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  • THE DEVELOPMENT OF SEGREGATIONIST THOUGHT. by Newby, I. A. , editor
    Newby, I. A. , editor
    THE DEVELOPMENT OF SEGREGATIONIST THOUGHT.

    Edition: Trade paperback - 3rd printing.

    Homewood IL: Dorsey Press, (1969). "The first anthology of the literature of segregation and white supremacy. The readings span three-quarters of a century to reveal the nature, intensity, and tenacity of anti-Negro ideas and the reasons for them. " Among these articles are those by Robert Bennett Bean published in 1906 on "The Negro Brain" and Shaler on the permanence of racial characteristics, and others defending the South, calling on religion to support segregation, on the horror of interracial marriage and more. Even generally respected historians like Hubert Howe Bancroft did not hesitate to express opinions like "the freed African is a failure." Includes an epilogue of a rebuttal to the ideas and distortions in these collected pieces and a bibliographical essay. 177 pp

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 52969
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  • WHO'S AFRAID OF A LARGE BLACK MAN? by [Obama, Barack] Barkley, Charles, Edited and with an introduction by Michael Wilbon
    [Obama, Barack] Barkley, Charles, Edited and with an introduction by Michael Wilbon
    WHO'S AFRAID OF A LARGE BLACK MAN?

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Penguin, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Former NBA star talks frankly and openly about race and racism and how it affected their lives, with interviewees ranging from students to KKK members, addressing such issues as interracial relationships, affirmative action, and racial stereotypes. Among those interviewed were Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton, author Marita Golden, Tiger Woods, Samuel L. Jackson and many more. 236 pp. ISBN: 1-59420-042-4.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43501
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  • CROSSING THE COLOR LINE: Race, Parenting and Culture. by Reddy, Maureen T.
    Reddy, Maureen T.
    CROSSING THE COLOR LINE: Race, Parenting and Culture.

    Edition: First printing.

    New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - Essays on some aspects of her life as a white woman, married to a black man and raising interracial children. Although written more than 20 years ago, the beginning of the preface could have come from today's news, as Reddy realizes that her son, who is playing a game of hide-and-seek, is now old enough and tall enough to be mistaken for "the urban predator of television-fueled nightmares, ready to spring from the bushes." She realizes she has waited too long to warn him - that he has to keep his hands out of his pockets when in stores, how to talk to the police when they…

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    New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - Essays on some aspects of her life as a white woman, married to a black man and raising interracial children. Although written more than 20 years ago, the beginning of the preface could have come from today's news, as Reddy realizes that her son, who is playing a game of hide-and-seek, is now old enough and tall enough to be mistaken for "the urban predator of television-fueled nightmares, ready to spring from the bushes." She realizes she has waited too long to warn him - that he has to keep his hands out of his pockets when in stores, how to talk to the police when they stop him on his bicycle, etc. A very personal and deeply felt book. Bibliography, index. xvi, 193 pp. ISBN: 0-8135-2105X.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 62508
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  • THE AMERICAN RACE PROBLEM: A Study of the Negro. by Reuter, Edward Bryon.
    Reuter, Edward Bryon.
    THE AMERICAN RACE PROBLEM: A Study of the Negro.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, (1927). Hardcover first edition - Topics include the Negro Population, racial differences; the health of the Negro, Negro Sex and Family Life, economic status of the Negro, education of the Negro, the growth of race consciousness; and more. A title in the Crowell's Social Science Series under the editorship of Seba Eldridge. index. xii, 448.

    Condition: Very good in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on spine (some underlining and marginal notes, prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 55725
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  • THE DEBT: What America Owes to Blacks by Robinson, Randall.
    Robinson, Randall.
    THE DEBT: What America Owes to Blacks

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (2000). Hardcover first edition - A book which argues that the United States must be prepared to make restitution for its long history of slavery and discrimination - he points out that "No race, ethnic or religious group has suffered as much over so long a span as blacks have and do still, at the hands of those who benefited ... from slavery and the century of legalized American racial hostility that followed it." Twenty years later, not much has changed, but at least the issue of reparations is being discussed again. Sources, index. 262 pp. ISBN: 0-525945245.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76212
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  • RACE RIOT AT EAST ST. LOUIS, JULY 2, 1917. by Rudwick, Elliott. Foreword by Oscar Handlin.
    Rudwick, Elliott. Foreword by Oscar Handlin.
    RACE RIOT AT EAST ST. LOUIS, JULY 2, 1917.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Atheneum, 1972. A well documented study of the most violent of American race riots - Although it had not been analyzed by sociologists in the way that the Chicago and Detroit riots were, the East St. Louis riot had more deaths than both of those. Foreword by Oscar Handlin. A title in the Studies in American Negro Life series. Notes, sources, index. xi, 300 pp

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 76544
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  • ALIEN AMERICANS: A Study of Race Relations. by Schrieke, B.
    Schrieke, B.
    ALIEN AMERICANS: A Study of Race Relations.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, 1936. Hardcover first edition - A study of Negro life and education, and of the American reaction to bi-racial situations in general, funded by the Julius Rosenwald foundation. The author, who had extensive experience with race relations in the Orient, had never visited the US before the trip during which he researched these issues. Among the chapters are the Chinese in California, Japanese in California, Mexicans and Indians, Negro education, etc. Bibliography, index. 208 pages.

    Condition: Ex-library with signs of pocket removal, embossed stamp on title page, some soiling to cloth covers, but otherwise good condition.

    Book ID: 27152
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  • LANGHORN AND MARY; A 19th Century American Love Story. by Sharp, Priscilla Stone.
    Sharp, Priscilla Stone.
    LANGHORN AND MARY; A 19th Century American Love Story.

    Edition: First printing.

    Phoenix, AZ: Ambrosia Books, (2003). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fictionalized history of an interracial couple in Bucks County, PA, during the years from 1835-1865, a time of turmoil, abolitionist activity and the Civil War, written by a great grandniece. SIGNED on the half title page and dated in the year of publication. Excerpts from contempary newspaper articles are included throughout. References, index. xviii, 462 pp. ISBN: 0-972751904.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70888
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  • A COUNTRY OF STRANGERS: Blacks and Whites in America. by Shipler, David K.
    Shipler, David K.
    A COUNTRY OF STRANGERS: Blacks and Whites in America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the front endpaper. A comprehensive look at how ordinary Americans see each other by this Pulitzer prize winning author. Included are discussions of the stereotypes and unconscious assumptions that permeate the thinking of most people, even the most unbiased, a look at the biculturalism of many black people who move back and forth between the white world and black world, of interracial families and much more. Notes, index. 607 pp. ISBN: 0-394-589750.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 47385
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  • A COUNTRY OF STRANGERS: Blacks and Whites in America. by Shipler, David K.
    Shipler, David K.
    A COUNTRY OF STRANGERS: Blacks and Whites in America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - A comprehensive look at how ordinary Americans see each other by this Pulitzer prize winning author. Included are discussions of the stereotypes and unconscious assumptions that permeate the thinking of most people, even the most unbiased, a look at the biculturalism of many black people who move back and forth between the white world and black world, of interracial families and much more. Notes, index. 607 pp. ISBN: 0-394-589750.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 53547
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  • Simone, Timothy Maliqalim.
    ABOUT FACE: RACE IN POSTMODERN AMERICA.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    New York: Autonomedia, 1989. First edition - Includes 27 pages of references. 247 pages. ISBN: 0-936756-357.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 21485
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  • Stanton, Bill
    KLANWATCH: Bringing the Ku Klux Klan to Justice.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1991 dj. Hardcover first edition - In depth account of the Klanwatch and their tactics to fight the Ku Klux Klan. Index. 277 pages. Photograghs. ISBN: 0-8021-13273.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 17654
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  • Stiller, Richard.
    THE WHITE MINORITY: Pioneers for Racial Equality.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1977.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at a small number of white Americans who warned, over a 100 years ago, that if blacks were not treated equally with whites the entire nation would suffer. Focuses on three men: Southern novelist George Washington Cable, slaveowner and later Supreme Court Justice John Harlan, and novelist and Republican 'carpetbagger' Albion Tourgee. Illustrated with many vintage photographs. Written for young adults. Notes for further reading, index. 120 pp. ISBN: 0-152958770.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 34641
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  • GOMILLION VERSUS LIGHTFOOT. by Taper, Bernard.
    Taper, Bernard.
    GOMILLION VERSUS LIGHTFOOT.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: McGraw-Hill, (1962). "Apartheid in Alabama." A book about the case argued before the Supreme court regarding the denial of African-American voting rights in Tuskegee, Alabama perpetrated through the gerrymandering of the township's boundaries - that is from a square to a 28 sided district that excluded all African Americans. Map. Named a notable book of 1962, this is still relevant today. 118 pp.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 76543
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  • A DEATH IN TEXAS: A Story of Race, Murder, and a Small Town's Struggle for Redemption. by Temple-Raston, Dina.
    Temple-Raston, Dina.
    A DEATH IN TEXAS: A Story of Race, Murder, and a Small Town's Struggle for Redemption.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - An "account of how a small Texas town faced up to its racist past in the wake of the brutal murder of James Byrd, Jr. Before 1998 few Americans had ever heard of Jasper, Texas. That all changed June 7, 1998, when a trio of young white men chained a forty-nine year old black man named James Byrd, Jr. to the bumper of a truck and dragged him three miles down a country road."the author's first book, based on extensive interviews with the key players. Photographs, index. 316 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-66527.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59277
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  • A DEATH IN TEXAS: A Story of Race, Murder, and a Small Town's Struggle for Redemption. by Temple-Raston, Dina.
    Temple-Raston, Dina.
    A DEATH IN TEXAS: A Story of Race, Murder, and a Small Town's Struggle for Redemption.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Henry Holt, (2002). First edition - An "account of how a small Texas town faced up to its racist past in the wake of the brutal murder of James Byrd, Jr. Before 1998 few Americans had ever heard of Jasper, Texas. That all changed June 7, 1998, when a trio of young white men chained a forty-nine year old black man named James Byrd, Jr. to the bumper of a truck and dragged him three miles down a country road."the author's first book, based on extensive interviews with the key players. 305 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-66527.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (crease to bottom edge of back cover).

    Book ID: 59278
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  • RACISM AND PYSCHIATRY. by Thomas, Alexander and Samuel Sillen. Foreword by Kenneth B. Clark
    Thomas, Alexander and Samuel Sillen. Foreword by Kenneth B. Clark
    RACISM AND PYSCHIATRY.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York & London: Brunner/Mazel Publishers, (1972) dj. Hardcover - A look at how pervasive racial stereotypes affect even those in the mental health field - chapters cover topics like genetic fallacies, the illusion of color blindness, the sexual mystique, and more.Foreword by Kenneth B. Clark Reference, index. xiii, 176 pp. ISBN: 0-876300492.

    Condition: Near fine in a good only dust jacket (bookplate, several edgetears to the dj, now protected by an archival cover)

    Book ID: 62461
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  • EPISTLE TO WHITE CHRISTIANS. by Wentzel, Fred D.
    Wentzel, Fred D.
    EPISTLE TO WHITE CHRISTIANS.

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: The Christian Education Press, (1948.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author argues that racial discrimination and racism are a betrayal of Christian beliefs and he cites many of the injustices - including murder - which grow out of prejudice. Striking illustrated endpapers by Harold Minton, protraying blacks of all ages over a banner that says "March on, march on, till liberty is won." 96 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in black cloth, no dj.

    Book ID: 44397
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  • THE DECLINING SIGNIFICANCE OF RACE: Blacks and Changing American Institutions. by Wilson, William Julius.
    Wilson, William Julius.
    THE DECLINING SIGNIFICANCE OF RACE: Blacks and Changing American Institutions.

    Edition: Second edition, trade paperback.

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (c 1980). Winner of the Sydney M. Spivak award. This edition includes a new essay by Wilson on the controversy surrounding this book when it was first published in 1978, and on the intersection of race, class and social policy. Extensive notes, index. xii, 249 pp. ISBN: 0-226901297.

    Condition: Good overall - some scattered underlining, peeled spot on back cover from sticker removal.

    Book ID: 77661
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