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Paul Robeson: The Years of Promise and Achievement
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Paul Robeson: The Years of Promise and Achievement

By BOYLE, Sheila Tully and Andrew Bunie

Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2001. Hardcover. Fine. First edition. Large octavo. 521, [1]pp. About fine, lacking the dustwrapper.

$85.00

Africa on Film: Beyond Black and White
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Africa on Film: Beyond Black and White

By CAMERON, Kenneth M.

New York: Continuum, 1994. Softcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Octavo. 240pp. Fine in fine dustwrapper.

$25.00

Paul Robeson: Negro
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Paul Robeson: Negro

By ROBESON, Eslanda Goode

London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1930. Hardcover. Very Good. First English edition. Octavo. 153pp. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs. Bookplate of Canon A.W. Parsons on front pastedown, a few faint pencil marks in text, moderate foxing on foredge, some stains and sunning on spine, about very good lacking the dustwrapper. Tipped to front fly is a Typed Letter Signed in green ink: "Eslanda Goode Robeson" to "Canon Parsons." February 24, [no year]. One leaf, recto only. The letter reads in part: "Mr. Robeson has asked me to thank you for your kind letter, and for your very constructive interest in his work. I am enclosing your list, to which I have added a few, and checked those which Mr. Robeson considers important and typical. I do hope you and Mrs. Parsons will come back stage at Leicester, after the concert is over, and say hello to Mr. Robeson. He will be looking forward to it." Laid in is a printed brochure of Robeson's "His Master's Voice" recordings. One leaf printed both sides with several items marked in pencil. Written by his wife Eslanda and originally published in the U.S. by Harper & Brothers in 1930, *Paul Robeson: Negro* was the first biography of the legendary athlete, baritone, and stage and screen actor. According their son, Paul Robeson, Jr., to whom the book was dedicated, his father had no direct involvement in the book's writing, and was "deeply angered" by its depiction of him as a lazy, immature artist in need of guidance. Yet Robeson also credited Eslanda as the catalyst for his acting career, and certainly relied on her for guidance, as she was his business manager. Despite Paul's objections, the biography was well received, with W.E.B. Du Bois placing it in the "Must Read" category in the September 1930 issue of "The Crisis", the official magazine of the NAACP. As indicated by the bookplate and letter, this copy belonged to a British priest interested in Robeson's recordings. The singer himself was the son of a Presbyterian minister and spirituals were a primary staple of his catalog. Robeson also had a special relationship with Great Britain. He had spent most of the 1930s making films there, and many of the selections in this brochure that he deemed "important and typical" were pop spirituals from those films, demonstrating both clear pride in his British output, and, likely an acknowledgment of Parsons' own citizenship. Noticeably, there are no checkmarks next to his two *Show Boat* recordings, among the most famous and celebrated in his body of work.

$600.00

Wild Meat
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Wild Meat

By WHITLOW, Carolyn Beard

Providence: Lost Roads, 1988. Softcover. Fine/Fine. Second edition. Fine in wrappers and lightly rubbed else fine dustwrapper with small ink line through price on the rear panel.

$18.00

February Voices: First Poems
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February Voices: First Poems

By POWELL, Jeanne

Oakland: Jukebox Press, 1994. Softcover. Fine. First edition. Octavo. 23pp. Stapled photographically illustrated wrappers. Fine. Illustration of the poet as a young girl on front wrap. *OCLC* locates five copies.

$45.00

Charter. The National Housewives League of America: A Unit of the National Negro Business League

By FUQUA, Christina M.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1955. Hardcover. Very Good. Broadside certificate (10 ½" x 8"). Printed in black within a decorative border frame printed in blue. Signed by Christina Fuqua, President of the National Housewives League of America, and stamped with the blind-embossed seal of the National League. Toning to the edges of all four margins, which have been folded-in along the outside of the printed frame, else very good. Issued on 26 August, 1955 to certify the local Chapel Hill, North Carolina chapter membership in the National League. Established in 1933 as part of Booker T. Washington's National Negro Business League (NNBL), the National Housewives' League encouraged African-American housewives to patronize black-owned businesses and promoted an agenda of self-reliance and economic growth. Comprised of local groups, like this one at Chapel Hill, the organization grew in membership to more than 10,000, with headquarters in Detroit. A scarce surviving copy of the Charter for the local chapter based in Chapel Hill.

$300.00

Chattanooga
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Chattanooga

By REED, Ishmael

New York: Random House, 1973. Softcover. Fine. First edition, simultaneous wrappered issue. A trifle rubbed else fine in wrappers. Errata slip laid in.

$45.00

Surfaces and Masks: A Poem
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Surfaces and Masks: A Poem

By MAJOR, Clarence

Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1988. Softcover. Fine. First edition. Wrappers as issued. Fine.

$18.00

Negroes and the Great Depression: The Problem of Economic Recovery (Contributions in American History Number Six)
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Negroes and the Great Depression: The Problem of Economic Recovery (Contributions in American History Number Six)

By WOLTERS, Raymond

Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing Corporation, 1970. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Octavo. 398pp. Fine in lightly rubbed, else near fine dustwrapper.

$85.00

Ridin' the Moon in Texas: Word Paintings
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Ridin' the Moon in Texas: Word Paintings

By SHANGE, Ntozake

New York: St. Martin's, 1987. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with some sunning on the front panel.

$25.00

This Way to Unity: For the promotion of good will and teamwork among racial, religious, and national groups
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This Way to Unity: For the promotion of good will and teamwork among racial, religious, and national groups

By HERRICK, Arnold and Herbert Askwith

New York: Oxford Book Company, 1945. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Octavo. 462pp. Blue cloth gilt. Slight sunning on the spine, else a very good or better copy. Anthology of essays promoting racial and religious harmony with writings by Bucklin Moon, Edwin R. Embree, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Emma Lazarus, Langston Hughes, Pearl Buck, Albert Halper, Frank Sinatra, Tom Paine, and many others.

$35.00

Paul Robeson: Citizen Of The World
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Paul Robeson: Citizen Of The World

By GRAHAM, Shirley

Westport, Connecticut: Negro Universities Press, 1971. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition by this publisher. Foreword by Carl Van Doren. Octavo. 264pp. Red cloth lettered in silver.

$35.00

Listen to the Stories: Nat Hentoff on Jazz and Country Music
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Listen to the Stories: Nat Hentoff on Jazz and Country Music

By HENTOFF, Nat

(New York): HarperCollins, 1995. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Octavo. 220, [1]pp. Remainder stripe bottom edge, else fine in fine dustwrapper.

$20.00

The Passion of Claude McKay: Selected Prose

By MCKAY, Claude

New York: Schocken Books, 1973. Softcover. Near Fine. First edition, wrappered issue. Octavo. 363pp. Edited and with an introduction by Wayne Cooper. Wrappers lightly worn and small sticker residue on cover, a very good or better copy.

$20.00

A Blues Book for Blue Black Magical Women
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A Blues Book for Blue Black Magical Women

By SANCHEZ, Sonia

Detroit: Broadside Press, 1974. Softcover. Near Fine. First edition, wrappered issue. Wrappers lightly worn, a very good or better copy with a couple of unobtrusive creases on the cover. Interior is bright. Scarce.

$100.00

Translations From the Night
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Translations From the Night

By RABEARIVELO, Jean-Joseph

London: Heinemann, 1982. Softcover. Very Good. First edition thus. Wrappers showing some wear, one corner creased, an internally bright, very good copy. African Writers Series number 167. Scarce.

$40.00

Conjure: Selected Poems 1963-1970
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Conjure: Selected Poems 1963-1970

By REED, Ishmael

(Amherst): University of Massachusetts Press, 1972. Softcover. Near Fine. First edition, simultaneous wrappered issue. Wrappers lightly age-toned and worn, a tiny ink mark on the lower wrapper, still a very good or better copy. Author's first book of poetry.

$30.00

A Marxist-Leninist Critique of Roy Innis on Community Self-determination and Martin Kilson on Education
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A Marxist-Leninist Critique of Roy Innis on Community Self-determination and Martin Kilson on Education

By WINSTON, Henry

New York: New Outlook Publishers, 1973. Softcover. Very Good. First edition. Octavo. 63, [1]pp. Stapled printed wrappers. Modest rubbing on the wrappers, and a small stain on the foredge, very good or better. Pamphlet by a black Mississippi-native and President of the Communist Party of the U.S.A.

$22.00

Two Centuries of Methodist Concern: Bondage, Freedom and Education of Black People
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Two Centuries of Methodist Concern: Bondage, Freedom and Education of Black People

By BRAWLEY, James P.

New York: Vantage Press, 1974. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition. Near fine with a bit of bumping to the boards in very good rubbed dustwrapper with sunning to the spine and a few parameter nicks.

$50.00

A Century of Agriculture in the 1890 Land-Grant Institutions and Tuskegee University - 1890-1990
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A Century of Agriculture in the 1890 Land-Grant Institutions and Tuskegee University - 1890-1990

By MAYBERRY, B.D.

New York: Vantage Press, 1991. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Study of agriculture by a teacher and graduate of Tuskegee who taught at the school from 40 years.

$30.00

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