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Three years among the Freedman: William C. Gannett and the Port Royal experiment
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Three years among the Freedman: William C. Gannett and the Port Royal experiment

By Pease, William H.

[New York]: The Journal of Negro History, 1957. Pamphlet. pp. 98-117, offprint, wraps slightly worn, inscribed by Pease to Lewis Gannett, pencil note in bookseller Peter Howard's hand that this was Saunders Redding's copy. [Offprint] from The Journal of Negro History, vol. 43, no. 2, April 1957.

$15.00

Black American writing from the nadir; the evolution of a literary tradition, 1877-1915
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Black American writing from the nadir; the evolution of a literary tradition, 1877-1915

By Bruce, Dickson D., Jr.

Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1989. Hardcover. xiii, 272p., preface, introduction footnotes, index, first edition in cloth boards, top page edges show some wrinkle, somewhat worn but unclipped dj.

$20.00

Iola Leroy, or Shadows Uplifted. With an Introduction by Frances Smith Foster
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Iola Leroy, or Shadows Uplifted. With an Introduction by Frances Smith Foster

By Harper, Frances E[llen] W[atkins]

New York: Oxford University Press, 1988. Hardcover. xxxix, 282p., frontis portrait and text in facsimile (from the "second edition"), hardbound in dark blue 6.7x4.8 inch cloth boards gilt. Casing is slightly dished with mild handling wear, endsheets show light stains (from binder's-paste migration?), a good-only copy. The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-century Black Women Writers. It is tempting to call Harper the female Frederick Douglass. Born to free Black parents in 1825, she gained an education and by 1854 had become a fiery lecturer on the twin subjects of antislavery and equal rights. She became "an internationally recognized journalist, the nineteenth century's most prolific Black novelist, and its best loved Black poet. Her novel Iola Leroy was written to correct the record on slavery and Reconstruction, to inspire African-Americans to be proud of their past and diligent in their work toward a greater future, and to persuade all Americans that a stronger sense of justice was essential to the peace and prosperity of the country." (Hine, p. 536). Iola Leroy, published in 1892, was her last major literary project.

$12.00

Validity and necessity of fundamental conditions on states. Speech of hon. Charles Sumner, of Massachusetts, in the senate of the United States, June 10, 1868
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Validity and necessity of fundamental conditions on states. Speech of hon. Charles Sumner, of Massachusetts, in the senate of the United States, June 10, 1868

By [Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874]

[Washington]: no publisher, 1868. 8p., printed double-column with caption title, paste-fastened 9.3x6 inch self-wraps. Single leaf folded, split along several folds but top edge unopened, dust-soil and edgewear, large old damp-stains with mold residue along bottom edge of terminal leaf. Fair copy.

$35.00

Financial reconstruction through public faith and specie payments. Speech of hon. Charles Sumner, of Massachusetts, on the bill to fund the national debt; delivered in the senate of the United States, July 11, 1868 68
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Financial reconstruction through public faith and specie payments. Speech of hon. Charles Sumner, of Massachusetts, on the bill to fund the national debt; delivered in the senate of the United States, July 11, 1868 68

By [Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874]

Washington DC: F. & J. Rives & Geo. A. Bailey, Reporters and Printers of the Debates of Congress, 1868. 14p., printed double-column, a largely unopened signature, paste-fastened 9.5x6 inch self-wraps. Shorts splits in spinefold; cover and especially the terminal leaf are heavily dust-soiled with smuts (terminal leaf a blank). Old transverse fold-lines, now flat. Fair copy.

$25.00

Forty years of the public schools in Mississippi with special reference to the education of the Negro
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Forty years of the public schools in Mississippi with special reference to the education of the Negro

By Noble, Stuart Grayson

New York: Teachers College, Columbia University, 1918. Hardcover. iv, 142p., spine ends exhibit mild shelfwear, stamp on copyright page, first edition, study demonstrating that separate is not equal in Mississippi schools forty years after Reconstruction.

$45.00

Cesta svobody [prelozila, Stasa Jílovská]
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Cesta svobody [prelozila, Stasa Jílovská]

By Fast, Howard

Praha: Mladá Fronta, 1954. 271p., color frontispiece, a few in text illustrations, bright illustrated dj. Text in Czech, translation of Howard Fast's Freedom Road.

$25.00

Workers and workplace dynamics in reconstruction-era Atlanta: a case study
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Workers and workplace dynamics in reconstruction-era Atlanta: a case study

By McLeod, Jonathan W.

Los Angeles: Center for Afro-American Studies, UCLA, 1991. Trade Paperback. 135p., very good in wraps.

$12.00

A resumé of Negro Congressmen\'s office-holding
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A resumé of Negro Congressmen's office-holding

By Perkins, A. E.

New Orleans: A. E. and J. E. Perkins, 1944. 8p., very good in wraps.

$85.00

The truth about Gone with the Wind
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The truth about Gone with the Wind

By Braman, K. J.

Detroit: the author, 1993. 12p., 8,5x11 inches, wraps bound with duct tape (as issued). A critique of the book's stereotypes of African Americans, Irish Americans and the view of reconstruction, particularly contesting the racism of Samuel Eliot Morison.

$25.00

Carl Schurz militant liberal
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Carl Schurz militant liberal

By Schafer, Joseph

Evansville: The Antes Press, 1930. xxi, 270p., inserted plates, first edition textured cloth boards gilt, very good. Publications of the state historical society of Wisconsin, biography series vol 1.

$12.00

Emancipation betrayed; the hidden history of black organizing and white violence in Florida from Reconstruction to the bloody election fo 1920
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Emancipation betrayed; the hidden history of black organizing and white violence in Florida from Reconstruction to the bloody election fo 1920

By Ortiz, Paul

Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005. Hardcover. xxviii, 382p., review sheet laid in, bottom edge stamped 'examination copy not for resale', otherwise a very good copy of the first printing in a like dj.

$22.00

The West and Reconstruction
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The West and Reconstruction

By Berwanger, Eugene H.

Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1981. Hardcover. xiv, 294p., boards, dj sunned with minor wear, else very good, review slip laid in.

$15.00

The Negro in the reconstruction of Virginia
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The Negro in the reconstruction of Virginia

By Taylor, Alrutheus Ambush

Washington: The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, 1926. Hardcover. iv, 300p., rust marks from a removed paperclip on front blank endpapers along with a minor marginal dampstain, minor foxing, original green cloth binding with slightly dulled spine gilt. no dj. African American historian.

$50.00

Negro orators and their orations
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Negro orators and their orations

By Woodson, Carter G.

Washington DC: The Associated Publishers, 1925. Hardcover. xi, 711p., first edition green cloth boards gilt-titled, a nice sound copy with the following defects: four pages (pp.253-56) in the Douglass essay, "Men of color to arms," has been neatly underscored in ballpoint; general mild edgewear and mild signs of handling; and spine titling is a trifle dim.

$95.00

Buried in the bitter waters; the hidden history of racial cleansing in America
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Buried in the bitter waters; the hidden history of racial cleansing in America

By Jaspin, Elliot

New York: Basic Books, 2007. vii, 341p., first printing, dj.

$12.00

Racism, revolution, reaction, 1861-1877
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Racism, revolution, reaction, 1861-1877

By Camejo, Peter

New York: Monad Press, 1976. 269p., paperback, very good.

$10.00

Racism, revolution, reaction, 1861-1877
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Racism, revolution, reaction, 1861-1877

By Camejo, Peter

New York: Pathfinder Press, 2002. 307p., wraps, as new. First published in 1976.

$10.00

Mississippi swamp; volume 1 of the New Africa chronicles
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Mississippi swamp; volume 1 of the New Africa chronicles

By Hatch, John

Berkeley: 2ndsightbooks.com, 2001. 354p., line map, very good in dj. First volume of the African American poet's fictional series on the evolution of a hidden community in the Great Mississippi swamp following the Civil War and sabotage of Reconstruction. At this writing Hatch was resident in Berkeley.

$15.00

The Negro in Virginia politics, 1865-1902
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The Negro in Virginia politics, 1865-1902

By Morton, Richard L.

Charlottesville: The University of Virginia Press, 1919. Paperback. 199p. + 3 foldout maps, slightly dampstained wraps,

$25.00

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