Hardcover. Washington, DC, Associated Publishers, Revised Ed., 1944, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 381 pages. Dark green cover with slight wear and white spotting to back. Slight soiling to edges. Binding cracked at page 45. Overall, a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. US, Atlas & Co, 6th, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 240 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Black and white pictures throughout.
Softcover. Syracuse, NY, Willis N Bugbee Co, 1st, 1932, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 16 pages. Softcover booklet. Green paper wrappers with softened edges. Light soil to paper wrappers. tight copy. Lightly faded on rear.
New York, John S. Taylor, 1st, 1836, Book: Good, Hardcover, 296 pages plus 8 pages of publisher's ads in rear. Original black boards with embossed design, gilt lettering and design with number ! on spine. Folding chart/map tipped in at page 196 with short tears. Illustrated title page. The first of three anti-slavery books published by John Taylor, a staunch abolitionist. A few brief notations on prlim pages, otherwise clean.
Hardcover. NY, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1st, 1874, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 256 pages. Fold-out frontis, b&w Illustrations, very nice, clean copy. Written by "two of its teachers." Includes "Fifty Cabin and Plantation Songs" arranged by Thomas P. Fenner. Illustrated with a four-fold engraved frontispiece, depicting several of the school's buildings as seen from the water, and many other engravings. An interesting account of the school, including a brief history of Virginia and of slavery and its aftermath in that state, and one of the earliest publications of slave music.
Hardcover. Washington DC, Brassey's , 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, b&w illustrations, 293 pages. INSCRIBED BY HARRIS on the title page.
Hardcover. Chicago, Follett Publishing Co., 1st, 1968, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover. B&W illustrations by Paul Giovanopoulos. 192 pages in a nice, price-clipped dust jacket. The saga of the Amistad. Off the Cuban coast, a slave from Sierra Leone took over the ship which drifted and was taken into custody by the US Navy. The return to Sierra Leone after protracted legal battles. Clean copy.
Hardcover. London, Faber & Faber, 1st, 2016, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 72 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to edges. Black and white illustrations throughout by Mezzo. From 'Crossroads Blues' to 'Sweet Home Chicago', 'Hellhound on My Trail' to 'Come On In My Kitchen', Robert Johnson wrote some of the most enduring and formative songs of the original blues era, songs that would go on to help shape the birth of rock 'n' roll in the 1960s. Beloved of Clapton, Dylan and the Stones, Robert Johnson remains one of the most iconic and mythologized figures in popular music (and the first of many to die at the age of 27). Born in the in the South in Mississippi, Johnson made his way to the urban North as a traveling musician, but it was only when he returned to the South that he recorded the twenty-nine songs, in two sessions, which would create his legacy. Exploring the stories and legends that surround his life and death -- his childhood, his womanizing, his pact with the devil at the crossroads -- Mezzo and DuPont have produced a fittingly creative and beautiful depiction of this most extraordinary life.
Hardcover. Liberty Street, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 196 pages. A stirring visual tribute to the Civil Rights Movement and the long and difficult battle for racial equality captures in more than 150 extraordinary photographs the leaders and events of the era, with portraits of Sidney Poitier, James Baldwin, Miles Davis, Martin Luther King, Jr., and many other activists, both famous and unknown, who took part in the struggle.
Hardcover. Barre MA, Imprint Society, Ltd. Ed., 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcovers, 2-volume set with the original slipcase, this is number "CJB" in Limited Edition of 1950 copies and is signed by R. A. J. Van Lier who provides the Notes and Introduction to this edition. The expedition took place from 1772 to 1777 and describes the history, flora and fauna, and people of this land, Illustrated with folding map and numerous plates. Title page printed in red and black. Clean, bright set.
Hardcover. Orangeburg SC, Sandlapper Publishing, 2nd pr., 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 120 pages, b&w illustrations. The author documents the customs and lifestyles of a proud group of Sea Island blacks. Beginning with the first freedmen and their descendents, he reveals a colorful and provocative story, told in words of island natives and illustrated with photographs taken around the turn of the century. INSCRIBED BY DAISE on the half-title page. Clean copy with color fading to dust jacket spine and part of front cover.
Softcover. Montgomery AL, Equal Justice Initiative, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 58 pages. Slavery in America: The Montgomery Slave Trade documents American slavery and Montgomery's prominent role in the domestic slave trade. The report is part of a project focused on developing a more informed understanding of America's racial history and how it relates to contemporary challenges.
Hardcover. US, University of Oklahoma Press, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 456 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. It was 1862, the second year of the Civil War, though Kansans and Missourians had been fighting over slavery for almost a decade. For the 250 Union soldiers facing down rebel irregulars on Enoch Toothman's farm near Butler, Missouri, this was no battle over abstract principles. These were men of the First Kansas Colored Infantry, and they were fighting for their own freedom and that of their families. They belonged to the first black regiment raised in a northern state, and the first black unit to see combat during the Civil War. Soldiers in the Army of Freedom is the first published account of this largely forgotten regiment and, in particular, its contribution to Union victory in the trans-Mississippi theater of the Civil War. As such, it restores the First Kansas Colored Infantry to its rightful place in American history.
Hardcover. NY/Washington DC, Smithsonian Books , 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 224 pages. Nearly a century's worth of Scurlock photographs combine to form a searing portrait of black Washington in all its guises--its challenges and its victories, its dignity and its determination. Beginning in the early twentieth century and continuing into the 1990s, Addison Scurlock, followed by his sons, Robert and George, used their cameras to document and celebrate a community unique in the world, and a stronghold in the history and culture of the nation's capital. Luminaries such as Duke Ellington, Ralph Bunche, Mary McLeod Bethune, Alain Locke, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Lois Mailou Jones testify to the intellectual and cultural vibrancy that was unique to Washington and an inspiration to the nation. Photographs of a Peoples Drugstore protest and Marian Anderson's Easter morning concert at the Lincoln Memorial remind us that the struggle for equality in black Washington began long before the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Offering a rich lens into our past,
Hardcover. Los Angeles, CA, J. Paul Getty Museum, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 128 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy still in publishers shrink-wrap. This Is the Day: The March on Washington is a stirring photo-essay by photographer Leonard Freed documenting the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom of August 28, 1963, the historic day on which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech at the base of the Lincoln Memorial. This book commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the historic march that ultimately led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Hardcover. Los Angeles, CA, J. Paul Getty Museum, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 128 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. This Is the Day: The March on Washington is a stirring photo-essay by photographer Leonard Freed documenting the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom of August 28, 1963, the historic day on which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech at the base of the Lincoln Memorial. This book commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the historic march that ultimately led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Softcover. Washington DC, Giles, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 80 pages. Beautiful and poignant photographs by African American and other photographers (selected from the large and growing photography collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture), accompanied by three short, insightful essays, reveal the rich and significant contributions African Americans have made to to our great American heritage.
Hardcover. New York , Viking Press , 1st, 1973, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 260 pages, b&w illustrations. Light edgewear to dust jacket with creases to both front and rear flap. Internally very good.