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  • TELL ALL THE CHILDREN OUR STORY: Memories and Mementos of Being Young and Black in America. by Bolden, Tonya.
    Bolden, Tonya.
    TELL ALL THE CHILDREN OUR STORY: Memories and Mementos of Being Young and Black in America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harry N. Abrams, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - This scrapbook "brings to light how black children have worked and played, suffered and rejoiced" from the slave trade which brought them from Africa, through the years of slavery, emancipation, reconstruction and Jim Crow, and the Civil Rights era. Presented in the form of a scrapbook, illustrated with vintage photographs. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page "To --- pass it on" and dated in 2002. Notes, bibliography, index. Large square format 116 pp. ISBN: 0-810944960.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54511
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  • AMERICAN NEGRO FOLKLORE. by Brewer, J. Mason.
    Brewer, J. Mason.
    AMERICAN NEGRO FOLKLORE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1968. dj. Hardcover first edition - "Tales, songs, memoirs, superstitions, proverbs, rhymes, riddles, names---the most complete and entertaining collection ever published." Includes a foreword by Brewer which emphasizes the rich African heritage - the stories and songs which were the only 'possession' the slaves brought to the new world. Illustrated with drawings by Richard Lowe. Sections include animal tales; the Negro's religion; songs including spirituals, blues, and ballads; personal experiences of slavery and reconstruction, and more. Authoritative and carefully collected. J. Mason Brewer was born in Texas, taught in North Carolina, and was the first African American to be elected an officer of the American Folklore Association; all of his early books have become rather hard…

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    Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1968. dj. Hardcover first edition - "Tales, songs, memoirs, superstitions, proverbs, rhymes, riddles, names---the most complete and entertaining collection ever published." Includes a foreword by Brewer which emphasizes the rich African heritage - the stories and songs which were the only 'possession' the slaves brought to the new world. Illustrated with drawings by Richard Lowe. Sections include animal tales; the Negro's religion; songs including spirituals, blues, and ballads; personal experiences of slavery and reconstruction, and more. Authoritative and carefully collected. J. Mason Brewer was born in Texas, taught in North Carolina, and was the first African American to be elected an officer of the American Folklore Association; all of his early books have become rather hard to find. , Slightly oversized format. xviii, 386 pp.

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    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a very good dustjacket (peeled spot on spine of dj, closed tear, other edgewear.)

    Book ID: 41810
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  • Cooper, J. California.
    THE WAKE OF THE WIND.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Anchor Books, 1998. Author's third novel, historical fiction set in Texas at the end of the Civil War and in Georgia during Reconstruction. ISBN: 0-385-487053.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 20337
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  • WHERE MY HEART IS TURNING EVER: Civil War Stories and Constitutional Reform 1861-1876. by Diffley, Kathleen (Mark Twain, John W. De Forest and Rebecca Harding Davis.)
    Diffley, Kathleen (Mark Twain, John W. De Forest and Rebecca Harding Davis.)
    WHERE MY HEART IS TURNING EVER: Civil War Stories and Constitutional Reform 1861-1876.

    Edition: First printing.

    Athens: University of Georgia Press, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Looks at more than 300 short narratives published throughout the country,in 16 different magazines, stories that either confronted or evaded the Civil War and its aftermath. Diffley divides these stories into three broad genres - Old Homestead, Romance and Adventure. Included in this book are three examples of these stories: Mark Twain 'A True Story Repeated Word for Word as I Heard It.' De Forest 'Parole de Honneur' and Rebecca Harding Davis 'How the Widow Crossed the Lines.' Illustrated, bibliography, index. xlvii, 236 pp. ISBN: 0-8203-1445-5.

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

    Book ID: 52069
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  • SALLY DOWS AND OTHER STORIES. by Harte, Bret (1836-1902)
    Harte, Bret (1836-1902)
    SALLY DOWS AND OTHER STORIES.

    Edition: Early undated reprint.

    New York: The Regent Press, (c 1893). Hardcover- A later work by Harte, includes the title novella, set in the post Civil war, reconstruction era South, and three long short stories set in California - The Conspiracy of Mrs Bunker, Transformation of Buckeye Camp and Their Uncle from California. Glossy frontispiece. 299 pp.

    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with black lettering, red decoration on front cover and spine.(previous owner's name in pencil on front endpaper, easily erasable)

    Book ID: 67858
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  • Meier, August and Rudwick, Elliott M.
    FROM PLANTATION TO GHETTO: An Interpretive History of American Negroes.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Hill & Wang, 1968. Hardcover - Index, 280 pages.

    Condition: Some highlighting and notations, bookstore stamp, otherwise very good conditon in brown cloth covers.

    Book ID: 16475
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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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  • 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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  • A FOOL'S ERRAND: A Novel of the South During Reconstruction. by Tourgee, Albion (edited by John Hope Franklin.)
    Tourgee, Albion (edited by John Hope Franklin.)
    A FOOL'S ERRAND: A Novel of the South During Reconstruction.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, (1961). Novel written by a carpetbagger after spending 14 years in the South during Reconstruction. Introduction by John Hope Franklin. xxviii, 404 pp. ISBN: 0-674-307518.

    Condition: Very good+.

    Book ID: 20179
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  • Tourgee, Albion W. "by the author of 'A Fool's Errand'."
    BRICKS WITHOUT STRAW.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Fords, Howard and Hulbert, [1880.]. Hardcover - Novel of the Reconstruction by this writer from Ohio who, as a carpetbagger, was also a judge in North Carolina. Frontispiece, 521 pgs, plus 4 pgs of advertisements at end. Bound in gold cloth with black lettering and design on front cover, gilt title stamped on spine.

    Condition: Front hinge cracked before the half title page, dedication page detached but present. Wear to corners and end of spine and gift inscription dated Christmas 1880 on front endpaper. Overall, near very good condition.

    Book ID: 8074
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  • BRICKS WITHOUT STRAW. by Tourgee, Albion W. "by the author of 'A Fool's Errand'."
    Tourgee, Albion W. "by the author of 'A Fool's Errand'."
    BRICKS WITHOUT STRAW.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Fords, Howard and Hulbert, [1880.]. Hardcover - Novel of the Reconstruction by this writer from Ohio who, as a carpetbagger, was also a judge in North Carolina. Frontispiece with tissue guard, 521 pp, plus 4 pp of advertisements.

    Condition: Near fine in red cloth with black stamping on the front cover, gilt titling on the spine.

    Book ID: 64048
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  • THE STRANGE CAREER OF JIM CROW. by Woodward, C. Vann.
    Woodward, C. Vann.
    THE STRANGE CAREER OF JIM CROW.

    Edition: Trade paperback. Second revised edition.

    New York & London: Oxford University Press, (1968.). A look at the history of race relations from reconstruction to the 1950's and early 60's. Notes, index. 205 pp.

    Condition: Good overall (some underlining and highlighting)

    Book ID: 51224
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