Washington DC: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1974. A Report of the Maryland State Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights prepared for the information and consideration of the Commission. Side stapled yellow paper wrappers with black title to front panel. Light soiling / browning to edges of wrappers, but clean and bright overall. A study of discrimination based on race within various trades such as electrician, carpenter, roofer, painter, plumber, welder. Numbers of union and non-union workers in these (and additional) trades are listed including minority and non-minority workers. Quotes from multiple minority workers about their personal experiences with inequality in hiring / training / jobs are included. An interesting study made during an important time of Civil Rights in our country. It seems that despite federal laws, there was still a large disadvantage for minorities seeking employment in construction trades in Baltimore. At the end of the end of the study data, there is a chapter on "recommendations" and several appendices including follow-up letters from attorneys representing african americans, letters from government officials, updates on following up with individual construction agencies, etc. 59 pages. BALT/011420.
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Columbia, MD: C. H. Fairfax Company Publishers, 1989. Paperback. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Black paper wrappers with white title to front wrapper and to spine. Minor rubbing and creasing to exterior. Ex libris with writing in pen to top corner and bottom of front free end page. Inscription from author to front free end page. Else is clean and bright. 203 pages. AFRAM/120716. Very Good.
Rockford, IL: by the author, 1902. Hardcover. Illustrated. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine, which reads "The Rescue of Kansas from Slavery with False Claims Corrected." Minor sunning to spine and edges of boards. Slight bumping to corners. Inscription across title page "Alonzo J. Tullock compliments of an old friend, M.L.B." and beneath "From one of my oldest and very best friends I prize this book highly. A.J. Tullock. March 14, 1903." Bookplate of A.J. Tullock to front pastedown. Tullock (? - 1904) was an engineer from Illinois who later owned the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company. Small closed tear to bottom of title page and small open tear to facing tissue guard. Last 60 pages of second title appear to be printed on a different paper stock and are browned. A few dog eared pages. Occasional spots of smudges and foxing, but clean overall. 204 pages / 160 pages. AMER/022019. Very Good.
Atlanta: Scholars Press, (1988). Paperback. Number 60 from the American Academy of Religion Academy Series. Fine in black and white paper wrappers with green title to front wrapper and and white title to black spine. Pristine interior. "A pioneering and multi-dimensional work, Black Womanist Ethics is at once a study in ethics, gender, and race." 183 pages. WOM/032317. Fine.
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1939. Hardcover. Ex-library with call number sticker to spine, stamp to title page, and pockets to rear covers. Bound in blueish gray cloth boards with faded gilt title to spine. Dust jacket flaps are adhered to front endpapers. Clean interior aside from library markings. 473 pages. AFRAM/082516. Good.
Nashville, TN: The A.M.E. Sunday School Union, 1957. Hardcover. Full black leather boards with gilt title "A.M.E. Discipline 1956" to spine and front cover. Gilt name of Rev. R.R. Stokes to front cover. Penned name "Stokes" to fore-edge of textblock. Pen markings to endpapers, else clean. Repair to interior front hinge. 626 pages. Size: 6 x 4 inches. REL/041619. Very Good.
Boston: Marshall Jones Co., 1925. Hardcover. 8vo. In black cloth covered boards with light blue title stamp to cover and spine. Illustrated black and white jacket has many tears to spine and edges. Interior is mostly clean with many black and white illustrations. Endpapers are slightly yellowed. BLA/108280. Very Good / Good.
Philadelphia: Chilton Company, 1962. Hardcover. First Edition. Inscribed, "For Barry with all the best Hal July 7, 1966." The book is inscribed to Barry Zorthian, the U.S. spokesman in Saigon during the Vietnam War. The book is about a wandering Black minstrel. It is written by an author who wrote extenisvely about African and American Black folklore and music. Bound in grey cloth with title and author in black to spine. In brown dustjacket with title and author on spine and front cover, and illustration of man on front. Some chipping and bumping. In very good condition. 118 pages. LIT/011513. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.
[United House of Prayer], 1968. Hardcover. First Edition of this scarce book on the founding and growth of the United House of Prayer for All People between January 1960 and August 1967. The church was founded by Bishop C. M. Grace, known to his followers as Sweet Daddy Grace. After a brief chapter on Sweet Daddy Grace, the book's primary focus is on The Most Honorable Bishop W. McCollough, his successor. McCollough became known as Sweet Daddy McCollough after his rise to leadership. His accomplishments and the spread of the church throughout the country are documented, and there are photos of him over time as well as pictures of the many churches founded in various cities. Bound in black cloth with title to spine and front board. Lettering slightly faded. Slight bumping and very small goudge to cloth on back cover, but in very good condition. Interior pages are clean and bright except for residue from paper clips on table of contents page and rear pastedown, and a few remnants from item glued to corner of page 94. 100 pages. REL/072412. Very Good.
Baltimore: Gateway Press Inc, 1999. Hardcover. Fine in navy blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Clean, bright interior. In light blue dust jacket with black title to spine and front cover. Light soiling to jacket and closed tear with small loss to foot of spine of jacket. 484 pages. POE/090315. Fine / 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.
Columbia, S.C. The State Company, 1925. Hardcover. Second edition (the book was first published in 1888). A collection of sixty-one myths including: "How Come buh Alligatur Nebber Sleep fur from de Ribber Bank", "Buh Wolf, buh Rabbit an de Tar Baby", "Buh Rocoon an buh Possum", "De Dyin Bull-Frog", "De Fiddler, buh Tiger, an buh Bear," and many more. Bound in the original maroon cloth with gilt title to front cover and spine. Endpapers and pastedowns darkened, residue on the pastedowns from removed protective wrapper, and foxing to fore-edge of textblock; otherwise bright and clean, without dust jacket. 192 pages. AFAMER/102116. Very Good.
Chicago: Third World Publishing, 1994. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Inscribed By Author. 8vo. SCARCE SIGNED COPY. In blue cloth covered boards with gilt title stamp to spine. In illustrated blue DJ. Interior clean and bright. Inscribed in black ink on the half title page.272pp. BLA/063006. Very Good Plus in Very Good Plus dj.
New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1922. Hardcover. First American edition. Winner of the Prix Goncourt. "A pioneering work that instituted the modern school of Negritude" (Blockson/ A Commented Bibliography 61). Original green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and front cover. Spine titling is very faded and there is are a few small discolored spots on spine. Very good, without dust jacket. Interior has previous owner's name in ink to front free endpaper, but is clean overall. 207 pages. LIT/101716. Very Good.
New York: G. Schirmer, Inc., 1929. Paper Wrappers. Thin 4to. In tan paper side-stapled wrappers with dark brown title print and illustration to front. Only slight wear to wrappers. Interior is very clean and bright filled with sheet music and lyrics. Small closed tear to bottom of all pages (less than 1 inch) 15pp. BLA/042806. 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.
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University, (1966). Paperback. 8vo. Orange paper wrappers with white title to front wrapper and spine. Fading to spine. Minor rubbing to exterior. Ex-libris with pocket to rear end pages and remnants of call number to foot of spine. Interior is clean and bright. Index, 270 pages. AFRAM/040617. Very Good.
London: Illustrated London News, 1863. Print. A nicely framed page from the Illustrated London News with two views. The first is titled "Family Worship in a Plantation in South Carolina." It depicts a black minister giving a sermon to both the white owners and black slaves of the plantation. The second is "The War in America: The Federals Shelling the City of Charleston- Shell Bursting in the Streets." It shows residents running away as the shell explodes behind them. Both of the wood engravings are lightly hand-colored. The print is double matted and in a 2.5 inch handsome dark wood frame.The frame has some nicks but is overall very good. The print is in fine condition. Print is 11.5 x 16 inches in a 20 x 25 inch frame. ART/051613. Very Good+.