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The Water Brought Us: The Story of the Gullah-Speaking People, Branch, Muriel Miller
1 The Water Brought Us: The Story of the Gullah-Speaking People
Branch, Muriel Miller
New York, New York, U.S.A. Cobblehill / Dutton 1995 0-525-65185-3 / 9780525651857 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean dark blue boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Neatly stamped previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper; no other marks. 106 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A portrait of the Gullah people who forged out of the oppressive circumstances of slavery a unique African-American culture. 7-1/2" x 9-1/2". Black History. 016653

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Unconfessed, Christianse, Yvette
2 Unconfessed
Christianse, Yvette
New York Other Press 2006 1-59051-240-5 / 9781590512401 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
Clean brown boards with gold lettering on spine. Tiny bump to one corner, slight fading at top spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 341 pgs. + glossary. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel of slavery as it existed in Africa inspired by actual 195h century court records. 8vo. Fiction. 016526

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Elijah Of Buxton, Christopher Paul Curtis
3 Elijah Of Buxton
Christopher Paul Curtis
Scholastic Press 2007 0439023440 / 9780439023443 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Winner of both the Coretta Scott King Award and Newberry Honor medal. As new book and dust jacket. Very clean unworn boards with tight binding, all pages and edges clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 341 pages + 3 pages "Author's Note." Clean crisp dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, with two foil medal awards on front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Eleven year old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit. He's best known in his hometown as the boy who made a memorable impression on Frederick Douglass. But things change when a former slave steals money from Elijah's friend, who has been saving to buy his family out of captivity in the South. Elijah embarks on a dangerous journey to America in pursuit of the thief, and discovers firsthand the unimaginable horrors of the life his parents fled. 026685

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The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
4 The Underground Railroad
Colson Whitehead
New York Doubleday 2016 0385542364 / 9780385542364 Later printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Later printing of the First Edition in clean bright unclipped dust jacket. As new condition. Black boards with cream white spine, gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 306 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. This book won the Pulitzer Prize AND the National Book Award; circular seal for each appears on dust jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A magnficent story that chronicles a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. 026826

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Mr. Lincoln and the Negroes - The Long Road to Equality, Douglas, William O.
5 Mr. Lincoln and the Negroes - The Long Road to Equality
Douglas, William O.
New York Atheneum 1963 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean brown cloth boards with blind-stamped author initials on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages are clean, with clean endpapers (neatly stamped previous owner name on front fixed endpaper). 237 pages with index. Dust jacket has very slight edge wear, a few tiny closed edge tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Beginning with the debates of the 1850's, Justice Douglas traces the development of Lincoln's attitude toward negroes from its early formulation in a world where even opponents of slavery "relegated the Nwegro to second-class citizenship." We see Lincoln walking the painful path from opposition to the extension of slavery, through bloody war, to Emancipation and the Second Inaugural Address. 025644

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Profiles in Black and White: Stories of Men and Women Who Fought Against Slavery, Elizabeth F. Chittenden
6 Profiles in Black and White: Stories of Men and Women Who Fought Against Slavery
Elizabeth F. Chittenden
New York Charles Scribner 1973 0684133873 / 9780684133874 Unknown Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
Clean hardcover edition in unclipped dust jacket, SIGNED by the author. Clean red cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "Greetings to Virginia, Poet and Friend - Elizabeth Chittenden." Illustrated with photographs and engravings. 182 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears. Light sunning to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026188

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An Imperfect God - George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America, Henry Wiencek
7 An Imperfect God - George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America
Henry Wiencek
New York Farrar, Straus And Giroux 2003 0374175268 / 9780374175269 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with full number line on copyright page) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean beige boards with brown spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fading. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white plates. 404 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, slightest hint of wear at corners. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026006

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Middle Passage, Johnson, Charles
8 Middle Passage
Johnson, Charles
New York Atheneum 1990 0689119682 / 9780689119682 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
As-new condition First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean purple boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blank endpapers. Inscribed and signed by the author on title page: "For Tom, with my best to you. Charles Johnson 2/20/92." 209 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped (17.95 on front inside flap). Author's photo on rear inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Winner of the U.S. National Book Award for fiction in 1990, this historical novel is about the final voyage of an illegal American slave ship. Set in 1830, it presents a personal and historical perspective of the illegal slave trade in the United States, telling the story of Rutherford Calhoun, a freed slave who unknowingly boards a slave ship bound for Africa in order to escape a forced marriage. 027321

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A Johnson Reader, Johnson, Samuel (McAdam, E. L., Jr. & George Milne, Editors )
9 A Johnson Reader
Johnson, Samuel (McAdam, E. L., Jr. & George Milne, Editors )
New York Pantheon 1964 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Printing" stated on copyright page, in clean original unclipped jacket. Clean marbled beige boards with rust red cloth spine, bright gold lettering and decoration on spine. Tiny bump to one corner tip, no fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Very tasteful previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper; no other marks. 464 pp. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (6.50 on front inside flap), unchipped, with a few tiny closed edge tears, small surface abrasion from sticker removal at top right corner of front panel which is not very noticeable. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An anthology which offers a full picture of Johnson; his most famous works, including Raselas, the Preface to the Dictionary, the Preface to Shakespeare, and samples of Johnson's poetry, plus pieces on Johnson's thoughts and philosophy on war, slavery, politics and more. 019629

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Matthew Early, Laing, Alexander
10 Matthew Early
Laing, Alexander
New York Duell, Sloan and Pearce 1957 First Hardcover Very Good+ good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page. Clean turquoise cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. 372 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has edge and corner chips, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel of freedom and slavery set amongst the young sea captains of young America. 018258

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11 The Bondmaid
Lim, Catherine
Woodstock, NY The Overlook Press 1995 0-87951-790-5 / 9780879517908 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean black boards with red cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Review letter laid in. 319 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A young Chinese girl sold into slavery in contemporary Singapore. 8vo. Fiction. 010314

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12 Somerset Homecoming: Recovering a Lost Heritage
Redford, Dorothy Spruill with Michael D'Orso
Doubleday 1988 0-385-24245-X / 9780385242455 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean toast brown boards with darker brown cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear to boards. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 266 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has small (1/2") closed tear at spine fold. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Black Interest. 007237

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The Freeburgers, Snider, Denton J.
13 The Freeburgers
Snider, Denton J.
St. Louis, MO Sigma Publishing Co. 1889 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition of an historical novel dealing with abolition. Copyright by D. J. Snyder 1889 on copyright page. Unfaded dark green cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on spine. Faintest hint of surface soiling. Tiny spot of wear at base of spine, very light surface wear at spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 432 pp. 020133

Price: 75.00 USD
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All Gods Children: The Cult Experience--Salvation or Slavery?, Stoner, Carroll and Jo Anne Parke
14 All Gods Children: The Cult Experience--Salvation or Slavery?
Stoner, Carroll and Jo Anne Parke
Radnor, PA Chilton Book Company 1977 0-8019-6620-5 / 9780801966200 First Hard Cover Very good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean brown cloth boards with red spine, brown lettering on spine. Sharp corners, no fraying, binding is tight & square. Pages and edges are clean and bright; clean endpapers with no names, writing or bookplates. 324 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Book examines religious cults, its members, how they are recruited, why they accept unorthodox social and sexual dictates. 8vo. Religion. 015545

Price: 20.00 USD
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Uncle Tom's Cabin, Stowe, Harriet Beecher
15 Uncle Tom's Cabin
Stowe, Harriet Beecher
New York The Mershon Company 1900 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Attractive small decorated American trade binding. Size approx. 4-1/4" x 6". Yellow cloth boards with green and red decoration on cover and spine, green lettering. Slightest hint of soiling. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks - pages are tanned at edges. 305 pages. 027609

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Uncle Tom's Cabin, Stowe, Harriet Beecher
16 Uncle Tom's Cabin
Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Chicago / New York M. A. Donohue 1900 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Lovely clean and solid old book - no date - circa 1900. Dark blue ribbed cloth boards with stamped black lettering, line border and sun decoration on cover, black lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with neatly pencilled previous owner name at top edge of front fixed endpaper. Frontispiece portrait of Harriet Beecher Stowe. 467 pages + 3 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. A well cared-for book. 026072

Price: 35.00 USD
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Story of Yamada Waka From Prostitute to Feminist Pioneer, Tomoko Yawazaki
17 Story of Yamada Waka From Prostitute to Feminist Pioneer
Tomoko Yawazaki
Kodansha America 1985 0870117335 / 9780870117336 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean bright unchipped dust jacket. Very clean burnt orange cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Small previous owner name neatly stamped at top edge of front free endpaper - no other marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 159 pages. Clean dust jacket is unworn, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Around the turn of the century, a young Japanese girl from a village near Yokohama was sent to America and enticed into white slavery. She was, of course, not the only one to suffer this fate, but this woman was Yamada Waka and her life story is more incredible than fiction. 025932

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