Greenfield Books: Black Studies
found: 9 books

 
[BROWNE, MARTHA GRIFFITH] [MATTIE GRIFFITH]
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A FEMALE SLAVE
New York City, J. S. Redfield 1857, 1st edition, hb. Bound in original brown cloth with gilt spine lettering. Small 8vo, pp. 401, ads. Bds. heavily worn & bumped, with noticeable soiling. Rear hinge cracked, binding a bit sprung, ffep removed; still a good copy.
¶ Martha Griffith Browne (also known as Mattie Griffith) was a white woman who, prior to her conversion to abolitionism, had owned slaves. She wrote sketches and poems for "The National Anti-Slavery Standard", before writing this fictionalized slave narrative in 1856. "Autobiography of a Female Slave" is one of several noteworthy antebellum novels about slavery that were written by abolitionist authors. In some cases these novels reflected the storytelling style and conventions of the slave narrative so convincingly that they were mistaken for actual autobiographies of former slaves. The effectiveness of these novels in representing slavery, and the point of view of slaves, made them useful weapons in the antislavery struggle. (See: "Documenting the American South. North American Slave Narratives", University of North Carolina [Chapel Hill] - available online; also "Black Slave Narratives", John F. Bayliss (ed.) Macmillan, 1970). The title has recently been reprinted a number of times. Although the copyright page shows the date of 1856, when the novel was written, it was not published until 1857. This is the first edition, and a very scarce title, in its original, unsophisticated, binding.
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Book number: 030468
USD 1950.00 [Appr.: EURO 1659 | £UK 1463.25 | JP¥ 221144]
Catalogue: Black Studies
Keywords: Slavery Abolition African American Negro Black interest Slaves Abolitionist Civil War Blacks

 
BROWN, WILLIAM WELLS
CLOTEL, or, The President's Daughter
New York City, Arno Press & The NY Times 1969, wrappers. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. Card covers show edge wear & light scuffing; else vg condition. 8vo, pp. xxii, 245. With a sketch of the author's life, and with a new Preface by Jean Fagan Yellin.
¶ A facsimile edition of the first novel published in America by a black man, published the year following (1853) the first appearance of "Uncle Tom's Cabin". This is the earliest version of Clotel. This publication is a title in the series "The American Negro: His History and Literature."
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Book number: 030517
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1701]
Catalogue: Black Studies
Keywords: Slavery Negro Slaves Thomas Jefferson Miscegenation

 
DRIMMER, MELVIN (ED.)
BLACK HISTORY A Reappraisal
Garden City, NY, Doubleday 1968, 1st edition, Hb. vg in sunned, mod. soiled, g+ dj. 8vo, 553 pp. Interpretations of Black history since the civil liberties movement.
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Book number: 019804
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.25 | £UK 15.25 | JP¥ 2268]
Catalogue: Black Studies
Keywords: Black History American history Sociology

 
FURNAS, J. C.
GOODBYE TO UNCLE TOM
New York, William Sloane Assoc. 1956, Book club, Hb. Ill.: B&w photos and illustrations. BOMC, spine cocked, sl bumping, about g+ in water stnd, worn dj. 8vo, fair dj, 435 pp. An analysis of the myths pertaining to the American Negro, from their origins to the misconceptions of today.
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Book number: 014655
USD 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 6.5 | £UK 5.75 | JP¥ 851]
Catalogue: Black Studies
Keywords: African Americans Negro Studies

 
GARNER, ELVIRA
EZEKIEL
New York City, Henry Holt and Company 1937, hb. Ill.: colour illustrations. 8vo, This is the third printing.
¶ From the rear dust jacket flap: "Elvira Garner lives where Ezekiel does - in Sanford, Florida - and all her life she has known the "cullered folks" pictured in this charming book (her first)." From the front dust jacket flap: "Ezekiel lives in Sanford, Florida, with his sister Emancipation and his brother Lil' Plural and the baby Assafetida - and his Mammy and Pappy, of course. You every bit as much as the children will love this little darky and his joyous adventures in the South. Hilariously illustrated with dozens of pictures, all in full color.." Written in what was perceived as the Black vernacular (lots of "gwines" and "dats"). Unpaginated, but with 41 pages. Boards rubbed at edges and with some edge-darkening. Spine chipped. Former owner's name and date (1939) on front free endpaper; otherwise unmarked internally. Overall, the book is in good condition. It does have the original dust jacket, which was in four pieces. It has now been repaired, but is still in poor condition.
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Book number: 044612
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 21.5 | £UK 19 | JP¥ 2835]
Catalogue: Black Studies
Keywords: Black interest Florida

 
JOHNSON, VICTOR H.
BOLD MOMENT (The Horncasters)
New York City, Pyramid Books 1956, . Mass market paperback in original covers with Cozzarelli design. pp. 158. Lurid cover showing scantily-clad young white woman sitting on a straw bale as an apprehensive Negro man approaches.
¶ "She called him her Othello, her dark lover. She wanted him, more than she had wanted the white men in the city. In the darkness of the hayloft she called to him..". The author writes in his brief preface: "What feeling I have expressed against foul-play to members of another race in 'Bold Moment' arises out of my own intimate knowledge of the discrimination, injustice, oppression, and terror under which the Negro in the South exists."
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Book number: 044716
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.75 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1134]
Catalogue: Black Studies
Keywords: Black studies AmerLit

 
LATHAN, E. LEMAY
THE BLACK MAN'S GUIDE TO WORKING IN A WHITE MAN'S WORLD
Santa Monica, CA, General Publishing Co. 1997, 1st edition, Hb. Vg+/vg+; minor bumping to spine ends. 8vo, 144 pp. An us-and-them approach to mastering The Game, and developing a successful career and family life in Black vs. White America.
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Book number: 021303
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.75 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1134]
Catalogue: Black Studies
Keywords: African Americans Self-Help Business Success

 
X, MALCOLM
MALCOLM X THE LAST SPEECHES
New York, Pathfinder 1989, 1st thus, Pb. Ill.: B&w photos. Sl stained on rear cover, corners sl curled, else vg. Trade pb, 8vo, 189 pp. Six speeches and interviews from towards the end his life.
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Book number: 009455
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.75 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1134]
Catalogue: Black Studies
Keywords: Malcolm X Black Rights Civil Rights

 
MURARI, TIMERI
GOIN' HOME
New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons 1980, Ed. not stated, Hb. Corners & edges bumped, some shelf wear, ink stamp on ffep, vg-. 8vo, g to vg dj, 192 pp. A Black family's search for dignity within the American dream, and its return to its Southern roots.
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Book number: 020817
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1701]
Catalogue: Black Studies
Keywords: Sociology Black America Afro-Americans African Americans Black Studies

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