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  • Bates, Randolph
    RINGS: On the Life and Family of a Southern Fighter

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of Collis Phillips, who became a successful boxer in New Orleans during the height of Jim Crow, and of his family, of the triumphs and the tragedies. Before writing this moving book, Bates spent 10 years with the Phillips family from Collis down thru his great-great grandson, as a friend and biographer. 421 pp plus a section of glossy photographs.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dust jacket (as new except for small soiled spots to outside edge.)

    Book ID: 5576
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  • Carter, Dan T..
    SCOTTSBORO: A Tragedy of the American South.

    Edition: Trade paperback. Revised and updated edition,

    Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, (1979.). An account of this 1930s case and the issues it raised - radicalism, racism, and operation of the Southern court system- as well as what it meant to nine black young men whose lives were changed forever by one morning's ride on an Alabama freight train. Photographs, index. xii, 479 pp. ISBN: 0-8071-04981.

    Condition: Good overall - a sturdy copy, but underlining on several pages.

    Book ID: 57930
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  • SCOTTSBORO: A Tragedy of the American South. by Carter, Dan T..
    Carter, Dan T..
    SCOTTSBORO: A Tragedy of the American South.

    Edition: Revised and updated edition,

    Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, (1979.) dj. Hardcover - An account of this 1930s case and the issues it raised - radicalism, racism, and operation of the Southern court system- as well as what it meant to nine black young men whose lives were changed forever by one morning's ride on an Alabama freight train. Photographs, index. xii, 479 pp. ISBN: 0-8071-05686.

    Condition: Ex-library with relatively few markings, and overall tight and clean in a very good unmarked dust jacket (sunning to spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 57932
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  • SCOTTSBORO: A Tragedy of the American South. by Carter, Dan T..
    Carter, Dan T..
    SCOTTSBORO: A Tragedy of the American South.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York & London: Oxford University Press, (1975, c 1969). An account of this 1930s case and the issues it raised - radicalism, racism, and operation of the Southern court system- as well as what it meant to nine black young men whose lives were changed forever by one morning's ride on an Alabama freight train. Photographs, index. vii, 431 pp. ISBN: 0-195014855.

    Condition: Very good (reading crease on front cover)

    Book ID: 79181
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  • THE TIMES THEY USED TO BE. by Clifton, Lucille
    Clifton, Lucille
    THE TIMES THEY USED TO BE.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1974.) dj. Hardcover - Mama tells about the times in 1948 when she was just a young girl - when the colored lived in Cold Spring, Satchel Paige was playing baseball, Amos & Andy were on the radio and Uncle Sunny was a World War II veteran of the 92nd Division. Illustrated with black and white drawings by Susan Jeschke. Unpaginated. ISBN: 0-03-012171X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 52894
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  • BLACK DANCE IN THE UNITED STATES FROM 1619 TO 1970. by Emery, Lynne Fauley; Foreword by Katherine Dunham.
    Emery, Lynne Fauley; Foreword by Katherine Dunham.
    BLACK DANCE IN THE UNITED STATES FROM 1619 TO 1970.

    Edition: First printing.

    Palo Alto, California: National Press Books, (1972) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first comprehensive study on black dance in the Americas - on how dance migrated from Africa to the Caribbean and the US - first on the slave ships where the African natives were forced to dance, and then to the Caribbean with the development of the banjo, drums, voodoo dances and more, and to the US with slave dances on the plantations, creole balls in New Orleans and later minstrel shows and under Jim Crow, and finally the creation of black dance groups, both modern and ballet. Foreword by Katherine Dunham. Illustrated with photographs. Notes at the end of each chapter. Sources, index. x, 370 pp. ISBN: 0-874842026.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a near fine unmarked dust jacket (sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 79171
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  • WITNESS TO INJUSTICE. by Frost, David Jr., edited by Louise Westling.
    Frost, David Jr., edited by Louise Westling.
    WITNESS TO INJUSTICE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Jackson, MI: University Press of Mississippi, (1995). First edition - An account of life as an African American in the rural community of Eufala, Alabama. "Two events in particular that had a lasting effect on the life of David Frost, Jr.: 'Watching my parents make moonshine in our back yard in a wash pot,' he says, 'and listening to my parents tell the story of how the Peterson boy was lynched here in Eufaula. My parents would tell it like it had just happened.' ... [Frost] was a witness to both the dramatic racial violence and the heroic struggles of the civil rights movement. This world included lynchings as well as the quieter activities of everyday life. His story,…

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    Jackson, MI: University Press of Mississippi, (1995). First edition - An account of life as an African American in the rural community of Eufala, Alabama. "Two events in particular that had a lasting effect on the life of David Frost, Jr.: 'Watching my parents make moonshine in our back yard in a wash pot,' he says, 'and listening to my parents tell the story of how the Peterson boy was lynched here in Eufaula. My parents would tell it like it had just happened.' ... [Frost] was a witness to both the dramatic racial violence and the heroic struggles of the civil rights movement. This world included lynchings as well as the quieter activities of everyday life. His story, told honestly and earnestly, pictures an alternately violent and placid community where whites not only brutalized blacks but also came to their aid. Frost tells of the intricate web of collusion, cooperation, treachery, competition, and sometimes gleeful gamesmanship that wove together the lives of black and white people in this typical southern community." Edited and with a preface by Louise Westling. Introduction by Charles Reagan Wilson. xxv, 110 pp. ISBN: 0-878058435.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (a new copy)

    Book ID: 77579
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  • Lamon, Lester C.
    BLACK TENNESSEANS, 1900-1930.

    Edition: First printing.

    Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, (1977.). Hardcover - A title in the Twentieth Century America series, Dewey Grantham, general editor. Illustrated with photographs. Bibliographical essay, index. 124 pp including a brief bibliography, index. 320 pp. ISBN: 0-87049-2071.

    Condition: Ex-library with relatively few markings, overall tight and clean but lacking the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46372
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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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  • MISSISSIPPI CHALLENGE. by Walter, Mildred Pitts.
    Walter, Mildred Pitts.
    MISSISSIPPI CHALLENGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bradbury Press, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The history of African Americans in Mississippi told by this award-winning author in a major, two-part work of nonfiction - the first covering the period through slavery, reconstruction and the Jim Crow era, the second focusing on the civil rights era, and the drive for voter registration. Whenever possible, the story is told in the words of the participants. Illustrated throughout with historic photographs, map of Mississippi. Ssource notes, bibliography, index, xv, 205 pp. ISBN: 0-02-7923010.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58208
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