stirs a white man's passion, or for the black boy who kills a racist in self-defense. Rape and lynching are their inescapable fates. Here is a picture of a life-long battle for sheer survival, a picture of the southern Negro. 
Price: 7.55 USD
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