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Black Profiles in Courage: A Legacy of African-American Achievement

By: Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem & Alan Steinberg

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company: 1996

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23106

ISBN: 0688130976

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Signed by both Abdul-Jabbar and Steinberg on the half-title page. An unmarked copy in a lightly rubbed dust jacket. Pointing out that widely used school history texts have omitted or diminished the achievements of people of color in our history, he profiles the historical achievements of 11 historical black figures from Estevanico de Dorantes to Rosa Parks. Foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; 232 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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We Want Freedom: A Life in the Black Panther Party

By: Abu-Jamal, Mumia

Price: $79.00

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, South End Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15080

ISBN: 0896087182

Condition: Near Fine


An unmarked copy with mild wear. An insider history of one of America's most revolutionary organizations. Illustrated, bibliography, index. ; 292 pages View more info

Naming the New World

By: Baker, Calvin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19272

ISBN: 0312151780

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


A multigenerational tale forms a portrait of a people's passage to a new world, following the voices, as one flows into the next, of six African Americans. View more info

Sisters & Lovers

By: Briscoe, Connie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 1994

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2057

ISBN: 0060171162

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Signed by Briscoe on the title page. A review copy with publisher's letter laid in. Set in and around Washington, D.C., Briscoe's debut novel centers on three sisters attempting to balance their needs for love and their self-respect in a male-defined society. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Aunt Clara Brown: Story of a Black Pioneer

By: Bruyn, Kathleen

Price: $113.00

Publisher: Boulder, Pruett Publishing Company: 1970

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22728

ISBN: 0871080435

Condition: Very Good


Signed and inscribed by Bruyn in 1973. Dust soiling to the page edges, and rubbing to the covers. Laid in are three letters from the author to William and Jeanette Thach of Walsenburg, CO, all in their mailing envelopes. Along with a letter from Jeanette Thach and one from Ruth R. Weeks of Omaha, who's mentioned in the book's acknowledgments. An uncommon biography of this former slave and Colorado pioneer. ; 206 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Voices from Leimert Park a poetry anthology

By: Buchanan, Shonda

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Hollywood, CA, Tsehai Publishers: 2006

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15384

ISBN: 1599070154

Condition: Very Good


Signed by four of the authors, including Debra A. Varnado and Hannibal Tabu. Slight edgewear, an unmarked copy of this paperback original. A poetry anthology from African-American poets based in Los Angeles. ; 201 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Brothers and Sisters

By: Campbell, Bebe Moore

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1994

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21867

Condition: Very Good


Signed by Campbell. An Advance Reading Copy in illustrated wrappers, Very Good with light rubbing. Set in Los Angeles after the Rodney King riots, this novel explores both racial and sexual tensions. ; Signed by Author View more info

Such Sweet Thunder

By: Carter, Vincent O.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: South Royalton, VT, Steerforth Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 20895

Condition: Very Good


An Uncorrected Proof in illustrated wrappers with light rubbing. Written in 1963 and shelved, this novel by a black American expatriate who died in 1983 tells the story of a black child's life in Jim Crow America. View more info

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Old Mammy Tales from Dixie Land

By: Cocke, Sarah Johnson

Price: $59.00

Publisher: New York, Kraus Reprint Company: 1971

Seller ID: 22776

Condition: Very Good with No dust jacket as issued


Introduction by Harry Stillwell Edwards. Black cloth gently rubbed, else unmarked. Dialect stories, illustrated by Duncan Smith. Originally published in 1912. ; 338 pages View more info

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A Piece of Mine

By: Cooper, J. California

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Navarro, CA, Wild Trees Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18252

ISBN: 0931125006

Condition: Very Good


Light rubbing and creasing to the covers. A paperback original, and the author's first book. Precedes the Anchor Books reissue. Foreword by Alice Walker. View more info

Leaving (Includes Signed Advance Reading Copy)

By: Dry, Richard

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 11163

ISBN: 0312283318

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


Signed by Dry on the title page. Slight bump to the top corners. A Pushcart Editor's Prize nominee traces three generations of a hard-luck African-American family striving for happiness and normalcy in Oakland, California. A signed Advance Reading Copy in illustrated wrappers is included.; Signed by Author View more info

Leaving

By: Dry, Richard

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 11204

ISBN: 0312283318

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by Dry. An Advance Reading Copy in illustrated wrappers. A Pushcart Editor's Prize nominee traces three generations of a hard-luck African-American family striving for happiness and normalcy in Oakland, California.; Signed by Author View more info

Zulus

By: Everett, Percival

Price: $37.00

Publisher: Sag Harbor, NY, Permanent Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3018

ISBN: 0932966977

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


Signed by Everett on the title page. Slight spotting to the top of the page edges. An apocalyptic novel combining science fiction plotting, black comedy, and abstract prose. By the author of Erasure. ; Signed by Author View more info

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American Desert

By: Everett, Percival

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Hyperion Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3877

ISBN: 0786869178

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Signed and dated by Everett. Satire and adventure, as a guy sits up in his coffin and becomes by turns a media sensation, a devil, and a guinea pig for the military. By the author of A History of the African-American People [Proposed]. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Fear of the Dark

By: Haywood, Gar Anthony

Price: $29.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1988

Edition: First British Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2926

ISBN: 0333475984

Condition: Very Good in Fine dust jacket


Signed by Haywood on the title page. Foxing to the page edges. This debut mystery introduces black private investigator Aaron Gunner, hired to find the white man who walked into a bar in South Central Los Angeles to kill the owner.; Signed by Author View more info

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Fear of the Dark

By: Haywood, Gar Anthony

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22321

ISBN: 0312017960

Condition: Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket


Signed by Haywood on the title page. Rubbing to the corners and folds, and mild edgewear. This debut mystery introduces black private investigator Aaron Gunner, hired to find the white man who walked into a bar in South Central Los Angeles to kill the owner.; Signed by Author View more info

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A Cold Fire Burning

By: Heard, Nathan C.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1974

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15146

ISBN: 0671271202

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


A remainder mark to the bottom page edges, and light soiling to the dust jacket. An interracial love story set amidst the political changes of the early Seventies. Introduction by Claude Brown.; Remainder; 168 pages View more info

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The Harlem Book of the Dead

By: James Van Der Zee; Owen Dodson; Camille Billops

Price: $149.00

Publisher: Dobbs Ferry, NY, Morgan & Morgan: 1978

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 23128

ISBN: 0871001527

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Foreword by Toni Morrison. Bookplate of JS Roper on the front endpaper. A sticker shadow to the pastedown endpaper. The dust jacket has two short closed tears to the rear panel, and creasing to the front panel. Publisher's price of $15.00 on the front flap. James Van Der Zee was an African-American photographer who specialized in funerals. This book includes many of his photographs, with his comments. The text, by Camille Billops, is primarily an interview with the artist at the age of 91. Includes poetry, by Owen Dodson, inspired by some of the photos.; 85 pages View more info

The School on 103rd Street

By: Jefferson, Roland S.

Price: $67.00

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4867

ISBN: 0533017564

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Signed by Jefferson on the title page. The author's scarce first novel. Slight soiling to the rear pastedown and endpapers. Light staining to the dust jacket flaps. Minor rubbing and edgewear. When Dr. Carter investigates the murder of a young black boy, he uncovers a government conspiracy to segregate the country's African-American communities. ; 203 pages; Signed by Author View more info

Dreamer

By: Johnson, Charles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner: 1998

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13733

Condition: Fine


An Uncorrected Proof in tan wrappers. National Book Award winner Johnson rethinks the last two years of Martin Luther King's life. View more info