Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company. The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1899. First edition. The author's first... Read More about The Conjure Woman
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. First edition. The personal account of this famous black journalist who returned to his native south to make a 6000 mile tour and ask dangerous questions. His first book. Read More about South of Freedom
Leeds: Webb and Millington and to be had at J.S. Taylor's Song Depots, 89, Meadow lane, [184-?]. With old favorites like "Sambo, Sambo", "Ebony Rose" etc. Read More about The Royal Songster; Being a Collection of Comic Sentimental, and Nigger Songs, ever published,...
Philadelphia: Stan V. Henkels; Davis & Harvey, 1907-1908. Read More about The Magnificent Library of the Late Robert H. Sayre, Esq. of South Bethleham, Pa. Part I ... : to...
Washington, D.C: The Associated Press, 1945. First Edition. Dedicated to “the men and women of all nationalities, races, and creeds who are fighting against Fascism”. An enlightened treatment for its day, the last chapter of which is entitled: “Toward Complete Integration of the Negro in the Armes Forces.”. Read More about The Negro In The Armed Forces, His Value And Status - Past, Present And Potential
New York: Julian Messner, Inc, [1945. First Edition. Read More about John Henry and the Double Jointed Steam-Drill
New York: Macmillan, 1910. First edition. Read More about The Nigger, An American Play in Three Acts
Richmond, [Va]: Headquarters Engineer Department, D.N.V. [Department of Northern Virginia], March 4, 1864. Receipt for the use of a slave (“Bill”) for the Confederate war effort. Thousands of Virginia slaves were impressed by the Confederate Engineer Department to build the fortifications around Richmond, Petersburg, Saltville and Lynchburg. Read More about Partially printed document in receipt to Sheriff Bennett of Pittsylvania County of "Bill,...
[Washington]: House of Representatives Report no. 3134 in 51st Congress, 1st Sessions, 1890. Slavery in Africa. In Berlin in 1885 an international conference was held on the state of the slave trade in Africa. As a result of this conference another was held in Brussels in 1890 which resulted in..... Read More about Slave-Trade in Africa…Mr. Andrew, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, submitted the...
Washington, DC: U. S. Govenment Printing Office, 1890. House of Representative Document No. 3134 September 22, 1890. This document prints the entire text of the International agreements reached at the Brussells Conference on the Slave Trade in Africa. As of 1890 there were 20,000 slaves in Egypt, and near equal..... Read More about Slave Trade In Africa [Caption title
Atlanta: Printed at the Daily Locomotive Job Office, 1860. Read More about Message of Love. South-Side View of Cotton is King; and the Philosophy of African Slavery
Boston: Bela Marsh, 1855. Second printing. The author was convicted of aiding slaves to escape from Washinton D.C.--Blockson. Read More about Personal Memoir of … For Four Years and Four Months a Prisoner (For Charity’s Sake) in...
New York: W.I. Pooley & Co, . Read More about Scriptural, Ecclesiastical, and Historical View of Slavery, From the Days of the Patriarch...
Carroll County [Maryland]: April 15th, 1848. Reading in part: "Having lost one of my negro men by death (a big valuable one) and having sold three more of them and having also sold one of my negro women — the above negros were sold to Mr. J[oseph] S. Donovan to..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed (“Edward Ireland”), concerning his slaves and other property
Philadelphia: stereotyped by L. Johnson, 1842. First edition. First edition of this report of this monumental Supreme Court decision regarding escaped slaves, preceding by 15 years and rivaling in importance the Dred Scott case of 1857. "In Prigg, the Court identified slavery as a core constitutional commitment with which states..... Read More about Report of the Case of Edward Prigg against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Argued and Adjudged...
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1856. First Edition. Read More about Address Illustrative of the Nature and Power of the Slave States, and the Duties of the Free...
New York: Published by Joseph H. Ladd, 1856. Slavery in the Bible. The author was of the Broadway Tabernacle Church. Read More about Teachings of the New Testament on Slavery
Cincinnati: American Reform Tract and Book Society, 1858. Tract 40 of the Society. Read More about The Family Relation, as Affected by Slavery
Waterford, [Maine]: Feb 3rd 61. “My mammy’s worked out”. Thirty-two line poem expressing pious sentiments at the plight of the child slave: “Here orange trees wave / But oh, not for me, -- / I'm a poor little slave … My mammy's worked out / And lies here in the..... Read More about Manuscript poem entitled “The Little Slave”
Washington: Printed by Gales & Seaton, 1826. John Quincy Adams’ brief memorandum transmits Secretary of State H. Clay's report; a detailed list of slave owners and the names of their slaves comprises the bulk of this document. Read More about Message from the President of the United States Transmitting The information required by a...
Ca.1750-1800. A set of shackles of the type used in the Middle Passage slave route from Africa to the Americas in the 18th century. An illustration of this type of shackle appears on page 16 of Lydia Maria Child's Appeal in Behalf of that Class of Americans Called Africans (Boston..... Read More about "Middle Passage" slave shackles
[Philadelphia]: [Mathew Carey], [May 1789]. The earliest American publication of this provoking symbol of the abolitionist movement, depicting the horrors of the Middle Passage. First published in Plymouth, England in late 1788 to accompany a 4-page abolitionist essay by William Elford and the Plymouth chapter of the Society for Effecting..... Read More about Plan of an African Ship's Lower Deck, with Negroes in the Proportion of Not Quite One to a Ton
[WashingtonCity: 1817]. First Edition. First edition of the government’s reply to the request of a group of Virginia planters for a “colony” to essentially rid them of the problem of “free coloured people.” In December of 1816, a group of Virginia planters approached the government with a request asking for..... Read More about Report On Colonizing the Free People of Colour of the United States [Caption title
[Washington, D.C: Globe Office, 1856]. Read More about Subscription List for "Speech (given in Congress) of W[illiam] H.[enry] Kelsey (1812-1879)...
New York: John A. Gray, Printer, 16 & 18 Jacob St., Fire-Proof Building, 1860. First edition. About John Brown and suit against Watts Sherman, etc.Elizabeth Cady Stanton was his first cousin. Read More about Gerrit Smith and the Vigilant Association of the City of New York
Washington: January 30, 1821. A strong pamphlet written against the extension of slavery into Missouri Territory and an argument for not allowing statehood to Missouri is slaveholding is permitted. Read More about To the Electors of the Sixteenth Congressional District in the State of New-York [Drop Title