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  • THE VOICE THAT CHALLENGED A NATION: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights. by [Anderson, Marian] Freedman, Russell.
    [Anderson, Marian] Freedman, Russell.
    THE VOICE THAT CHALLENGED A NATION: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Clarion Books, (2004) dj. Hardcover - An account for older children of a singer who broke down many racial barriers, based on her own letters and writings. Illustrated with photographs throughout. A Newbery Honor Award book, and winner of the Robert Siebert medal. Notes, selected bibliography, index. 119 pp. Slightly oversized. ISBN: 0-439799341.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66405
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  • THREE LIVES FOR MISSISSIPPI. by Huie, William Bradford.
    Huie, William Bradford.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: WCC Books, 1965. dj. Hardcover first edition - A book written by a Southern about the murder in 1964 of three "good young men," civil rights activists, for other "citizens of Alabama and Mississippi who hate intimidation and terrorism as much as I do." A detailed account of the killing of Mickey Schwerner. James Chanay. Andy Goodman. which "shows how decent citizens can accept not only prejudice, but murder itself in the defense of that prejudice." 254 pp plus a 16 pp insert of photographs.

    Condition: Good only in a good dust jacket (some dampstaining to the lower corner of the last 10 or so pages, rubbing and wear to the rather fragile black dust jacket.)

    Book ID: 57943
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    Newby, I. A. , editor

    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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  • ANTI-SEMITE AND JEW. by Sartre, Jean-Paul.
    Sartre, Jean-Paul.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Schocken, (1948) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Jean Paul Sartre's book is a brilliant portrait of both anti-Semite and Jew, written by a non-Jew and from a non-Jewish point of view." Written right after World War II and the horrors of the Holocaust, he deftly skewers any arguments which might be presented in support of anti-Semitism - "I refuse to characterize as opinion a doctrine that is aimed directly at particular persons and that seeks to suppress their rights or exterminate them. . . Anti-Semitism does not fall within the category of ideas protected by the rights of free opinion." Translated from the French by George J. Becker. 153 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 64158
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