London: Grant Richards, 1899. First edition. First edition of one of the most celebrated titles in children’s literature... Read More about The Story of Little Black Sambo
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. Read More about Report of the Committee on Anti-Slavery Memorials
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... Read More about An Inquiry into the Character and Tendency of the American Colonization, and American...
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... Read More about The Nebraska Question. Some Thoughts on the New Assault upon Freedom in America, and the General...
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... Read More about Slavery. Its Origin, Influence, and Destiny
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... Read More about A Lecture Delivered at Marlborough, VT. July 4th, 1826
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. Read More about An Address to the Quarterly, Monthly and Preparative Meetings, and The Members Thereof, Composing...
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. Read More about White Slavery in the Barbary States
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... Read More about Slavery In The United States: Its Evils, Alleviations And Remedies
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. Read More about The Anti-Slavery Record Vol. 11. No. X1
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? Read More about Liberty or Slavery; the Great National Question. Three Prize Essays on American Slavery
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... Read More about Proceedings of the Constitutional meeting at Faneuil Hall, November 26th, 1850
Boston: Press of T. R. Marvin, 1845. Read More about Report of the Committee on Anti-Slavery Memorials, September, 1845. With a Historical Statement...
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..... Read More about Speeches of Hayne and Webster in the United States Senate, on the Resolution of Mr. Foot,...
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... Read More about The Voice of Freedom. Published under the sanction of the Vermont Anti-Slavery Society. Volume I,...
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... Read More about Songs of the South. Words and Music of 17 Favorite Negro Spirituals
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..... Read More about 4 Original pen drawings signed “L. H. Sartor”
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1917. Read More about Negro Education. A Study of the Private and Higher Schools for Colored People in the United...
New York: Random House, 1975. First Edition. Read More about The Greatest. My Own Story
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... Read More about The Second Annual Report of the American Society for Colonizing the Free People of Colour of the...
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. Read More about Hampton and Its Student by Two of Its Teachers With Fifty Cabin and Plantation Songs, arranged by...
New York: July 5, 1946. Read More about Portrait photograph of Pearl Bailey in "St. Louis Woman"
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..... Read More about Nothing Personal
New York: The Dial Press, 1965. First Edition. The first collection of Baldwin’s short stories. Read More about Going To Meet The Man
Original portrait signed by Baldwin. An accomplished pen and ink portrait of Baldwin in profile, by a Massachusetts artist, drawn on a sheet of stationery of African-American art collector Robert M. Hughes and inscribed to his wife Amy: "From Stacy Lee Simmons and the chequers on a balmy, grey day... Read More about Pen and ink portrait of James Baldwin, signed by him at lower left