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The Black Washingtonians: the Anacostia Museum Illustrated Chronology

By: Anacostia Museum and Center For African American History and Culture; Holmes Norton, Eleanor (Foreword by)

Price: $23.92

Publisher: Somerset, New Jersey, U. S. A., John Wiley & Sons Inc: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003752


Central to the complex and inspiring story of The Black Washingtonians are the thousands of African American men and women who made major contributions to the city's physical, economic, social, and cultural development. Included is Benjamin Bannaker, the self-educated clock maker, writer, and astronomer who took part in the survey of the Districts boundaries; the thousands of African American laborers, both slave and free, who literally built the city; and the three uned... View more info

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Brutal Imagination: Poems

By: Eady, Cornelius

Price: $9.20

Publisher: E Rutherford, New Jersey, U. S. A., Putnam Pub Group: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001349


Brutal Imagination is made up of two cycles of poems, each confronting the same subject: The black man in white America. The first cycle deals with the vision of the black man in white imagination. Narrated largely by the black kidnapper invented by Susan Smith to cover up the killing of her two small sons, it displays Eady's stunning range: His deft wit, inventiveness, and skillfully targeted anger. The second cycle, "Running Man, " presents poems Eady drew on f... View more info

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Race and the Modern Artist

By: Hathaway, Heather; Jarab, Josef; Melnick, Jeffrey (editors)

Price: $12.88

Publisher: New York, Oxford Univ Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002769


For decades it has been a given that American modernism was the purview of a narrow group of white Euro-Americans. Writers on the margin - African Americans, Jews, and Latinos, for instance - have long been considered too political or too parochial to have a place in the modernist canon. The essays in this collection, written in tribute to the late African American historian Nathan Huggins by his colleagues and students, take as their premise that high modernism, as trad... View more info

Zenzele : a Letter for My Daughter

By: Maraire, J. Nozipo

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Crown Publishing Group: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000852


Interweaving history and memories, disappointments and dreams, like the tales of the traditional village storyteller, this letter is a gift from one generation to the next. As her daughter enters a new world, a mother shares the riches of her own through stories of her personal experiences and those of her generation. She writes of Zimbabwe's stuggle for independence, and of the men and women who shaped it: Zenzele's father, an outspoken activist lawyer; her aunt, a scho... View more info

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The Freedom to Remember: Narrative, Slavery, and Gender in Contemporary Black Women's Fiction

By: Mitchell, Angelyn

Price: $8.28

Publisher: Piscataway, New Jersey, U. S. A., Rutgers Univ Pr: 2002

Seller ID: 002199


The Freedom to Remember examines contemporary literary revisions of slavery in the United States by black women writers. Reent studies have investigated thee works only from the standpoint of victimization. Angelyn Mitchell changes the conceptualization of these narratives, focusing on the theme of freedom, no slavery, defining these works as "liberatory narratives. " Mitchell shows how the liberatory narrative functions to emancipate its readers from the legacie... View more info

Strange Fruit

By: Smith, Lillian

Price: $7.38

Publisher: London, England, The Cresset Press: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000093


The cover on this slim volume is discolored. However, all of the pages inside are fine, no marks or tears noted. 290 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

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Speak out in Thunder Tones: Letters and Other Writings by Black Northerners, 1787-1865

By: Sterling, Dorothy (edited by)

Price: $13.80

Publisher: New York, De Capo Press: 1998

Seller ID: 002862


This impressive collection, drawn from a wealth of original research into previously untapped sources - including letters, diaries, memoirs, speeches, poems, songs, newspaper articles, advertisements, a ship's log, and official documents - allows African Americans to speak afresh across more than two centuries. Besides the expected voices of Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth, this book makes vivid the experiences and views of a diverse range of lesser-known but equa... View more info

"Marse Henry", an Autobiography

By: Watterson, Henry

Price: $23.00

Publisher: George H. Doran Company: 1919

Seller ID: B-08001


Binding is green with Watterson's signature on the front in gold, and lettering on the side in gold. Two volume set. Volume 2 has a few small spots on the front. 629 pages, all fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info