New York: Feb. 18, 1954. Belafonte's film and singing career was taking off -- in 1954 he landed... Read More
Boston: T. R. Marvin, 1845. The American Missionary Society was amongst the leading advocates in the fight to denounce slavery. This text gives an informative insight into one of the most influencial anti-slavery organization, in additin to an historical statement of previous proceedings.
New York: Published by Leavitt, Lord & Co. Boston: Crocker & Brewster, stereotyped by Conner and Cooke, 1835. Third edition. American Anti-Slavery Societies. Examining the American Colonization Society and considering the “influence of the society on the condition of Free persons of Color; … on Africa [and the] Suppression of...
Boston: Benjamin B. Mussey & Co, 1854. First edition. Printed mostly from the "Phonographic report of Messrs. Yerrinton and Leighton" No Slavery in Nebraska! A strong speech on the issue of whether slavery be permitted in Nebraska or not. The author gives a history of slavery, especially as relates to...
Boston: William Carter and Brother, 1863. Second edition (?). Parsons (1797-1882) was a professor in the Harvard Law School. Secession came as a rude shock to his belief that the work of the constitutional fathers was "near to the perfection of republican government." Here, he argues that he can "discern...
Brattleboro: Printed for the Author, 1826. First edition. An early American anti-slavery lecture prepared for the Independence Day celebrations of the Windham County Bible Society who requested it's publication. Phelps gives a brief synopsis of the history and development of man, his influence and also the progress introducing the Bible...
Philadelphia: Printed by John Richards, 1839. First edition. The Quakers’ long and honorable opposition to slavery — from as early as the 17th century — is well documented.
Boston: William D. Ticknor and Company, 1847. First edition. Sumner, the great abolitionist, here states that the Barbary Coast's emancipation of White Slaves is only a start as there were still black slaves to be freed in Algiers and in the U.S.
Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1851. First Edition. Reprinted from the North American Review, October, 1851. The author carefully issues that include “how far and how fast is the institution of slavery susceptible of change and amelioration - what are the prospects of its being removed - and...
New York: R. G. Williams, 1836. First Edition. Deals exclusively with the effects of the British Abolition Act on the colonies in the West Indies.
New York: R. G. Williams, for The American Anti-Slavery Society, 1836. Brilliant example of this important publication, as it was originally issued, and in its original pictorial wrappers. The horrors of slavery are explored in America-- emphasizing the North's economic complicit and in returning fugitive slaves-- as well as Haiti...
Boston: Congregational Board of Publications, 1857. First edition. Contains three abolitionist essays: (1) Rev. R.B. Thurston, The Error and the Duty in regard to Slavery; (2) Rev. A.C. Baldwin, Friendly Letters to a Christian Slaveholder; (3) Timothy Williston, Is American Slavery an Institution Which Christianity Sanctions and Will Perpetuate?
Boston: Beals & Greene, 1850. First edition. The Voices of Compromise, 1850. After the Compromise of 1850 was passed in the Fall of that year, threatening the freedom and rights of escaped slaves, violent protests broke in several Northern states, and many abolitionist were urging defiance of the law. Alarm...
Boston: Press of T. R. Marvin, 1845.
Boston: A. T. Hotchkiss & W. P. Fetridge, 1853. Reprints the famous debate between Webster (“most famous American oration of the nineteenth century” — Howes) and Hayne over protective tariffs, in which issues of wide-ranging significance (States’ rights, slavery, the Constitution, etc.), were debated with the kind forensic brilliance rarely.....
Montpelier, Vermont: Allen & Poland, Publishers, March 2, 1839. This issue publishes the Fifth Annual Report of the Starksboro’ and Lincoln Anti-Slavery Society and reprints newspaper accounts of the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Vermont Anti-Slavery Society and a speech by Henry Clay objecting to the emancipation of slaves in...
Atlanta, GA: Conference on Education and Race Relations, n.d. [ca.1936]. The songs were selected from the anthology "Southland Spirituals" (Rodeheave Hall-Mack Co, 1936). Inserted in this copy is a program from the American Friendship Candle Light Service, February 9, 1941, from the Grace Universalist Church (Franklin, Massachussetts), and a few...
N. P: n.d. [1970's]. Each drawing showing a view of a small farm of an African-American family, probably southern. The first showing a woman in apron and cap churning butter on the porch,h talking to a young boy in a baseball cap while on the front steps a young girl.....
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1917.
New York: Random House, 1975. First Edition.
Washington: Davis and Force, 1819. A very informative piece of work: the organization was established to relocate many free people of colour in the United States to the continent of Africa. This text also contains an appendix abstracted from a journal of the late Rev. Samuel John Mills written while...
New York: The Viking Press, 1956. First edition. Anderson's autobiography, inscribed on the ffep: "To Ulric de Vaere with kind regards from Marian Anderson."
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1874. First Edition. Interesting inscription, "Purchased at a concert given by some of the students from Hampton .....Brooklyn" These concerts were a fund raising campaign for Virginia Hall.
New York: July 5, 1946.
New York: Atheneum Publishers, (1964). Avedon, Richard. First edition. Inscribed. First edition of Avedon's second book, a broad photographic portrait of America in the late '50s and early '60s interspersed with an essay by James Baldwin on the brutalities and contradictions of American life.Inscribed by Avedon on the verso of.....