Category: African American


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The Black Messiah

By: Cleage Jr. Albert

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Search Books/Sheed and Ward: 1969

Seller ID: 012131

Trade paperback. 278 pp. A work depicting Jesus as a black revolutionary leader and using this idea to promote the principle of Black Power Christianity, in an effort to empower African-Americans in their struggles for civil rights, as well as in the political and economic arenas. Albert Cleage Jr. was a religious leader and African-American activist, advocating for a Black Nationalism in order to bolster the African-American community. GOOD condition. Small hole punch i... View more info

Black Metropolis. A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City

By: Drake, St. Clair; Cayton, Horace R.; Wright, Richard.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company: 1945

Seller ID: 003971

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 d... View more info

The Crisis. A Record of the Darker Races. Vol 22. No. 1. May 1921.

By: Du Bois, W.E.B.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: 1921

Seller ID: 003876

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. MIS... View more info

Why The Negro was Enfranchised. Negro Suffrage Justified

By: Hallowell, Richard P.

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Boston, Geo. H. Ellis Co., Printers: 1903

Seller ID: 011612

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 ... View more info

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Revolution in Mississippi. Special Report by Tom Hayden

By: Hayden, Tom

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Students for a Democratic Society, Publisher: 1962

Seller ID: 012099

Illustrated wraps. 28 pp. Two order forms for the booklet laid in. An account by Tom Hayden of events surrounding African-American struggles for voting and civil rights in Mississippi in 1961, recalling attempts at sit-ins and other protests, as well as the beatings and violence that the African-American activists encountered. This includes names of perpetrators and activists. Tom Hayden was a well-known political activist, known for his strong anti-war stance and for hi... View more info

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Nicodemus Helps Uncle Sam

By: Hogan, Inez.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011111

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... View more info

The Arena. October 1892. Vol. 6 No. 5.

By: Hughes, Thomas P.; Watson, Thomas E.; Harberton, Lady; Bates, Octavia W.; Greenwood, Grace; King, E.M. et al.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, The Arena Publishing Co: 1892

Seller ID: 006204

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 'Sympos... View more info

More About Black Americans

By: McLaughlin, James H.; Rice, William J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: No Place, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Publisher: 1982

Seller ID: 009148

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... View more info

Blacks in the Westward Movement

By: No author given

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington, Smithsonian Institute Press.: 1975

Seller ID: 010408

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 Ros... View more info

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History and Current State of the Case of the 14 Pendleton Brothers

By: No author given

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Diego, PUFO (People United to Fight Oppression), Publisher:

Seller ID: 012451

no date, ca 1977. Single sheet, yellow paper, 8 ½ by 11 inches. Printed on both sides. Another piece highlighting the case against the Pendleton 14 and the presence of the Ku Klux Klan on the Marine Corps base Camp Pendleton, citing ongoing racism against African-American marines, Klan activities on the base, and the military cover-up. Issued by People United to Fight Oppression. VERY GOOD condition. Faint horizontal and vertical fold crease present. Faint wrinkling. View more info

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Ben Davis. Crusader for Negro Freedom and Socialism

By: Patterson, William L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, New Outlook Publishers: 1967

Seller ID: 007353

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... View more info

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History. Volumes 1 through 5

By: Salzman, Jack; Smith, David Lionel; West, Cornel, Editors

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1996

Seller ID: 004461

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 f... View more info

Black Portsmouth: Three Centuries of African-American Heritage

By: Sammons, Mark J.;Cunningham, Valerie;Sammons, Mark

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Durham, New Hampshire, U.S.A., University of New Hampshire Press: 2004

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 006663

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. View more info

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Negro Liberation (Freedom). A Goal for All Americans.

By: Winston, Henry M.; Hall, Gus; Lightfoot, Claude; Patterson, William L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, New Currents Publishers: 1964

Seller ID: 007558

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. View more info