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African-American Studies From Motte & Bailey, Booksellers


1952 Negro Year Book : a Review of Events Affecting Negro Life. 11th Edition

By Guzman, Jesse Parkhurst, Lewis W. Jones, and Woodrow Hall

New York, NY: Wm. H. Wise & Co., Inc., 1952. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/fair. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards , much more so to dust jacket. Creases and small tears at edges of dust jacket. 424 p. w/ illus, tables, index. A thorough presentation at the activities, events, awards, and achievements of and relating to African Americans. A very interesting historical snapshot of a moment and a particular group of Americans


The Negro in Chicago : a Study of Race Relations and a Race Riot

By Chicago Commission on Race Relations

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1923. 3rd printing. Hardcover. Good. Thick octavo (standard size). Some wear and scuffing to edges and corners of boards. Top corners bumped. Slight soiling to edges of textblock. 672 p. w/ illus, maps (some fold-out), appendix, index. A detailed study of the 1919 Chicago race riot, along with demographic, institutional, social, migratory, industrial, educational, and judicial data and anecdotes concerning race relations. Notes many of the same institutional and social challenges African Americans face today.


To Witness the Past : African American Archaeology in Alexandria, Virginia. Catalogue of an Exhibition

Alexandria: Alexandria Archaeology Museum, 1993. First edition. Staplebound softcover. Very Good. Very good staplebound softcover. Light wear to edges of covers with minor scuffing. Unpaginated with illustrations. A look at the items recovered from sites in Alexandria, Virginia, ranging from slave pens to the factories where African-Americans labored.


Rhythmic Responses of Negro and White Children Two to Six with a Special Focus on Regulated and Free Rhythm Situations. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, Volume II, No. 4 (Serial No. 11)

By Dorothy Van Alstyne and Emily Osborne

Washington DC: Society for Research in Child Development, National Research Council, 1937. First edition. Pamphlet. Good. Good softcover/pamphlet in brown wrapper. Wear and rubbing to edges with slight tears to covers on head and heel of spine. Slight crease to lower corner of front cover and minor scuffing overall to covers. Stamp of previous owner on front cover's upper corner. Inscribed by one author (Van Alstyne) on title page in ink. 63 pages with tables, figures, appendix, and bibliography.


Negro Myths From the Georgia Coast Told in the Vernacular

By Jones, Charles C.

Detroit, MI: Singing Tree, 1969. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo. Reprint of 1888 work. Black cloth. Gilt lettering and designs on spine. An attractive copy. Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. 171 p. with glossary. Born in Savannah Jones earned a law degree in Harvard. He was ruined by the Civil War, where he led the artillery in defense at the siege of Savanah in 1864. He went north to repair his finances, but returned to Georgia in 1877. Jones collected the myths, writtten in his interpretation of the Gullah dialect. This work is on which Joel Harris later drew upon for his Brer Rabbit tales.


The Black American in Books for Children: Readings in Racism.

By MacCann, Donnarae, and Gloria Woodard, editors.

Metuchen: The Scarecrow Press, 1972.. First edition. Very good octavo hardcover in black binding without dust jacket. Light wear and rubbing to the edges of the boards with bumping to the head and heel of the spine. Some scuffing to the covers with a few white marks on the fore-edge of the front board. Pages are lightly browned. 223 pages with notes and index. A collection of essays and excerpts on racism in children's literature.


Racial Crisis in American Education.

By Green, Robert L., editor.

Chicago: Follett Educational Corporation, 1969. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Good octavo hardcover in black cloth binding with white lettering and illustration on front cover without dust jacket. Light wear and rubbing to edges of boards with bumping to head and heel of spine and scuffing to covers. Page edges are browned and lightly foxed. Inscribed by editor to previous owners on front free endpaper. 328 pages with tables, notes, references, and index. A collection of essays on race and education in the United States.


A Black Principal's Struggle to Survive.

By Bonner, Cleon R.

New York, NY: Vantage Press, 1982. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Good dust jacket. Very good octavo hardcover in good dust jacket. Light wear to edges of boards. Dj has some wear and rubbing to edges with scuffing to covers with slight tear on upper corner of back cover. 111 pages with illustrations and bibliography. A memoir of the author's efforts at the Georgia Academy for the Blind to help Afro-American handicapped children.


African-American Life on the Southern Hunting Plantation. Voices of America series.

By Brown, Titus, and James "Jack" Hadley

Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2001. Second printing. Very good trade paperback. Light wear to edges of covers and some minor scuffing. Inscribed to previous owner by both authors on half-title page. Otherwise, clean, unmarked text. Tight binding. 128 pages with illustrations. A look at life for African-Americans on the various hunting plantations in the Red Hills region.