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The Danish Virgin Islands, a socio-historical analysis of the emancipation of 1848 and the labor revolt of 1878
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The Danish Virgin Islands, a socio-historical analysis of the emancipation of 1848 and the labor revolt of 1878

By Marsh, Clifton E.

Bristol, IN: Wyndham Hall Press, 1985. Pamphlet. 96p., wraps, long inscription by the author on the front blank end paper, very good condition, 5.5x8.5 inches.

$25.00

Coolie Ships and Oil Sailers
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Coolie Ships and Oil Sailers

By Lubbock, Basil

Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd, 1955. x, 180p., very good hardcover, 1955 reprint. Ownership stamp of Philip Choy, the architect better known as a Chinese American historian, on front endpaper. Includes discussion of the shipment of coolie laborers as allegedly enlightened and superior to the cruel methods employed by the slave trade.

$15.00

Indian Slavery in Colonial Times Within the Present Limits of the United States
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Indian Slavery in Colonial Times Within the Present Limits of the United States

By Lauber, AlmonWheeler

Williamstown MA: Corner House Publishers, 1979. Hardcover. 352p., second printing of the 1970 reprint of the 1913 original, a very nice copy; hardbound, 8.5x5.5 inch blue cloth boards gilt in decorated dust jacket. The jacket has picked up a few faint touches of dust-soil and its spine panel a couple of small shallow scratches, absolutely spotless, sound and unmarked within, a near-fine copy. Corner House social science reprints; general editor Maurice Filler. From dj: "Existing side by side with Negro slavery Indian enslavement began in the colonies with the distribution and sale of war captives into a condition of servitude. Aided and abetted by French, English and Spanish interests engaged in conflict over territorial control in the New World the use of Indians in bondage progressed from that of servitude with limitation on the period of bondage to outright treatment as chattel property. Virtually all the colonies were involved.." Primary emphasis on England.

$22.00

Lost People: Magic and the Legacy of Slavery in Madagascar
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Lost People: Magic and the Legacy of Slavery in Madagascar

By Graeber, David

Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007. Paperback. xiii + 467p., 6x9.25 inches, trade paperback, maps, diagrams, bumped lower corner, else very good.

$18.00

The Origins of Nazi Violence. Translated by Janet Lloyd
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The Origins of Nazi Violence. Translated by Janet Lloyd

By Traverso, Enzo

New York: The New Press, 2003. Hardcover. vii, 200p., hardbound in textured black boards titled in silverfoil, in dust jacket; the first American edition. Faintest signs of any handling, a clean, sound, unmarked copy.

$12.00

The Encomienda in New Spain; The Beginning of Spanish Mexico. Revised and Enlarged Edition
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The Encomienda in New Spain; The Beginning of Spanish Mexico. Revised and Enlarged Edition

By Simpson; Lesley Byrd

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1950. Hardcover. xvi, 257p., illustrated with one facsimile, the frontispiece, hardbound in 8x5 inch brown cloth boards and dust jacket; first issue of the revision. Book itself has faintest sprinkle of foxing to textblock foredge, is otherwise entirely sound, clean and unmarked. The dj was printed on glazed acidic stock and is fragile with some edgewear and rubbing. All in all a very good copy. The encomienda, per dj text, was "a subterfuge for slavery. Half a century of agitation was necessary by the Crown and Las Casas and the other reformers to suppress the most objectionable feature of the encomienda, the privilege [allowed by Church, promoted by the State] of using the Indians as slaves

$15.00

Los Gobernadores y Los Franciscanos en Nuevo Mexico 1598-1696 / The Governors and the Franciscans in New Mexico 1598-1696
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Los Gobernadores y Los Franciscanos en Nuevo Mexico 1598-1696 / The Governors and the Franciscans in New Mexico 1598-1696

By Fulsom, Harry

Santa Fe: Self-published by the author, 2000. 75p. plus unpaginated index and bibliography, copyshop printing and binding (wire spiral under clear acetate cover leaf). Nice exemplar, no wear or damage or any markings. Laid in is a promotional sheet with Harry's Santa Fe address. His thesis concerns a century-long disagreement between Church and State, whether to subject indigenous people to forced labor (the Order) or to utter slavery (the Gov). We see that this item is currently advertised with a slightly modified title, i.e., "1598-1700" with no clue (such as pagination) to indicate whether revision or expansion has occurred. We do feel fairly safe in claiming this "1696" issue to be the first published edition.

$15.00

The Haitian Trilogy. Plays. Henri Christophe, Drums and Colours, The Haitian Earth
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The Haitian Trilogy. Plays. Henri Christophe, Drums and Colours, The Haitian Earth

By Walcott, Derek

New York: Farrar , Straus and Giroux, 2002. Paperback. viii, 434p., softbound, a trade paper original in 9x6 inch wraps. Covers are immaculate, textblock had a dog-ear and, in the first play, has marginal bracketings in ink. As is, though quite presentable. Laid in in a newsclipping, a review of the book conducted by Cynthia Haven, probably a NYT clip.

$20.00

A History of French Louisiana. Volume Five, The Company of the Indies, 1723-1731. Translated by Brian Pearce
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A History of French Louisiana. Volume Five, The Company of the Indies, 1723-1731. Translated by Brian Pearce

By Giraud, Marcel

Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1991. Hardcover. xiii, 517p., illustrated with facsimile maps, first American edition cloth boards in glossy dust jacket. An as-new unhandled copy.

$20.00

Ju-Ju and Justice in Nigeria, told by Frank HIves and written down by Gascoigne Lumley. With 18 Illustrations and Sketch-Map
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Ju-Ju and Justice in Nigeria, told by Frank HIves and written down by Gascoigne Lumley. With 18 Illustrations and Sketch-Map

By Hives, Frank, Gascoigne Lumley

London: John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, 1930. Hardcover. xi, 254p., publisher's ads, illustrations as called for (on inserted coated paperstock); first edition hardbound in red cloth boards gilt. Covers are handling-soiled and there is extraordinarily pervasive foxing, large blotches marring all edges (even tinted top edge is very blotched) and margins of virtually every leaf within. Front hinge is sound but rear is weak, and rear pastedown shows traces of pocket removal, ergo an ex-library copy though we see no other sign either external or within. Front pastedown bears an unobjectionable bookplate, one belonging to zoologist Charles Atwood Kofoid (1865-1947). Narrator Hives, no stranger to the back-countries of two continents, mounted military expeditions for Britain, the whilst collecting information on rituals; he himself impressed locals with his own ju-ju (he was a skilled prestidigitationist).

$25.00

Histoire de Pologne
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Histoire de Pologne

By Gieysztor, Aleksander; Stefan Kieniewicz; Emanuel Rostworowski; et alia

Warszawa: PWN - Editions Scientifiques de Pologne, 1971. Hardcover. 840p., plentiful illustrations throughout the volume, some in color, folded maps printed in black and green, an enormous textblock hard bound in textured white fabric, titled in red and gilt, and enclosed in a pictorial dust jacket (casebinding measures 9x6 inches and is nearly 3 inches thick). The dj is edgeworn with a couple tiny chips, no tape reinforcements, nothing clipped away, while the cased textblock is completely sound, clean and unmarked. A very good copy.

$30.00

Les systemes economiques dans l\'histoire et dans la theorie. Preface de Maurice Godelier; traduction de Claude Riviere et Anne Riviere
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Les systemes economiques dans l'histoire et dans la theorie. Preface de Maurice Godelier; traduction de Claude Riviere et Anne Riviere

By Polyani, Karl et Conrad Arensberg

Paris: Librairie Larousse, 1975. Paperback. 348p., softbound in 8x6 inch glazed blue wraps. A clean sound copy that has some small odd pressure-marks to a group of leaves (pp.95-130), else quite good. Sciences humaines et sociales. First issued Free Press 1957 in English as "Trade and Market in the Early Empires

$22.00

Lincoln, labor and slavery; a chapter from the social history of America
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Lincoln, labor and slavery; a chapter from the social history of America

By Schlüter, Herman

New York: Socialist Literature Co, 1913. Hardcover. 237p., spine stained, previous owner's name else good condition. German American Marxist. "On the attitude of class-conscious labor in Europe and the United States toward American Negro slavery...." *Egbert p. 102.

$15.00

Imagine Me Gone: a novel
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Imagine Me Gone: a novel

By Haslett, Adam

Boston: Little, Brown & Co, 2016. Hardcover. 356p., signed by the author on the title page, fine first edition in boards and unclipped white dj.

$15.00

Lincoln County Lore; From the Journal of Lieut. Theodore Talbot, U.S.A. On His Journey Through Lincoln County and Along the Oregon Coast in 1849. Entries Compiled and Notes on Contents by Leslie L. Haskin, Newport, Oregon. Reprinted from Files of Newport News
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Lincoln County Lore; From the Journal of Lieut. Theodore Talbot, U.S.A. On His Journey Through Lincoln County and Along the Oregon Coast in 1849. Entries Compiled and Notes on Contents by Leslie L. Haskin, Newport, Oregon. Reprinted from Files of Newport News

By Talbot, Lieut. Theodore, author; Leslie L. Haskin, compiler

Newport OR: Lincoln County Historical Society, undated, circa 195o. Pamphlet. 14p., small pamphlet in stapled 7x4.5 inch plain printed grey wraps, presswork done on newsprint which while toned remains supple enough to handle. Slight crimpings along spinefold but staples are bright, no ownership or any other markings, a very good copy. Lincoln County Historical Society, publication 1. Two items of interest: "The mountains were enveloped with such a dense mass of smoke, occasioned by some large fires to the south of us, that we could see but little of the surrounding country. These fires are of frequent occurrence in the forests of Oregon, raging with violence for months, until quelled by the continued rains of the winter season.." (p.4; then, from p.6:) "These [unnamed] Indians occasionally visit the Umpquas, with whom they are at peace, for the purpose of buying from them their prisoners, of whom they make slaves. Quite a traffic is thus carried on, the Alsea and Yacona Indians in turn selling these slaves at advanced prices to the Indians living about the Columbia

$15.00

American to the Backbone. The Life of James W. C. Pennington, the Fugitive Slave Who Became One of the First Black Abolishonists
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American to the Backbone. The Life of James W. C. Pennington, the Fugitive Slave Who Became One of the First Black Abolishonists

By Webber, Christopher L.

New York: Pegasus Books, 2011. Hardcover. Unpaginated preliminaries, 493p., period illustrations reproduced on inserted coated stock, a first edition hardbound in dust jacket. Jacket has a small closed tear at rear flap-fold, else completely sound and quite clean; signed by author Webber over his printed titlepage credit and dated June 2014.

$15.00

World Conference on Records; Preserving Our Heritage. August6 12-15, 1980 Volume 9: Latin-American and Iberian Family and Local History
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World Conference on Records; Preserving Our Heritage. August6 12-15, 1980 Volume 9: Latin-American and Iberian Family and Local History

By Haigh, Roger M., panel moderator; et alia

Salt Lake City: USA Corporation of the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1980. Paperback. Texts of 13 or 14 papers and panels variously paginated, softbound in substantial 10.5x8 inch dark blue wraps, one of a series, this complete in itself, Mild edgewear, back cover bears several small gouges, clean and sound within, a good to very good copy. What to look for and where to establish ancestries. Much on Brazil and Brazilian slavery.

$25.00

Legion of Lust
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Legion of Lust

By Scott, Lukas

London: Zipper Books, 2004. Paperback. 211p., very good first edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps. Homoerotic novel of discipline and desire set in ancient Britain under Roman rule.

$12.00

Maroon Comix: Origins & Destinies
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Maroon Comix: Origins & Destinies

By Saul, Quincy (ed.), Seth Tobocman, Songe Riddle, Mac McGill, Hannah Allen, Emmy Kepler, et al.

Oakland: PM Press, 2018. Paperback. 65p., 8.5x11 inches, illus., pictorial wraps, New. A graphic history of the Maroons, escaped slaves in the Americas.

$12.00

The Cape Colour Question: a historical survey
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The Cape Colour Question: a historical survey

By MacMillan, W. M.

London: Faber & Gwyer, 1927. Hardcover. xvi, 303p., frontis-portrait, tissue-guard loose but present, preface, introductory, chronology, appendix, index, footnotes, two maps at end of book, pencil underlines and marginalia throughout, maps wrinkled from mis-folding, previous ownership name, mild foxing on endpapers, first edition in green cloth boards and gilt with mild shelfwear, top edge stained green.

$25.00

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