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Mr. Kennedy and the Negroes (signed by the author)

by Golden, Harry

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Cleveland; (1964): World Publishing. First Edition. Octavo. 319 pages, signed by Harry Golden. Golden discusses the civil rights story from the 1890's to the Supreme Court decision of 1954 and the events that began to change toward true emancipation in the Kennedy White House. Some of the best accounts of the open racism just before the 1960's. The manuscript… Read more
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Notarizing an African-American as a Free Black in 1799

by Biddle, Clement (1740-1815)

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One page autographed document signed by Clement Biddle who was a Notary Public in Philadelphia. Biddle was a Quaker who led a group to stop the "Paxton Boys" in 1764. He with his brother Owen were among the signers of the "non-importantion resolutions" to deal with the Stamp Act. Though a Quaker he joined the Quaker Volunteers and was… Read more
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Altona-Bahrenfeld, (1936): Cigaretten-Bilderdienst. Quarto. 2 volume set. These album include black & white and colored mounted cigarette cards. Many of the cards are hand-colored. Volume I has 175 mounted cards, Volume 2 has 200 mounted cards. Number 13 and 14 show series, they are considered 1 and 2 by OCLC. Volume I has large folding map of the Olympic… Read more
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The Unwritten South; Cause, Progress and Result of the Civil War: Relics of Hidden Truth After Forty Years

by Stonebraker, J. Clarence

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1903
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First Edition
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Hagerstown, Maryland: Hagerstown Bookbinding and Printing Co, 1903. First Edition. Small Octavo. 12 pages. Laid in is the rare errata sheet. A fascinating book written to show that the South had been oppressed from the first, Jefferson Davis was a true patriot. John Wilkes Booth did not die as the Federal Officers surrounded the bar,… Read more
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London: Routledge and Company; C.H. Clarke and Co, 1852. Octavo. Third edition. 380 pages. Illustrated with 40 Besides this authorized version, there were twenty different pirated editions printed in London in 1852. When Abraham Lincoln met Harriet Beech Stowe according to Stowe family tradition he said: "So you're the little woman that started this great war!". While… Read more
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8 1/2" x 10 1/2" 4pp. in Spanish. Colonial Spain (Cuba) had continued slavery so when a black man stole a horse from the Ingenio Sugar Plantation. Here is a letter regarding his offence and his jailing.
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Manchester: Union and Emancipation Society, 1864. Octavo. 175 pages. As Rev. Beecher's speeches were made throughout the major cities in England. There are also here interposed much of the audience response. In most cases, instead of amens there are the "here heres". In one case as the hypocrisy of the South was pointed out a… Read more
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Paradise: the Journals and letters of Irma Stern

by Stern, Irma and Neville Dubow

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(Johannesburg, 1991): Chameleon Press. First Edition. Quarto. Signed by the editor Neville Dubow and limited to 500 copies(no limitation noted except by editor) The present copy is numbered #68. 112 pages. Index, bibliography, chronology of her life. Irma Stern (1894-1966) is acknowledged as a major painter and one of South Africa's most important pioneer artists. Since… Read more
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A Southern Negro Sermon

by Hill, Archie Wallace

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Published
1923
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First Edition
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Summerville, Ga: Summerville News Company, 1923. First Edition. Small Octavo. 23 pages. The only reported copy is in the Special Collections of the University of Georgia Library. The White Southerners in the early 20th Century took to mocking the dialect of the African Americans. The supposed minister served in World War I where blacks were generally given the lowest… Read more
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Moses: Man of the Mountain

by Hurston, Zora Neale

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Philadelphia; (1939): Lippincott. First Edition. Octavo. 2nd issue binding. 351 pages. One of America's great black women writers who here tells the story of Moses in black dialect. When the people complaining about the food, Moses says: "I didn't know you were hunting a barbecue". The novel is, of course, also about the idea of… Read more
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4 Page Autographed Letter, on Legal Matters

by Lee, Rev. Richard Henry (1794-1865)

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4 pages, autographed, letter, signed. September 6, 1830. After graduation from Dickinson College, he studied law with Judge Thomas Duncan and began his practice in Loudoun County, Virginia. While residing at Leesburg {see postmark on letter), he edited the memoirs of his grandfather, Richard Henry Lee which was issued in a 2 volume set in 1825. He also was… Read more
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African American, John H. Williams, Proof he Was Not a Slave

by Williams, John H. (1775-1841)

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2 pages, autographed letter signed, Notarized on February 4, 1799 by Clement Biddle testifying that John Williams was a free born black man age 24, describes scars, lost toes, signed with an "X" testified by George Houston that he was born in Kent county, Delaware. Verso of document addressed: John Williams, December 1812.
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1844. Octavo. Signed by the author on the title page. The author left Baltimore on August 1, 1834, traveled to Virginia Springs, to Nashville, to Louisville, to St. Louis where, with his son, he bought a wagon to travel to Little Rock & Hot Springs, to New Orleans, to Mobile, to Richmond where… Read more
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Phoenix; (2015): A.W.O.L.. Octavo. xii, 535 pages, One of the outstanding civic and religious leaders in Phoenix, who led the fight against the racism of Gov. Evan Mecham. While thoughtful Arizonans were embarrassed by a ignorant man who referred to blacks as "pickaninnies", the legislature impeached him with only a handful of pro-Mecham dissidents including Jan Brewer who herself… Read more
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Pages are largely about the religious struggles of faith by Margaret Crew who notes that Hannah E. Blackhouse has come from England and favored their meeting. The Gravelly Run Quaker Meeting House was built in 1767 but their opposition to slavery and war, they moved to Ohio before the Civil War. Hannah Backhouse [she was the… Read more
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Capetown; (1986): The Gallery Press. First Edition. Quarto. xviii, 186 pages. Glossary,; Foreword By Bishop Desmond Tutu. List of Papers and Maps. Apartheid led to impoverishment of blacks in South Africa and the document has a foreword by Bishop Tutu which is an indictment in itself into the power of racism that not only was the… Read more
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Charleston, SC; (1933): Published By the Author. Octavo. xviii, 186 pages. With an introduction by Ogden Nash. A delightful item with the caricature of the large black mammy followed by a black cat. An original long poem with references to the book, the author, and many puns such as the one which refers to Mark Hanna [pun… Read more
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Images et Poemes (translated By Jean Vogel)

by Parks, Gordon

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(Lausanne, Switzerland; 1968): Edita Lausanne. Small Quarto. [. [92] pages, French text. a rich collection of Park's poetry and photography. In his translation of Park's poetry, Jean Vogel has captured "C'est Amour", "To Alain", and "Tarde Azul (bleu crepuscule) along with the flowing photographs that accompany the poems. The preface is by Stephen… Read more
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The Life and Public Services of Henry Wilson, Late Vice-President of the United States

by Nason, Elias; Thomas Russell

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1876
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Boston: B.B. Russell, 1876. Small Octavo. 452 pages, portrait frontispiece, illustrations. He overcame a childhood of abject poverty and after becoming economically independent championed the abolition of slavery, workers rights for both blacks and whites, as well as other controversial issues but after being one of the founders of the Free Soil Party, he organized a Union regiment and… Read more
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Hannibal, Missouri: H. Haines, 1944. First Edition. Octavo. 70 pages, illustrations, portrait. A scarce book (Library of Congress duplicate]. William Callaghan (1797-1866) had a devoted negro helper on his farm named Isaac Crawford who he had known since Isaac was about 12 years old. They worked together, became friends, and developed a kind of trust that… Read more
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