New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Incorporated, . First trade edition. Inscribed to His Publisher. INSCRIBED on the flyleaf... Read More about The Green Pastures
"Dickens says he likes Susan Hillard better than any American lady he has met with," wrote a witness to the Boston literary scene of the mid nineteenth century, shortly after Dickens' first visit to the city in 1842 (Memoir of the Life of Mrs. Anne Jean Lyman, 1875, p 432)..... Read More about Envelope signed ("Charles Dickens"), addressed in holograph to Mrs. Hillard 62 Pinckney...
Hartford, Conn: Park Publishing Co, 1883. "Enlarged from the author's My Bondage and My Freedom" [Blockson]. Read More about Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, Written by Himself. His early life as a slave, his escape...
Manour Livingston [New York]: April 18, 1783. "I have just receiv'd Information from Mr. Westly, father in law to Mr McDugale, that his farm and furniture have been seized ... He entered into an agreement to purchase that farm from me in the year 1779 but never has performed a...... Read More about Autograph Letter Signed ("Jas Duane"), to Col. Robert Troup, about a Mr. Westly(?) and...
Baltimore: August 9, 1783. Royalist Maryland politician Daniel Dulany the Younger (1722-1797) writes to Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer (1723-1790) concerning the loss of his son’s shares in the Baltimore Company. “… after my son went to England it was thought to be expedient to add to the stock of..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed (“D Dulany”), to Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, concerning...
Ann Arbor, Michigan: The University of Michigan Press, . First edition. With a brochure "The Enmancipation Proclmation" laid in and inscribed to Ashley Montagu by Dumond. Read More about Antislavery - The Crusade for Freedom in America. [WITH} A Bibliography of Antislavery in America
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1926. Read More about The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar, with introduction to “Lyrics of Lowly Life” by W....
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1898. Early edition. Read More about Lyrics of Lowly Life
New York: International Association of Newspapers and Authors, 1901. Dunbar as a novelist avoided the problems associated with negroes in his life time, this is clearly demonstrated in his first novel, The Uncalled, which to many was " a mediocre novel about whites." Dark Symphony Negro Literature in America p...... Read More about The Uncalled
New Haven: Sidney's Press, 1810. First edition. Black Female Charity Schools. Dwight's sermon on the importance of charity, especially the Charity Societies, citing one in particular that was of interest to him. A school that was established in New Haven to educate black female children. Dwight emphasized the responsibility to..... Read More about The Charitable Blessed. A Sermon Preached in the First Church in New Haven August 8, 1810
Boston: The Fraternity, 1860. The opening tribute ( 6 pp. on pages 14-19 ) is a tribute to Parker by Emerson. Also contains eulogies by William Lloyd Garrison, Frank Sanborn, James Freeman Clark, and Wendell Phillips. Read More about Tribute To Theodore Parker Comprising The Exercises At The Music Hall, On Sunday, June 17, 1860....
Washington; Princeton; New York: War Department; Opinion Research Corporation; General Electric Company, 1947-1964. These materials document changing aspects of race and employment in America from the immediate postwar years, when separate Negro units were organized in the armed forces, through the optimism of the early 1960s. Read More about Lot of 6 publications on equal rights and employment issues, including Army Talk 170; The Trend...
New York: The Blue Heron Press, 1952. First edition with Du Bois Foreword. Read More about Freedom Road. With a Foreword by W.E.B. Du Bois
New York: D. Appleton, 1854. First edition. Foote's own account of his experience as commander of the Perry off the African coast in the early 1850's, where his dogged attempts to suppress the African slave trade (illegal then under American law) became legendary. His impassioned account here did much to..... Read More about Africa and the American Flag
Boston: Januray 30, 1808. Michael Fortune was a negro poet and his poem appears here directly below a notice thta the Slave Trade ceased in Great Britain and in the U.S.A. on 1/1/ 1808 and it is noted "The following anthem, written by a black, on the occasion, was sung..... Read More about New Year's Anthem, for 1808 (9 quatrains) appearing on p.4, first column of The Columbian...
Litchfield [CT]: 12th Day of September 1781. Runaway 'Servant & Slave for Life'. An evocative Revolutionary War era court summons written on behalf of Phlimon Sanford, who was seeking compensation from two of his neighbors for allegedly inducing one of his slaves to runaway. Reading in part: "In the name..... Read More about Autograph document signed Andrew Adams ("Andr: Adams Assistant") to the...
London: T. Cautley Newby, Publisher. 30, Welbeck Street, 1873. First edition. Slavery in Brazil. Written in English by a Portuguese nobleman and set in Brazil, on a slave owning plantation. Homeopathy, Brazilian Independence, the Emancipation of the Slaves and the conditions of the blacks are all subjects touched upon. Read More about Palmitos. A Novel
Kentucky: 21st of June 1823. Reading in part, “I do hereby certify that Isaac Steward of the county aforersaid this day personally appeared before the undersigned and made oath that he had purchased … two Negroes (A woman & child) and that had Brought them into this sate for his..... Read More about Autograph Statement, signed (“Wesley M Garnett”), concerning Isaac Steward and his slaves
Boston: J. B. Yerrinton & Son, Printers, 1859. Sermon by Dr. Dewey on John Brown, etc. Read More about The Liberator, Vol. XXIX. No. 52. Friday, December 30, 1859. Whole Number, 1513
Boston: J. B Yerrinton & Son, Printers, December 29, 1865. The End of an Era. The last issue of this important thirty-five-year abolitionist newspaper, edited by William Lloyd Garrison, who contributes his valedictory article. It also contains a discussion of the actual pending constitutional amendment abolishing slavery, as well as..... Read More about The Liberator, Vol. XXXV. No. 52. Whole No. 1803
Columbus , Ohio: Follett & Foster, 1858. First edition. Here he tells the tragic history of the Second Seminole War. Read More about The Exiles of Florida: or, the Crimes Committed by our Government against the Maroons, Who Fled...
N.p: n.d. [c. 1945]. The Poet of the Virgin Islands in Praise of FDR. This rare poetic broadside comes from an unusual American source: the poet of the Virgin Islands, José P. Gimenez, born on the Island of St. Thomas, (v. French, et. al., Afro-American Poetry & Drama 1760-1975, p...... Read More about Broadside poem, entitled “A Virgin Islands’ Tribute to the Memory of our Beloved President...
New York: Mark H. Newman, 1844. Stepen Girard' will left money to establish a school for white, male boys and provided that no ecclesiastic, misionary or minister ever be admitted to the grounds. The family challenged the will on the grounds that the conditions were contrary to Pennsylvania law, and..... Read More about A Defense of the Christian Religion and the Religuous Instruction of the Young. Delivered in the...
[London: Thomas Astley, 1745-7]. Engraving showing "Negro Canoas carying Slaves aboard at Mansrow," extracted from A New Collection of Voyages and Travels (4 vols, London: Thomas Astley, 1745-7). Read More about Prospect of the Coast from El Mina to Mowri, from Barbot & Smith
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1888. First edition of Page's second book, Gordon's first. (BAL indicates 1500 copies printed). Inscribed by Page. Inscribed on the title page: "After de War / Thomas Nelson Page." Read More about Befo' de War. Echoes in Negro Dialect