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John Henry
[Author Signed Letter - Political]

By: Bradford, Roark

Price: $295.00

Publisher: New York, Literary Guild, (Harpers): 1931

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Inscription: Signed by Author on a ASL

Seller ID: 009601


ASL: Tipped to the front endpaper is a typed letter, SIGNED, from Bradford to a Mr. Creel expressing support of FDR and offering a scathing assessment of Herbert Hoover's abilities. Some very interesting and strong statements. The story based on the Ballad of John Henry, the "steel-drivin' man"; based on the African-American folk hero. It was made into a Broadway play and later a musical featuring Paul Robeson in the title role and Julie Anne as Ruby Elzy.... View more info

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A View from Above
[NBA Basketball]

By: Chamberlain, Wilt

Price: $21.95

Publisher: New York:, Villard [Random House],: 1991

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 008639


This is a revealing look at one of the more unique, intelligent, and larger-than-life sports figures of our time. Sprinkled liberally throughout the book are "Wiltisms," his interesting and often humorous philosophies on life. No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. 8vo; 290 pages with index. View more info

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My Soul's High Song

By: Cullen, Countee

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1990

Edition: First Edition, Second Printing.

Seller ID: 010093


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. 2nd Printing. Countee Cullen (1903 - 1946) was a prominent African-American poet, novelist, children's writer, and playwright during the Harlem Renaissance. ---- Cullen's participation in the Harlem Renaissance was influenced by a movement called Negritude which represents "the discovery of black values and the Negro's awareness of his situation". ----- Cullen saw Negritude as an awakening of a race consciousness and black mod... View more info

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Hating Whitey: And Other Progressive Causes

By: David Horowitz

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Dallas:, Spence Publishing Company.: 1999.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009321


No stranger to ideological combat, Mr. Horowitz anticipates the standard charges of racism and sexism inevitably hurled at dissenters from the party line. Undaunted, he boldly grapples with contemporary racism in all its forms. No Flaws or Blemishes but a minor warping of the boards; Clean unopened unused. View more info

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Black Miami in the Twentieth Century

By: Dunn, Marvin

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Gainesville, Florida:, University Press of Florida,: 1997.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009084


"A necessity for every African American who has ever lived in Dade County, or South Florida for that matter."--Garth Reeves, publisher emeritus, Miami Times. View more info

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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

By: Gates, Henry Louis ; Yacovone, Donald

Price: $21.95

Publisher: USA, Smiley Books: 2013

Seller ID: 009932


'Vibrant, immersive, and irresistible-abounding in rich scholarship and throbbing with the energy of a story waiting too long to be told-this priceless volume fills a gaping void in the literature: a comprehensive yet compact history of the African American experience.' ...Holzer No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal handling; Still Gift Quality. View more info

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Afrocentric Thought and Praxis: An Intellectual History.

By: Gray, Cecil Conteen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Trenton, NY:, African World Press,: 2001

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 003980


This book aims to show that the intellectual and activist/transformationist tradition of African people all over the world is a composite one, which transcends geographical, religious, language, and other apparent differences. Furthermore, this book explains that this composite African intellectual and activist/transformationist tradition consists of a great and high standard. Gray's primary intent is to clarify and define the history of African-centered thoug... View more info

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Blacks in Hollywood: Five Favorable Years in Film and TV 1987-1991

By: Hill, George ; Moon, Spencer

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Daystar Pub Co: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 009650


Reviews and commentary on Films with Black Actors with brief bios. Carefully handled, Text clean, Bindings firm. Unread, unused. 8vo; 8.5 inches tall; 174 pages with index. B/W illustrations. First Edition, First Printing. View more info

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Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

By: Marable, Manning

Price: $12.95

Publisher: New York:, Viking,: 1911.

Seller ID: 008798


“It will be difficult for anyone to better this book... It is a work of art, a feast that combines genres skillfully: biography, true-crime, political commentary. It gives us Malcolm X in full gallop, a man who died for his belief in freedom.” — The Washington Post Carefully handled, Text clean, Bindings firm. Appears unread. View more info

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The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay: Life in Medieval Africa

By: McKissack, Patricia ; McKissack, Fredrick

Price: $12.95

Publisher: New York:, Henry Holt & Co.,: 1995.

Seller ID: 009322


For more than a thousand years, from A.D. 500 to 1700, the medieval kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay grew rich on the gold, salt, and slave trade that stretched across Africa. Scraping away hundreds of years of ignorance, prejudice, and mythology, award-winnnig authors Patricia and Fredrick McKissack reveal the glory of these forgotten empires while inviting us to share in the inspiring process of historical recovery that is taking place today.No Fla... View more info

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Black Magic

By: Morand, Paul; Translated from the French by Hamish Miles

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1929

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009890


Aaron Douglas. the book's illustrator, (1899 - 1979) was an American painter, illustrator and visual arts educator. He was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance. He developed his art career painting murals and creating illustrations that addressed social issues around race and segregation in the United States by utilizing African-centric imagery. [wiki] Paul Morand (1888 - 1976) was a French author whose short stories and novellas were lauded for their ... View more info

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The Creation of Jazz: Music, Race, and Culture in Urban America
[Blacks in the New World]

By: Peretti, Burton W.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Urbana and Chicago, IL, University of Illinois Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 006723


Explains how jazz was shaped by urbanization, the 'great migration' of southern blacks northward, and the 'jazz image' - dress code, jargon, and use of drugs. This book places jazz in its rich social context. No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Dust Jacket in new clear protective Mylar sleeve. Illustrated with B/W photos. View more info

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Nobody Called Me Charlie: The Story of a Radical White Journalist Writing for a Black Newspaper in the Civil Rights Era

By: Preston, Charles

Price: $21.95

Publisher: New York:, Monthly Review Press,: 2010.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 007240


In the 1940s, at the height of segregation, Charles Preston became the unlikely newest worker at a black owned-and-operated newspaper. Preston, a white man and, unknown to most of his colleagues, a member of the Communist Party, quickly came face to face with issues of race and injustice that would profoundly impact his life and change the way he understood United States society. No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. View more info

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The Seventeenth Child

By: Rice, Dorothy Marie; Payne, Lucille Mabel

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New Haven, CT:, Linnet Books,: 1998.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009083


A realistic account of an African-American woman, Lucille M. W. Payne, growing up in rural Virginia during the 1930s and 1940s, as recorded and edited by her daughter. The first-person vignettes are uncomplicated and engage readers through imagery. The oral history of the seventeenth child of black sharecroppers, describing her life in Virginia and New Jersey during the Depression. SIGNED by both authors. No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal r... View more info

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Shaft
[Books to Film]

By: Tidyman , Ernest

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1970

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009703


Who's the black private dick. That's a sex machine to all the chicks? (Shaft)You're damn right. [Isaac Hayes] The back of the dust jacket describes the main character John Shaft: "Who the hell does he think he is, this blackface Bogart who says the Revolution is a new way to chase chicks, the Mafia is made of meatballs and life is going to screw you if you don't get to it first? Who? John Shaft, private investigator, a man so cool his blood runs ice." ------ The ... View more info

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Songs of the Old South

By: Weeden, [Maria] Howard

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Nerw York, Doubleday, Page & Company: 1900

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009518


Maria Howard Weened (1847-1905), who never used her first name, was a frail spinster in Huntsville, Alabama. She helped support her war-impoverished family by the sale of her delicate watercolor paintings and her poems, a number of which were set to music. Her favorite subjects were African-Americans, and, despite the unfortunate dialect of most of her verses, her images and writings are always affectionate and respectful. Joel Chandler Harris was highly enthusi... View more info

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Things Remembered: An Album of African Americans in Tampa

By: [African American; Florida] Rowena F. Brady; Canter, Jr. Brown

Price: $24.95

Publisher: USA:, University of Tampa Press,: 1997

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 006200


Covering an era beginning in the 1800's and extending through he 1960's using often rare photographs presents an important history. No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. View more info

Image for ....<b>Liberian Odyssey “By Hammock and Surfboat” The Autobiography of F. A. Price </b><br>

....Liberian Odyssey “By Hammock and Surfboat” The Autobiography of F. A. Price

By: [Liberia] Price, F. A.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: New York:, Pageant Press,: 1954.<br>

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.<br>

Seller ID: 006145


The author was a black American missionary who spent 40 years in Liberia, and eventually became Liberia's Consul General to the United States. ublisher’s decorated cloth in slipcase. Bindings Tight and Square. Text clean, Minimal handling wear. Slipcase shows handling wear with toning and loss at one corner.ref: Blockson Collection: 991018354199703811; LCon: 54009267 View more info