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Images of Blacks in American Culture

By: Smith, Jessie Carney (ed.)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Greenwood Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15586

ISBN: 0313248443

Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued


Orange cloth with black titles in red frame. This book has only very light, general shelf wear. Square and secuely bound. Very attractive. The book provides essays by different authorities as well as a selected bibliography on the ways African-Americans have been depicted in various types of American culture from literature to music to film to toys and games. Exceptional resource. Introduction by Nikki Giovanni. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 390 pages View more info

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Race Makes the Difference: An Analysis of Sentence Disparity Among Black and White Offenders in Southern Prisons

By: Southern Regional Council

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Southern Regional Council: 1969

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15636

Condition: Very Good+


Side-stapled, light gray wraps with titles white and deep brown lettering. Title is on the ffep showing through a rectangular cutout in the front wrap. Overal, this is a very attractive copy of a somewhat epemeral work. The topic of this report is still quite pertinent today as disparities in prison sentences based on race is common throughout the US. ; Special Report, Southern Regional Council; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 16 pages View more info

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Cooperatives, Credit Unions and Poor People

By: Southern Regional Council

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Southern Regional Council: 1966

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15637

Condition: Very Good


Side-stapled, light gray wraps with titles white and deep brown lettering. Title is on the ffep showing through a rectangular cutout in the front wrap. Some toning along edges along with a tear on the rear front edge. The topic of this report ideals with possibilities of credit and finance for poor people in the South expecially African-Americans. ; Special Report, Southern Regional Council; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 16 +appendix pages View more info

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The Jerry Rescue : October 1, 1851

By: Sperry, Earl E.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Syracuse, The Onondaga Historical Association: 1924

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 11910

Condition: Very Good


Brown paper wraps with beige backstrip and black titles on front. Title has been very neatly lettered on spine. Some edge and corner wear with diagonal creasing on corners, but volume is square and securely bound. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 69 pages; Speech and other material related to the rescue of a slave named Jerry before the Civil War. This volume also contains material related to the resue of another slave named Harriet Powell. View more info

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: A Case Study in Pressure Groups

By: St. James, Warren D., Ph.D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Exposition Press: 1958

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 15626

Condition: Very Good-


Red cloth with black titles. This book is a former library books with the usual stamps and stickers. It is in VG condition otherwise with light, general wear and some aging. It is still square and securely bound, a solid, usable copy. While published through a vanity publisher, this book is actually the dissertation of the author and seems to be a rather thorough study of the NAACP, an organization to which the author was a member. Introduction by Ulysses S. Donaldson. ;... View more info

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My Life in the South

By: Stroyer, Jacob

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Salem, Newcomb and Gauss: 1898

Edition: New and Enlarged

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7350

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Green boards have some sunning along edgedges as well as along the spine. Looks as if other books were stacked on this one over a long period of time. Otherwise the book is secure and well-bound, no tears or parting. Very light edge and corner wear. Very attractive copy. ; B&W Photo frontispiece; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Stroyer was a former slave who became a well-known preacher in Massachusetts. This memoir was originally published in 1879, but this New and Enlarged version ... View more info

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The Barbarism of Slavery: Speech of Hon. Charles Sumner on the Bill for the Admission of Kansas as a Free State

By: Sumner, Hon. Charles

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Washington DC, Thaddeus Hyatt: 1860

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 16047

Condition: Very Good-


Toned, beige newsprint wraps with black titles. Some edge and corner wear with a small chip on back (less than dime-sized) with small amount of advertisement text affected. (Chip is laid in.) Old stain on front that shows up on interior pages but id difficult to differentiate from the general toning of pages. This copy has been professionally tipped together and is in very nice condition despite the problems noted. Sumner's speech on the admission of Kansas was widely pr... View more info

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North Star Shining A Pictorial History of the American Negro

By: Swift, Hildegard Hoyt

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 1947

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 5498

Condition: Very Good- in Fair dust jacket


Corners bumped, lightly scuffed boards, DJ has several large chips missing, especially on corners and spine. ; . ; Color Illustrations; Thin 4to 11" - 13" tall; 45 pages; Paintings by Lynd Ward reproduced in color and black and white. View more info

The Age of Gold (Poems 1968-1970)

By: Torregian, Sotere

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Kulchur Foundation: 1976

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16010

Condition: Very Good


White wraps with black titles and photographic images. Some light wear and aging with one small stain on front, bottom left. This was the third book by the Afro-Cuban, surrealist poet. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 128 pages View more info

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Press Photograph, Civil Rights, Rev. David Blake, Chicago Illinois, Dixmoor

By: United Press International

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Dixmoor, United Press International: 1964

Seller ID: 15801

Condition: Near Fine


This 9X7, B&W press photograph has no discernible wear on the image along with UPI stamps and a handwritten identification on the back. The image is of a meeting of African-Americans on August 19, 1964 at a church in Dixmoor, Illinois (suburb of Chcago) to air grievances over rioting. Relatively early, Civil Rights related image. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1 pages View more info

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Photograph Aunt Fanny's Cabin, Smyrna Georgia

By: Unknown

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Smyrna, Photographer: ca. 1960

Seller ID: 15485

Condition: Very Good+


This is a small, B&W phtograph, (4X3 approx.) of the interior of Aunt Fanny's Cabin, a restaurant in Smyrna, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. I think the photo dates from the 1960's and shows two young African-American boys, entertaining the white patrons with, what looks to be, bongo drums. The photo is in VG condition with only light wear and aging along with some dark staining or residue on the left edge line. Probably a unique image. ; B&W Photographs; 32mo 4" - 5... View more info

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Fayette County, Tennessee, Tragedy and Confrontation

By: Walls, Dwayne

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Southern Regional Council: 1969

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15635

Condition: Very Good


Side-staple, light gray wraps with white and deep brown lettering. Title is on the ffep showing through a rectangular cutout in the front wrap. Someone has written two note on the ffep in black ink. The note showing with the title reads, " 1) Tent City - 1960 2) White violence - 1969, voting & school deseg." The second note, at top of ffep, reads, "Tent city - Fayette County - 1960 (dispossessed Black farmers (?) who registered to vote.)" This Southern Re... View more info

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Some like it Dark : the Intimate Autobiography of a Negro Call Girl

By: Washington, Kipp (as told to Leo Guild)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Holloway House: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 11802

Condition: Very Good+


Color, pictorial wraps (photo of black woman) with very light edge and corner wear. Some sort of very light soiling on back; at first I thought it was just part of the design. Spine is neither cracked nor creased. Book is square and securely bound. Close to near fine. Very attractive copy. Holloway House books are often tricky to identify but this is a stated first from 1966 with the number HH-122. Holloway House used HH numbers only in the 1960's. This book initiated Ho... View more info

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Some Like It Dark : The Intimate Autobiography of a Negro Call Girl

By: Washington, Kipp (as told to Leo Guild)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Holloway House: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 16097

Condition: Very Good+


This copy would be NF to F if not for a small creased are on the top front right corner; the book may have been dropped. The book otherwise feels unread and is in exceptional condition. Holloway House #HH-122. This book initiated Holloway House into the urban black market. At the time (1966) the company had been publishing a variety of subjects most of which were a kind of high class sleaze. This book which purports to be the work of a black call girl, was published almo... View more info

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Richard Allen: Apostle of Freedom

By: Wesley, Charles H.

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Washington DC, The Associated Publishers: 1935

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16102

Condition: Very Good


Brick-colored cloth over boaards with black titles. Some light edge and corner wear along with minor damage at top of spine, mainly on rear. This copy lacks the scarce dustwrapper. This is a biography of Allen (1760-1831), a former slave who founded the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, the first church of that denomination in the US, and generally credit as the first specifically black denomination. This book is quite scarce in the 1st edition. ... View more info

A Century of Fiction by American Negroes, 1853-1952

By: Whiteman, Maxwell

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Press of Maurice Jacobs: 1955

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16235

Condition: Very Good


Book is square and securely bound. It has light overall wear and aging, a solid very good copy. Well-done bibliography of 100 years of fiction by African-Americans. Concludes with a brief list of books that have been wrongly classidied in other souces as African-American fiction. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 64 pages View more info

Lobby Card for Juke Joint

By: Williams, Spencer (director and author)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: (Dallas), Sack Amusement Enterprises: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15845

Condition: Very Good


This lobby card is for the all-black-cast movie, Juke Joint, starring Spencer Williams. The card has some, relatively light edge, corner and surface wear with multiple pin holes at each corner and a few others along the edges. There is an "R" written in ink on the shoulder of Spencer Williams' shirt. Spencer Williams is most remembered as playing Andy on the 1950's TV series, Amos and Andy. The show became quite controversial during the Civil Rights era and Willi... View more info

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Pictorial Album: Pyramid Club, Philadelphia Pa. 1947-48

By: Wilson, Samuel E. (ed.)

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The Pyramid Club: 1947

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15871

Condition: Very Good


Large, stapled, yearbook/magazine with photo of African-American woman in B&W and an orange pyramid and desert in background. Titles are in black and white. There is some edge, corner and surface wear. There was also a dampstain long ago on the right front edge slightly above center. It affects about forty interior pages to a lighter and lighter degree. Not particularly noticeable. The album is square and securely bound. The Pyramid Club was a black business club in Phil... View more info

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Autograph Letter Hampton Institute, The Journal of Negro History

By: Woodson, Carter G.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Washinton DC, Carter G. Woodson: 1928

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15448

Condition: Very Good+


Typed form Letter Signed as Director, The Journal of Negro History, Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, Washington, D.C., Feb. 3, 1928. 1 pg. To Marion Deane, Hampton Institute, Virginia. Flattened fold lines from mailing with toning, mostly along edges. Overall VG+.This was a membership appeal during Negro History week – Woodson’s personal brainchild, later to evolve into the current national observance of Black History Month – to join the Associ... View more info