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The Negro in the Making of America

By Quarles, Benjamin

NY: Touchstone (Simon & Schuster), 1987. Book. Near Fine. Trade Paperback. 3rd Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Later reprint of 3rd edition, with new introduction by V.P. Franklin, Drexel professor of history. .Extensive bibliography. Nearly new, tight, no markings or spine creases. A prominent African American historian traces the diverse history of the American black from the slavery period to the civil rights struggles of the 1960s. He shows the variety that exists within the minority. His survey ranges from Nat Turner and Frederick Douglass to Malcom X and Marin Luther King..

$5.70

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League
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The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League

By Hobbs, Jeff

NY: Scribner, 2015. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Paperback Printing. Close to new, a few handwritten notes on a rear page. Includes a study guide. A few b&w photos inserted into the text. Biography of a Newark ghetto youth who goes to Yale, but returns to Newark, becomes a teacher and a drug dealer and is murdered at 30. Hobbs was Peace's roommate. NY Times Book Review rated the book one of 100 notable books of 2014..

$3.80

Ceremony (Contemporary American Fiction Series)
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Ceremony (Contemporary American Fiction Series)

By Silko, Leslie Marmon

NY: Penguin Books, 1986. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. Later Printing.. 260 pp. Firm, nearly new, Light toning, but no markings. Cover curled. Story of a Native American after he is released from a Japanese prison camp in WW 2 and connects with his ancestral heritage. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Talla.

$4.75

Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography
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Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography

By Hurston, Zora Neale

NY: Harper Perennial, 1996. Book. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. 1st Printing Thus.. 308 pp. Spine uncreased, no markings. Lightly read. This edition features restored text as established by the Library of America. Foreword by Maya Angelou. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall.

$4.75

Heimat North America: English and German

By Lachner, Bert

Glen Ellyn, Illinois: Landmark Books Unlimited, 1997. Book. Near Fine. Glossy Boards. First Edition.. 336 coated pages, color photos on nearly every page. Almost new, no markings. An oversized pictorial scrapbook showing various German-American fraternal clubs and other organizations in most U.S. states. Also several essays about the history of German emigration to the U.S., ethnic tensions and discrimination; religious life, military servce, etc. Text is in both German and English. Co-author is Ernst Ott, and about a dozen others are listed as editorial assistants. Cover shows statues of immigrants (slightly raised from the cover's surface) against a photo of the statue of Liberty. Size: 4to - -12 in Tall.

$6.65

Keepers of the Fire: Journey to the Tree of Life Based on Black Elk's Vision
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Keepers of the Fire: Journey to the Tree of Life Based on Black Elk's Vision

By Walking Turtle, Eagle

Santa Fe, New Mexico: Bear & Co, 1987. Book. Very Good. Glossy Stiff Wrappers. 2nd Printing.. 128 pp., 23 color illustrations. Crease on rear cover, smaller crease on front cover, some rubbing and one inch tear along spine. Text clean. A narrative and series of folk paintings based on Black Elk's childhood vision in 1872, as related to John G. Niehardt in 1931. Size: 8mo -- 8.5 In Tall Bu 11 in Wide.

$7.60

In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose
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In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose

By Alice Walker

San Diego, Calif: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1984. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. Later Printing.. 397 pp. Ink notes on first preliminary page; previous owner's name blacked out on inside cover. Small ripple along lower spine, likely printing error. Text clean, binding tight. Light foxing on fore edge. Anthology of Walker's non-fiction writing on feminism and African American experiences, from the 1966-82 years.Includes essays on Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Flannery O'Connor, and the civil rights and peace movements. Size: 8v0 -- 8 in Tall.

$3.80

The Same River Twice: Honoring the Difficult
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The Same River Twice: Honoring the Difficult

By Walker, Alice

NY: Scribner, 1996. Remainder. Very Good. Cloth & Boards. First Edition.. 300 pp. Marker slashes on top and bottom edges. Inner dust jacket affixed to boards. Close to new. Alice Walker documents how The Color Purple novel and movie affected her life. Includes original screenplay written by Walker (not used by director Steven Spielberg). letters to Spielberg, Quincy Jones, Danny Glover. Size: 8vo -- 9.75 in Tall.

$5.23

The Yiddish Policemen's Union
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The Yiddish Policemen's Union

By Chabon, Michael

NY: Harper Perennial, 2008. Book. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. 1st Paperback Edition.. 418 pp. plus study guide, glossary, Meet Michael Chabon section. Spine uncreased, fold-in flaps. A what-if novel about a forgotten 1940 plan to settle Jewish refugees in Alaska instead of Palestine. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall.

$5.23

Indians of Yellowstone Park
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Indians of Yellowstone Park

By Janetski, Joel C.

Salt Lake City, Utah: Bonneville Books (University of Utah), 1987. Book. Very Good. Trade Papeback. 90 pp. on coated stock. Several b&w historical photos and maps. Cover curled, with edge crinkling of acetate along fore edge. Text clean. Cover photo shows Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce tribe. An overview of Native Americans past and present who inhabited land now preserved as Yellowstone National Park. With reference notes. A populare history written by an archaeologist. Size: 8vo -- 9 in High.

$5.23

The South Side: The Racial Transformation of an American Neighborhood (Glas, 21)
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The South Side: The Racial Transformation of an American Neighborhood (Glas, 21)

By Louis Rosen

Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1999. Book. Very Good. Trade Papeback. 1st Paperback Edition.. 186 pp. Cover curled, thumbed. Text clean. Spine uncreased. Part memoir, part oral history, Rosen traces how his South Side neighborhood in Chicago changed rapidly in the 1960s from mostly Jewish to mostly African American. This study deserves new attention at the neighborhood prepares to receive the $1 billion Barack Obama Library and Cultural Center. Size: 8vo --8.5 In. Tall.

$5.23

An Outline Dictionary of Maya Glyphs (Native American)
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An Outline Dictionary of Maya Glyphs (Native American)

By William Gates

NY: Dover Publications, 2013. Book. Near Fine. Trade Paperback. Reprint.. 204 pp. Newly new. No markings. A guide to deciphering Maya petroglyphs. First published in 1931. Gates has tabulated all character variants and attempted to work out meaning from their counterparts, relating them to Maya culture found in southern Mexico and Central America. His work includes day signs, month signs, caledric signs, numerals, colors, face signs, animal figures, astronomical signs, etc. A companion work by Gates is included: "Glyph Studies," taken from 1932 issue of Maya Studies. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall.

$4.75

Why Bosnia? Writings on the Balkan War

By Ali, Rabia and Lifschultz, Lawrence, Eds.

Stony Creek, Conn.: Pampleteer's Press, 1993. Book. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. 1st Paperback Edition.. 353 pp. Close to new, some acetate wrinkles near top edge of front cover. Spine uncreased, no markings. More than 30 essays on the ethnic violence that swept the Balkans after the 1991 breakup of Yugoslavia. Some deal with the hesitation of other nations to intervene. Size: 8vov -- 9.25 in Tall.

$9.50

Desert Foxe: A Skyler Foxe Mystery

By Walsh, Haley

Albion, New York: MLRPress, 2014. Book. Fine. Trade Papeback. First Edition.. 217 pp. Virtually new, no markings or creases. A gay mystery in which an out English teacher goes off to Palm Springs with friends for a weekend and encounters a murder on the dance floor. The plot involves the Agua Caliente band of Cahuilla Indians near Palm Springs and their attitudes toward two-spirit men. Size: 8mo -- 8 in Tall.

$19.00

The Good Negress
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The Good Negress

By Verdelle, A. J.

NY: HarperCollins, 1996. Book. Fine. Trade Papeback. 1st Paperback Edition.. 298 pp. Close to new. No markings or spine creasing. When 12-year-old Denise Palms, raised in rural Virginia by her grandmother, is called home to Detroit to care for her expectant mother, two older brothers, and stepfather, she encounters an uncompromising teacher who demands that she excel. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall.

$3.80

What Becomes of the Brokenhearted: A Memoir
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What Becomes of the Brokenhearted: A Memoir

By Harris, E. Lynn

NY: Doubleday (Random House), 2003. Ex-Library. Good +. Boards with Cloth Spine Strip. 2nd Printing.. 266 pp. Mylar protector on dust jacket. Ex-library stampings. Still sturdy and text clean. Harris relates his struggles in a broken black family in Arkansas, his challenges in coming out as gay, and obstacles in launching a writing career. He self-published his first book but later ones became best-sellers. He died of a heart attack in 2009. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In.

$3.80

The Toughest Indian in the World
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The Toughest Indian in the World

By Alexie, Sherman.

NY: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2000. Book. Fine. Boards. First Edition Stated.. 238 pp. Virtually new, no markings, gift quality. Dust jacket has pasted circle sticker noting Alexie is one of best under-40 American fisction writers, according to the New Yorker. Alexie, a Spokane Indian, writes about middle- and upper-class Native Americans in urban settings, coping with some of the same issues as white neighbors. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In..

$6.65

Why Bosnia? Writings on the Balkan War

By Ali, Rabia

Stony Creek, Conn.: The Pamphleteer's Press, 1994. Book. Fine. 353 pp. As new, no spine creases or markings, appears unread. A collection of essays on the civil war for "Greater Serbia" that followed the disintegration of Yugoslavia in 1991. The focus is multicultural Bosnia -- its significance, symbolism and necessity for survival. Among the contributors, besides the editors: Shkelzen Maliqui, T.D. Allman, Smail Balic, Orhan Bosnevic, David Rieff, Ivo Banac, Mark Thompson, Kasim Trnka, and Bogdan Denitch..

$7.60

The Black Family Reunion Cookbook
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The Black Family Reunion Cookbook

By National Council of Negro Women (Clark, Libby, and Ball, Janet Cheatham, Eds.)

U.S.A.: Fireside (Simon & Schuster), 1993. Book. Very Good. Trade Papeback. Fireside Reprint.. 212 PP. Thumbed, vertical crease on front cover, parallel to spine; lower corner crease, soil to edges. Small smudge on corner of title page. Text clean. Previous owner's name in ink on inside cover. A collection of 250 down-home African-American recipes, dedicated to educator Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of the National Council of Negro Women and Bethune-Cookman University. Margin notes contain many anecdotes about cooking and family reunions, drawn from the experiences of various black women, some prominent at the state or national level. Size: 8vo --9.25 in Tall.

$5.70

City on the Edge: The Transformation of Miami
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City on the Edge: The Transformation of Miami

By Portes, Alejandro; Stepick, Alex

Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, 1994. Book. Good +. Trade Papeback. 3rd Printing.. 281 pp. Notes, underlining and highlighting on about 20 pages. Binding firm. Sociologist from Johns Hopkins and Florida Internatiional universities team uip to examine Miami in the 1970s and 80s as it experienced waves of immigrants from Cuba, Haiti Nicaragua, and other Latin nations. Rich detail on how the immigrants gained an economic foothold and came to dominate Miami politics. The authors compare Miami's immigrant experience with ethnic histories of other cities, such as Boston, New Haven and Chicago. Size: 8bo - 9 in Tsll.

$3.80

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