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  • Blaustein, Albert P. and Zangrando, Robert L., editors.
    CIVIL RIGHTS AND THE AMERICAN NEGRO: A Documentary History.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Trident Press, 1968.. dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes over 100 documents covering more than 3 centuries, from slavery through the modern fight for civil rights. Among the documents are the Massachusetts Body of Liberites, early protests of the Germantown Mennonites, the constitution of Alabama, the Fugitive Slave Act, Nat Turner's 'confession' , writings by W. E. B. DuBois, Stokely Carmicheal and Martin Luther King, the Gavagan Antilynching bill and much more. 671 pages, including index.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a near fine dj.

    Book ID: 21475
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  • Golding, Vautier.
    THE STORY OF LIVINGSTON.

    New York & London: T. C. & E. C. Jack / E. P. Dutton and Co., nd. (ca 1908.). Hardcover - A title in The Children's Heroes Series, edited by John Lang. This biography of the African explorer emphasizes his role in ending slavery in the British empire. Illustrated with 8 full color plates, map. Small volume measuring just 5 7/8 by 4 3/4 inches, 118 pages. Bound in gold cloth with gilt lettering and pasted on illustration on the front cover which repeats the frontispiece of the book.

    Condition: Wear to the edges of the board and the ends of the spine, rubbing and some soiling to the covers, toning to the pages, hinges starting but overall good condition. Numbers 9 6 -8 in pencil on front endpaper (date?).

    Book ID: 19557
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  • Goodheart, Lawrence B.
    ABOLITIONIST, ACTUARY, ATHEIST: Elizar Wright and the Reform Impulse.

    Edition: First printing.

    Kent, OH: Kent State University Press 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first scholarly biography of Wright. Extensive notes, bibliography, index. 280 pages. ISBN: 0-87338-3974.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 16658
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  • THE BATTLEFIELD AND BEYOND: Essays on the American Civil War . by Jewett, Clayton E., editor.
    Jewett, Clayton E., editor.
    THE BATTLEFIELD AND BEYOND: Essays on the American Civil War .

    Edition: First printing.

    Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of essays which "shed new light on the defining issues of the Civil War era. Orville Vernon Burton, Leonne M. Hudson, and Daniel E. Sutherland delve into the master-slave relationship, the role of blacks in the army, and the nature of southern violence. Herman Hattaway, Paul D. Escott, and Judith F. Gentry offer innovative perspectives on the influential leadership of President Jefferson Davis, Lieutenant-General Stephen D. Lee, and General Edmund Kirby Smith. Other contributors consider politicians and the public: Michael J. Connolly and Clayton E. Jewett investigate how despotism contributed to Confederate defeat; David E. Kyvig and Alan M. Kraut examine the war's impact on…

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    Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of essays which "shed new light on the defining issues of the Civil War era. Orville Vernon Burton, Leonne M. Hudson, and Daniel E. Sutherland delve into the master-slave relationship, the role of blacks in the army, and the nature of southern violence. Herman Hattaway, Paul D. Escott, and Judith F. Gentry offer innovative perspectives on the influential leadership of President Jefferson Davis, Lieutenant-General Stephen D. Lee, and General Edmund Kirby Smith. Other contributors consider politicians and the public: Michael J. Connolly and Clayton E. Jewett investigate how despotism contributed to Confederate defeat; David E. Kyvig and Alan M. Kraut examine the war's impact on the Constitution and racial relationships with Jews; and Bertram Wyatt-Brown, Kenneth Nivison, and Emory M. Thomas discuss the critical function of memory in our understanding of Lincoln's assassination. The essays . . expose our nation's continuing struggles with race, individual rights, terrorism, and the economy.. . 150 years after the nation's most defining conflict its consequences still resonate." A title in the series "Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War" under the editorship of T. Michael Parrish. Notes at the end of each selection and notes on contributors. 341 pp. ISBN: 978-0807143551.

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

    Book ID: 62340
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  • TRUE NORTH: A Novel of the Underground Railroad. by Lasky, Kathryn.
    Lasky, Kathryn.
    TRUE NORTH: A Novel of the Underground Railroad.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Blue Sky Press / Scholastic, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - The lives of a fourteen-year-old granddaughter of an abolitionist and a young girl escaping from slavery intersect in 1858, in this novel of the Underground Railroad. Author's note, list of further reading. 267 pp. ISBN: 0-590-205234.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (price-clipped).

    Book ID: 61687
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  • HARRIET MARTINEAU AND AMERICA: Selected letters from the Reinhard S. Speck Collection. by Martineau, Harriet.
    Martineau, Harriet.
    HARRIET MARTINEAU AND AMERICA: Selected letters from the Reinhard S. Speck Collection.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Friends of the Bancroft Library, 1995. First edition - Keepsake No. 41. Focuses on Martineau's comments on America, from the time of her visit in 1834-36 - a visit which made her a strong proponent of immediate abolition of slavery - through and beyond the Civil War. Includes a foreword by Peter Hanff, edited and with an introduction and notes by R. A Burchell, a brief biography of Martineau and a chronology. Although Martineau in an introductory note to her autobiography explained why she wanted all of her letters destroyed and not published, fortunately not all of her correspondents followed this request. Frontispiece portrait. 119 pp.

    Condition: Fine in gray-blue wrappers (letter from the Bancroft laid-in.)

    Book ID: 34069
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  • HARRIET MARTINEAU'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND MEMORIALS OF HARRIET MARTINEAU (2 volumes, complete) by Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876 (edited by Maria Weston Chapman, 1806-1885)
    Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876 (edited by Maria Weston Chapman, 1806-1885)
    HARRIET MARTINEAU'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND MEMORIALS OF HARRIET MARTINEAU (2 volumes, complete)

    Edition: Fourth edition (first published in the US in 1877.)

    Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company, 1879. Hardcover - The autobiography of one of the most remarkable women of the 19th century, edited and with a volume of Memorials by her long-time friend, the abolitionist, Maria Weston Chapman. In 1855, Martineau was diagnosed with a fatal disease and she wrote the first two volumes of this autobiography in 3 months, and had it printed up for immediate release upon her death - an event which came 21 years later. Originally published in 3 volumes, this American edition is complete in 2 volumes. Despite a life-long struggle with her health, and gradually increasing deafness beginning in childhood, Martineau's output and her influence was prodigious - the author of approximately 100 books…

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    Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company, 1879. Hardcover - The autobiography of one of the most remarkable women of the 19th century, edited and with a volume of Memorials by her long-time friend, the abolitionist, Maria Weston Chapman. In 1855, Martineau was diagnosed with a fatal disease and she wrote the first two volumes of this autobiography in 3 months, and had it printed up for immediate release upon her death - an event which came 21 years later. Originally published in 3 volumes, this American edition is complete in 2 volumes. Despite a life-long struggle with her health, and gradually increasing deafness beginning in childhood, Martineau's output and her influence was prodigious - the author of approximately 100 books and 1500 to 2000 editorials and articles, she was known for popularizing the ideas of James Mill, Adam Smith, Thomas Malthus, Jeremy Bentley and others. Gayle Graham Yates describes her as a protogenitor of the feminist movement: "thirty years before the beginning of an organized women's rights campaign in England, Harriet Martineau was a wide-ranging, progressive, and thorough-going feminist in nearly every sense in which that word is used today. Embracing practically every cause clearly in favor of woman's advancement in her lifetime [such as education, work, and marriage] and taking up certain issues that were not so definitely identified as parts of the feminist fabric until the 1960s and 1970s. Martineau was a giant among early feminists. . . . She was the first Englishwoman to make the analogy between the American woman's lot and the slave's." Illustrated with several plates. Volume 1: x, 594 pp; Volume 2: vi, 596 pp. This copy is an interesting association copy, it bears the name and annotations of G. R. Wieland, the noted paleobotanist, whose papers at Yale University include the manuscript of an article entitled 'Harriet Martineau's American Visit' - an indication of his serious interest in her life.

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    Condition: Good condition overall in embossed brown cloth with gilt titling on the spine. Foxing to the edges of the textblock and especially to the plates and tissue guard (the text is almost unaffected), previous owners' names (with the earliest being that of Pauline Esselborn, perhaps the wife of German immigrant and Ohio winemaker, Julius Esselborn), a little scattered pencilled underlining and marginal notations (erasable) and comments in both ink and pencil in the hand of G. R. Wieland on the blank rear pages.

    Book ID: 34067
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  • Nabuco, Carolina (signed, translated and edited by Ronald Hilton.)
    THE LIFE OF JOAQUIM NABUCO.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1950. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A biography of the Brazilian statesman, a leader in the campaign for the abolition of slavery in Brazil, and the first Brazilian ambassador to the US, by his daughter. This copy is INSCRIBED by Hilton, who translated it, and also provided a historical introduction. Issued in conjunction with the centenary of Nabuco's birth. Frontispiece, map endpapers, bibliographical note, index. 373 pages.

    Condition: Near fine in a somewhat worn, very good- overall, dust jacket (general light edgewear to dj, closed tear to back cover.)

    Book ID: 18062
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  • Nabuco, Carolina (translated and edited by Ronald Hilton.)
    THE LIFE OF JOAQUIM NABUCO.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1950. dj. Hardcover first edition - A biography of the Brazilian statesman, a leader in the campaign for the abolition of slavery in Brazil, and the first Brazilian ambassador to the US, by his daughter. Ronald Hilton, the translator, also provided a historical introduction. Issued in conjunction with the centenary of Nabuco's birth. Frontispiece, map endpapers, bibliographical note, index. 373 pages.

    Condition: Near fine in a somewhat worn, but still good, dust jacket (general edgewear to dj, some small chips, and several closed tears.)

    Book ID: 36986
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  • LUCY STONE: Speaking Out for Equality. by [Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893] Kerr, Andrea Moore.
    [Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893] Kerr, Andrea Moore.
    LUCY STONE: Speaking Out for Equality.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, (1982.). Biography of one of the three great suffragettes of the 19th century - "No study of women's history in the United States is complete without an account of Lucy Stone's role in the nineteenth-century drive for the abolition of slavery and legal and political rights for women." Photographs, notes, bibliography, index. 320 p. ISBN: 0-8135-1860-1.

    Condition: Very good overall (some highlighting in the introduction only).

    Book ID: 46289
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  • Thompson, Lawrence S.
    THE SOUTHERN BLACK SLAVE AND FREE: A Bibliography of Anti- and Pro-Slavery Books and Pamphlets and of Social and Economic Conditions in the Southern States from the Beginnings to 1950.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Whitston Publishing Co., 1970. dj. Hardcover first edition - An extensive listing of works available on microform. 576 pages.

    Condition: Fine in yellow cloth with gold lettering, no dustjacket, as issued (as new.)

    Book ID: 20015
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  • Whipple, Charles K.
    RELATION OF THE AMERICAN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR FOREIGN MISSIONS TO SLAVERY.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969. Facsimile reprint of a work originally published in 1861. An indictment of the mission for its refusal to condemn slavery - 'this last unequivocal and emphatic uplifting of the voice of the Board on behalf of slavery will help many Christians to realize how far different is its teaching from the Gospel of Christ.' 45 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in brown cloth (some discoloration to front endpapers from binder's glue, a flaw found in most, if not all, copies, a few spots on edge of textblock).

    Book ID: 11532
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  • [Whitman, Walt] Klammer, Martin.
    WHITMAN, SLAVERY, AND THE EMERGENCE OF 'LEAVES OF GRASS.'

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996. A study of Whitman's apparently contradictory attitudes towards African American and an argument that his developing attitudes were central to his writing of 'Leaves of Grass.' Bibliography, index. 176 pp. ISBN: 0-271-016426.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 26351
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