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  • MY FRIEND THE GULLAH: A Collection of Personal Experiences. by Black, J. Gary.
    Black, J. Gary.
    MY FRIEND THE GULLAH: A Collection of Personal Experiences.

    Edition: 5th printing.

    Columbia, South Carolina, The R. L. Bryan Company, (1976.) dj. Hardcover - Introduction by Dr. Julian K. Quattlebaum on the Gullah dialect, which was found along the southern coast on the remote Sea Islands and coastal lands, from South Carolina to the northern part of Florida. The author, J. Gary Black collected stories on the South Carolina islands of Hilton Head, Daufuskie, and St. Helena between the 1920's and 1970 as a tax collector for Beaufort County, South Carolina. SIGNED on the front endpaper. Illustrated by Nancy Ricker Webb. xii, 50 pp.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (price-clipped, short closed tear to the dj.)

    Book ID: 51134
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  • SUBSISTENCE U.S.A. by Davidson, Bruce (photographs), text by Carol Hill.
    Davidson, Bruce (photographs), text by Carol Hill.
    SUBSISTENCE U.S.A.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1973.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Glimpses of the lives of those living at a subsistence level in the United States in the early 1970's - a term that Hill and Davidson eventually used to include a way of life marked by 'principles of survival, originality, wholeness and independence.' Mostly told in the words of the individuals they interviewed in Maine, Georgia, California, Tennessee, Texas and places in between - from a couple who survive in Colorado by trapping, to hippies in Canyon, California, just outside Berkeley, to a ghetto in Plainfield, New Jersey, and the black residents, descendants of slaves, still living on Daufuskie Island in South Carolina. Farmers, trappers, schoolteachers, hobos,…

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    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1973.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Glimpses of the lives of those living at a subsistence level in the United States in the early 1970's - a term that Hill and Davidson eventually used to include a way of life marked by 'principles of survival, originality, wholeness and independence.' Mostly told in the words of the individuals they interviewed in Maine, Georgia, California, Tennessee, Texas and places in between - from a couple who survive in Colorado by trapping, to hippies in Canyon, California, just outside Berkeley, to a ghetto in Plainfield, New Jersey, and the black residents, descendants of slaves, still living on Daufuskie Island in South Carolina. Farmers, trappers, schoolteachers, hobos, prisoners and hitchhikers - black, white and Native American - some living their life by choice, but most enduring what life dealt them, More than with words, their endurance and strenghth is most vividly shown in Davidson's striking black and whte photographs. Slightly oversized format, printed on heavy stock throughout, bound in coarse linen cloth. 186 p. ISBN: 0-030912237.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a good only dustjacket. (some edgewear and overall light soiling to the dj, now protected by an archival cover.)

    Book ID: 38102
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  • SHUTTERED WINDOWS. by Means, Florence Crannell (1891-1980)
    Means, Florence Crannell (1891-1980)
    SHUTTERED WINDOWS.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1938) dj. Hardcover - An appealing young adult novel by this award-winning author who was one of the first writers of juvenile literature to focus on minority groups, in an attempt to increase understanding among all readers. This tells the story of a 16-year old African American girl, accustomed to life in Minneapolis who goes to live with her mysterious great grandmother on an island off the cost of South Carolina. A Black Boston educator writing in 1940 commented after reading this book (which she was unable to put down) "Here is a courageous writer who is working towards a better type of literature about my race . . . She has handled the story with…

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    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1938) dj. Hardcover - An appealing young adult novel by this award-winning author who was one of the first writers of juvenile literature to focus on minority groups, in an attempt to increase understanding among all readers. This tells the story of a 16-year old African American girl, accustomed to life in Minneapolis who goes to live with her mysterious great grandmother on an island off the cost of South Carolina. A Black Boston educator writing in 1940 commented after reading this book (which she was unable to put down) "Here is a courageous writer who is working towards a better type of literature about my race . . . She has handled the story with such grace as to make it appealing not only to young Negro girls, but to all girls." Illustrated by Armstrong Sperry with a frontispiece and seven internal glossy plates. 206 pp.

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    Condition: Ex-library (as most copies are) in gray cloth with brown lettering and with the usual markings and a tape repaired front hinge in a dust jacket with edgewear and two chips to the front cover (original price of $3.50 still present)

    Book ID: 86318
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  • LAY DOWN BODY: Living History in African American Cemeteries. by Wright, Roberta Hughes and Hughes, Wilbur B. III
    Wright, Roberta Hughes and Hughes, Wilbur B. III
    LAY DOWN BODY: Living History in African American Cemeteries.

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

    Detroit: Visible Ink Press, (1996.). First edition - Foreword by Michael L. Blakey, preface by W. W. Law. Describes 300 cemeteries in the U.S. and Canada, ranging from the early slave cemeteries to the Sea Islands of South Carolina, Atlanta, Nicodemus, Kansas and Toronto and Los Angeles. Includes a description of the burial practices and stories of the people who founded the cemeteries, as well as a section on genealogy for beginners. An oversized trade paperback, illustrated with many photographs, bibliography, index. 339 pp. ISBN: 0-7876-06510.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 50459
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