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The Black Washingtonians: the Anacostia Museum Illustrated Chronology
Anacostia Museum and Center For African American History and Culture; Holmes Norton, Eleanor (Foreword by)
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The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin
Stowe, Harriet Beecher; Gates, Henry Louis & Robbins, Hollis (edited with An Introduction and Notes by) ;
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"Marse Henry", an Autobiography
Watterson, Henry
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1 Anacostia Museum and Center For African American History and Culture; Holmes Norton, Eleanor (Foreword by) The Black Washingtonians: the Anacostia Museum Illustrated Chronology
0471402583 / 9780471402589; Central to the complex and inspiring story of The Black Washingtonians are the thousands of African American men and women who made major contributions to the city's physical, economic, social, and cultural development. Included is Benjamin Bannaker, the self-educated clock maker, writer, and astronomer who took part in the survey of the Districts boundaries; the thousands of African American laborers, both slave and free, who literally built the city; and the three uneducated black men who founded the city's first free black academy in 1807. Countless other individuals played important part in the growth of Washington and the United States, and their stories and accomplishments are included here. This is a great resource for scholars, students, historians, and anyone interested in African American history. This volume is new but has a bump on the top front corner. Includes brief biographies and an index. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Somerset, New Jersey, U. S. A., 2005, First Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs and Illustrations; 
003752; 
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2 Eady, Cornelius Brutal Imagination: Poems
0399147209 / 9780399147203; Brutal Imagination is made up of two cycles of poems, each confronting the same subject: The black man in white America. The first cycle deals with the vision of the black man in white imagination. Narrated largely by the black kidnapper invented by Susan Smith to cover up the killing of her two small sons, it displays Eady's stunning range: His deft wit, inventiveness, and skillfully targeted anger. The second cycle, "Running Man, " presents poems Eady drew on for his libretto for the music-drama of the same name, which was a 1999 Pulitzer Prize finalist. The focus is the black family and the barriers of color, class, and caste that tear it apart, and the title character represents every dreaming black boy who ever crashed into the limits set by the white world as he reached manhood. They are the work of a poet at the peak of his considerable powers. 108 pages. The cover has a very small spot on the white area. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Putnam Pub Group
E Rutherford, New Jersey, U. S. A., 2001, First Edition
Softcover
Fine with no dust jacket


001349; 
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3 Hathaway, Heather; Jarab, Josef; Melnick, Jeffrey (editors) Race and the Modern Artist
0195123247 / 9780195123241; For decades it has been a given that American modernism was the purview of a narrow group of white Euro-Americans. Writers on the margin - African Americans, Jews, and Latinos, for instance - have long been considered too political or too parochial to have a place in the modernist canon. The essays in this collection, written in tribute to the late African American historian Nathan Huggins by his colleagues and students, take as their premise that high modernism, as traditionally understood, was not the only significant reaction by American artists to the revolutionary changes that defined the modern era. They examine the disputed relationships between modernity, modernism, and American cultural diversity. It adds an important new dimension to understanding 20th century literature. Includes an index. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Oxford Univ Press
New York, 2003, First Edition
Softcover
New with no dust jacket


002769; 
Price: 12.88 USD
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4 Maraire, J. Nozipo Zenzele : a Letter for My Daughter
0517702428 / 9780517702420; Interweaving history and memories, disappointments and dreams, like the tales of the traditional village storyteller, this letter is a gift from one generation to the next. As her daughter enters a new world, a mother shares the riches of her own through stories of her personal experiences and those of her generation. She writes of Zimbabwe's stuggle for independence, and of the men and women who shaped it: Zenzele's father, an outspoken activist lawyer; her aunt, a schoolteacher by day and a secret guerrilla fighter by night; and her cousin, a maid and spy. Each parable is a shrewd and quite often humorous tale interwoven to form a compelling and powerful story. 194 pages, no marks or tears. Price not clipped. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Crown Publishing Group
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1996, First Edition
Hardcover, Cloth
Fine in Fine dust jacket


000852; 
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5 Mitchell, Angelyn The Freedom to Remember: Narrative, Slavery, and Gender in Contemporary Black Women's Fiction
0813530695 / 9780813530697; The Freedom to Remember examines contemporary literary revisions of slavery in the United States by black women writers. Reent studies have investigated thee works only from the standpoint of victimization. Angelyn Mitchell changes the conceptualization of these narratives, focusing on the theme of freedom, no slavery, defining these works as "liberatory narratives. " Mitchell shows how the liberatory narrative functions to emancipate its readers from the legacies of slavery in American society: By facilitating a deeper discussion of the issues and by making them new through illumination and interrogation. The author looks at six main works, although cites dozens in her analyses. 179 pages including an index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Rutgers Univ Pr
Piscataway, New Jersey, U. S. A., 2002, 
Softcover
New with no dust jacket


002199; 
Price: 8.28 USD
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6 Smith, Lillian Strange Fruit
The cover on this slim volume is discolored. However, all of the pages inside are fine, no marks or tears noted. 290 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
The Cresset Press
London, England, 1945, First Edition
Hardcover
Fair with no dust jacket


000093; 
Price: 7.38 USD
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7 Sterling, Dorothy (edited by) Speak out in Thunder Tones: Letters and Other Writings by Black Northerners, 1787-1865
030680820X / 9780306808203; This impressive collection, drawn from a wealth of original research into previously untapped sources - including letters, diaries, memoirs, speeches, poems, songs, newspaper articles, advertisements, a ship's log, and official documents - allows African Americans to speak afresh across more than two centuries. Besides the expected voices of Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth, this book makes vivid the experiences and views of a diverse range of lesser-known but equally fascinating personalities: Ira Aldridge, one of the great Shakespearean actors of his day; William Allen, the first black college professor in the country; the astronomer and mathematician Benjamin Banneker; Paul Cuffe, owner of a fleet of merchant ships; Martin R. Delaney, the father of black nationalism; James Forten, war veteran, inventor, and one of the wealthiest men in America; the militant Henry HIghland Garnet, who urged slaves to revolt; the poet Phyllis Wheatley; as well as ordinary free blacks, fugitive slaves, soldiers, wives, mothers, pioneers, sailors, and numerous others. The editor has forged her material into a documentary history as dramatic as it is memorable. 396 pages including a biographical directory and index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
De Capo Press
New York, 1998, 
Softcover
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs and Portraits; 
002862; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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8 Stowe, Harriet Beecher; Gates, Henry Louis & Robbins, Hollis (edited with An Introduction and Notes by) ; The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin
Declared worthless and dehumanizing by the novelist and critic James Baldwin in 1955, Uncle Tom's Cabin has lacked literary credibility for over 50 years. Now, refuting Baldwin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. And his coeditor Hollis Robbins affirm the literary transcendence of Harriet Beecher Stowe's 1852 masterpiece. They underscore that there has never been a single work of fiction that had a greater effect on American history than this book. They have provided a new, African-American perspective and discuss how Baldwin got it wrong. New readers of Uncle Tom's Cabin will be moved by the story of Eliza Harris, and in retracing Tom's stoic journey from Kentucky to Simon Legree's hellish plantation in New Orleans, generations of illustrators are simultaneously emasculating the character of Tom in his scenes with Little Eva and underscoring his inner strength when whipped by Legree. Particularly outstanding in this new edition is the visual presentation; the editors have compiled a comprehensive set of images that span the entire published history of the book, many in color. A historic work, not only an annotated edition, but in itself a history of racial and cultural attitudes and "the little woman" in Abraham Lincoln's words "who wrote the book that started this great war. " Includes bibliography. Heavy volume.; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
W W Norton & Co Inc
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., 2006, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs and Illustrations; 
003731; 
Price: 27.60 USD
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9 Watterson, Henry "Marse Henry", an Autobiography
Binding is green with Watterson's signature on the front in gold, and lettering on the side in gold. Two volume set. Volume 2 has a few small spots on the front. 629 pages, all fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
George H. Doran Company
1919, 
Hardcover
Fine with no dust jacket


B-08001; 
Price: 23.00 USD
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