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  • Abrahams, Roger D.
    SINGING THE MASTER: The Emergence of African American Culture in the Plantation South.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at the dual origins (old English and African) of the corn-shucking ceremony on antebellum plantations. Illustrated, extensive notes, appendix with original accounts of the ceremony, index. 342 pages. ISBN: 0-394-555910.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 18715
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  • CHAINS: Seeds of America. by Anderson, Laurie Halse.
    Anderson, Laurie Halse.
    CHAINS: Seeds of America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - A young slave, sold to a Loyalist in New York City, spies for the revolutionaries in 1776, but does not get the freedom she is promised. A moving story of courage and determination. Finalist for the National Book Award for children's literature. 316 pp. ISBN: 9781416961444.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 61689
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  • THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party. by Anderson, M. T.
    Anderson, M. T.
    THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2006. dj. Hardcover first edition - National Book Award winner, NY Times Notable Book, Horn Book award winner and more. Although the two books in this series which follow the adventures of a young boy, an African slave who is at times the subject of a "scientific experiment", pampered and taught Latin and Greek at one point, brutalized at other times, have been classified as 'young adult,' they are incredibly well-written, emotionally complex, thoughtful and satisfying historical novels, ones which give a different picture of the American revolution, and ageless in their appeal. Very highly recommended. 351 pp plus an author's note. ISBN: 9780763636791.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 45281
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  • THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party. by Anderson, M. T.
    Anderson, M. T.
    THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, (2008.). First edition - National Book Award winner, NY Times Notable Book, Horn Book award winner and more. Although the two books in this series which follow the adventures of a young boy, an African slave who is at times the subject of a "scientific experiment", pampered and taught Latin and Greek at one point, brutalized at other times, have been classified as 'young adult,' they are incredibly well-written, emotionally complex, thoughtful and satisfying historical novels, ones which give a different picture of the American revolution, and ageless in their appeal. Very highly recommended. 353 pp plus an author's note and a conversation with the author. ISBN: 9780763636791.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 43623
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  • THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves. by Anderson, M. T.
    Anderson, M. T.
    THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Sequel to his National Book Award winner. Although these two books which follow the adventures a young boy, an African slave who is at times the subject of a "scientific experiment", pampered and taught Latin and Greek at one point, brutalized at other times, have been classified as 'young adult,' they are incredibly well-written, emotionally complex, thoughtful and satisfying historical novels, ones which give a different picture of the American revolution, and ageless in their appeal. Very highly recommended. Slightly oversized. 561 pp plus author's historical note. ISBN: 978-0763629502.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46448
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  • THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves. by Anderson, M. T.
    Anderson, M. T.
    THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - Sequel to his National Book Award winner. Although these two books which follow the adventures a young boy, an African slave who is at times the subject of a "scientific experiment", pampered and taught Latin and Greek at one point, brutalized at other times, have been classified as 'young adult,' they are incredibly well-written, emotionally complex, thoughtful and satisfying historical novels, ones which give a different picture of the American revolution, and ageless in their appeal. Very highly recommended. Slightly oversized. 561 pp plus author's note.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 42242
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  • THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves. by Anderson, M. T.
    Anderson, M. T.
    THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Sequel to his National Book Award winner. Although these two books which follow the adventures a young boy, an African slave who is at times the subject of a "scientific experiment", pampered and taught Latin and Greek at one point, brutalized at other times, have been classified as 'young adult,' they are incredibly well-written, emotionally complex, thoughtful and satisfying historical novels, ones which give a different picture of the American revolution, and ageless in their appeal. Very highly recommended. Slightly oversized. 561 pp plus author's historical note. ISBN: 978-0763629502.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57773
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  • THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves. by Anderson, M. T.
    Anderson, M. T.
    THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, (2008.). First edition - Sequel to his National Book Award winner. Although these two books which follow the adventures a young boy, an African slave who is at times the subject of a "scientific experiment", pampered and taught Latin and Greek at one point, brutalized at other times, have been classified as 'young adult,' they are incredibly well-written, emotionally complex, thoughtful and satisfying historical novels, ones which give a different picture of the American revolution, and ageless in their appeal. Very highly recommended. Slightly oversized. 561 pp plus author's note.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 46171
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  • THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves. by Anderson, M. T.
    Anderson, M. T.
    THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - Sequel to his National Book Award winner. Although these two books which follow the adventures a young boy, an African slave who is at times the subject of a "scientific experiment", pampered and taught Latin and Greek at one point, brutalized at other times, have been classified as 'young adult,' they are incredibly well-written, emotionally complex, thoughtful and satisfying historical novels, ones which give a different picture of the American revolution, and ageless in their appeal. Very highly recommended. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Slightly oversized.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80699
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  • NAMING THE NEW WORLD. by Baker, Calvin.
    Baker, Calvin.
    NAMING THE NEW WORLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1997). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A brief but powerful first novel. In a starred review Publisher's Weekly wrote: "Related by ancestry and by their common story, the African American voices form a turbulent current of racial memory that flows through two continents, three centuries and incalculable terror, suffering and grief. A nameless African progenitor searches for the home of the great tree planted as a seed by his grandfather, and for his name, which he eventually comes to know as River. His story - told in timeless, mythlike language - weaves in and out of the counterpointing narratives of his succeeding generations. Ampofo, a new slave, describes the last hours of his life; Sally,…

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    New York: St Martin's, (1997). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A brief but powerful first novel. In a starred review Publisher's Weekly wrote: "Related by ancestry and by their common story, the African American voices form a turbulent current of racial memory that flows through two continents, three centuries and incalculable terror, suffering and grief. A nameless African progenitor searches for the home of the great tree planted as a seed by his grandfather, and for his name, which he eventually comes to know as River. His story - told in timeless, mythlike language - weaves in and out of the counterpointing narratives of his succeeding generations. Ampofo, a new slave, describes the last hours of his life; Sally, also a slave, tells why she killed Ampofo while he still had the heart of a free man; Tom, the biracial son of a plantation owner, relates the torment of being caught between two races." and onto three generations of more contemporary times. SIGNED on the title page. 118 pp plus a family tree. ISBN: 0-312-151780.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82850
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  • THE SHAPING OF BLACK AMERICA. by Bennett, Lerone.
    Bennett, Lerone.
    THE SHAPING OF BLACK AMERICA.

    Edition: First edition.

    Chicago: Johnson Publishing Co Inc, 1975. dj. Hardcover first edition - Starting with the landing of the first blacks at Jamestown in 1619, this looks not just at the first black inhabitants of the colonies but also at the custom of white servitude which preceded the slave trade. It is divided into two sections - foundations and directions - and it highlights alternatives which could have been taken, but were not. Illustrated with sepia-toned full page drawings by Charles White. Bibliography, index.
    Large square format. 356 pp. ISBN: 0-874850711.

    Condition: Very near fine in brown cloth with gold lettering on spine and front cover in a rather poor example of the uncommon dustjacket (tears, significant loss to upper edge of back cover, but the original price of $15.95 is still present on the dj flap)

    Book ID: 76118
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  • AJEEMAH AND HIS SON. by Berry, James.
    Berry, James.
    AJEEMAH AND HIS SON.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1994). In 1807, at the height of the slave trade, Ajeemah and his son, Atu, are kidnapped by slave traders and shipped to Jamaica, where they are separated and must build new lives. A moving story for older children by this award-winning Jamaican writer, this book received the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award , was named a Notable Children's Book of 1993 and many other awards. 83 pp. ISBN: 0-064405230.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (usual toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 71784
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  • BASTARD TONGUES: A Trail-Blazing Linguist Finds Clues to Our Common Humanity in the World's Lowliest Languages. by Bickerton, Derek.
    Bickerton, Derek.
    BASTARD TONGUES: A Trail-Blazing Linguist Finds Clues to Our Common Humanity in the World's Lowliest Languages.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hill & Wang, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which "focuses on languages so low in the pecking order that many people don't regard them as languages at all - Creole languages spoken by descendants of slaves and indentured laborers in plantation colonies all over the world. . . Bickerton has spent more than thirty years researching these languages on four continents and developing a controversial theory that explains why they are so similar to one another. . . a unique blend of memoir, travelogue, history, and linguistics primer." Double page map, glossary, index. suggested reading. 270 pp. ISBN: 0-8090-28174.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56321
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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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  • PHILIDA. by Brink, Andre.
    Brink, Andre.
    PHILIDA.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Vintage International, (2013.). First edition - A Vintage Original. Novel set in 1832, the year before slavery is abolished in South Africa. Philida is the mother of four children by Francois Brink, the son of her master, and when Francois is going to marry a white woman, and Philida is about to be sold, she decides to risk her whole life by lodging a complaint against Francois. Based on the real story of a slave woman determined to take control of her own life, for better or for worse. Finalist for the Man Booker Award. 310 pp. Advance Readers Copy sticker on back cover.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with self-flaps (as new, but with line on bottom edge.)

    Book ID: 55255
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  • A LONG WAY FROM HOME. by Briscoe, Connie.
    Briscoe, Connie.
    A LONG WAY FROM HOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set during the days of slavery and afterwards, this is a multi-generational novel of the lives of three African American women, born and raised as house slaves at Montpelier, the Virginia plantation of James Madison and his wife Dolley. Based on the life of the author's great-great grandmother. 348 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0172789.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 48053
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  • Christianson, Scott.
    WITH LIBERTY FOR SOME: 500 Years of Imprisonment in America.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Northeastern University Press, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - INSCRIBED on the title page "For -- educator extraordinaire, world traveler, lady of the manor and friend." and dated in 1999. A sweeping history of imprisonment in the United States in all its forms -convict transport to colonies, indentured servants, slaves, military conscripts as well as prisons and jails - and one that looks at the paradox of a country which sanctifies individual liberties as it continues to build prisons at a rate unmatched in the world. It looks at the connection between incarceration and slavery, and includes personal stories of keepers and prisoners. Cover praise from former New York governor Mario Cuomo who called this book "Eloquent,…

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    Boston: Northeastern University Press, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - INSCRIBED on the title page "For -- educator extraordinaire, world traveler, lady of the manor and friend." and dated in 1999. A sweeping history of imprisonment in the United States in all its forms -convict transport to colonies, indentured servants, slaves, military conscripts as well as prisons and jails - and one that looks at the paradox of a country which sanctifies individual liberties as it continues to build prisons at a rate unmatched in the world. It looks at the connection between incarceration and slavery, and includes personal stories of keepers and prisoners. Cover praise from former New York governor Mario Cuomo who called this book "Eloquent, incisive and deeply disturbing, this book tells what imprisonment has meant in the American experience. ... Those who value justice, freedom and equality under law should take heed." Extensive notes, selected bibliography, index. xix, 394 pp. ISBN: 1555533647.

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    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39722
    Keywords: History: USA, slavery
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  • THE HOUSE GIRL. by Conklin, Tara.
    Conklin, Tara.
    THE HOUSE GIRL.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2013). First edition - The author's first novel, one which intertwines the lives of a young slave in Virginia in 1852 and a young lawyer in NYC in 2004. 368 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 59295
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  • THE UNDERGROUND RIVER. by Conway, Martha.
    Conway, Martha.
    THE UNDERGROUND RIVER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster, 2017. SIGNED first edition - Set in 1838 aboard a nineteenth century riverboat theater on the Ohio River, which formed the boundary between slave-owning Kentucky and the North, this is the story of a frank and naive seamstress who is blackmailed into saving runaways on the Underground Railroad, jeopardizing her freedom, her livelihood, and those about her. INSCRIBED on the title page. Conway has been nominated for the Edgar and won several awards for her historical fiction; this title was named a The New York Times Book Review Editors Choice. 340 pp plus author's note.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 71539
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  • Cott, Nancy F., editor.
    ROOT OF BITTERNESS: Documents of the Social History of American Women.

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

    New York: Dutton, 1971. First edition - An excellent anthology of primary sources from Colonial days to the early 20th century. Included are excerpts from women's diaries and journals, autobiographies and manifestos - examples range from a letter from an indentured servant, court records from Suffolk County in Massachusetts, the petition for a 10 hour work-day from the Lowell millworkers and much more. Edited and with an introduction by Cott. 373 pp. ISBN: 0-525-473289.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 24347
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  • ELIJAH OF BUXTON. by Curtis, Christopher Paul.
    Curtis, Christopher Paul.
    ELIJAH OF BUXTON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scholastic, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel for older children and young adults based on a true story by this award winning writer. Elijah was the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit. This book also garnered many awards; the 2008 Coretta Scott King Award], the 2008 Newbery Honor, the 2008 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction], and the 2008 Book of the Year for Children Award of the Canadian Library Association. 341 pp plus author's note. ISBN: 9780439023443.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 53324
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  • ELIJAH OF BUXTON. by Curtis, Christopher Paul.
    Curtis, Christopher Paul.
    ELIJAH OF BUXTON.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Scholastic, (2007.) dj. Hardcover - Novel for older children and young adults based on a true story by this award winning writer. Elijah was the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit. This book also garnered many awards; the 2008 Coretta Scott King Award], the 2008 Newbery Honor, the 2008 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction], and the 2008 Book of the Year for Children Award of the Canadian Library Association. 341 pp plus author's note. ISBN: 9780439023443.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (gift inscription on front endpaper).

    Book ID: 81798
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  • ELIJAH OF BUXTON. by Curtis, Christopher Paul.
    Curtis, Christopher Paul.
    ELIJAH OF BUXTON.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scholastic, (2007.). First edition - Novel for older children and young adults based on a true story by this award winning writer. Elijah was the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit. This book also garnered many awards; the 2008 Coretta Scott King Award], the 2008 Newbery Honor, the 2008 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction], and the 2008 Book of the Year for Children Award of the Canadian Library Association. 341 pp plus author's note. ISBN: 9780439023443.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63122
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  • FEEDING THE GHOSTS. by D'Aguiar, Fred
    D'Aguiar, Fred
    FEEDING THE GHOSTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco Press, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set aboard a slave ship in 1781, inspired by a true story. 230 pp. ISBN: 0-88001-623x.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (remainder line).

    Book ID: 43950
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  • D'Aguiar, Fred
    FEEDING THE GHOSTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco Press, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set aboard a slave ship in 1781, inspired by a true story. ISBN: 0-88001-623x.

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

    Book ID: 31449
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  • (Dillon, Leo and Diane) Beyer, Audrey White.
    DARK VENTURE.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1968. Hardcover - Historically accurate picture of slavery in the 18th century - the story of a 12 year old African boy, captured and sold into slavery, first in Barbados and then in New England. Illustrated in black and white by the Dillons.

    Condition: Ex-library with usual stamps, pocket, in sturdy illustrated library binding.

    Book ID: 16670
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  • BLACK FOLK THEN AND NOW: An Essay in the History and Sociology of the Negro Race. by Du Bois, W. E. Burghardt. (DuBois)
    Du Bois, W. E. Burghardt. (DuBois)
    BLACK FOLK THEN AND NOW: An Essay in the History and Sociology of the Negro Race.

    Edition: 4th printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1945.) dj. Hardcover - An addition to being a history of the African and African American people, this is a study of the cultures they created. Written essentially to refute the idea that "the Negro has no history." Despite being issued in multiple printings, this is surprisingly uncommon. Bibliography, index, ix, 401 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in blue cloth in a fair only dust jacket (minor shelfwear to the boards, but the dj has tape reinforcement along both the top and the bottom and the front fold - still it is basically complete, and it did serve to protect the book itself.)

    Book ID: 52771
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  • BLACK FOLK THEN AND NOW: An Essay in the History and Sociology of the Negro Race. by Du Bois, W. E. Burghardt. (DuBois)
    Du Bois, W. E. Burghardt. (DuBois)
    BLACK FOLK THEN AND NOW: An Essay in the History and Sociology of the Negro Race.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1939.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An addition to being a history of the African and African American people, this is a study of the cultures they created. Written essentially to refute the idea that "the Negro has no history." Rather scarce in the first printing. Bibliography, index, ix, 401 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in blue cloth in a poor dust jacket (previous owner's name and a stamp of the Bureau of Educational Research, Journal of Negro Education) Dust jacket has tide marks along the edges and the folds, several large chips at top edge, etc. Original price of 3.50 still present.

    Book ID: 52772
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  • DISCOURSES ON THE PUBLICK REVENUES, and on the Trade of England. Which more immediately Treat of the Foreign Traffick of this Kingdom... Part II. To which is added, The late Essay on the East-India Trade. By the same Hand. by [Economics and Politics] [Charles Davenant:]
    [Economics and Politics] [Charles Davenant:]
    DISCOURSES ON THE PUBLICK REVENUES, and on the Trade of England. Which more immediately Treat of the Foreign Traffick of this Kingdom... Part II. To which is added, The late Essay on the East-India Trade. By the same Hand.

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Printed for James Knapton, at the Crown in St. Pauls Church-yard, 1698. Hardcover first edition - The second - and more interesting - part (complete in itself) of Davenant's monumental two-part work, both parts published in the same year. While Part I dealt primarily with "political arithmetick," Part II focuses on the somewhat more lively subject of foreign trade and consists of: "four Discourses... viz. (I.) That Foreign Trade is beneficial to England and (II.) On the protection and Care of Trade, (III.) On the Plantation Trade, (IV.) On the East-India Trade; to which is added the late Essay on the East-India Trade." (with a separate title page and pagination.) The last-mentioned, first published a year earlier, is…

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    London: Printed for James Knapton, at the Crown in St. Pauls Church-yard, 1698. Hardcover first edition - The second - and more interesting - part (complete in itself) of Davenant's monumental two-part work, both parts published in the same year. While Part I dealt primarily with "political arithmetick," Part II focuses on the somewhat more lively subject of foreign trade and consists of: "four Discourses... viz. (I.) That Foreign Trade is beneficial to England and (II.) On the protection and Care of Trade, (III.) On the Plantation Trade, (IV.) On the East-India Trade; to which is added the late Essay on the East-India Trade." (with a separate title page and pagination.) The last-mentioned, first published a year earlier, is Davenant's famous essay opposing the protection of English textiles from Indian competition. The essay "On the Plantation Trade" contains a great deal of material on America and the West Indies, the use of slaves and more. ...Index. 434, 64 pp.

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    Condition: Good overall in original leather boards. Front board is detached and the leather binding is quite scuffed, but the contents are near fine - and this is a work deserving of restoration.

    Book ID: 52891
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  • BABOUK. by Endore, Guy (Foreword by Jamaica Kincaid.)
    Endore, Guy (Foreword by Jamaica Kincaid.)
    BABOUK.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: Monthly Review Press, (1991.). A title in the Voices of Resistance Series. Historical novel originally published in 1934, the story of a slave and the Haitian Revolution of 1791. Foreword by Jamaica Kincaid. Afterword by David Barry Gaspar and Michel-Rolph Trouillot. Notes 199 pp. ISBN: 0-85345-745X.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 68409
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