African American History
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Holtzclaw, William H. The Black Man’s Burden, 1st ed.
Holtzclaw, William H. THE BLACK MAN’S BURDEN. NY: 1915. 1st ed., 232p., ft., illus. Holtzclaw, a graduate of Tuskegee Institute and protegé of Booker T. Washington, founded Mississippi’s Utica Normal and Industrial Institute (now Utica campus of Hinds County Community Colleges). Part autobiography, part Utica history; an uncommon look at education in the Jim Crow-era. … Continue reading Holtzclaw, William H. The Black Man’s Burden, 1st ed.$295.00 buy this item
Hughes, Langston. Shakespeare in Harlem, 1st ed. Inscribed & Signed
Autograph Signature of Hughes, Langston in SHAKESPEARE IN HARLEM. With drawings by E. McKnight Kauffer. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. 1st edition, 124p., frontispiece, illustrated. Beautiful collection from “The Negro Poet Laureate.” Inscribed and signed by the author. Very scarce! Very good; dust jacket.READ MORE $1,650.00 reserve this item
Keckley, Elizabeth. Behind the Scenes, 1st ed.
Keckley, Elizabeth. BEHIND THE SCENES: OR, THIRTY YEARS A SLAVE, AND FOUR YEARS IN THE WHITE HOUSE.. New York: 1868. 1st edition, 371p., frontispiece. A classic reminiscence by Mrs. Lincoln’s dressmaker. Prominently featured in Stephen Spielberg’s film Lincoln. Very good.READ MORE $1,250.00 reserve this item
Levin, Kevin. Remembering the Battle of the Crater
The battle of the Crater is known as one of the Civil War’s bloodiest struggles—a Union loss with combined casualties of 5,000, many of whom were members of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) under Union Brigadier General Edward Ferrero. The battle was a violent clash of forces as Confederate soldiers fought for the first time … Continue reading Levin, Kevin. Remembering the Battle of the Crater$35.00 buy this item
Lincoln, Abraham. SPEECH OF HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN…Pamphlet
Lincoln, Abraham. SPEECH OF HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN, DELIVERED IN SPRINGFIELD, SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 17, 1858. 8p. [M-12] Delivered at the Illinois statehouse during the Senatorial campaign against Douglas, a week after his “House Divided” speech (and briefly quoting that crucial phrase). Lincoln here disembowels “popular sovereignty” and explains his opposition to the Dred Scott decision … Continue reading Lincoln, Abraham. SPEECH OF HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN…Pamphlet$1,500.00 reserve this item
Pettit, Eber M. Sketches in the History of the Underground Railroad…1st ed.
A Scarce Record of the Underground RailroadREAD MORE $875.00 buy this item
Proclamation of Emancipation Broadside
Emancipation Proclamation PROCLAMATION OF EMANCIPATION…Chicago: A. Kidder Publishing Office (1864) Large lithographic broadside 22″ x 18″ inclusive of margins. A rare Chicago broadside printing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Lincoln’s proclamation was to take effect on January 1, 1863. According to Charles Eberstadt’s encyclopedic work on the printings of the Emancipation Proclamation, this elaborate broadside was … Continue reading Proclamation of Emancipation Broadside$5,500.00 reserve this item
Runaway Slave Reward Broadside
Reward Broadside for “Ranaway” Slave, signed in print by Henry Mitchell. Glymont, Charles Co., MD: April 11, 1854. 9-½” x 12”. Mitchell offered a $50 Reward for the capture and return of a “Negro Man, FRANK, or FRANCIS, aged about 23 years…a Mulatto, not very bright…of good development of flesh and size….” The fugitive’s dress … Continue reading Runaway Slave Reward Broadside$4,500.00 reserve this item
Smedley, R.C., History of the Underground Railroad…
Smedley, R. C. HISTORY OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD IN CHESTER AND THE NEIGHBORING COUNTIES OF PENNSYLVANIA. Lancaster: 1883. 1st edition, 407p., frontispiece, illustrated. An especially uncommon account of abolitionist activities in the Keystone State. Light wear at extremities; else very good; ephemeral material included.READ MORE $425.00 buy this item
Songster – Old Uncle Ned
(African American – Songster) OLD UNCLE NED. Philadelphia: (ca 1860). 32mo.; discontinuous pagination; orig. woodcut-illus. salmon wraps. A tiny pamphlet of lyrics (only) to comic and sentimental songs, many touching upon slavery and black life, include: “Uncle Ned;” “Massa’s in the Cold Ground;” “Night Funeral of a Slave;’ “The Darkies’ Serenade,” and “Uncle Tom’s Gone … Continue reading Songster – Old Uncle Ned$195.00 buy this item