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The Sixteenth Annual Report of the American Society for Colonizing the Free People of Colour of the United States

By AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR COLONIZING THE FREE PEOPLE OF COLOUR

Washington DC: James C. Dunn, 1833. First Edition. Paperback. Slim octavo (20.5cm.); disbound; xxii,[2],40pp. Preliminary leaves separated from textblock (but still complete), the whole toned and faintly dampstained, loss at bottom fore-edge corner of title page not quite touching text. Good only. Report by the Society which founded the colony of Liberia with the intention of encouraging emancipated African-Americans to emigrate as an alternative to abolition. Needless to say, many freedmen found the scheme racist, especially in light of the high mortality rate of emigrés in the colony.

$125.00

Mission to England, in Behalf of the American Colonization Society [Inscribed]

By GURLEY, R.R.

Washington DC: Wm. W. Morrison, 1841. First Edition. Hardcover. Ralph Randolph Gurley, secretary of the ACS, had travelled to England the previous year in order to garner support for the Society's project of sending emancipated African Americans to Liberia as an alternative to abolition. It would be on this trip that a break between the ACS and the British abolitionists would occur (see Ephraim Douglass Adams, "British Interests and Activities in Texas, 1838-1846 (1910), p. 56). Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's dark brown blind-embossed cloth, gilt-lettered spine; xii,264pp. Light scuffing, else a Near Fine, straight and bright copy. Inscribed on front free endpaper "Hon. Judge Upham / with the highest respect of / the author." Most likely inscribed to George B. Upham, a vice-president of the New Hampshire auxiliary Colonization Society and a former senator.

$200.00

The Natural History of the Human Species: Its Typical Forms, Primeval Distribution, Filiations, and Migrations

By SMITH, Chas. Hamilton; S. Kneeland, preliminary extract

Boston: Gould and Lincoln, 1851. First American Edition. Hardcover. First published in England in 1848, this first American edition includes the first appearance of Kneeland's "Preliminary abstract of the views of Blumenbach, Prichard, Bachman, Agassiz, and other authors of repute on the subject." Though Smith considered himself a monogenist, his proposal that humans can be divided into three categories falls into line with the polygenist belief that humans of different races evolved from different geographical locations. Though the "American" type is not one of Smith's categories, he does include it in his study. SABIN 82393. Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's brown blind-embossed cloth, gilt-lettered spine, yellow endpapers; xiv,[15]-423,[8](ads)pp.; added engraved title page with tissue guard, 11 leaves of plates. Light shelf wear, shallow loss at spine ends, some foxing to textblock, contemporary bookseller's ticket to front pastedown and ownership signature to front free endpaper; Very Good overall.

$100.00

100 Amazing Facts About the Negro With Complete Proof. A Short Cut to The World History of The Negro

By [AFRICAN AMERICANS] ROGERS, J.A. [Joel Augustus]

New York: by the Author, 1957. Later Printing. Paperback. Rogers (1883-1966), born in Jamaica, was among the first African-American scholars to re-examine European history from an Afrocentric perspective. The current work, which went into many printings, provides a cross-section of his researches in the areas of the Arts, Ancient Civilizations, Exploration, Sports, etc. Rogers was the author of a number of larger works, including "Sex And Race" and "The World's Great Men of Color." "Twenty-third Revised Edition." Octavo; pictorial wrappers; 60pp; illus. Mild external wear, with a few spots of darkening to covers; wrapper margins slightliy toned; internally clean tight and unmarked - Very Good overall.

$45.00

Report of the Naval Committee to the House of Representatives, August, 1850, in Favor of Establishment of a Line of Mail Steamships to the Western Coast of Africa, and Thence via the Mediterranean to London; designed to promote the emigration of free persons of color from the United States to Liberia: also to increase the steam Navy, and to extend the commerce of the United States [cover title: Report of Naval Committee on Establishing a Line of Mail Steamships to the Western Coast of Africa]

By UNITED STATES CONGRESS - COMMITTEE ON NAVAL AFFAIRS and the AMERICAN COLONIZATION SOCIETY

Washington DC: Gideon & Co, 1850. First Edition. Paperback. Remnant of a popular and hare-brained scheme to encourage freedmen to emigrate to the African continent as an alternative to emancipation, here presented in such a way as to ensure the venture would not be a money-losing proposition. A number of ships had already sailed to the colony of Liberia, established by the American Colonization Society, with heavy casualties. When the present pamphlet was issued the Society was well aware that only 40% of those who sailed for Liberia had survived. SABIN 69887. Octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's light tan wrappers printed within decorative border (removed from larger volume); 79pp. Ex-American Antiquarian Society with their late 19th-century bookplate and internal markings, 20th-century rubberstamp "Removed" to upper cover; wrapper extremities chipped and spine mostly perished. A Good copy only, though internally sound.

$125.00

Archive of 121 broadsides, leaflets, and mailers, ca 1985-2004
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Archive of 121 broadsides, leaflets, and mailers, ca 1985-2004

By STEWART, Joffre

[Chicago: by the author, c. 1985-2004]. Ephemera. A likely unique collection of Stewart's highly eccentric broadsheet poems and screeds, which he has distributed on street-corners, poetry readings and through the mails at least since the late 1950s, when he received a cameo in Allen Ginsberg's Howl as a man "...with big pacifist eyes / sexy in their dark skin passing out incomprehensible leaflets." Stewart was an interesting peripheral figure in the Beat scene, even running for President in the Beatnik Party's 1960 "Anti-Candidate" campaign. Through the Sixties and Seventies Stewart's political discourse began to move further to the margins, ultimately crystallizing around his central issues of pacifism, anti-statism, and (especially) a virulent anti-Zionism, a stance which has earned him a reputation as an anti-Semite and gotten him banned from many public forums around Chicago. Stewart however insists that his anti-Zionism is not racist in origin; on the contrary, "..to be an anti-Zionist does not exclude Jews...some of the best anti-Zionists, some of the strongest speaking anti-Zionists are Jews...as a pacifist, I'm more harmless for Jews than Jews are to each other!" (interview with the author, City Table Review, 2007). Such statements notwithstanding, many of Stewart's broadsides bear highly provocative headlines such as "Let Us Destroy the Jewish State!;" "Denounce the Jewish Chauvinist Censorship at Autonomous Zone!" (Autonomous Zone was a Chicago anarchist community center from which Stewart was banned in 1994); and "Jewish Chauvinism is alive and threatening in the IWW." While it is probably not accurate to describe Stewart as an "unappreciated" figure - his notoriety in Chicago radical circles is alive and well - it is certainly true to say that his writings have yet to receive the sympathetic attention they deserve. This is doubtless a result, foremost, of their incomprehensibility (and occasional outright offensiveness); but one can also point to their eccentric appearance - resembling, on their surface, the sort of frantic conspiracy warnings typically distributed on the street by homeless psychiatric patients - and their very local, very ephemeral mode of distribution. Aside from his one published poetry collection (Poems and Poetry, 1982) Stewart's writings appear to be essentially uncollected in American institutions, and we find only a single example of his self-distributed work represented in OCLC. This archive represents what is quite likely the most complete collection of Stewart's street-writings ever to be assembled, providing a keen insight not only to the author's life and work, but to the development of popular anarchism and African-American political protest in Chicago from the Reagan era onwards. A comprehensive (though by no means complete) archive of street-writings and leaflets by the Chicago anarchist street-poet and soapboxer Joffre Stewart (b. 1925), assembled over a period of thirty years by a collector and acquaintance of Stewart's. Format generally broadsheet, on either legal or letter-sized copier paper (i.e., 11" x 8.5" or 14" x 8.5"); a few larger or smaller. Xerographically reproduced, generally printed both sides of sheet; a few items multi-page, bound with corner-staples. Many pieces undated, or dated with Stewart's own dating system based on "the Year of the Bomb." Also includes three mailings with envelopes hand-addressed and extensively hand-lettered by Stewart, all dated 2004. Condition generally about fine; two pieces possibly incomplete (but not definitively so; see note below).

$2500.00

Miscegenation: The Theory of the Blending of the Races, Applied to the American White Man and Negro
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Miscegenation: The Theory of the Blending of the Races, Applied to the American White Man and Negro

By [RACIST LITERATURE] [CROLY, David Goodman, George Wakeman, and E.D. Howell]

London: Trübner & Co, 1864. First U.K. Edition. Hardcover. Anonymously-written pamphlet, originally published in New York (1864), co-authored by three members of the New York World staff as part of an anti-Lincoln Copperhead campaign in advance of the 1864 presidential election. "The principal author was Croly, an Irish-born journalist who coined the term 'miscegenation' and used it here first...the seventy-two page work casued quite a stir among abolitionists, southerners, and politicians. It was a subject so fraught with explosive feelings on both sides, that society tried to ignore what many members casually accepted in private. The true meaning of the term became the subject of debate in Congress, churches, barbershops, and sewing circles throughout the nation" (BLOCKSON 37). Besides introducing a new word into the English language, a significant work for its attempt to control the narrative around racial equality. WORK, p.578. Slim 12mo. (17.5cm); blue cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine, blind-ruled border and decorative emblem stamped on covers; vi,[7]-91,[5]pp. Contemporary owners inked name to front pastedown (Moore, 1865), hinges cracked but holding, with front endpaper loose but attached; cloth rubbed, with scattered soil, and starting splits along joints; Good, complete copy.

$400.00

The Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D.
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The Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D.

By WILLIAMS, Chancellor; Murry N. DePillars, illus

Chicago: Third World Press, [1976]. Revised Edition. Paperback. 13th Printing. Octavo (21.5cm.); original white, red, and green pictorial card wrappers; 408pp.; illus. Some wear from handling, remnants of previously removed price sticker to upper cover, brief highlighting in text, else Near Very Good.

$20.00

Report of the International Conference on Sanctions Against South Africa, Paris, 20 - 27 May 1981
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Report of the International Conference on Sanctions Against South Africa, Paris, 20 - 27 May 1981

By UNITED NATIONS

New York: United Nations, 1981. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto (28cm.); publisher's printed tan card wrappers; vi,143pp.; text printed from typescript. Light wear from handling, else Very Good or better.

$40.00

Little Black Sambo
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Little Black Sambo

By BANNERMAN, Helen; Julian Wehr, illus

New York: Duenewald Printing Corporation, [1943]. First Thus. Hardcover. Small, slim quarto (22cm.); publisher's pictorial spiral-bound paper-covered boards; [18]pp.; color illus. throughout, including six moveable plates. Boards rubbed with brief exposure to corners, small paper flaw to upper cover not affecting text, else Very Good, internally fine and unused. A moveable edition (though not the first of this title), designed by Julian Wehr, the inventor of animated plates using paper tabs as seen here. Printed on upper cover: "Animated! Animated!" See Bill Yoffee, "Black Sambo's Saga" (1997), p. 32.

$125.00

The First Waco Horror: The Lynching of Jesse Washington and the Rise of the NAACP
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The First Waco Horror: The Lynching of Jesse Washington and the Rise of the NAACP

By BERNSTEIN, Patricia

College Station: Texas A&M University Press, [2005]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (24cm.); publisher's cloth in black pictorial dust jacket; xii,252pp.; text illus. throughout. Boards very slightly bowed, previous owner's pressure-stamp to title page, else Very Good to Near Fine.

$25.00

The Great Future of America and Africa; An Essay Showing Our Whole Duty to the Black Man, Consistent with Our Own Safety and Glory
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The Great Future of America and Africa; An Essay Showing Our Whole Duty to the Black Man, Consistent with Our Own Safety and Glory

By DEWEES, Jacob

Philadelphia: Printed for the Author by H. Orr, 1854. First Edition. Hardcover. Lengthy essay by a Pennsylvania medical doctor addressed to "the white race and the free Negro of the United States," calling for the eventual emancipation of all African Americans, though explicitly stating that abolition asks "of the master sacrifices that never will be--never can be made." Instead, Dewees proposes the full exodus of African Americans back to the African continent over the span of a hundred years, claiming that this is the most "philanthropic" solution to slavery in the United States. SABIN 19840; not in Work. Octavo (23.5cm.); publisher's brown blind-embossed cloth, gilt-lettered spine; x,[11]-236pp. Some brief chipping of cloth at corners and spine ends, boards very slightly bowed, textblock a bit foxed throughout, else a Very Good copy overall.

$125.00

The Civil Rights Congress Tells the Story...[Signed]
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The Civil Rights Congress Tells the Story...[Signed]

By [AFRICAN AMERICANS] [CIVIL RIGHTS] PATTERSON, William (editor)

[Los Angeles]: Civil Rights Congress, [1951]. First Edition. Paperback. Volume produced by the Los Angeles chapter of the Civil Rights Congress, a national organization founded in 1946 dedicated to the defense of racial injustice. Contents include coverage of the CRC's involvement in cases related to police brutality, anti-semitism, and extradition, with featurettes on the case of Wesley Robert Wells, the "Trenton Six," Willie McGee, the Scottsboro Boys, the "Los Angeles 21," Hollywood Ten, and others. Illustrated throughout. Fewer than two dozen copies held in OCLC. Quarto (27.5cm); illustrated card wrappers, stapled; 64pp; illus. This copy signed by Marguerite Robinson (Executive Director), Emil Freed (Organization Secretary), and Rose Chernin (Membership Director), each directly beneath their respective portraits on p.3. Wrappers toned, with scattered staining and wear to extremities; pencil marks to group portrait on p.52; Very Good only.

$250.00

Highlander Folk School: Communist Training School, Monteagle, Tenn
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Highlander Folk School: Communist Training School, Monteagle, Tenn

By [RADICAL RIGHT & FASCISM] [GRIFFIN, Marvin]

Atlanta: Georgia Commission on Education, [1957]. First Edition. Paperback. A tabloid intended to warn citizens about the seditious intentions of the board and faculty of the Highlander Folk School, founded by Don West and Myles Horton in 1953 as a training facility for southern civil rights workers. This poster-sized brochure is printed and illustrated on both sides, with the recto opening to a large photomontage of supposed "communist training activities" at the school during Labor Day weekend, 1957. These include an address by Martin Luther King; visits by Rosa Parks and Rev. Ralph Abernathy; a performance by Pete Seeger; and a large central image of an African-American man hugging and kissing an older white woman on the lips - clearly intended to arouse outrage among segregation-minded citizens in Tennessee and North Georgia. Verso lists the communist affiliations of the school's faculty and board, and urges citizens to "...learn more of Communist infiltration and the direction of Communist movements. Only through information and knowledge can we combat this alien menace to Constitutional government." Signed in print by segregationist Georgia Governor Marvin Griffin. A noteworthy and uncommon piece of anti-civil rights propaganda. OCLC notes 6 holdings in the US (Arkansas State, UC Davis, Emory, Vanderbilt, Duke, Wisconsin Historical). Bifolium (37cm); single offset printed sheet (measuring 22.5" x 14.5"), folded once to create a 4pp tabloid. Old folds smoothed out, with some light wear and toning; Very Good+.

$350.00

Offprint: [Review of] The Negro in Chicago. Reprinted for private circulation from The American Journal of Sociology, Vol XXIX, No. 4, January, 1924
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Offprint: [Review of] The Negro in Chicago. Reprinted for private circulation from The American Journal of Sociology, Vol XXIX, No. 4, January, 1924

By MILLER, Kelly

N.p.: American Journal of Sociology, 1924. Offprint. Paperback. Octavo; self-wraps, pp.499-505. Margins of outer leaves foxed else Very Good. Miller's review occupies the first 5 pages; also included in this offprint are two reviews by Robert E. Park.

$40.00

The Ingrams Shall Not Die! Story of Georgia's New Terror
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The Ingrams Shall Not Die! Story of Georgia's New Terror

By RAYMOND, Harry; Benjamin J. Davis, intro

[New York: Daily Worker, 1948]. First Edition. Paperback. 12mo (18.5cm.); publisher's photo-illustrated staplebound self-wrapeprs; 14pp.; illus. Light wear and dust-soil, contemporary shelf number to upper cover, else Very Good or better. Pamphlet issued by the CPUSA shortly after the trial of Georgia sharecropper Rosa Ingram and her two teen-age sons, who were sentenced to death by an all-white jury after she and her sons killed their white neighbor John Ed Stratford, a fellow-sharecropper, in an act of self-defense. The execution date was set for three weeks after the sentence, leading to mass protests, many led by the NAACP. The sentence would subsequently be commuted to life imprisonment. SEIDMAN R35.

$35.00

Token Desegregation and Beyond
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Token Desegregation and Beyond

By MORLAND, J. Kenneth

Atlanta: Southern Regional Council, 1963. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (22.5cm.); publisher's green staplebound card wrappers; vii,[1],27pp. Spine edge a bit rubbed, else Very Good to Near Fine.

$25.00

Racial Discrimination in the Southern Federal Courts
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Racial Discrimination in the Southern Federal Courts

By SOUTHERN REGIONAL COUNCIL

Atlanta: Southern Regional Council, 1965. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto (28cm.); corner-stapled self-wrappers; 10pp. Fine condition.

$25.00

Justice in South Africa
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Justice in South Africa

By REEVES, Ambrose

London: Africa Bureau, 1955. Paperback. Octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's pictorial staplebound wrappers printed in black and magenta; 12pp. Near Fine. Anti-apartheid address delivered by the Bishop of Johannesburg at a meeting of Church Action and the Africa Bureau in Westminster.

$25.00

A Survey of Race Relations in South Africa 1956-1957
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A Survey of Race Relations in South Africa 1956-1957

By HORRELL, Muriel

Johannesburg: South African Institute of Race Relations, [1958?]. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (21cm.); original white card wrappers printed in black and blue; viii,258pp. A hint of wear and dustiness else Fine.

$25.00

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