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image of Our Time Has Come: A Delegate's Diary of Jesse Jackson's 1984 Presidential Campaign

Our Time Has Come: A Delegate's Diary of Jesse Jackson's 1984 Presidential Campaign

by Barker, Lucius J.

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1988
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9780252014260
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$19.00

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Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1988. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. xviii, 233, [3] p.: tables; 24 cm. Blue cloth with silver spine title. Illustrated dust jacket. Jesse Jackson was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 (the second African American, after Shirley Chisholm, to run a national campaign for… Read more
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image of Race and Opportunity: Black Philadelphia During the Era of the Great Migration, 1916-1930 [Ph.D. dissertation in history, Temple University]

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Ann Arbor, MI: UMI, 1989. Paperback. Near Fine. [6], xxiii, 604 p.: maps, tables; 20 cm. Dark blue paper covers with printed paper label on the front cover. Two volumes with continuous pagination, bound in one. Includes biographical sketches of William Fields, Ernest Gray, Arthur Dingle, Fletcher Hillian, Utensie Hillian, Minnie Whitney, James Plunkett, Louise… Read more
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James Joyce

by Ellmann, Richard

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1961
Condition
Very Good +
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$19.00

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New York: Oxford University Press, 1961. Hardcover. Very Good +/good. Third Printing. xvi, 842 p.: illustrations; 24 cm. Dark blue cloth with gilt spine tilte and blind-stamped "Joyce" on front cover. Dust jacket. The first complete biography of James Joyce. A heavy book; for international shipping, it will have to be sent by… Read more
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image of Runaway America: Benjamin Franklin, Slavery, and the American Revolution

Runaway America: Benjamin Franklin, Slavery, and the American Revolution

by Waldstreicher, David

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
2004
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9780809083145
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$19.00

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New York: Hill and Wang, 2004. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. xv, [1], 315 p.: illustrations; 24 cm. Black cloth spine with gilt spine title; yellow paper over boards. Illustrated dust jacket. Stated First Edition. "Scientist, revolutionary, abolitionist: that is the Benjamin Franklin we know and celebrate. To this description, David Waldstreicher shows we… Read more
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image of Beyond Words: Images from America's Concentration Camps

Beyond Words: Images from America's Concentration Camps

by Gesensway, Deborah; Roseman, Mindy

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1988
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780801495229
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$13.00

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Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1988. Paperback. Very Good. 176 p.: color illustrations; 25 cm. Paperback. First printing, Cornell Paperbacks, 1988. "An arresting montage of paintings, drawings, oral histories, and narrative, Beyond Words powerfully recaptures the largely forgotten images of America's concentration camps. It will awaken readers to the injustice suffered by Americans of Japanese… Read more
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image of This Was Harlem: A Cultural Portrait, 1900-1950

This Was Harlem: A Cultural Portrait, 1900-1950

by Anderson, Jervis

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1983
Condition
Very Good +
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New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1983. Paperback. Very Good +. Second printing. x, 389, [1] p.: illustrations; 23 cm. Paperback. "The Harlem of which Anderson writes was an outpost of American optimism, a gathering place for the avant-garde in music, dance, and democratic interracial relationships; and, as the site and symbol of America's freewheeling sense… Read more
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image of Memphis Tennessee Garrison: The Remarkable Story of a Black Appalachian Woman; Edited by Ancella R. Bickley and Lynda Ann ewen; Historical Afterword by Joe W. Trotter

Memphis Tennessee Garrison: The Remarkable Story of a Black Appalachian Woman; Edited by Ancella R. Bickley and Lynda Ann ewen; Historical Afterword by Joe W. Trotter

by Garrison, Memphis Tennessee; Bickley, Ancelia R., editor; Ewen, Lynda Ann, editor

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
2001
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9780821413739
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$26.00

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Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2001. Hardcover. Fine/fine. xxxiv, 249 p.; 24 cm. Red cloth with gilt spine title. Orange endpapers. Part of the publisher's series in Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia. Memphis Tennessee Garrison (1890-1988) was a teacher in McDowell County, West Virginia, who organized a chapter of the NAACP in 1921. … Read more
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image of A Life in Letters; Edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli; With the Assistance of Judith S. Baughman

A Life in Letters; Edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli; With the Assistance of Judith S. Baughman

by Fitzgerald, F. Scott

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1995
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9780684801537
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$13.00

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995. Paperback. Near Fine. First Touchston Edition. xxii, [2], 503 p.: illustrations; 24 cm. Paperback with illustrated cover. In Near Fine Condition: edges rubbed; clean and tight.
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image of The Elusive Life of Robert Hare, or A Contextualized Profile of an Individual Lamentably Lost from the Annals of History

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Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University, 2003. Paperback. Fine. A thesis presented to the facult of the American Studies Program at Cornell Univerrsity in Partial Fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honors. [3], 84 leaves: maps, table (folded); 28 cm. Black comb binding. Robert Hare (1752-1811) was born in England and… Read more
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$15.00
image of Benjamin Franklin Printer [Philadelphia Club of Printing House Craftsmen ]

Benjamin Franklin Printer [Philadelphia Club of Printing House Craftsmen ]

by Oswald, John Clyde

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1926
Condition
Very Good
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$16.00

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New York: Doubleday, Page & Co, 1926. Hardcover. Very Good. Published for the Associated Advertising Clubs off the World. [4], 244 p., frontispiece portrait: illustrations; 20 cm. Maroon cloth with gilt spine and cover titles. "Craftsmen's Edition" -- on front cover. The first four, unpaginated pages indicate that this copy was intended to be… Read more
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image of Goethe und seine Welt: unter Mitwirkung von Ernst Beutler; herausgegeben von Hans Wahl und Anton Kippenberg

Goethe und seine Welt: unter Mitwirkung von Ernst Beutler; herausgegeben von Hans Wahl und Anton Kippenberg

by Wahl, Hans; Kippenberg, Anton, editors

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1932
Condition
Very Good -
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Leipzig: Im Insel-Verlag, 1932. Hardcover. Very Good -/good -. [4], 306, [2] p.: 580 illustrations; 25 cm. Off-white linen with red and black spine and cover titles. White dust jacket printed in red and black. Publisher's advertisements on final unpaginated page and on both flaps and back section of dust jacket for other works by… Read more
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image of Black Americans: The FBI Files; Kenneth O'Reilly; Edited by David Gallen

Black Americans: The FBI Files; Kenneth O'Reilly; Edited by David Gallen

by O'Reilly, Kenneth

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1994
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9780786700103
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$46.00

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New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1994. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. 518 p.; 24 cm. Black cloth spine with gilt spine title; grey paper over boards. Illustrated dust jacket. Contains documents from the files kept by the FBI on James Baldwin, W. E. B. Du Bois, Medgar Evers, Marcus Garvey, Fanny Lou Hamer, Martin Luther King,… Read more
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image of Malcolm X: The FBI File; Clayborne Carson; Introduction by Spike Lee; Edited by David Gallen

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New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1993. Hardcover. Fine/very good. 514 p., [8] p. of illustrations; 24 cm. Black cloth spine with silver spine title; grey paper over boards. Illustrated dust jacket. Former owner's name on front free endpaper. The FBI compiled information on Malcolm X (1925-1965) during the last 12 years of his… Read more
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$29.00
image of High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic

High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic

by Frankel, Glenn

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
2017
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9781620409480
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$19.00

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New York: Bloomsbury, 2017. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. xvi, 379 p., [16] p. of illustrations; 24 cm. Black cover with red spine title. Illustrated dust jacket. The movie High Noon came out in 1952. During the filming the previous year, the screenwriter, Carl Foreman, had been called to testify before the House Committee on Un-American… Read more
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image of British Theatrical Gallery, A Collection of Whole Length Portraits, with Biographical Notices by D. Terry

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London: H. Berthoud, 1825. Hardcover. Good +. [72] p., frontispiece and 19 leaves of plates; 36 cm. Contemporary black leather spine with plain grey paper over boards. The publisher intended the plate of Mrs. Siddons to be bound as the frontispiece, but here the plate of Mr. Kean was bound as the frontispiece and that of… Read more
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Joan of Arc

by Funck-Brentano, Frantz; Guillonnet, Octave Denis Victor

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1930
Condition
Very Good -
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$88.00

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New York: Brentano's, 1930. Hardcover. Very Good -. [4], 83, [1] p.: color illustrations; 37 cm. Off-white cloth spine with spine title in blue; blue and gilt illustrated paper over boards. Top page edges blue. Decorated endpapers. Translated by Madame Régis Michaud. Each illustration is in a decorated border with caption. Bookplate… Read more
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image of Belle Moskowitz: Feminine Politics and the Exercise of Power in the Age of Alfred E. Smith

Belle Moskowitz: Feminine Politics and the Exercise of Power in the Age of Alfred E. Smith

by Perry, Elisabeth Israels

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1987
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9780195044263
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$26.00

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New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. xv, [1], 280 p., [8] p. of illustrations; 24 cm. Black cloth spine with silver spine title; grey boards. Illustrated dust jacket. Belle Moskowitz (1877-1933) was a political advisor and publicist to Al Smith (1873-1944) from his 1918 campaign for governor of New York through… Read more
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image of Geo. S. Conover: Genealogical -- Biographical

Geo. S. Conover: Genealogical -- Biographical

by Conover, George S.

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1885
Condition
Very Good
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$46.00

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Geneva, N.Y.: George S. Conover, 1885. Paperback. Very Good. 32 p.: illustrations; 23 cm. Salmon wrapper with front wrapper illustration and title "Personal" in black. "From the Geneva Advertiser, January 8, 1884. Revised and corrected August, 1885." -- first page. One leaf tipped in containing facsimile signatures. Contains articles by George Stillwell Conover… Read more
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image of The Letters of Victor Hugo: From Exile, and After the Fall of the Empire; Edited by Paul Meurice

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Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Co, 1898. Hardcover. Very Good -. Printed by the Riverside Press. [10], 249 p.; 23 cm. Maroon cloth with gilt spine title. Top page edges gilt. Former owner's name on front fixed endpaper: H. H. Rapp, Jr., 1953. These letters from Victor Hugo (1802-1885) were written… Read more
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image of Scientific American Supplement -- No. 1038, Nov. 23, 1895 [the H. M. S. Majestic]

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New York: Munn & Co, 1895. Paperback. Near Fine. 16 pages (paginated [1], 16584-16598 p.): illustrations; 41 cm. Contains illustrated articles about the funeral of Louis Pasteur; the H. M. S. Majestic; the Emerson chronograph for electric roads; and the proposed new underground railway for central London. Also, advice for cyclists. Scarce. In Near… Read more
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