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Image for Susan B. Anthony: Failure is Impossible / Frederick Douglass: With Struggle Comes Progress (Rochester Freedom Heroes)

Susan B. Anthony: Failure is Impossible / Frederick Douglass: With Struggle Comes Progress (Rochester Freedom Heroes)

By: (IIT) The School of Imaging and Information Technology; Buchiere, Jessica

Price: $5.00

Publisher: TMD: 2008

Seller ID: 2204640


A fine copy. Titles are bound in inverse order. 2008 Stapled Binding. Unpaginated. Titles are bound in inverse order. Stories illustrated in color with computer generated images and photographs. Biographies for a intended for older children.Keywords: IIT SCHOOL IMAGINING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY JESSICA BUCHIERE ROCHESTER FREEDOM HEROES FREDERICK DOUGLASS SUSAN B ANTHONY BIOGRAPHY CHILDREN ACTIVISTS NEW YORK HISTORY SOCIOLOGY RACE RACISM WOMENS STUDIES View more info

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Fighting The Traffic in Young Girls; or, War on the White Slave Trade - A Book Designed to Awaken the Sleeping and to Protect the Innocent, with an Astounding Report of Chicago's Vice Commission

By: Bell, Ernest A.; Sims, Edwin W.; Coote, William Alexander; Sutherland, D.F.; Dedrick, Florence Mabel; Amigh, Ophelia; Crittenton, Charles N.; Reynolds, James Bronson; Hall, Winfield SCott; Belfield, William T.; Parkin, Harry A.; Shearer, J.G.; Brooking,

Price: $25.00

Publisher: G.S. Ball / L.H. Walter: 1911

Seller ID: 2130067


Boards rubbed with minor loss from bottom edge of picture plate mounted on front board, hinges loosening, front & rear free endpapers absent. 1911 Hard Cover. 482 pp. 8vo. A history of the white slave trade, and a cautionary guide designed to improve the safety of young women who may be the targets of slave traders. Includes true accounts of the lives of several victims, with photographs throughout. View more info

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Pioneers in Protest

By: Bennett, Jr., Lerone

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.: 1969

Seller ID: 2198217


Edges rubbed. 1969 Mass Market Paperback. 263 pp. This collection of seventeen biographies contains the stories of twenty men and women, black and white, who have pioneered in the filed of black protest. Written by a leading black journalist-historian, this book highlights the lives and deeds of such figures as Crispus Attucks, Nat Turner, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Tubman, John Brown, Frederick Douglass, Marcus Garvey, and W.E.B. Du Bois. Here is a vivid chronicle ... View more info

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Confrontation: Black and White

By: Bennett, Lerone Jr.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Johnson: 1965

Seller ID: 2112352


Jacket rubbed. 1965 Hard Cover. xii, 321 pp. 8vo. A history of race relations in the United States. View more info

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The Columbian Orator: Containing a Variety of Original and Selected Pieces, together with Rules; Calculated to Improve Youth and Others in the Ornamental and Useful Art of Eloquence.

By: Bingham, Caleb; [Douglass, Frederick]

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Manning & Loring: 1807

Edition: 8th Printing

Seller ID: 2205660


1807 eighth edition. Front free endpaper removed, first and last section of pages lightly stained, faintly foxed throughout, ink owner information on rear endpaper. Binding square and tight. vi, 300 pp. 12mo. Full leather. Gilt titles & rules. The book used by Frederick Douglass to teach himself reading, writing, and elocution skills - he describes in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass how he acquired a copy at the age of twelve. First published in 1797, The Col... View more info

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A Mirror for Greatness: Six Americans

By: Bliven, Bruce

Price: $8.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200896


First edition. Jacket price clipped. 1975 Hard Cover. 251 pp. 8vo. Biographical sketches of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Sojourner Truth, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry David Thoreau, placing each within their historical context and showing how their contributions to politics, literature, and social activism affected American civilization. View more info

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Manchild in the Promised Land

By: Brown, Claude

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Signet: 1966

Seller ID: 2266835


Front wrapper lightly foxed, spine creased, rear wrapper creased, pages lightly toned. 1966 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 429 pp. Manchild in the Promised Land is indeed one of the most remarkable stories of our time. This is a thinly fictionalized account of Claude Brown's childhood as a hardened, streetwise criminal trying to survive the toughest streets of Harlem has been heralded as the definitive account of everyday life ... View more info

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1959: A Novel

By: Davis, Thulani

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Harper: 1992

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1538281


First printing. 1992 Trade Paperback. 297 pp. In this resonant debut novel, 1959 is the year that Willie Tarrant, a black girl in Virginia, turns 12, and the year that civil rights activism shatters the false peace in her town. View more info

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Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (The Illustrated Edition)

By: Douglass, Frederick; Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Zenith Press: 2015

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2265298


First thus. Jacket edges lightly bumped. 2015 Large Hardcover. xi, 243 pp. Famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass wrote the Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, an 1845 memoir and treatise on the abolition of slavery. In describing the facts of his life in clear and concise prose, he fueled the abolitionist movement of the early nineteenth century in the United States. In this seminal work, Douglass details the cruelty of slave holders, how slaves were suppos... View more info

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Strategies for Survival: Recollections of Bondage in Antebellum Virginia (Carter G. Woodson Institute Series)

By: Dusinberre, William

Price: $22.00

Publisher: University of Virginia Press: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1874758


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2009 Hard Cover. x, 251 pp., 1-page terminal publisher ad. Strategies for Survival conveys the experience of bondage through the words of former slaves themselves. The interviews—conducted in Virginia in 1937 by WPA interviewers—are considered among the most valuable of the WPA interviews because in Virginia the interviewers were almost all African Americans; thus the interviewees almost certainly spoke more frankly than they would... View more info

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Seeds of Southern Change: The Life of Will Alexander

By: Dykeman, Wilma; Stokely, James

Price: $7.00

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1788596


First edition. Jacket toned, underlining throughout text. 1962 Hard Cover. xvi, 343 pp. 8vo. Had Will Alexander not shunned the limelight, he might already be a national legend, for he was the greatest white champion of the Negro cause in the South from 1915 to 1954. A farm boy who worked his way through Vanderbilt University and became a Methodist minister, he was a tireless enemy of the abuses, large and petty, which he saw around him. View more info

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Reporting Civil Rights, in Two Volumes: Part One, American Journalism 1941-1963; Part Two, American Journalism 1963-1973 (The Library of America 137 & 138)

By: Ellison, Ralph; Hughes, Langston; Warren, Robert Penn; Halberstam, David; Baldwin, James; Zinn, Howard; Steinbeck, John; Lees, Hannah; King, Martin Luther; Thompson, Hunter S.; Hersey, John; Trillin, Calvin; Walker, Alice

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 2003

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2203811


First thus. Both volumes include publisher's slipcase and insert. 2003 Hard Cover. xvi, 996; xv, 986 pp. 8vo. Original cloth, gilt titles and rules, ribbon marker bound in. A two-volume collection of writings on the American civil rights movement, drawn from original newspaper and magazine reports and contemporary books, with chronology, notes, and index following text. This edition is part of the Library of America series, published by a non-profit organization whose... View more info

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The Story of American Freedom

By: Foner, Eric

Price: $10.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company, New York: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2139707


First edition.Near Fine. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxii, 422 pp. 8vo. A masterful history of the United States, focused on its animating impulse-freedom-and the continuing struggle to achieve it. Freedom: a promised land, a battleground, America's cultural bond and fault line. The Declaration of Independence lists liberty among mankind's inalienable rights; the Constitution was framed to secure liberty's blessings. The United States f... View more info

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Revolution for the Hell of It

By: Free [Hoffman, Abbie]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Dial Press, Inc.: 1969

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 2263744


7th printing. Two light spine creases, wrappers lightly toned. 1969 Trade Paperback. [vi], 231, [3] pp. Jacket photo of Abbie Hoffman by Richard Avedon, photograph and back cover by Robert Parent. While the supremely popular Steal This Book is a guide to living outside the establishment, Revolution for the Hell of It is a chronicle of Abbie Hoffman's radical escapades that doubles as a guidebook for today's social and political activist. Hoffman pioneered the use of humo... View more info

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Migrations of the Heart: An Autobiography

By: Golden, Marita

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Ballantine: 1983

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1538228


First printing. Spine lightly creased. 1983 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 246 pp. Distinguished author and television executive Marita Golden writes movingly about her life -- first as a black activist in the sixties in her hometown Washington, D.C., then as a journalism student in New York. In those turbulent years, she gained a profound understanding of what it means to be black in America. While studying in America, she met Femi,... View more info

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Long Distance Life

By: Golden, Marita

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1989

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1540018


First printing. Pages slightly toned, ink name inside. 1989 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 321 pp. The struggle for civil rights during the 20th century is seen through the eyes of a determined black family in this intense, luminous saga. View more info

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Ripples Of Hope: Great American Civil Rights Speeches

By: Gottheimer, Josh

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Basic Civitas Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196457


First edition. Remainder mark on page base. 2003 Hard Cover. xli, 502 pp. 8vo. Ripples of Hope brings together the most influential and important civil rights speeches from the entire range of American history-from the colonial period to the present. Gathered from the great speeches of the civil rights movement of African Americans, Asian Americans, gays, Hispanic Americans, and women, Ripples of Hope includes voices as diverse as Sister Souljah, Spark Matsui, and Harvey... View more info

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The Hunting of Uncle Tom

By: Hamilton, Elmer

Price: $12.00

Publisher: PublishAmerica: 2009

Seller ID: 2261076


First edition - a paperback original. 2009 Trade Paperback. 96 pp. 'The Hunting of Uncle Tom takes you back in time to the days of slavery in the United States. It takes you back to the early eighteen hundreds, the days of the horrors of slavery. It was a time when a slave called Uncle Tom learns the advantage of being a scheming and deceitful slave. Uncle Tom could see a better way of slave life, even if it took the lives of his own people.' View more info

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White Papers for White Americans

By: Hernton, Calvin C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1975427


First edition. Ink stamp & name on front endpaper, jacket rubbed. 1966 Hard Cover. 155 pp. A polemic against the white middle class, designed to dispel myths held by white society during the Civil Rights Movement. Includes a eulogy of Malcolm X and discusses the 1963 March on Washington. View more info

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The Higher Law, in its Relations to Civil Government: with Particular Reference to Slavery, and the Fugitive Slave Law

By: Hosmer, William

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Derby & Miller: 1852

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1841756


First edition. Minor repairs to spine foot, minor loss from head & foot, a few pages lightly foxed. 1852 Hard Cover. ix, 204 pp. Original dark brown cloth, intricate blind-stamped design on boards, gilt titles. Frontispiece of William Seward, to whom the volume is also dedicated. A powerful anti-slavery polemic, in which the relationship between civil government and slavery is fully examined, and the arguments of those advocating the continuation of slavery are systemati... View more info

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The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man

By: Johnson, James Weldon; Gates, Jr., Henry Louis

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1989

Seller ID: 2207910


A very nice copy. 1989 Trade Paperback. xxix, 211 pp. First published anonymously in 1912, this resolutely unsentimental novel gave many white readers their first glimpse of the double standard -- and double consciousness -- that ruled the lives of black people in modern America. Republished in 1927, at the height of the Harlem Renaissance, with an introduction by Carl Van Vechten, The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man became a groundbreaking document of Afro-American ... View more info

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Among the Pines. or South in Secession-Time

By: Kirke, Edmund [Gilmore, James Roberts]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Carleton: 1863

Seller ID: 1841757


Early reprint of 1862 original - title page states 'Fortieth Thousand'. Small paper transfer and two small smudges on rear board, minor loss of gilt. 1863 Hard Cover. 310 pp., 8-page terminal publisher catalog. 12mo. Original light brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles. The author's firsthand account of life in the Southern states, taken from his own experiences traveling there in the early 1860s, self-published under a pseudonym. Sabin 27448.In July 1864 Gilmore was se... View more info

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The Debate Over Slavery: Stanley Elkins and His Critics

By: Lane, Ann J. (Editor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: University of Illinois Press: 1971

Seller ID: 1817154


Former university library copy, usual marks. Lacks jacket. 1971 Hard Cover. vi, 378 pp. In 1959, Slavery: A Problem in American Institutional and Intellectual Life was published, based on a dissertation given by Stanley Elkins at Columbia University. His assertions stirred up quite a bit of controversy, and inspired debate on the topic for a number of years. Though his arguments are not favored by modern thought, his contributions to the discussion are considered importa... View more info

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Autobiography of Malcolm X

By: Malcolm X; Haley, Alex

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 1966

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2267566


6th printing. Pages faintly toned. 1966 Mass Market Paperback. The celebrated autobiography from a leading civil rights activist. View more info

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The Story of the Jubilee Singers; with Their Songs.

By: Marsh, J.B.T.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company. / The Riverside Press, Cambridge: 1880

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2178559


Revised edition. Corners a bit rubbed, ink name & date on front flyleaf. 1880 Hard Cover. viii, 243 pp. 8vo. The story of a group of emancipated slaves who set out to raise $20,000 for their school by touring the United States as a musical group. View more info

Image for Wendell Phillips: The Agitator; with an Appendix Containing Three of the Orator's Masterpieces, Never Before Published in Book Form, viz.: The Lost Arts; Daniel O'Connell; The Scholar in a Republic

Wendell Phillips: The Agitator; with an Appendix Containing Three of the Orator's Masterpieces, Never Before Published in Book Form, viz.: The Lost Arts; Daniel O'Connell; The Scholar in a Republic

By: Martyn, Carlos

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Negro University Press: 1969

Seller ID: 1777242


Several related 19th century newspaper clippings laid in, including a review of the original publication. 1969 Hard Cover. xi, 600 pp. 8vo. 1969 facsimile of revised edition. Phillips was an activist on several fronts, but is remembered primarily for the speeches he gave in support of the abolitionist movement. He also advocated for equal rights for Native Americans and women, and supported the temperance and labor movements. View more info

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African American Freedom Journey in New York and Related Sites, 1823-1870 - Freedom Knows No Color

By: Matthews, Harry Bradshaw

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Africana Homestead Legacy Publishers: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263385


First edition. It is possible this is a signed copy, though the name is illegible on the ink note on the front endpaper: 'Fordham Regional History Center, ________, Jan 16, 2011'. 2008 Hard Cover. xii, 467, [1] pp. Tall 8vo. Meticulously researched, Harry Bradshaw Matthews' history discusses antislavery movements in African American communities in New York State, as well as Pennsylvania and South Carolina, and their role in national movements during the 19th century. His... View more info

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Broke by the War: Letters of a Slave Trader

By: McElveen, A.J.; Drago, Edmund L. (Editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: University of South Carolina Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200242


First edition. Includes original jacket. Page ridges faintly foxed. 1991 Hard Cover. x, 152 pp. A collection of more than 140 letters written between 1852 and 1857 by South Carolina slave trader A.J. McElveen to his employer Z.B. Oakes, a prosperous Charleston broker. The correspondence provides an intimate look into the world of slave trading, from the economic aspects of prices, shipping, supply sources, and financing to the impact on those involved, including the brea... View more info

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Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade

By: McInnis, Maurie Dee

Price: $24.00

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: 2011

Seller ID: 2201088


Pencil underlining and marginalia in first two chapters only. 2011 Trade Paperback. viii, 268 pp. In 1853, Eyre Crowe, a young British artist, visited a slave auction in Richmond, Virginia. Harrowed by what he witnessed, he captured the scene in sketches that he would later develop into a series of illustrations and paintings, including the culminating painting, Slaves Waiting for Sale, Richmond, Virginia. This innovative book uses Crowe’s paintings to explore the te... View more info

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Arguing About Slavery: The Great Battle in the United States Congress

By: Miller, William Lee

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2046072


First edition. Pencil marginalia, jacket flaps taped to endpapers. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 577 pp. 8vo. A blow-by-blow re-creation of the battle royal that raged in Congress in the 1830s, when a small band of representatives, led by President John Quincy Adams of Massachusetts, employed intricate stratagems to outwit the Southern (and Southern-sympathizing) sponsors of the successive gag rules that had long blocked debate on the ... View more info