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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 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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4 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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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 Alice Randall - THE WIND DONE GONE -

Houghton Miffin Company - 2001 - (Hard Cover - W/Dust Jacket) - Used - Very Good - (Plus) - (Hard Cover & Dust Jacket, Very Good - Plus) - (Unauthorized Parody) - (8-1/2 x 5-3/4) - 

"The (210) page, Unauthorized Parody of Gone With The Wind." This is a provocative literary parody that exploits the mythology perpetrated by a certain Southern classic - A must read! 
Price: 25.00 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 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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9 August Meier and Elliott Rudwick - FROM PLANTATION TO GHETTO -

Hill and Wang - 1976 - (Third Edition) - (Soft Cover - Laminated) - Used - Good - (African American History) - (406 Pages) - 

In this book, beginning with the Atlantic Slave Trade and the early colonial experiences of Africans in the Americas, the author presents details on African descendants' ideologies and protest movements throughout the history of the United States, in particularly, the Twentieth Century. A very good read. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Bakari Kitwana - THE HIP HOP GENERATION: Young Blacks and The Crisis in African-American Culture -

Basic Books - 2002 - (Hard Cover - W/Dust Jacket)- Used - Very Good - (Plus) - (Hard Cover, & Dust Jacket, Very Good, Plus)- (Social Culture) - (230 Pages) - 

In this book, the author "challenges the Hip-Hop generation to embrace values that can transform Hip-Hop from spectacle into a real force for social change" 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 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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12 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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13 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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14 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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15 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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16 Bell Hooks - AIN'T I A WOMAN: Black Women And Feminism -

(South End Press) - (1981) - (Soft Cover - Laminated) - (Used - Very Good) - (African American Feminism) - 

This landmark work of history and theory challenges every accepted notion about the nature of African American women's lives. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Bell Hooks - KILLING RAGE: Ending Racism -

(Henry Holt) - (1995) - (Soft Cover - Laminated) - (Used - Very Good) - (Racism and Feminism) - 

The author's words help us to decolonize and un-enslave our minds, souls, and bodies on a deeper level. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Bell Hooks - YEARNING: race, gender, and cultural politics -

(South End Press) - (1990) - (Soft Cover - Laminated) - (Used - Very Good) - (Race, Gender, Politics) - 

In this volume, the author crosses disciplinary boundaries in a major debates on postmodern theory, cultural criticism, and the politics of race and gender. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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19 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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20 Betty DeRamus - FORBIDDEN FRUIT: Love Stores From The Underground Rail Road

(Atria Books) - (2005) - (Hard Cover - W/Dust Jacket) - (Used, Very Good - (Plus) - (Used, Very Good - (Plus) - (Biographical, Underground rai 

Forbidden Fruit is a heretofore untapped vein of American culture. This volume tells of interracial love stories from the underground railroad between European Americans, free Africans and slaves. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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