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1 A Novel by Ernest J. Gaines - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MISS JANE PITTMAN -

(The Dial Press) - (1971) - (First Edition) - (Hard Cover, W/Dust Jacket) - Used, Very Good, (Pages Are Unmarked) - (Small shelf wear on spine of Jacket and at front edge of bottom corner) - (Civil Rights Movement) - (245, Pages) - 

A legendary , strong, wise, female, poetic, tour-de-force, elderly figure created by the author to represent the social experiences of African Americans up until this period in time in the 1960s. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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2 Adele Logan Alexander - HOMELANDS AND WATERWAYS: The American Journey of The Bond Family, 1846-1926

(Pantheon Books) - (1999) - (Hard Cover - W/Dust Jacket) - (Used, Very Good, (Plus) - (Used, Very Good, (Plus) - (Biographical) - 

The story of One family with Two cultures - One side European American and the other one African American. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 Al Rose - STORYVILLE, NEW ORLEANS: Being an Authentic, Illustrated Account of the Red-Light District -

University of Alabama - 1974 - (Soft Cover - Laminated) - Used - Very Good - (Pages Are Unmarked) - (New Orleans' History) - (225 Pages) - 

(Coffee Table size, Quick Reference, Oversize) - Like one of "Jelly Roll Morton's" well-tuned Ragtime performances, this volume is well-researched and written. It makes you feel what it was like to be on "Bourbon Street" during the latter part of the 19th. Century (1898, untill its demise in 1917, when it was closed by the United States Department of the Navy, who deemed it closed, because only illegal prostitution could be practice near its military installations. (You read right!). 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 Alan Govenar - MEETING THE BLUES: The Rise of the TEXAS SOUND -

Taylor Publishing - 1988 - (Hard Cover - W/Dust Jacket) - Used - Very Good - (Plus) - (Pages full of pictures and text) - (Hard Cover & Dust Jacket, Very Good condition) - (Jacket Cover with white background and vibrant pastel colors and a picture of Johnny Copeland playing his guitar) - (Coffee Table size, Quick Refe (Oversize) - 

This volume is a collector's treasure with a lot of biographical information of the "Whose - Who" of the "Texas Blues Sound." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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5 Alexander Thomas, M.D. & Samuel Sillen, Ph.D.; Introduction - Kenneth Clark - RACISM AND PSYCHIATRY -

(Citadel Press) - (1991) - (Soft Cover - Laminated)- Used, Very Good (Plus)- (Racism, Ethnocentric sciences 

A must read for anyone who views racism as only prejudice and other mental states. This volume presents the notion that racism is an institutionalized way of life in an Ethnocentric European dominate American society. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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6 Alvin M. Josephy, Jr. - Editor - THE HORIZON HISTORY OF AFRICA - Volumes 1 & 2 -

American Heritage Publishing - 1971 - (Hard Cover - W/Beautifull designs of gold and tan Used - Very Good - (Plus) - (Coffee Table size, Quick Refe (Oversoze) - 

(This is a (2)(Very Good)volume set of books housed in a Black cardboard sleeve with Gold and tan letterings. The books are in good condition, the bindings are tight, pages are bright and unmarked). (The sleeve (not the books)has one minor bump at one of the corners). 
Price: 100.00 USD
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7 Anne Farrow, Joel Lang, And Jennifer Frank, Foreword By Evelyn Higginbotham - COMPLICITY: How The North Promoted, Prolonged, And Profited from Slavery -

(Ballantine Books) - (2005) - (Hard Cover - W/Dust Jacket) - (Used - Very Good - (Plus) - (Very Good - (Plus) - (Northern Slavery, Commentary) 

This starling and deeply researched volume reveals how the North (like the South) was a place where thousands of Africans were held in bondage, and slavery was both an economic dynamo and necessary way of life. Complicity also reveals the cruel truth about the Triangle Trade of molasses, rum, and slaves that lucratively linked the North to the West Indies and Africa; As it discloses the reality of Northern empires built on the profits from rum, cotton, and ivory - and which were operated, in some cases, by abolitionists; and it exposes the thousand-acre plantations that existed in towns such as Salem, Connecticut. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Anthony Carnevale and Susan Stone - THE AMERICAN MOSAIC: An In-depth Report On The Future of Diversity At Work

McGraw-Hill 1995 (Hard Cover - W/Dust Jacket) - Used - Very Good - (Plus) (Hard Cover & Dust Jacket, Very Good, Plus) - (American Diversity) - (Coffee Table Size - Quick Reference Book) 

This thick (528) page volume is about the society that America is to become. It is a crystal ball of a landmark study that represents the first complete picture of tomorrow's employees and the galvanizing, transforming effect they are destined to have on tomorrow's corporations and society. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Barbara Hull ST. SIMONS ENCHANTED ISLAND: A History Of The Most Historic Of Georgia's Fabled Golden Isles -

(Cherokee Publishing) - (1980) - (Hard Cover - W/Dust Jacket) - Used - Good - (Pages Are Unmarked) - (Dust jacket slightly worn from shelf life, with small tears on top) - (Signed by Author) - (Historic Georgia) - (136 Pages) - 

As soon as James Oglethorpe arrived in the colonies from England, he established what was to become the colony of Georgia. Then he went about building a permanent resident on St. Simons Island. St. Simons was the most-prized jewel in the chain of barrier islands off of the coast of Georgia. Next to be developed on the island was a patriarchal society, which had as its focus the building of plantations with slave labor and growing cotton. In this book, the author romanticizes the island's history, leading up to, during, and after the Civil War. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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10 Barbara Reynolds - AND STILL WE RISE: Interviews with 50 Black Role Models -

USA TODAY - 1988 - Used - Very Good - (Soft Cover - Laminated) - (Coffee Table Size, Quick Refe (Oversize) - 

Interviews and biographies of 50 great African American Role Models. This book is based on the Inquiry and Opinion pages of the USA TODAY. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 Barry Gordy - TO BE LOVED: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown

Warner Books - 1994 (Hard Cover -W/Dust Jacket) - Used - Very Good - (Plus) - (Autobiographical) - 

This volume is for the "Motown" lover in you. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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12 Basil Davidson - AFRICAN KINGDOMS: Great Ages of Man - A Story of the World's Cultures -

Time Life - 1971 - (Hard Cover) - Used - Good - (Coffee Table Size, Quick Refe (Oversize) - 

The author, Basil Davidson, is a preeminent Africanist, who have made many positive studies about Africa and it's People. In this volume, he focuses on titles, such as, The Hidden Cities; Civilization Of The Nile; The Traditions Of The Tribes; Merchant Empires; Forest Kingdoms; Gods And Spirits, Arts That Capture Life, and A Continent of Triumphant. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 Basil Davidson - THE STORY OF AFRICA: Based on the Television Series -

Channel Four Book - 1984 - (Hard Cover - W/Dust Jacket) - Used - Very Good - (Plus) - (Hard Cover & Dust Jacket, in Very Good Condition) - (Coffee Table Size, Quick Refe (Oversize) - 

This volume tells an exciting and compelling history of the people who make up Africa today; where they originally come from, how they developed, what they produced, and how their story is inseparable from that of the West. The author is one of the world's best selling authorities on Africa, (We have many of his books listed in our inventory). This volume is accompanied by carefully researched maps, original photographs and rare old engravings. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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14 Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. - Foreword By L. Douglas Wilder - AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY: BENJAMIN O. DAVIS, JR., AMERICAN -

Smithsonian Institution Press - 1991- First - (Hard Cover - W/Dust Jacket)- Used - Very Good - Very Good - None African Americans in the Mili 9-1/4" h x 6-5/8" w 

Set against the backdrop of twentieth century America, against the social fabric of segregation and the broad canvas of foreign war, this volume tells a compelling story of personal achievement against formidable odds. General Davis, who was born into a long-standing military family, the son of a great General (Benjamin O. Davis, Sr.) came to adulthood in an era when potential was measured according to race and the color of one's skin. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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15 Brenda Wilkinson - THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT: An Illustrated history -

(Random House) - (1997) - (Hard Cover - W/Dust Jacket) - Used, Very Good, (Plus) - (Like New, Very Good, (Plus) - (African American Experience) (160 Glorious Pages) - 

This "Coffee Table Size" volume recounts the historical background of Africans in America, beginning with their earliest arrivals from Africa, and describes the crucial events (and experiences) leading up to the freedom movements of the 1950's and 1960's. The author also portrays, in words and vivid images, the courage and conviction of the organizers, protesters, and ordinary people embroiled in African Americans' struggle for equality. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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16 Brian Case, Stan Britt & Chrissie Murray - THE HARMONY ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JAZZ -

Harmony Books - 1986 - (Soft Cover - Laminated) - Used - Very Good - (Coffee Table Size, Quick Refe (Oversize) - 

Jazz is the music that only has to hit you once to hook you forever, and this is the volume that unlocked enough musical treasures to last a life time. A long life time! 
Price: 22.00 USD
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17 Brian Lanker - Foreword by Dr. Maya Angelou - I DREAM A WORLD: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America -

Stewart, Tabori & Cang - 1989 - (Soft Cover - Laminated) Used - Very Good - (Slightly turned-up on bottom edge of front cover and lamination is slightly separated on bottom edge of rear cover, however, this volume is in great shape) - (Oversize, Additional shipping (Oversize) - 

The author and photographer spent years meeting with and photographing the most influential and amazing and courageous African American women. Portraits of the women are full of awe and compassion, humor, and love. These women believed in themselves, even as they were being undermined by others. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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18 Bruce Watson - FREEDOM SUMMER -

(Penguin Books) - (2010) - (Hard Cover - W/Dust Jacket) - (Used, Very Good) - (Used, Very Good) - (Civil Rights Movement) - (369, Pages) - 

This is a first-rate, in-depth study of more than 1,000 Black and White volunteering young men and women, who were trained in civil disobedience, who risked their lives to participate in the registration of African American voters during the Mississippi "Freedom Summer of 1964." A must read for all who are interested in one of the pivotal points of the Civil Rights Movement. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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19 By The Editors of Ebony - THE EBONY SUCCESS LIBRARY: Volume 1 - 1,000 Successful Blacks -

(Johnson Publishing) - (1973)- (Out of Print) - (Hard Cover) - (Used - Very Good) - (Coffee Table Size, Quick Refe (Oversize) - 

From the beginning of their journey, in what became the United States of America, many African American men and women have achieved success in almost every field of endeavor. This volume gives the biographies of 1000, of this great body. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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20 By the whose - who in African American literary - From Dunbar to Ernest Gaines - Edited by John Henrik Clarke - AMERICAN NEGRO SHORT STORIES

Hill & Wang - 1987 - (Soft Cover - Laminated) - (Used - Very Good) - (Short Stories by African Amer 

For the European or African American who seriously wants to know what makes African Americans tick, it would be hard to imagine a better, or less violent primary text to recommend than this volume. These are in the main, not bitter, nor even cynical stories relating to the African American experience. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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