African American

A Yankee Should Never Be Black (signed by author) (USED)

A Yankee Should Never Be Black (signed by author) (USED)
A Yankee Should Never Be Black (signed by author) (USED)
$50.00

Bascom Books, NY, 1973, nod.  Signed by author.  VG/VG

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SKU: 
76724369
Author: 
Publication Date: 
1973
Binding: 
DJ Hardcover

Art and the Color Line (1939 appeal to DAR for permission for Marian Anderson to be heard in Constitution Hall) (USED)

Art and the Color Line (1939 appeal to DAR for permission for Marian Anderson to be heard in Constitution Hall) (USED)
$65.00

A primary document in a key moment of the American Civil Rights movement. Stokes seminal proposal printed for the consideration of the executive committee of the DAR October 23, 1939 and for the Marian Anderson Committee.  VG

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SKU: 
60887243
Binding: 
Pamphlet

Characteristics of the American Negro (USED)

Characteristics of the American Negro (USED)
$35.00

From "The Negro in American Life Series" which Harper published under the general direction of Dr. Gunnar Myrdal, sponsored by The Carnegie Corporation. Harper & Brothers, 1944 1st ed. Church library stickers.  VG/VG

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SKU: 
31779364
Publication Date: 
January 1, 1943
Binding: 
DJ Hardcover

Clever Hands of the African Negro (USED)

Clever Hands of the African Negro (USED)
Clever Hands of the African Negro (USED)
$35.00

The Associated Publishers, 1945. First edition. Complete with dustjacket (which has some small tears). VG/VG

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SKU: 
43171444
Author: 
Publication Date: 
January 1, 1945
Binding: 
DJ Hardcover

Dunbar Critically Examined (USED)

Dunbar Critically Examined (USED)
Dunbar Critically Examined (USED)
$11.99

The Associated Publishers Inc, 1941, nod. Blue boards, library markings.  Good-

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SKU: 
34398433
Author: 
Publication Date: 
January 1, 1941
Binding: 
Hardcover

Harriet Tubman (USED)

Harriet Tubman (USED)
Harriet Tubman (USED)
$35.00

The Associated Publishers, 1943 (nod), green cloth scuffed, light internal staining.  Library markings otherwise.  Good-

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SKU: 
82462381
Author: 
Publication Date: 
1943
Binding: 
Hardcover

Jim and Mr. Eddy, A Dixie Motorlogue (USED)

Jim and Mr. Eddy, A Dixie Motorlogue (USED)
Jim and Mr. Eddy, A Dixie Motorlogue (USED)
$95.00

A travelogue recounting Jackson and his wife's roadtrip from Washington DC through the Jim Crow South in the late 1920s, documenting their experience as Black travelers in large cities and small communities across the South.The Associated Publishers, 1930, nod, bookplate of Howard University Library. Good+

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SKU: 
45234413
Publication Date: 
January 1, 1930
Binding: 
Hardcover

Jule (USED)

Jule (USED)
Jule (USED)
$95.00

A first edition with (VG dust jacket) of Henderson's only two novels. George Wylie Henderson was born in 1904 in Warriorstand, Alabama, an unincorporated area of Macon County. He attended the limited and segregated rural school. He went to Tuskegee Institute, where he learned printing as a trade. Henderson moved to New York in the Great Migration and supported himself as a printer for the New York Daily News, also becoming associated with writers and artists of the Harlem Renaissance. Henderson lived in New York City until his death.
Creative Age Press, Inc, NY, 1946. VG/VG

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SKU: 
83285341
Publication Date: 
1946
Binding: 
DJ Hardcover

Negro Art Music and Rhyme for Young Folks (USED)

Negro Art Music and Rhyme for Young Folks (USED)
Negro Art Music and Rhyme for Young Folks (USED)
$39.99

Clean and tight within. The Associated Publishers, Washington, DC, 1938, nod. VG

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SKU: 
77938702
Publication Date: 
1938
Binding: 
Hardcover

Negro Folk Tales for Pupils in the Primary Grades, illustrations by Lois Mailou Jones Book 1 (USED)

Negro Folk Tales for Pupils in the Primary Grades, illustrations by Lois Mailou Jones Book 1 (USED)
$25.00
$55.00
$25.00 - $55.00

The Associated Publishers Inc, 1938, library markings but interior vg.  1st ed.

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SKU: 
25548004
Publication Date: 
1938
Binding: 
Hardcover

Negro History in Thirteen Plays (USED)

Negro History in Thirteen Plays (USED)
$35.00

The Associated Publishers Inc, 1935, nod. Ex-library, some water damage.  As is.

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SKU: 
41503163
Publication Date: 
1935
Binding: 
Hardcover

Patterns of Negro Segregation (USED)

Patterns of Negro Segregation (USED)
$55.00

From "The Negro in American Life Series" which Harper published under the general direction of Dr. Gunnar Myrdal, sponsored by The Carnegie Corporation. Harper & Brothers, 1943, stated first edition, church library bookplate. VG/VG

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SKU: 
44977199
Author: 
Publication Date: 
1943
Binding: 
DJ Hardcover

Pioneers of Long Ago (USED)

Pioneers of Long Ago (USED)
Pioneers of Long Ago (USED)
$49.99

The Associated Publishers Inc, 1951, first edition, Jessie Hailstalk Roy and Geneva Calcier Turner, illustrated by Lois Mailou Jones, introduction by C. Go Woodson. For use in schools, and deaccessioned from school library.  Vg

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SKU: 
91725968
Publication Date: 
1951
Binding: 
Hardcover

Plays and Pageants from Life of the Negro (USED)

Plays and Pageants from Life of the Negro (USED)
$70.00

Tight, clean and bright inside and out. In-text illustrations after woodcuts by James L. Wells. Plays by the editor, Thelma Myrtle Duncan, Maud Cuney-Hare, John Matheus, May Miller, Inez M. Burke, Dorothy C. Guinn, Frances Gunner and Edward J. McCoo.The Associated Publishers Inc, 1930, nod. VG

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SKU: 
15764409
Author: 
Publication Date: 
1930
Binding: 
Hardcover

Talking Animals, illustrated by James A. Porter (USED)

Talking Animals, illustrated by James A. Porter (USED)
Talking Animals, illustrated by James A. Porter (USED)
$75.00

The Associated Publishers Inc., 1949, nod, 4to, b&w illustrations by James A. Porter, African folk tales and crafts by Wilfrid Dyson Hambly (1886-1962) curator of African Ethnology at Chicago natural History Museum.  VG/VG

James A. Porter, born in Baltimore in 1905, has been called the first African-American art historian. His 1943 book, Modern Negro Art, was the earliest comprehensive treatment of African-American art and remains a classic in its field. He attended public schools in the District of Columbia and later graduated from Howard University in 1927. He became an art instructor at the university and chairman of its art department, a position he retained until his death. TALKING ANIMALS is a rare example of children's illustration from this pillar of American art history scholarship.

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SKU: 
32383044
Author: 
Publication Date: 
1949
Binding: 
DJ Hardcover

The Black Man In White America (USED)

The Black Man In White America (USED)
$95.00

The Black Man in White America is Van Deusen's most famous book. As a Professor of American History at Hobart College, his research included major emphasis on the role of African Americans in politics and the life of President Abraham Lincoln. The Associated Publishers Inc, 1938 first edition. VG/VG

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SKU: 
2513535
Author: 
Publication Date: 
1938
Binding: 
DJ Hardcover

The Black Man in White America, Revised Edition (USED)

The Black Man in White America, Revised Edition (USED)
$65.00
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SKU: 
43666479
Author: 
Publication Date: 
January 1, 1943
Binding: 
DJ Hardcover

The Child's Story of the Negro, illustrated by Lois Mailou Jones (USED)

The Child's Story of the Negro, illustrated by Lois Mailou Jones (USED)
The Child's Story of the Negro, illustrated by Lois Mailou Jones (USED)
$35.00

The Associated Publishers, Washington, DC, 1965. Good. X-Lib. Revised edition of the original from 1956.

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SKU: 
86737939
Publication Date: 
1968
Binding: 
Hardcover

The Negro and His Songs (USED)

The Negro and His Songs (USED)
$45.00
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SKU: 
52423377
Publication Date: 
January 1, 1925
Binding: 
Hardcover

The Negro in Business, illustrated (USED)

The Negro in Business, illustrated (USED)
The Negro in Business, illustrated (USED)
$35.00

Hertel Jenkins & Co, 1907 (nod). Interior vg, but binding is heavily damaged, though intact. Poor.

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SKU: 
4541736
Publication Date: 
1907
Binding: 
Hardcover

The Negro in Sports (Revised Edition) (USED)

The Negro in Sports (Revised Edition) (USED)
The Negro in Sports (Revised Edition) (USED)
$195.00

With Black and white illustrations throughout. The Associated Publishers Inc, Washington, DC, 1949 (1939) Revised Edition. This is a scarce title in series of publisher's books.  VG/G+

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SKU: 
10571981
Publication Date: 
1949
Binding: 
DJ Hardcover

The Negro's Share, A Study of Income, Consumption, Housing and Public Assistance (USED)

The Negro's Share, A Study of Income, Consumption, Housing and Public Assistance (USED)
$50.00
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SKU: 
15769167
Author: 
Publication Date: 
1943
Binding: 
DJ Hardcover

The World According to Fannie Davis

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$28.00
As seen on the TODAY SHOW
A singular memoir highlighting "the outstanding humanity of black America" that tells the story of one unforgettable mother, her devoted daughter, and the life they lead in the Detroit numbers of the 1960s and 1970s (James McBride)

In 1958, the very same year that an unknown songwriter named Berry Gordy borrowed $800 to found Motown Records, a pretty young mother from Nashville, Tennessee borrowed $100 from her brother to run a Numbers racket out of her home. That woman was Fannie Davis, Bridgett M. Davis' mother.
Part bookie, part banker, mother, wife, granddaughter of slaves, Fannie ran her numbers business for 34 years, doing what it took to survive in a legitimate business that just happened to be illegal. She created a loving, joyful home, sent her children to the best schools, bought them the best clothes, mothered them to the highest standard, and when the tragedy of urban life struck, soldiered on with her stated belief: "Dying is easy. Living takes guts."
A daughter's moving homage to an extraordinary parent, The World According to Fannie Davis is also the suspenseful, unforgettable story about the lengths to which a mother will go to "make a way out of no way" to provide a prosperous life for her family -- and how those sacrifices resonate over time.
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ISBN: 
9780316558730
Author: 
Publication Date: 
January 29, 2019
Binding: 
BB

Valuable Books on the Negro Associated Publisher catalog (no date) (USED)

Valuable Books on the Negro Associated Publisher catalog (no date) (USED)
$65.00

A 16pp catalog issued by The Associated Publishers, Inc, likely in the early 1950s. The cover states the aim of the publisher "The Plan: The publications of the Associated Publishers are planned to cover in the form of textbooks and popular treatises every phase of Negro life and history. The aim here is to make possible the publication and circulation of valuable books on the Negro not acceptable to most publishers."

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SKU: 
88784599
Binding: 
Wraps

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker
$27.99

From the cofounder of VerySmartBrothas.com, and one of the most read writers on race and culture at work today, a provocative and humorous memoir-in-essays that explores the ever-shifting definitions of what it means to be Black (and male) in America

For Damon Young, existing while Black is an extreme sport. The act of possessing black skin while searching for space to breathe in America is enough to induce a ceaseless state of angst where questions such as "How should I react here, as a professional black person?" and "Will this white person's potato salad kill me?" are forever relevant.

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker chronicles Young's efforts to survive while battling and making sense of the various neuroses his country has given him.

It's a condition that's sometimes stretched to absurd limits, provoking the angst that made him question if he was any good at the "being straight" thing, as if his sexual orientation was something he could practice and get better at, like a crossover dribble move or knitting; creating the farce where, as a teen, he wished for a white person to call him a racial slur just so he could fight him and have a great story about it; and generating the surreality of watching gentrification transform his Pittsburgh neighborhood from predominantly Black to "Portlandia . . . but with Pierogies."

And, at its most devastating, it provides him reason to believe that his mother would be alive today if she were white.

From one of our most respected cultural observers, What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker is a hilarious and honest debut that is both a celebration of the idiosyncrasies and distinctions of Blackness and a critique of white supremacy and how we define masculinity.

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ISBN: 
9780062684301
Author: 
Publisher: 
Publication Date: 
March 26, 2019
Binding: 
DJ Hardcover