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Remembering Slavery:  African Americans Talk about Their Personal  Experiences of Slavery and Freedom
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Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk about Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Freedom

By Berlin, Ira (editor) ; Favreau, Marc (editor) ; Miller, Steven F. (editor)

The New Press. Fine. 1998. Hardcover. 1565844254 . Still in shrinkwrap. 355-page illustrated hardcover book with jacket and 2 (60 minute) audiocassettes in cardboard sleeve housed in printed cardboard slipcase. Audiocassettes feature remastered recordings of formerly enslaved African-Americans interviewed by Federal Writers' Project staff, including Zora Neale Hurston and John Lomax, as well as dramatic readings by James Earl Jones, Melba Moore, Clifton Davis, Esther Rolle, and others. .

$30.00

Trading Eights: The Keepsake of Two Exhibitions, Two Hundred Years of Black American Literature and the Afro-American Experience

Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Library. Very Good. 1987. Softcover. Printed stapled card covers. Foreword by Kimberly Chambers. Afterword by Joan St. C. Crane. One of 2500 copies. Several illustrations. Keepsake of rare book exhibition with excerpts from African-American literature and literary criticism selected by Charles H. Rowell, as exhibited at the University of Virginia Library’s Departments of Rare Books and Manuscripts. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$15.00

Narrative of the Capture and Burning of Fort Massachusetts by the French and Indians, In the Time of the War of 1744-1749, and the Captivity of all Those Stationed There, to the Number of Thirty Persons

By Norton, Rev. Mr. John; Drake, Samuel G. (editor)

Williamstown, MA: S. W. McClelland for the Fort Massachusetts Historical Society. Very Good; Wraps sunned and edgeworn and have one inch tear at top of . front cover.. 1933. Reprint. Softcover. Title continued: Written at the Time by one of the Captives, the Rev. Mr. John Norton, Chaplain of the Fort, now First Published with Notes, by Samuel G. Drake. Reprint of 1870 revised and expanded edition published by Joel Munsell of Albany, New York. Printed off-white stapled wraps. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 51 pages .

$30.00

Lincoln Essay Contest: To Increase Knowledge and Admiration of Lincoln Among School Children in the United States

Springfield, IL: Illinois Watch Company. Very Good; Owner notes on half-title.. [1924]. Ephemera. Light green stapled wraps with gold debossed image of Lincoln medallion on front and rear wraps. Measures 5.5 x 4.5 inches. Several photos. Laid in is printed postpaid postcard to Illinois Watch Company and folded printed form letter from the Company to High Schools briefly outlining the essay contest. Housed in original stamped letter from the Company to the Principal of Yarmouth High School, Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts. The Company proposed to send a medallion to each participating high school for the student winner of an essay contest focused on the life and character of President Abraham Lincoln. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 24 pages .

$40.00

Souvenir of the Thirty-First Convention of the Massachusetts Woman’s Christian Temperance Union Held in Leominster, October 25-28, 1904

Massachusetts Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Very Good; Light soiling and edgewear to covers.. 1904. Ephemera. Printed tan card covers bound with silk ties. Measures 6 x 9.5 inches. Photos, advertisements. Owner signature (Almira Coffin Rowe) on inside front cover. Laid in are two sheets of manuscript letter written in a neat script on both sides by Rowe giving a summary report of the convention. Souvenir program outlines the program of the convention, photos and listings of temperance leaders, lyrics to temperance psalms and hymns, and descriptions of the work of national, state, and local temperance unions. ; [26] pages .

$60.00

Saratogha Education
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Saratogha Education

By Brown, Clayton H.

Saratoga Springs, NY: Self Published. Good with no dust jacket; Covers bubbled, especially on rear boards.. 1978. Presumed First Edition. Hardcover. "This review of the development of a sound public school educational system in New York State, with special attention on Saratoga County, serves to show how social and economic progress of a people parallels the emphasis and attention given Signed by the author on the title page. Illustrated endpapers. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 117 pages; Signed by Author .

$13.00

The McCarthys in Early American History
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The McCarthys in Early American History

By O'Brien, Michael J.

Charleston , SC: Garnier and Company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1968. Reprint. Hardcover. One of 500 numbered copies in this reprint of the 1921 edition. Green cloth with titles stamped in gilt on front boards and spine. xxii, 322pp. Appendices of enlisted men named McCarthy in Revolutionary War era muster rolls and enlistment papers and marriage records for McCarthys prior to 1800 in the American colonies. .

$40.00

Thirty Years in Washington
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Thirty Years in Washington

By Logan, Mrs. John A. (editor)

Hartford, CT: A. D. Worthington & Co.. Good with no dust jacket; Musty, boards worn.. 1901. Hardcover. Title continued: Or, Life and Scenes in Our National Capital. Portraying the Wonderful Operations in All the Great Departments, and Describing Every Important Function of Our National Government Including its Historical, Executive, Administrative, Departmental, Artistic, and Social Features. With Sketches of The Presidents and Their Wives and of All the Famous Women Who Have Reigned in the White House from Washington's to Roosevelt's Administration. Blindstamped maroon cloth with titles stamped in gilt on front boards and spine. Decorative endpapers. xxxii, 33-752pp. Many illustrations and photogravures. A sketch of the government operation and buildings in the Nation's Capitol, as well as short biographies of American Presidents and First Ladies.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$20.00

The Story of the Battle Hymn of the Republic
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The Story of the Battle Hymn of the Republic

By Hall, Florence Howe

NY: Harper and Brothers. Very Good with no dust jacket; Gift inscription to "Captain Whitney" dated . 1923 on front free endpaper, some faint foxing throughout, spine cracked.. 1916. Hardcover. Cloth-backed gilt-stamped green boards. Frontispiece photograph of Julia Ward Howe, author of the Battle Hymn of the Republic. Written by Howe's daughter. Newspaper clipping about Howe laid in. ; 130 pages .

$30.00

This Place Called Kansas
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This Place Called Kansas

By Howes, Charles C.

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket price-clipped and rubbed.. 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth binding. xi, 236 pp, index, illustrations. .

$12.00

Strange Cults and Utopias of 19th-Century America
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Strange Cults and Utopias of 19th-Century America

By Noyes, John Humphrey

NY: Dover. Very Good; Covers lightly shelfworn.. 1966. Reprint. Softcover. 0486215814 . xxii, 678 pages + 14 pages publishers ads. Index. A reprint edition of an 1870 work entitled History of American Socialism which details the activities the author observed in 48 differing communities. This edition also features an introduction by Mark Holloway that explores the personality and career of the author who founded the 19th century Oneida Community. .

$20.00

The 1928 Bunion Derby:  A Historical Tour and Driving Guide, Chicago to  New York City
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The 1928 Bunion Derby: A Historical Tour and Driving Guide, Chicago to New York City

By Powell, James R.

Sarasota, FL: Seascape Publishers. Very Good. 2017. Softcover. 9780692760864 . Softcover with wire spiral binding. x, 342 pp. Many photos and reproductions of historic postcards. The 1928 Bunion Derby was a 1,000-mile, cross-country foot rate from Los Angeles to NYC, which took 84 straight days and during which runners amazingly covered 3,4000 miles. This book covers the last part of the race, from Chicago to the finish line in New York City, with a driving route, descriptions of historic events and landmarks, and stories about 1920s America. ; Oblong 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$15.00

The Early History of New England:  Illustrated by Numerous Interesting  Incidents
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The Early History of New England: Illustrated by Numerous Interesting Incidents

By White, Rev. Henry

Concord, NH: I. S. Boyd. Fair with no dust jacket; Boards worn, front hinge cracked and tender, . owner penciled book return policies and other writing on front endpapers, . front flyleaf, and rear flyleaf, spine cracked, foxing.. 1841. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. Original brown leather binding. Spine label perished. Howes W 356. Sabin 103387. ; 420 pages .

$30.00

Samuel de Champlain:  Father of New France
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Samuel de Champlain: Father of New France

By Morison, Samuel Eliot

Boston: Little, Brown and Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. 0316583995 . Brown cloth. xix, 299 pages. Illustrated endpapers, black and white frontispiece illustration, black and white illustrations and photographs, appendices, bibliography, notes, and index. A biography of the noted explorer, artist, and mapmaker with a focus on his relations with the Algonquin and Huron, the founding of the colony of Quebec, and the charting of the Atlantic coast from Newfoundland to the tip of Cape Cod and points west. Promotional ad for the book and an article about the author from the John Harvard Journal laid in. .

$5.00

Dealings with the Dead, in Two Volumes
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Dealings with the Dead, in Two Volumes

By A Sexton Of The Old School; [Lucius Manlius Sargent]

Boston: Dutton and Wentworth. Very Good with no dust jacket; Minor wear to boards, pages toned.. 1856. First Edition. Hardcover. A married set of first editions with Volume One bound in brown blindstamped cloth and Volume Two bound in maroon blindstamped cloth. 350 pp; 351-698 pp, index. Vol. I bears armorial bookplate of T. Bigelow Lawrence on front pastedown and has engraved frontispiece of man at desk with books and engraved title page featuring man digging in graveyard. A collection of essays, previously published in the Boston Evening Transcript, which discuss burial and funeral practices of various cultures and eras, his opinions and prejudices about various ethnic groups, criminal justice, Boston society, ghosts, literature, and social history. Gilt titles on spines. Sabin 77004. .

$125.00

France and England in North America
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France and England in North America

By Parkman, Francis; Morison, Samuel Eliot (editor)

London: Faber & Faber. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket price-clipped.. 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Selected, edited, and with an introduction and notes by Samuel Eliot Morison. xv, 533 pp, index, bibliography. Folding map at rear. A selected abridgement of seven volumes of Parkmans work describing the first two hundred and fifty years of French and English history in North America. .

$20.00

A Testimonial to Charles J. Paine and Edward Burgess:  From the City of  Boston, for Their Successful Defense of the America\'s Cup
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A Testimonial to Charles J. Paine and Edward Burgess: From the City of Boston, for Their Successful Defense of the America's Cup

Boston: Boston City Council. Very Good with no dust jacket; Head and foot of spine and corners bumped . and rubbed, penciled inscription on front flyleaf, front hinge cracked, . small dampstain to the top of several pages.. 1887. First Printing. Hardcover. Brown cloth, beveled edges, gilt spine titles and front emblem. Black and white frontispiece photo with tissue guard, black and white photos and illustrations. An introductory history of the America's Cup, a complete description of the 1887 race in which Paine and Burgess represented the US with their sloop Volunteer, biographical sketches of Burgess and Paine, and details of the reception in Faneuil Hall commemorating the race. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 159 pages .

$50.00

The Centennial History of Glen Rock, New Jersey
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The Centennial History of Glen Rock, New Jersey

By Maynard, William Benz (compiler)

Baltimore: Gateway Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1994. First Printing. Hardcover. Blue cloth. xvi, 475 pages. Endpaper maps, black and white photographs and illustrations, and index. General history, development, industry and commerce, and biographies are among the topics chronicled and explored. Inscribed by the editor on the title page. ; Signed by Author .

$40.00

Darien: 1641-1820-1970 Historical Sketches
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Darien: 1641-1820-1970 Historical Sketches

By McPherson, Bertha Mather (editor)

Darien, CT: Darien Historical Society. Very Good with no dust jacket; Page edges dust spotted.. 1970. First Printing. Hardcover. Red cloth. viii, 123 pages. Black and white frontispiece photograph, map, black and white photographs and illustrations, and index. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the town's incorporation, the Darien Historical Society put together this volume which is part historical summary as well as a collection of articles that had appeared in the Society's Annual. .

$15.00

The Yankee Exodus:  An Account of Migration from New England
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The Yankee Exodus: An Account of Migration from New England

By Holbrook, Stuart H.

NY: The Macmillan Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket toned and chipped.. 1950. First Printing. Hardcover. Red cloth. xii, 398 pages. Endpaper map, black and white illustrations and photos, acknowledgements and bibliography, index. Over 2000 Yankees are described or mentioned by name in the story of their migration to New York and the Middle Atlantic states, the middle West, Far West, Southwest and even a bit of the South. .

$20.00

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