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Early Georgia, Spring 2008

By: Shirk, Elizabeth C. (ed.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Athens, Society for Georgia Archaeology: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16145

Condition: Near Fine


This copy has only very light, general wear. The Table of Contents is listed in the second scan. Early Georgia is a large format magazine devoted to Georgia archaeology. This issue focuses on archaeological work on African-American sites in the state, including: Richmond Hill, Ossabaw Island, Bryan County, Milledgeville, Springfield and others. Many illustrations. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 96 pages View more info

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Rhythm and Blues, February 1953

By: Shnayer, Marvin (ed.)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Derby, Onyx Publishing Co.: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15915

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, red, white and blue wraps with black and white photographs. Some edge, corner and surface wear with minor damage at top of spine. Overall, a solid and attractive copy. Rhythm and Blues was a music magazine aimed at the African-American market of the early 1950's. It featured articles on performers along with song lyrics and many photographs. A few of the performers featured in this issue are Art Tatum, Johnny Ace, The Ink Spots, Leslie Uggams, Rose Murphy, Dorot... View more info

Legacies: Contemporary Artists Reflect on Slavery

By: Sims, Lowery Stokes, Kathleen Hulser and Cynthia R. Copeland

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, New York Historical Society: 2006

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15631

Condition: Near Fine


Some light scuffing along edges; book feels unread. About NF. This book was published as a catlog for the exhibit, Legacies: Contemporary Artists Reflect on Slavery, held at the New York Historical Society from June 16, 2006 to January 7, 2007. The catalog features a color plate of a work by each artist in the exhibit. Among the artists are Kara Walker, Betye Saar and Malcolm Bailey. ; Color Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 64 pages View more info

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No Disrespect

By: Sister Souljah

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Times Books: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15425

ISBN: 0812924835

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Both book and jacket are near pristine, very close to Fine. This book is a semi-autobiographical, semi-hip hop philosophical work on the life and beliefs of rap artist Sister Souljah. Sister Souljah's views were repudiated by Bill Clinton in 1992 when she suggested that there were no good white people. A politician's repudiation of someone who is basically a supporter is now called a "Sister Souljah Moment." Signed copy.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 360 pages; Sig... View more info

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Dat Lovin' Rag

By: Smalley, Victor H. (lyrics) and Bernard Adler (music)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, F. B Haviland: 1907

Seller ID: 15914

Condition: Good+


Sheet music has some edge, corner and surface wear with small chips, scuffs and tears. The pages are still together but barely. I am offering this sheet music because of the photographs of Jerry Mills and Lottie Grady, two turn of the century music stars who are now unknown to most people. Mills was billed as a comic singer and dancer who appeared in plays and musicals. Lottie Grady was also a musical star but also appeared in the movie, The Pullman Porter, produced by W... View more info

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The Life and Work of Jacob Kenoly

By: Smith, C. C.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, Methodist Book Concern (for author): 1912

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15998

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


This copy has very light edge wear, light rubbing at corners and a number of spots and small blemishes on the cover. It is square and securely bound. The interior has light aging but is still fresh. A former owner's name is on the ffep and his postage-stamp-sized bookplate is on the front pastedown. He has also made a list of page numbers on the pastedown; some passages are marked with a small check in the margin. Jacob Kenoly would probably be unknown except for this bi... View more info

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

Support Julian Bond! Join Martin Luther Ling Jr (Broadside)

By: SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) and SCLC (Southern Christian Leadeship Conference)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Atlanta, SNCC/SCLC: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16338


Broadside (5.5" X 8.5") with light wear along with horizontal fold in middle and light aging. Overall, about near fine. On January 10, 1966 Julian Bond was denied his seat in the Georgia Legislature because of his invovlement with SNCC which opposed the Vietnam War. On January 14 there was a protest march in Atlanta in support of Bond. This broadside/flyer was produced by SNCC and the SCLC to encourage participation. It was distributed mainly on college campuses.... 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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Jim Crow Museum Innformation Packet

By: Thorp, John P. (director)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Big Rapids, Ferris State University: 2005

Seller ID: 16286

Condition: Near Fine


This is a white folder from the Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. The folder has very light wear and is about near fine. In the folder are a letter from Director John P. Thorp, two museum cards, a Xeroxed off-print of an article about the Museum and and a very nice, oblong, 11X8 booklet on the Museum featuring many color illustrations and a very informative text on the mission of the museum to document racism in America's past. ; Color a... 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

Image for Photograph Aunt Fanny's Cabin, Smyrna Georgia

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