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Time's Laughter in Their Ears: a Novel of the South

By Murrell Edmunds

United States of America: The Beechhurst Press, 1946. 220 pages. untrimmed edges. Novel about the struggles of an African-American youth trying to bring democracy to a small southern town. Dustjacket art of man being lynched in background, and a house on fire. now in a protective mylar cover.. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. African American.

$23.75

Tally's Corner: a Study of Negro Streetcorner Men

By Elliot Liebow

United States of America: Little Brown & Co, 1967. the first compelling response to the culture of poverty thesis—that the poor are different and, according to conservatives, morally inferior—and alternative explanations that many African Americans are caught in a tangle of pathology owing to the absence of black men in families. The debate has raged up to the present day. Yet Liebow's shadow theory of values—especially the values of poor, urban, black men—remains the single most parsimonious account of the reasons why the behavior of the poor appears to be at odds with the values of the American mainstream. While Elliot Liebow's vivid narrative of "street-corner" black men remains unchanged, the new introductions to this long-awaited revised edition bring the book up to date. Wilson and Lemert describe the debates since 1965 and situate Liebow's classic text in respect to current theories of urban poverty and race. They account for what Liebow might have seen had he studied the street corner today after welfare has been virtually ended and the drug economy had taken its toll. They also take stock of how the new global economy is a source of added strain on the urban poor. Discussion of field methods since the 1960s rounds out the book's new coverage.. 1st. Soft Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. African American.

$7.60

The Kind of Light That Shines on Texas: Stories
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The Kind of Light That Shines on Texas: Stories

By Reginald McKnight

Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1996. 2nd printing. Stories of the African-American middle class range in form from a satiric folktale to a speculative glimpse at the future and feature authentic voices using humor to blanket the tragedies of the commonplace.. Inscribed and Signed By Author. 1st. Soft Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. African American.

$15.20

Tuskegee and the Black Belt, a Portrait of Race

By Anne Kendrick Walker

U.S.A.: The Dietz Press, Inc, 1945. 2 copies, one in norfolk and one at bonney. second printing. Here is a book which will open the vistas to hundreds of readers who have never seen the deep south and to whom the black belt country is only a land of banjo playing and spirituals and laughter.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. African American.

$27.08

Tuskegee and the Black Belt, a Portrait of Race

By Anne Kendrick Walker

U.S.A.: The Dietz Press, Inc, 1945. 2 copies, one in norfolk and one at bonney. second printing. Here is a book which will open the vistas to hundreds of readers who have never seen the deep south and to whom the black belt country is only a land of banjo playing and spirituals and laughter.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. African American.

$27.08

Hands of a Teacher: The Alfreda Drummond Story

By Alfreda L. a. Drummond (Preface); Samuel Alexander (Introduction)

Yorktown, VA: Publishing Connection, 1998. Hands of A Teacher: The Alfreda Drummond Story captures the triumphant spirit of a young girl determined to make her childhood dream of becoming a teacher a reality. Beginning with her early years as sharecroppers daughter, this heart warming story traces Alfreda Drummond's 30+ year struggle in narrative text and more than 60 black and white photographs.. 2nd. Hardcover. As New/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Biography.

$9.50