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1 Drake, St. Clair; Cayton, Horace R.; Wright, Richard. Black Metropolis. A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City
New York Harcourt, Brace and Company 1945 no Cloth Fair Fair 
Original cloth in dust jacket. 809 pages including index. Association copy, bearing a birthday gift inscription to Oscar De Priest from Ruth and George Mills, dated March 9, 1946. De Priest was a noted civil rights activist, as well as a member of congress. A sociological study of the South Side of Chicago and its population of African Americans, providing a history and insight into the unique society and culture that developed in that area. FAIR jacket and book. Faint dampstaining present to the lower jacket and book, affecting the lower page margins. General fading to the jacket. Minor to moderate soiling, most noticeable to the rear panel. Spine rather sunned. Jacket extremities, chipped and worn with some small tearing and creasing. Some fading and white paper residue present along the lower edges of the book, likely from the dampstain/exposure to water. Minor fading, rubbing, soiling and edgewear to the book. Interior solid and clean with light browning to the pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Du Bois, W.E.B. The Crisis. A Record of the Darker Races. Vol 22. No. 1. May 1921.
New York National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 1921 no Original Wraps Poor 
Original wraps. 48 pages. With a few photos and illustrations. A noted and influential journal featuring stories, poetry and articles for and about African Americans. Edited by W.E.B. Du Bois. This one features a lengthy opinion column by Du Bois, in which he recounts his 7000 mile lecture circuit, as well as his views that slavery still exists in the United States, but is conducted through the courts, as well as his thoughts on lynching, etc. In POOR/FAIR condition. MISSING the outer wraps, with pages 1 and 48 barely attached to the rest of the block. These two pages are tattered and torn along the binding edge, with very heavy tearing, chipping, wrinkling, creasing and loss to pages 46-48 along that edge. These pages consist of ads. Minor to moderate browning to the pages with mostly minor scattered soiling throughout, heavier to the first and last page. A few faint drip dampstains at the upper edge of the first page and one page in the interior. Overall a somewhat fragile piece. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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3 Hallowell, Richard P. Why The Negro was Enfranchised. Negro Suffrage Justified
Boston Geo. H. Ellis Co., Printers 1903 no Wraps Good 
Stated second edition (previously published in the Boston Herald). Brown printed wraps. 35 pp. Two essays written in response to editorials in the Boston Herald lamenting the error of giving the right to vote to emancipated slaves and African-Americans. Hallowell rebuts this stance, highlighting the continued suppression of African-Americans in state legislatures, especially in the South, citing the use of vagrancy laws to force African-Americans into servitude in order to pay off fines, among other examples. GOOD condition. Chipping and loss along the bottom edge. Spots of dampstaining along the fore edge and bottom edge. Minor soiling to the covers. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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Nicodemus Helps Uncle Sam, Hogan, Inez.
4 Hogan, Inez. Nicodemus Helps Uncle Sam
New York E.P. Dutton 1943 no First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
Stated first edition. Red white and blue pictorial paper covered boards. No jacket. Unpaginated. Black and white illustrations throughout. A book for children following the efforts of Nicodemus, an African-American boy, and his friends, in collecting scrap metal to sell in order to buy war stamps and support US war efforts. With dialogue written in dialect. By Inez Hogan, an American author and illustrator of children's books, who wrote several works featuring Nicodemus. GOOD condition. Perhaps ex-library, with the remains of a pastedown on the inside rear cover. Heavy browning, minor soiling and a few small spots of staining to the covers. Minor scuffing to the covers. Heavy scuffing along the the extremities, with some chipping and loss to the paper. Some toning in the interior, with very light scattered foxing. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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5 Hughes, Thomas P.; Watson, Thomas E.; Harberton, Lady; Bates, Octavia W.; Greenwood, Grace; King, E.M. et al. The Arena. October 1892. Vol. 6 No. 5.
Boston The Arena Publishing Co 1892 no Wraps Good 
Printed wraps. 517-644 pp., plus lxxx (pages of ads). With illustrations. A single issue of this magazine featuring articles such as 'Has Islam a Future,' examining Islam and its role in the Western world; 'The Negro Question in the South,' studying the treatment of African-Americans in the South during Reconstruction and after, especially in relation to politics and the political parties; 'The social and economic influences of the bicycle;' and a lengthy section 'Symposium on Women's Dress,' examining women's fashions and their constrictive nature, as well as their hindrance on college women versus college men, and including a section on new possible, less constricting fashions for women (with a few illustrations). The Arena was a progressive magazine published and edited by Benjamin Orange Flower in the late 1800's, noted for examining various social causes of the time. GOOD condition, ex-historical society, with a stamp, blindstamp and faint call letters in pencil on the front cover. Minor soiling, some darkening and a few stray pencil marks to the front cover. Minor chipping and scuffing along the extremities. Spine darkened. Interior solid with minor toning. A small tear present in the fore edge margin of one page. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Johnson, Thomas L.; Dunn, Phillip C. (editors) A True Likeness. The Black South of Richard Samuel Roberts 1920-1936
Columbia, SC Bruccoli Clark, Publisher 1986 no Wraps Very Good 
Stated second printing. Glossy photo illustrated wraps. Small folio. 200 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A primarily visual look at the photography of Richard Samuel Roberts, an African-American photographer working in the South in the early to mid 1900s. Much of his work was studio portraits of African-Americans, although several photos of outside events are included. With historical and biographical captions throughout, as well as a short introduction on the life and career of Roberts. VERY GOOD condition. Minor scuffing and edgewear, with a hint of soiling. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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7 McLaughlin, James H.; Rice, William J. More About Black Americans
No Place R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Publisher 1982 no Wraps Very Good 
Stiff silver wraps. Narrow booklet. 32 pp. With several color photo ads for More Cigarettes, featuring African-Americans in the advertisements. Presumably a promotional work for the More Cigarettes brand, featuring short biographies of important figures in the African-American struggle for Civil Rights and equality, acknowledging in the introduction that 'Blacks still do not enjoy full equality and freedom from discrimination.' With biographies on Sojourner Truth, Madame C.J. Walker, W.E.B. DuBois, James Weldon Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr. and others. VERY GOOD condition. Pencil notation to the upper front cover. Some creasing along the spine. Minor soiling and edgewear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 No author given Blacks in the Westward Movement
Washington Smithsonian Institute Press. 1975 no Wraps Very Good 
Dark mustard colored illustrated wraps. Quarto. 57 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A study of the contributions of African-Americans in the expansion of frontiers in the American West, including early explorations, fur traders and mountain men, The Trail of Tears, Texas, California, the Pacific Northwest, the Buffalo Soldiers, cattlemen, etc. This includes short biographies on Bose Ikard, Nate Love, George Washington Bush, William Alexander Leidesdorff, Edward Rose, Jacob Dodson and others. VERY GOOD condition. Minor creasing and curling at the corners. Light fading. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Ben Davis. Crusader for Negro Freedom and Socialism, Patterson, William L.
9 Patterson, William L. Ben Davis. Crusader for Negro Freedom and Socialism
New York New Outlook Publishers 1967 no Wraps Very Good 
Illustrated wraps. 48 pp. With a bibliography of Davis' major writings. A short biography of Benjamin Davis, recalling his early life and experiences that led him to become a leader in the fight for African-American equality and rights. Benjamin Davis was an African-American lawyer, serving on the New York City Council, representing Harlem, as well as an advocate for communist policies. He was jailed for several years in the 1950s for violating the World War II era Smith Act, where it was alleged he conspired to overthrow the federal government. VERY GOOD condition. Minor fading and edgewear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Salzman, Jack; Smith, David Lionel; West, Cornel, Editors Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History. Volumes 1 through 5
New York Simon and Schuster 1996 no Hard Cover Good No Jacket Ex-Library 
3203 total pages between the five volumes, including index. With photos throughout the volumes. An exhaustive work providing historical and biographical details on all aspects of African-American history, from religious and political movements to cultural items and important and lesser known African-American figures. Arranged alphabetically. GOOD+ condition, EX-MUSEUM LIBRARY (Strawbery Banke), with a pockets, pastedowns and labels present to the lower front covers and foot of the spines. Large do not remove stamp on the first endpapers. Minor rubbing and edgewear to the volumes. Small spot of paint present at the upper cover fore edges of each volume, near the upper corner. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11 Sammons, Mark J.;Cunningham, Valerie;Sammons, Mark Black Portsmouth: Three Centuries of African-American Heritage
Durham, New Hampshire, U.S.A. University of New Hampshire Press 2004 1584652896 / 9781584652892 Trade Paperback Very Good Signed by Author
SIGNED, with a dedication/inscription, by Valerie Cunningham, on the title page. 265 pages including index. With a few black and white photos throughout. A history of African-American life in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, examining social, political, economic and cultural history. VERY GOOD condition. Minor edgewear to the covers. A few light orange marks to the lower page edges. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Singh, Nikhil Pal Black Is a Country: Race and the Unfinished Struggle for Democracy
Cambridge Harvard University Press 2004 067401300x / 9780674013001 Cloth Very Good Very Good 
285 pp. A look at the history of the civil rights movement in the 20th century, focusing on the more radical and active black intellectuals, including W.E.B. Du Bois, Ralph Bunche, C.L.R. James, Malcolm X, the Black Panthers, Martin Luther King, Jr., etc. VERY GOOD+ condition. Light scuffing and edgewear. Minor fading to the book. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Negro Liberation (Freedom). A Goal for All Americans., Winston, Henry M.; Hall, Gus; Lightfoot, Claude; Patterson, William L.
13 Winston, Henry M.; Hall, Gus; Lightfoot, Claude; Patterson, William L. Negro Liberation (Freedom). A Goal for All Americans.
New York New Currents Publishers 1964 no Wraps Very Good 
Yellow wraps. 56 pp. A collection of essays examining the state of civil rights for African-Americans, discussing achievements and failures, as well as what actions could be taken next. This includes a look at Jim Crow laws, inequality in the work place, voting disenfranchisement, etc. VERY GOOD condition. Light soiling to the covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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