Ca.1750-1800. A set of shackles of the type used in the Middle Passage slave route from Africa to... Read More about "Middle Passage" slave shackles
Boston: Little, Brown, 1959. First edition. Read More about It's Good To Be Alive
Charleston: James S. Burges, 1827. First and only edition. Rarity of American Judaica. A rare pamphlet issued by the first Jewish Reform movement in the United States, the Sephardic Reformed Society of Israelites in Charleston, South Carolina, recording an address by one of the movement’s leaders. The Reformed Society of..... Read More about A Discourse Delivered in Charleston, (S.C) on the 21st of Nov. 1827, Before the Reformed Society...
New York: Gilliss Brothers, 1884. First edition. Written and illustrated in the lowest and broadest tradition of racial caricature. Read More about The Thompson Street Poker Club from "Life"
Philadelphia: John Y. Huber Company, 1891. First edition. Chief Justice Earl Warren’s Copy — Signed Amidst the High Tension of Little Rock, 1957. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “Earl Warren / New York City / Sept 15, 1957.”On September 4, 1957, Governor Orville Faubus ordered the Arkansas National Guard..... Read More about The Supreme Court of the United States: Its History … and Its Centennial Celebration, February...
np: ca. 1916-1917. First edition of one of only 2 publications of the author during his lifetime. George Washington Carver, who was known for experiments in crop diversification, offers advice and recipes on how to use the year's unusually large sweet potato crop to make flour, bread, and even biscuits..... Read More about Broadsheet: "The Sweet Potato as a Flour Substitute"
Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1839. First Edition. This pamphlet is Channing's critical response to a speech on the subject of slavery delivered by Henry Clay in the U.S. Senate on February 7, 1839. Clay believed that emancipation could only be achieved through the dying out of the slaves or..... Read More about Remarks on the Slavery Question In a Letter to Jonathan Phillips, Esq
Boston: James Munroe, 1825. First edition. Read More about Slavery
New York: J.A. Gray, printer, 1859. First edition. Read More about A Tract for The Times, on the Question, Is It Right to Withhold Fellowship from Churches or from...
Boston: Lee & Shephard, 1902. First edition. c. INSCRIBED on the flyleaf:“Miss Estelle M. H. Merrill“Pres. of the ___ (?) Association“from ED Cheny“January 13, 1903”A rare inscription from this Boston abolitionist (1824-1904), ardent women’s suffragist, secretary of the New England Freedmen's Aid Society, author of many books, friend of Ralph..... Read More about Reminiscences of Ednah Dow Cheney (born Littlehale
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company. The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1899. First edition. The author's first book, which consists of seven folk tales told African-American dialect. "A protégé of William Dean Howells, Chesnutt was one of the best of the early black writers of fiction.… He was one..... Read More about The Conjure Woman
Chicago: Cross Printing, c. 1890. Christian is described as a “sensational trick roller skater… skating on an Elevated board 10 feet high, 20 feet in length … an act never attempted by any other roller skater." Promotional blurbs from Boston Daily Globe, dated April 24, 1894 and the Pioneer Press..... Read More about “The Only Colored Performer in America Doing an Act of this Kind.”
London: Hopwood & Crew, n.d. [1870s]. "Four Hundred & Eighty-Fifth Thousand" Read More about Complete Repertoire of the Songs, Ballads, and Plantation Melodies, Sung by the Veritable and...
New York: Published by William H. Murphy, 384 Pearl Street, nd (c. 1870). Price 12 1/2 cents. Read More about Christy's Panorama Songster; Containing the Songs as Sung By the Christy, Campbell, Pierce's...
Jamaica Plains: Monday 9th, 1881. Clarke was an Abolitionist, Transcendentalist, editor of the liberal Western Messenger. He purchased the Brook Farm in 1855, but never was able to revitalise it. He was one of the first Americans to read and write about Eastern religions. Read More about ANS. To Mrs Terry. Accepting invitation to Crawford's lecture
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1929. First Trade Edition. First Edition. Based on Roark Bradford's stories Ol' Man Adam an' His Chillun, this amusing, touching play won the Pulitzer Prize. Read More about The Green Pastures
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Incorporated, . First trade edition. Inscribed to His Publisher. INSCRIBED on the flyleaf, "To John Farrar, my friend, Marc Connelly. New York, March 21, 1930."An early Farrar imprint, based on Roark Bradford's stories OL' MAN ADAM AN' HIS CHILLUN - this amusing, touching play won..... Read More about The Green Pastures
London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1875. First edition. First edition of this important account of the slave trade in Africa, Asia and South America. With chapters on the Cuban civil war, the Zanzibar treaty, and Livingstone's final exploratory expedition. Read More about The Lost Continent; or, Slavery and the Slave-trade in Africa, 1875. With observations on the...
New York: Ray Long & Richard R. Smith, 1931. First edition. Amos ’n’ Andy — First Edition in Dust Jacket. Read More about Here they are -- Amos ’n’ Andy
Montgomery, Alabama: Brown Printing Co, 1936. First edition. Read More about Scottsboro. The Firebrand of Communism
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1945. Crite, Allan Rohan. First Edition. Signed. Signed by the Artist. Read More about Three Spiritual From Earth To Heaven
New York: Currier & Ives, 1885. One of the “Darktown Fire Brigade Series”: with the sub-caption, “De gals all mire me so much dey makes me blush.”. Read More about “Darktown Fire Brigade. The Foreman on Parade”
London: For the Author, T. Spilsbury and Son, 1793. First edition. Dalzel was Governor at Cape Coast Castle, the notorious slave trading hub on the coast of present day Ghana. Read More about The History of Dahomy, an Inland Kingdom of Africa; Compiled from Authentic Memoirs
Los Angeles, Calif: February 15, 1955. Dorothy Dandridge in Hollywood. A complex contract with the legendary Dandridge and the studio, coming on the heels of her triumph in Carmen Jones, for which she won an Academy Award nomination for best actress — the first Afro-American woman to be so honored..... Read More about Typed Contract signed between Dorothy Dandridge and Twentieth-Century Fox, to "render...
London: William Freeman, 69, Fleet Street, 1853. Later edition of 1849 First edition. Read More about American Scenes, and Christian Slavery: A Tour of Four Thousand Miles in the United States
New York: Julian Messner, Inc, . First Edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Professor Jones on the flyleaf. Read More about The Little Professor Of Piney Woods. The Story Of Professor Laurence Jones