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
Syracuse, N.Y: J.G.K. Truair and Printers, Office of the Daily Journal, 1859. First edition. Read More about The Rev. J.W. Loguen as a Slave and as a Freeman. A Narrative of Real Life
[New York]: Harper & Row Publishers, . Simont, Marc. First Edition. Inscribed "For Shirley and Dick (Clurman)..." by author. The story of a young Chinese immigrants adventures. Ms. Lord is a Caldecott Award winner. Read More about In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Cambridge: Published by George Nichols, 1848. First Edition, BAL binding A. First edition of Lowell's caustic satire of the Mexican-American War and the issue of the expansion of slavery. Read More about The Biglow Papers. Edited with an introduction, notes, glossary, and a copious index by Homer...
New York: Lee Furman, . First edition. Black communist organizer in the South. "...deals with the contemporary suppression of Negro rights in the American South through economic exploitation, Jim Crow, and lynchings..." Rideout p. 194.Georgia born author's second novel. Read More about A Sign for Cain
Washington, D.C: 12 September 1850. Opposing the Fugitive Slave Act. Horace Man (1796-1859) writes a scathing condemnation of the Fugitive Slave Act, which Congress passed on 12 September 1850 in spite of Mann's vote against it: "The intellect of the world must grow stronger, and its heart must grow purer..... Read More about Autograph manuscript signed ("Horace Mann"), as Massachusetts Congressman, being a...
New York: February 21, 1947. Rare image of the Caribbean-born dancer / choreographer, former member of the Katherine Dunham dance troupe, around the time of the staging of the first Calypso musical on Broadway, CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL choreographed by Marchant himself. Marchant, no doubt had danced in the previous show choreographed..... Read More about Portrait photograph of Claude Marchant
New York: Published by the American Anti-Slavery Society, 1857. Read More about The “Manifest Destiny” of the American Union. Reprinted from the Westminster Review
London: Edward Moxon, 1841. First edition. An account of Toussaint L’Overture and the black uprising in Haiti. Read More about The Hour and The Man. A Historical Romance
Boston: Published by John P. Jewett & Co, 1850. First edition. Read More about Fugitive Slaves: a Sermon preached in the North Congregational Church, Winchendon on the Day of...
New York: 1933 - 1972. Includes: James W. FORD, and James s. ALLEN, The Negroes in a Soviet America. NY: Workers Library Publishers, June, 1933; Henry WINSTON, What it Means to Be a Communist. NY: New Century Publisher, Februrary, 1951; Henry WINSTON, Black and White - One Class, One Fight..... Read More about Collection of 15 pamphlets by various authors dealing with the Afro-American struggle from a...
New York: Schocken Books, 1973. First Edition thus. The first comprehensive selection of poetry and prose by the Jamaican-American writer. Read More about The Passion of Claude McKay Selected Prose and Poetry 1912-1948
Charlotte, NC: The Stone and Barringer Company, [co. 1907]. Read More about Lyrics from Cotton Land
London: Embassy of the United States of America, 6 June 1932. Scottsboro case. Addressing the Bishop and offering to allow him to examine the records of the Scottsboro case in the Embassy noting that they “are probably more complete than any statement of the case that has appeared in the..... Read More about Typed letter signed “A. Mellon,” with autograph note in lower margin
New York: May 28, 1963. Reproduced (this print) in PORTRAITS: The Photography of Carl Van Vechten (1978). Mabel Mercer (February 3, 1900 - April 20, 1984) was a cabaret singer who performed in the United States, Britain, and Europe with the greats in jazz and cabaret. She was a featured..... Read More about Portrait Photograph of Mabel Mercer
Nouvelle-Orléans: Imprimerie Franco-Américaine, 1881. First edition. Rare Creole Plantation Novel. The rare first edition of this plantation novel set in antebellum Louisiana, the most important novel of the Creole author Alfred Mercier (1816-1894). The work is an early example of American Naturalism, "notable for its depiction of antebellum Louisiana plantation..... Read More about L'Habitation Saint-Ybars ou Maitres et Esclaves en Louisiane, Récit Social
Washington, D.C: Published by Austin Jenkins Co, . Read More about Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights
Jackson, Miss: Pilot Publishing Co, 1874. First Edition. Union General and Carpebagging military govenor, senator and civilian governor of Mississippi. (1874-1876) It was in 1874 he was elected governor and in December there were riots in Vicksburg that started a series of reprisals against many Republican supporters, most of them..... Read More about Message...to the Legislature of the State of Mississippi convened in Extra Session, thursday,...
Washington: Printed by Gales & Seaton, 1821. First Edition. Read More about Message from the President of the United States, Transmitting A Report of the Secretary of State...
Washington: Printed by James C. Dunn, Georgetown, D. C, 1831. First edition. Colonization for the Free People of Colour. A detailed reporting of the colony in Liberia, of the emigrants being sent there and of their problems as well as the details of the functioning society. This society was founded..... Read More about The Fourteenth Annual Report of the American Society for the Colonizing the Free People of Colour...
Boston: Bela Marsh, 24 Cornhill, 1848. Second edition, with additions and corrections. The first edition, published by the Anti-Slavery Office, Boston in 1847 was titled "Facts for the People" Read More about A History of the Mexican War, or Facts for People, showing the Relation of the United States to...
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. First edition, second printing. Read More about Tar Baby
New York: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, March 1949. The text begins: "There is in progress a campaign of misrepresentation of the NAACP currently running in the Daily Worker..." Read More about The NAACP and the Communists ... Reprinted from THE CRISIS
Chicago: H.B. Thearle, 1884. The Original Nashville Students. Arrangements including "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "Dar's a Jubilee," "March On," "Roll, Jordan, Roll, "Steal Away," and "You Rock When I Rock"The Nashville Students were one of the many singing groups that sprung up after the Civil War, following the tremendous success..... Read More about Jubilee Songs and Plantation Melodies ... Sung by The Original Nashville Students The Celebrated...
Newark: Printed by Matthias Day, 1800. A FIRST IN WOMEN'S AND BLACK SUFFRAGE. Notable on page 231, paragraph XI, is a reiteration of legislation originally set fourth in the New Jersey Constitution, in 1776, reading in part: “And be it enacted, That all free inhabitants of this state, of full..... Read More about Laws of the State of New-Jersey; Revised and Published, Under the Authority of the Legislature
New York: Saturday, January 31, 1863. Read More about New York Caucasian. Volume II, No. 18