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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 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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4 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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5 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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6 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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7 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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8 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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9 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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10 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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11 Betty Wood - THE ORIGIN OF AMERICAN SLAVERY: Freedom And Bondage In The English Colonies -

(Hill And Wang) - (1997) - (Hard Cover, W/Dust Jacket) - (Used, Very Good, (Plus) - (Used, Very Good, (Plus) - (Slavery in British Colonies) (132, Pages) - 

This (132) page book (great things come in small packages) provides us with a new assessment of a pivotal time in the formation of the United States, and presents us with thought-provoking insights into the role the British government played in the development of the "peculiar institution" of slavery. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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12 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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13 Bruce Perry, Editor - MALCOLM X: The Last Speeches

(Pathfinder) - (1989) - (Soft Cove - Laminated) - (Used - Good - (Spine is slightly tilted) - (Speeches) - 

This (189) page volume has six never-before-published speeches and interviews by Malcolm X. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14 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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15 By Emerson Klees & Illustrations by Dru Klees - UNDERGROUND RAILROAD TALES: With Routes Through the Finger Lakes Region -

(Friends of the Finger Lake Publishing) - (1997) - (Soft Cover - Laminated) - (Used, Very Good - (Plus) - (Underground Railroad) - (176 Pages) - 

In this volume, the Author and Illustrator tell the stories of (36) slaves who escaped from slavery and the men and women (Africans and Europeans) who helped them. Also included, are (6) stories of the most influential members of the Underground Railroad Movement, and descriptions (drawings) of (8) routes that the Underground Railroad took through Central New York, and (41) stations (houses), which supported the escapees. "Many illustrations of station houses, and building, and maps." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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16 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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17 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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18 C. Eric Lincoln - MY FACE IS BLACK -

(Beacon Press) - 1964 - (Hard Cover) - (Used - Very Good) - (African American History) - 

Set in the mid-1960's, this narrative is about those African Americans, who seemed to have been left behind (after the sixty's Civil Rights Movement), and who grown apathetic about their experiences in America, leading to the acceptance of all things Black and rejection of the status-quo. 
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19 Calvin C. Hernton - COMING TOGETHER: Black Power, White Hatred, and Sexual Hang-Ups -

(Random House) - (1971) - (Hard Cover - W/Mylar Dust Jacket) - (Used, Very Good) - (African American Gender Roles 

Calvin, Hernton, This book answers the following question (and others), "What kind of sexual roles, concepts and practices have African Americans men and women come to have towards each other as a consequence of living in a world of White hate for four hundred years? 
Price: 30.00 USD
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20 Carl N. Degler - NEITHER BLACK NOR WHITE : Slavery and Race Relations in Brazil and the United States

(University of Wisconsin Press) - (1971) - (Soft Cover - Laminated) - Used, Very Good - Compar. Brazil. U. S. Slavery (302 Pages) - 

In this very important study, the author scholarly defines the differing courses of slavery and race relations between two country, Brazil and the united States. Brazil never developed a system of rigid segregation, such as appeared in the United States. Africans in Brazil were able to gain economically and retain far more of their African culture; On the other hand, the author rejects the theory that slavery in Brazil was more humane. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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