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1 (Editor), Mathew H. Ahmann - (Contributors):, Stephen J. Wright, Kenneth B. Clark, Diane Nash, William J. Kenealy, Thomas P. Melady. In The Symposium: James Baldwin, Emile Capouya, Lorraine Hansberry, Nat Hentoff, Langston Hughes, and Alfred Kazin - THE NEW NEGRO (A Symposium) -

Fides Publishers - 1965 - (Hard Cover - W/Dust Jacket) - Used - Good - (Pages Unmarked) - (Hard Cover and Jacket in good condition) - (Civil Rights, African America (8" x 5") - 

This small (145) page book presents a series of papers by outstanding authorities in their fields on the theme of The New Negro, which was delivered at the first national convention of te Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice. The final feature of this book is a symposium in which James Baldwin, Emile Capouya, Lorraine Hansberry, Nat Hentoff, Langston Hughes, and Alfred Kazin discuss, "The Role of the (1960s) Negro in American Culture." The results is an original and important contribution to the cause of racial justice in the United States. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 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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3 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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4 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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5 Alain Locke, (Editor), Preface by Robert Hayden - THE NEW NEGRO -

Atheneum - 1986 - (Soft Cover - Laminated) - Used - Very Good - (African American History, Soc 

In this volume, the author articulates the crucial ideas of a generation in rebellion against accepted beliefs, while engaging in racial self-discovery and cultural re-assessment. This book affirms the values of the African heritage of Africans in America, and expresses hope for the future of the race in this country, while stressing the African American's "Americanism." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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6 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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7 Alan Huffman - MISSISSIPPI IN AFRICA: The Saga of the Slaves of Prospect Hill Plantation and Their Legacy in Liberia Today -

Gotham Books - 2004 - (Hard Cover - W/Dust - Jacket) - Used - Very Good - (Plus) - 

When wealthy Mississippi cotton planter Isaac Ross died in 1836, his will stipulated that his Prospect Hill Plantation be liquidated and the proceeds be used to provide the wherewithal for his slaves to return to the newly established abolitionist colony of Liberia, West Africa. However, the will was challenged by his heirs and the court battle went on for a decade. In the mean time, the slaves rebelled and burnt the mansion to the ground. The leaders were caught and lynched. Finely, the court upheld the will and the slaves emigrated to Liberia. This did not set well with the native population and it set-off a cultural conflict and civil war that continued to about 2006. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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8 Alan Scholefield - THE DARK KINGDOMS: The Impact Of White Civilization on Three Great African Monarchies -

William Morrow - 1972 - (Hard Cover - W/Dust Jacket) - Used - Very Good - (Hard Cover and pages in very good shape) - (Dust jacket good with small amount of shelf wear with a chip at top of spine) - (Three Civilizations (Kingdoms 

This is the stories of three African Kingdoms, The Congo, Dahomey, and Lesotho (Basutoland). Three stories of many, that once stretched across Africa from north to south, east to west. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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9 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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10 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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11 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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12 Arthur F. Raper, Ph. D. - THE TRAGEDY OF LYNCHING -

(Dover Publications) - (1970) - (Soft Cover - Laminated) - (Used - Good) - (Lynching, Slave/Abolitionist) (499 Pages) - 

A hard read, but very important information. A biographical statement is provided on some of the lynchings; listed in rear of book by state, names, and reason for or not lynchings. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13 Arthur P. Davis, J. Saunders Redding and Joyce Ann Joyce, Editors - THE NEW CAVALCADE: African American Writing from 1760 to the Present - Volumes l & ll -

Howard University Press - 1992 - (Soft Cover - Laminated) - Used - Very Good - (Plus) - (African American,Literature)- Two Volume Set - 

A (2) Volume set of historical writings of extraordinary African Americans. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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14 Author Langston Hughes, Introduction by Jesse Jackson, Afterword by Robert G. O'Meally BLACK MISERY -

(Oxford University Press) - 1994 - (Soft Cover - Laminated) - Used - Very Good - (7-1/4" X 5-1/4" booklet) - (Illustrations by Arouni) -

Mr. Hughes's wry, understated wit, his lyrical honesty about bigotry and hard times, makes you grin, even as you may wince at their painful truths. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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15 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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16 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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17 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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18 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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19 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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20 Belinda Hurmence - SLAVERY TIME: WHEN I WAS CHILLUN

(G. P. Putnam's Sons) - (1997) - (Soft Cover - Laminated) - Used, Very Good, (Plus) - (Signed by Author) (Enslavement of Children) - 

This work is drawn from the 1936, Federal Writers' Project. Stories, as told to intervers by former slaves. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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