New Haven: Institute of Human Relations / Yale University Press, 1937. Hardcover. Signed by the author. Ex-library. "This book is an attempt to give a dynamic view of social life in a small town in the deep South. It represents a convergent use of several methods on the same problem and may therefore have interest for such diverse specialists as the social psychologist, sociologist, social worker, adn psychoanalyst. The attention of the intelligent general reader who wishes a deeper understanding of American social life is hoped for, as it is in all such researches" (preface). Dark gray cloth boards with gilt title to spine and old library sticker to foot of spine. Minor wear and rubbing to boards, spine, and edges. Bookplate of M.C. Carroll Davis to front pastedown. Pen marking to title page and library slip to rear endpaper. 502 pages. AFAMER/122018. Very Good.
New York: The Free Press, 1969. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. "In 1968 Harry Edwards, virtually alone, oppossed the U.S. Olympic Committee, the political establishment, and the mass media and made an international issue of the Olympic boycott movement. In this book, he explains why he organized the Olympic boycott, why black athletes in America have revolted, and why they are prepared to do so again" (jacket). Yellow spine with red cloth boards, titled in red on spine. Slight sunning to edges of boards. Gentle bow to boards. Clean interior with photographic illustrations. In white dust jacket with purple spine panel titled in white. Minor rubbing to jacket and minor wear to edges. Creasing to flaps of jacket. 202 pages. AFAMER/122018. Very Good / Very Good.
Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1956. Hardcover. First Edition. "The sources for this stimulating and original book, which will provoke a good deal of discussion, include unpublished papers in private collections and government archives as well as local memoirs and correspondence, Southern newspapers and journals of the time, and eye-witness accounts of visitors. From this material, Professor Franklin has drawn the evidence for his argument that something in ante-bellum Southern society made possible there a more aggressive and violent response to the demands of the world than existed elsewhere in America - a bellicosity for which the reader of this book may discover analogies in the South of our own day" (jacket). In red cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Previous ownership signature and notes to endpapers and title page, and half title page. Underlining in pen to interior. In black and red dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Non-archival tape has been used to reinforce edges and corners of jacket, and it has yellowed. A few short closed tears to edges of jacket. Minor wear, scuffing, and rubbing to jacket. Foxing to interior of jacket. 315 pages. AFAMER/122618. Very Good / Good.
Boston: Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston, 1991. Hardcover. Ex-library from the Library of Congress with stamp to front endpaper. Tan cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Bumping to foot of spine. Filled with photographic illustrations. 187 pages. Massachusetts State History AFAMER/122018. Very Good.
Washington DC: Associated Publishers, Inc., . Hardcover. Scarce first edition. Author Robert Kerlin (1866-1950) was a well known educator and liberal who was a prominent advocate for racial equality and supporter of civil rights. This and his previous book, The Voice of the Negro," were published during the Harlem Renaissance - the African-American intellectual, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem, New York, spanning the 1920s. In his preface to this book Kerlin writes: "While...I have passed in review the poetry of the Negro up to and including Dunbar...strictly speaking this is a representation of new Negro voices, and anthology of present-day Negro verse, with biographical items and...critical comment." While there are well-known names such as Dunbar, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Langston Hughes, many of the poets featured are not. Bound in green cloth with gilt titling to spine and front cover. With bumping, rubbing and small chips to spine edges. The interior hinges are loose but the text block is still holding. A previous owner made a close study of this book, making extensive notes in pencil on the free endpapers and annotations in the margins of several poems. Ink ownership signature of another previous owner on front and rear pastedowns. With a number of black and white illustrations of the poets. Still a nice copy of this contemporary study of African-American poetry. 285 pages. AFRICANAMER/120518. Very Good -.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1972. Hardcover. First edition, second printing.This book "is the first to document the contributions and stuggles of one of the most neglected segments of one of the most neglected segments of the American population. In their own words, Black women recount their defeats and victories in the fight against the malicious racism and sexism that have been and continue to be prevalent in our society" (jacket). Black cloth boards with silver title to spine and front cover. In red dust jacket titled in black on spine and front panels. Minor wear to edges of jacket including short closed tears. Light soiling to rear panel of jacket. 630 pages. AFAMER/122018. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Random House, 1954. Hardcover. "The complete behind the scenes story of the integration of the Negro into the U.S. armed forces. Hitherto shrouded in official secrecy, this fascinating account reveals the impact of such a program on military efficiency and foreign relations - with its implications for social changes at home and abroad" (jacket). First edition, first printing. Grey cloth boards with white title to spine. Clean and bright. Minor bumping to bottom corners. In grey dust jacket with yellow title to spine and front panels. Minor wear to edges of jacket and minor rubbing to panels. 235 pages. AFAMER/122018. Very Good / Very Good.
Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1955. Hardcover. "Robert S. Abbott was the son of ex-slaves who turned twenty-five cents into a million-dollar publishing empire. This is the story of the brilliant and selfless man who founded the Chicago Defender, a newspaper which revolutionized the Negro press in the United States" (jacket). Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Stamp from Associated Publishers to endpapers. In black dust jacket with white title to spine and front panel. Minor wear and chips to edges of jacket. Minor rubbing to panels of jacket. 381 pages. AFAMER/122018. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1930. Third printing. Uncommon. Inscribed by both Paul Robeson and his wife, the author Eslanda Robeson in 1931 on half-title. Paul Robeson (1898-1976) was one of the major public figures of the 20th century. He was famous for his cultural accomplishments as a singer and actor, his athletic abilities, and his political activism. He became active in the Civil Rights Movement and other social justice campaigns. His sympathies for the Soviet Union and for communism, and his criticism of the United States government and its foreign policies, caused him to be blacklisted during the McCarthy era. In 1921 he married Eslanda Goode (1895-1965). She also had many accomplishments as an anthropologist, actor, civil rights activist, and author. The Robeson's had a complicated marriage, made more difficult by his multiple affairs. This biography of him was her first book. Supposedly Robeson was deeply angered by the way he was depicted as lazy, immature, and in need of her. Despite all, their marriage endured until her death in 1965. Bound in reddish-brown cloth with gilt titling to spine. Covers and spine are bumped, chipped, and worn. Interior pages very good with aging to paper and a few brown spots and chipped fore-edges. Several b&w illustrations of Robeson throughout. Despite flaws a very desirable copy with the two inscriptions. 178 pages. AFRIAMER/120518.
Washington DC: Nuclassics and Science Publishing Company, 1972. Hardcover. First edition. "What changes does a black soldier from South Carolina go through when he is serving in Vietnam? How does he adjust? Does he fall in and out of love? What does he think of black people and what does he think of white people? READ INSIDE - You will see!" (jacket). Black cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. In white dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Minor browning to spine and edges of jacket. A few chips to edges of jacket. Jacket is price clipped. 72 pages. AFAMER/122018. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: The Citadel Press, 1970. Hardcover. "The direct inspiration for the First Universal Races Congress came in 1906 at a conference held in Eisenach, Germany, of leaders of the International Union of Ethical Societies" (jacket). Black cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Offsetting to endpapers, else clean. In black and white illustrated dust jacket wiht white title to spine. Minor wear and rubbing to edges and panels of jacket. 485 pages. AFRAMER/122018. Very Good / Very Good.
Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1968. Hardcover. Sigend by the author on front free endpaper. "The fascinating story of a black man's rise to power in a white political structure, told vividly against a background of racial infighting and the interplay of personalities, special-interest groups, and political forces" (jacket). Red cloth spine over blue cloth boards with black title to spine and front cover. Pen inscription from previous owner. In black dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Minor soiling and wear to jacket including a light water ring on front panel. 250 pages. AFAME/120618. Very Good / Very Good.
Charles W. White, 1985. Hardcover. Scarce. In green leatherette boards with white title to spine and front cover. White markings to front cover. Errata page pasted down to front pastedown. Previous ownership name in pen to front endpaper. Occasional passages highlighted, but clean overall. Includes many black and white illustrations. 311 pages plus index. Virginia State History. AFAMER/122018. Very Good.