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A Life in Jazz

by BARKER, Danny; Alyn Shipton, ed.; Gwen Thompkins, intro

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Published
2016
Edition
Illustrated Edition
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$20.00

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New Orleans: The Historical New Orleans Collection, 2016. Illustrated Edition. Hardcover. In publisher's "Louisiana Musicians Biography Series." Quarto. Cloth boards in dust jacket; xxvii, 225pp. Gift inscription to ffep. Minor dust soiling to boards, else a tight, clean copy. Trivial soiling to margins of dust jacket, showing mild external wear. Very Good.
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Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment

by CARLIN, Richard and Kinasha Holman Conwill, eds.; Smokey Robinson, foreword

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Published
2010
Edition
First Edition
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$40.00

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New York: Smithsonian, 2010. First Edition. Hardcover. Published by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, covering, at time of publication, the 75 year history of the Apollo Theater. Quarto. Silver cloth boards in dust jacket; 265pp. Author's inscription to title page, signed by Zita D. Allen. Mild age toning to margins of textblock, else a tight,… Read more
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The Birch Log. NAACP - Behind Forced Busing

by [JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY] McMANUS, John F.

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Published
1976
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$30.00

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San Marino, CA: The John Birch Society, 1976. Ephemera. Reprints an anti-busing article from the John Birch Society newspaper. McManus blames the NAACP and Brown v. Board of Education for initiating forced school busing beginning in the 1950s, and characterizes integration as a "nightmare that won't go away." Probably intended for distribution in and around Boston during the bus… Read more
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The Martyr Age in the United States

by MARTINEAU, Harriet

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Published
1839
Edition
First Separate Edition
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$300.00

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Boston: Weeks, Jordan & Co, 1839. First Separate Edition. Pamphlet. An essay built around Martineau's review of the three annual reports of the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society for 1835-37 (published under the uniform title, Right and Wrong in Boston). The essay originally appeared in the Westminster Review for December, 1838. In the course of presenting the current state of… Read more
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$300.00
image of Integration: a Challenge and an Opportunity for Educators in the Middle States. Annual Proceedings of the Middle States Council for the Social Studies, Vol. 54 (1957)

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New York: Middle States Council for the Social Studies, 1957. Pamphlet. Octavo. Staple-bound, pictorial wrappers; 40pp. Mild crease to front cover; rear cover slightly soiled and age-toned; contents clean, tight and unmarked. A sound, Very Good copy. Articles by John H. Niemeyer, Earl T. Hawkins, Adele Franklin, Pearl Fisher, others. Published under the auspices of the Bank… Read more
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$35.00
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Cities Burning

by RANDALL, Dudley

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Published
1968
Edition
First Edition
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$60.00

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Detroit: Broadside Press, 1968. First Edition. Paperback. The Broadside Press founder's first published collection of poetry, following two edited anthologies and many periodical appearances. First printing. Slim octavo (21.5cm); printed wrappers, stapled; 16pp. Crisp, Near Fine copy with just a hint of dusting to lighter portions of wrappers.
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Desegregation in the Baltimore City Schools

by KRAUSHAAR, Otto (et al)

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Published
1955
Edition
First Edition
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$25.00

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Baltimore: Maryland Commission on Interracial Problems and Relations, 1955. First Edition. Pamphlet. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet; printed card wrappers; 32pp. Mild dusting to covers, else Near Fine. Summary report of a study undertaken in the first four months of 1955 to "determine why the Baltimore School Commissioners decided to desegregate when they did and in the way they did, and… Read more
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Ben Davis on the McCarran Act at the Harvard Law Forum

by DAVIS, Benjamin [Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, introd]

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Published
N.d. (ca 1962)
Edition
First Edition
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$40.00

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New York: Gus Hall-Benjamin J. Davis Defense Committee, N.d. (ca 1962). First Edition. Pamphlet. Narrow octavo. Staple-bound pamphlet; pictorial paper wrappers; 20pp. Mild external wear; text mildly age-toned; Very Good. The one-time New York City Councilman's comments on the so-called "Internal Security Act" of 1950, also known as the McCarran Act. Issued as an appeal for Davis's defense on… Read more
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image of [The New] Progress of a Race or the Remarkable Advancement of the American Negro From the Bondage of Slavery, Ignorance, and Poverty to the Freedom of Citizenship, Intelligence, Affluence, Honor and Trust. Revised and Enlarged [...]

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Naperville IL: J.L. Nichols & Company, 1929. Revised Edition. An updated and expanded edition of Nichols's original 1902 work. Includes a new foreword by Robert Moton; articles by Mrs. Booker T. Washington, M.W. Dogan, Albon Holsey, and others. Of particular usefulness is the updated biographical supplement, "Who's Who in the Negro Race," which occupies the final ca. 150pp. A… Read more
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$200.00
image of Rationale for Restitution. Two addresses delivered during the Sunday morning service on June 8, 1969 at [St. George's Church, Stuyvesant Square, New York]

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New York: St. George's Church, 1969. First Edition. Pamphlet. Transcript of remarks by James Forman, Chairman of the United Black Appeal, and Edward O. Miller, Rector of St. George's Church, on the topic of financial reparations to the African American community as restituition for the institution of slavery. Forman directly accuses the major religious denominations both of historical complicity… Read more
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New York: Vanguard Press, 1927. Hardcover. Second printing. 12mo; original blue cloth boards; pictorial endpapers; xiv,[1]-343pp. Ownership signature (H[orace] M Douty, American labor historian) to front endpaper. Cloth slightly rubbed on front cover; text a bit tanned, but still a clean, tight and unmarked copy - VG, lacking the uncommon dustwrapper. Illustrated with statistical charts and maps. Historical… Read more
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Negro Labor in the United States 1850-1925: A Study in American Economic History

by WESLEY, Charles H.

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Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1927
Edition
First Edition
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$85.00

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New York: Vanguard Press, 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing. 12mo; original orange cloth boards; pictorial endpapers; xiv,[1]-343pp. Covers slightly soiled; crease to title page, text clean, tight and unmarked - solidly VG, lacking the uncommon dustwrapper. Illustrated with statistical charts and maps. Historical and statistical analysis of working conditions for African-Americans from the antebellum period through the… Read more
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Neglected History. Essays in Negro-American History by A College President

by WESLEY, Charles H.

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Published
1969
Edition
First Edition
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$75.00

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Washington DC: The Association for the Study of Negro Life & History, 1969. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo. Printed card wrappers; 200pp. Slight external soil and wear; text clean, tight and unmarked - a sound, Very Good copy. Historical essays by the long-time Howard University professor and Wilberforce University President (1942-47). Wesley was the third African-American to be… Read more
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image of Authentic and Impartial Narrative of the Tragical Scene Which Was Witnessed in Southampton County (Virginia) on Monday the 22d of August Last, When Fifty-Five of its Inhabitants (mostly women and children) were inhumanly Massacred by the Blacks! Communicated by those who were eye witnesses of the bloody scene, and confirmed by the confessions of several of the Blacks while under Sentence of Death

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[New York]: Printed for Warner & West, 1831. First Edition. Pamphlet. Octavo. 38pp. Contemporary plain (unprinted) wraps, untrimmed. **An imperfect copy, lacking pp.35-38 and the folding frontis, all of which have be supplied in facsimile on period paper, laid-in**. Sensational contemporary account of Nat Turner's rebellion, noted by Blockson as "the only effective slave insurrection in the United States."… Read more
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$650.00
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On Trial: Angela Davis or America

by [AFRICAN AMERICANA] ABERNATHY, Ralph, John Abt, and Paul E. Miller (contributors); DAVIS, Ossie (introduction)

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Published
[1971]
Edition
First Edition
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$35.00

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New York: Angela Davis Legal Defense Fund, [1971]. First Edition. Paperback. Pamphlet produced by the Angela Davis Legal Defense Fund, with an introduction by Ossie Davis, and contributions by Ralph Abernathy, John J. Abt, and Paul E. Miller. Slim octavo (21.5cm); illustrated wrappers, stapled; 16pp; illus. Some mild wear and handling, else Near Fine.
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Falling Pieces of the Broken Sky

by [AFRICAN AMERICANA] LESTER, Julius

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Published
1990
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$15.00

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New York: Arcade Publishing, 1990. Hardcover. In this work, Julius Lester charts his political and spiritual odyssey over the past decade" (from front flap). Second Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); black paper and blue cloth-covered boards, with titles stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; viii,276,[2]pp. Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped (priced $19.95), with some trivial wear and some faint… Read more
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Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans

by ARMSTRONG, Louis

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Published
1954
Edition
First Edition
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$150.00

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New York: Prentice-Hall, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing. 12mo; cloth-backed patterned boards (hardcover); dustjacket; red top-stain; 240pp; six inserted leaves of photographic plates (halftones). Faintly musty from storage, but still a Very Good, straight, tight copy in the original pictorial dustwrapper, price intact on front flap, with a few nick2s and closed tears to extremities, Very Good. In… Read more
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Shadows on the Wall: The Life and Works of Howard Weeden

by [WEEDEN, Howard] Roberts, Frances C. and Sarah Huff Fisk

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Published
1962
Edition
First Edition
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$25.00

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Huntsville, Alabama: Burritt Museum, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. Grey cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine and front cover; xii,148pp. illus.throughout in black and white, with 8 color reproduction plates. Some light spotting to top edge of text block, and minor soiling to boards. Clean, tight, and unmarked copy. Near Fine.
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No Cross, No Crown: Black Nuns in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans

by DEGGS, Sister Mary Bernard

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Published
2002
Edition
First Paperback Edition
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$30.00

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Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002. First Paperback Edition. Paperback. Octavo. Pictorial card wrappers; xxxvi,226pp. Minor soiling to top edge of text block, mild external wear to pictorial wrappers, otherwise a clean, tight, unmarked copy. Near Fine.
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The Seminole Freedmen: a History

by MULROY, Kevin

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Published
2007
Edition
First Edition
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$50.00

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Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2007. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. Cloth boards (hardcover); dustjacket; 446pp; illus. Tight, unmarked, Near Fine copy in crisp, unworn dustwrapper - about as-new.
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