On this page you can review the 49 Black History related titles that are on our shelves on February 19, 2012, at Ray Boas, Bookseller, in Walpole, New Hampshire.  Make a note of the Order No(s) just before the price of the books you wish to order, and please do place your order at any time. Thank you, RAY

1. Appiah, Kwame Anthony and Gates, Henry Louise (editors), AFRICANA: ARTS AND LETTERS - AN A-TO-Z REFERENCE OF WRITERS, MUSICIANS, AND ARTISTS OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, Running Press, Philadelphia, PA, (2004) 1st ptg, 655pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0762420421, (Order No: 55697 ), $6.00

2. Bailey, Pearl, TALKING TO MYSELF, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, (1971) 1st ed, 233pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) signed by the author, Signed on half title, "Love Pearl.", (Order No: 4983 ), $30.00

3. Banton, Michael, WHITE AND COLOURED: THE BEHAVIOR OF BRITISH PEOPLE TOWARDS COLOURED IMMIGRANTS, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, 1960, B&W tables, 223pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Dr. Banton's propositions about race relations in Britain., (Order No: 17836 ), $10.00

4. Beardsley, Edward H., A HISTORY OF NEGLECT: HEALTH CARE FOR BLACKS AND MILL WORKERS IN THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY SOUTH, University of Tennessee Pr., Knoxville, TN, (1987), B&W illustrations, 384pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0870495232 This book examines the environmental, political, and economic forces that contributed to the poor health and substandard medical care of southern blacks and mill workers in this century., (Order No: 26362 ), $10.00

5. Cooper, William A. (with some notes by Charles S. Boyer), THE ATTITUDE OF THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS TOWARDS SLAVERY: CAMDEN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY - CAMDEN HISTORY VOL. 1 NO. 1, Camden County Historical Soc, Camden, NJ, 1929, 16pp, good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 27302 ), $20.00

6. Dew, Charles B., BOND OF IRON: MASTER AND SLAVE AT BUFFALO FORGE, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, (1994) 1st ed, B&W ill., B&W maps, 429pp, very good, black cloth spine (hardcover) (no dustjacket), ISBN 0393036162 An investigation of slave life at Buffalo Forge., (Order No: 22344 ), $5.00

7. Fogel, Robert William, WITHOUT CONSENT OR CONTRACT: THE RISE AND RALL OF AMERICAN SLAVERY, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, (1991), 539pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0393307530, (Order No: 23493 ), $7.50

8. Freuchen, Peter, THE LEGEND OF DANIEL WILLIAMS, Julian Messner, Inc., New York, (1957) 2nd ptg, 256pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), The story of the Bible-toting slave who became a legendary outlaw of the far North., (Order No: 9358 ), $4.50

9. Gadsden, E. Dorian, PROGRESS AGAINST THE TIDE, Vantage Press, New York, (1989), 187pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0533083850 Unravels the history of Blacks in America, from slavery's terrible origins in Africa to the importation of Black slaves in America., (Order No: 61932 ), $7.50

10. Gates, Henry Louis and Robbins, Hollis (editors), IN SEARCH OF HANNAH CRAFTS: CRITICAL ESSAYS ON THE BONDWOMAN'S NARRATIVE, Basic Books, New York, (2004) 1st ptg, 458pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0465027148 In 2002 THE BONDWOMAN'S NARRATIVE was discovered and published for the first time. A compelling story of a young slave who escapes from her plantation in search of freedom in the North, it turned out to be the first novel by a female African-American slave ever found, and possibly the first novel written by a Black woman anywhere., (Order No: 55848 ), $6.00

11. Gavins, Raymond, THE PERILS AND PROSPECTS OF SOUTHERN BLACK LEADERSHIP: GORDON BLAINE HANCOCK, 1884-1970, Duke University Press, Durham, NC, 1977, B&W frontis, 221pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0822303817 This volume focuses on Gordon Blaine Hancock, who was probably the most articulate and popular champion of his race in Virginia and much of the South for more than a quarter century before the BROWN decision of 1954., (Order No: 44707 ), $12.50

12. Genovese, Eugene D., IN RED AND BLACK: MARXIAN EXPLORATIONS IN SOUTHERN AND AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORY, Pantheon Books, New York, (1971) 1st ed, 435pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0394467922 A series of essays on the black experience, Southern history, and comparative slave systems which were written during the tumultuous years 1965-1969. Separately and together they constitute a case for the Marxian interpretation of history., (Order No: 13946 ), $5.00

13. Greene, Lorenzo J. (edited with an introduction by Arvarh E. Strickland), SELLING BLACK HISTORY FOR CARTER G. WOODSON: A DIARY, 1930-1933, University of Missouri Press, Columbia, MO, (1996) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 428pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0826210694 This volume offers important glimpses into the private thoughts of a young man of the 1930s, a developing intellectual and scholar. Greene's diary also provides invaluable insights into the personality of Carter Woodson that are not otherwise available., (Order No: 45767 ), $17.50

14. Grimm, Reinhold & Hermand, Jost (editors), BLACKS AND GERMAN CULTURE, University of Wisconsin Pr., Madison, WI, (1986) 1st ptg, 11 B&W plates, 184pp, fine, burgundy cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), ISBN 0299970175 The essays assembled in this volume constitute the revised and, in some instances, considerably enlarged versions of the papers that were read and discussed during the Fifteenth Wisconsin Workshop, an interdisciplinary event organized by the Department of German at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and held in conjunction with its sister Departments of Comparative Literature and of African Languages and Literatures, on October 5 and 6, 1984., (Order No: 13323 ), $15.00

15. Guillaume, Bernice F. (compiled and edited by), THE COLLECTED WORKS OF OLIVIA WARD BUSH-BANKS, Oxford University Press, New York, 1991, B&W frontispiece, 321pp, fine, black cloth (hardcover) (published without a dustjacket), ISBN 0195061969 One of the publications from The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers., (Order No: 13043 ), $6.00

16. Hamilton, Dona Cooper and Hamilton, Charles V., THE DUAL AGENDA: RACE AND SOCIAL WELFARE POLICIES OF CIVIL RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS, Columbia University Press, New York, (1997) 1st ptg, 335pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0231103646 "The African-American Struggle for Civil and Economic Equality." From the New Deal to the 1990s, the author's demonstrate the many ways in which the civil rights movement fought not only to end racial segregation and discrimination but also to support social and economic justice for all Americans., (Order No: 33741 ), $8.50

17. Hannerz, Ulf, SOULSIDE - INQUIRIES INTO GHETTO CULTURE AND COMMUNITY, Columbia University Press, New York, (1969) 5th ptg, 236pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0231086512 A study of the black ghetto in Washington, DC by an anthropologist who lived there for two years., (Order No: 50217 ), $6.00

18. Hausman, Gerald and Rodriques, Kelvin, AFRICAN-AMERICAN ALPHABET: A CELEBRATION OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND WEST INDIAN CULTURE, CUSTOM, MYTH, AND SYMBOL, St. Martin's Press, New York, (1996) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 256pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0312139195 A historic and poetic A-to-Z collection of legends, traditions, and symbols that represents the great depth and breadth of African, Caribbean, and African-American culture., (Order No: 17920 ), $11.50

19. Haynie, Kerry L., AFRICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATORS IN THE AMERICAN STATES, Columbia University Press, New York, (2001) 1st ptg, figures and tables, 149pp, very good++, brown boards (hardcover) (no dustjacket), ISBN 0231106440 Provides general knowledge about the nature and consequences of African American representation in state legislatures., (Order No: 40767 ), $35.00

20. Higgins, Billy D., A STRANGER AND A SOJOURNER: PETER CAULDER, FREE BLACKMAN FRONTIERSMAN IN ANTEBELLUM ARKANSAS, University of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville, AR, 2004 1st ptg, 349pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1557287775 Story of Peter Caulder, a free African American settler in the Arkansas Territory. After serving as a rifleman in the War of 1812, he established a community of free-born African Americans in northern Arkansas and was largely accepted by his white neighbors until 1859., (Order No: 56455 ), $15.00

21. Huggins, Nathan Irvin (edited by Brenda Smith Huggins), REVELATIONS: AMERICAN HISTORY, AMERICAN MYTHS, Oxford University Press, New York, 1995, 288pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0195082362 A superb collection of Huggins's finest articles, reviews, and essays, spanning the entire spectrum of his thought on the African-American experience., (Order No: 51448 ), $5.00

22. Jennings, Lawrence C., FRENCH REACTION TO BRITISH SLAVE EMANCIPATION, Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge, LA, (1988), 228pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0807114294 A detailed examination of the Anglo-French antislavery connection and of the French reaction to British slave liberation in the 1830s and 1840s. Focusing primarily on France, Jennings sheds new light on the development of French emancipationism as part of a renascent humanitarian movement., (Order No: 16524 ), $7.50

23. Johnson, Michael K., BLACK MASCULINITY AND THE FRONTIER MYTH IN AMERICAN LITERATURE, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, (2002) 1st ptg, 293pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0806134143 "This innovative book show how African American writers from John Marrant to Toni Morrison started out rewritting the Euro-American myth and ended up reinventing the idea of the West itself.", (Order No: 55588 ), $10.00

24. Jones, Laurence C. (with an introduction by S. S. McClure), PINEY WOODS AND ITS STORY, Fleming H. Revell Company, New York, (1922), B&W illustrations, 154pp, good+, olive green cloth (hardcover), "This is the story, told by himself, of a Negro of education, intelligence and sensitiveness, who turned his back upon everything that usually makes life worth living for people of his kind and went, without money or influence, or even an invitation, among the poorest and most ignorant of his race, for the sole purpose of helping them in every way within his power.", (Order No: 17837 ), $12.50

25. Lamon, Lester C., BLACKS IN TENNESSEE 1791-1970, Univ. of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, TN, (1981) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 124pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0870493248, (Order No: 48811 ), $5.00

26. Lott, Tommy L., SUBJUGATION AND BONDAGE: CRITICAL ESSAYS ON SLAVERY AND SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY, Rowman & Littlefield Publ., Lanham, MD, (1998), 351pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0847687783, (Order No: 61511 ), $7.50

27. Lutz, Tom and Ashton, Susanna (edited by), THESE "COLORED" UNITED STATES- AFRICAN AMERICAN ESSAYS FROM THE 1920S, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, (1996), B&W illustrations, 304pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0813523060, (Order No: 45382 ), $5.00

28. Marable, Manning, BLACK LEADERSHIP, Columbia University Press, New York, (1998) 1st ptg, 238pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0231107463 With thought-provoking portraits of the styles, strategies, agendas, triumphs, and failures of black leaders, Marable charts an intellectual map of the continuing struggle for racial equality and economic progress in modern America., (Order No: 31560 ), $10.00

29. Miller, John Chester, THE WOLF BY THE EARS: THOMAS JEFFERSON AND SLAVERY, The Free Press, New York, (1977), 319pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0029215005, (Order No: 5726 ), $5.00

30. Miller, Kelly, RACE ADJUSTMENT, THE EVERLISTING STAIN - THE AMERICAN NEGRO HIS HISTORY AND LITERATURE SERIES, Arno Press and The NY Times, New York, 1968, 352pp, very good, black and white cloth (hardcover), ESSAYS ON THE NEGRO IN AMERICA. Originally published in 1908., (Order No: 30642 ), $30.00

31. Morris, Ann; Ambrose, Henrietta; Nagel, John (photographic restorations by) & Hunter, Julius K. (foreword by), NORTH WEBSTER: A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF A BLACK COMMUNITY, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN, (1993), 141 B&W photographs, 192pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0253286018 North Webster is a black middle-class suburb west of St. Louis which began at the end of the Civil War. Its residents have suffered the discrimina- tion of a southern, border state, and yet they accomplished great things. This book is a history of that community and the people who gave it its character., (Order No: 13933 ), $8.00

32. Olbrich, Emil, THE DEVELOPMENT OF SENTIMENT ON NEGRO SUFFRAGE TO 1860, Negro Universities Press, New York, (1969), 135pp, fine, brown cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket as published), ISBN 0837117577 BULLETIN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN NO. 477, HISTORY SERIES, VOL. 3, NO. 1, PP. 1-135. Originally published in 1912. This study was made during the academic year, 1905 to 1906, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts at The University of Wisconsin. Mr. Olbrich treated the whole subject of negro suffrage through the passage of the fifteenth amendment, and had planned to present these results in the form of a doctoral dissertation. In the summer of 1906, Mr. Olbrich was drowned while bathing in Lake Mendota. This is a fragment of his work., (Order No: 22833 ), $17.50

33. Perry, Lewis and Fellman, Michael (edited by), ANTISLAVERY RECONSIDERED: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE ABOLITIONISTS, Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge, LA, (1979), 348pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0807104795 These essays, rather than expounding a single revisionist attitude, include every major approach to antislavery., (Order No: 37262 ), $15.00

34. Piersen, William D., BLACK LEGACY: AMERICA'S HIDDEN HERITAGE, Univ. of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, MA, (1993), 264pp, good, wraps (softcover) small bump top corner, small cover tear, ISBN 0870238590 Drawing on a vast wealth of evidence--folktales, oral histories, religious rituals, and music--this book explores the pervasive if often unacknowledged influence of African traditions on American life., (Order No: 53066 ), $7.50

35. Pinney, Roy, SLAVERY PAST AND PRESENT, Thomas Nelson Inc., Camden, NJ, (1972) 1st ed, 155pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0840761562 Roy Pinney provides a survey history of enslavement-slavery in ancient times, the Bible and slavery, the African slave trade, and present-day practices. By letting the facts speak for themselves, the author presents a convincing and shattering documentation of man's inhumanity to man., (Order No: 9016 ), $14.50

36. Roche, John P., THE QUEST FOR THE DREAM: THE DEVELOPMENT OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND HUMAN RELATIONS IN MODERN AMERICA, The Macmillan Company, New York, (1964) 2nd ptg, 308pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), A hopeful report on the significant development of human freedom in the United States over the last fifty years., (Order No: 15724 ), $5.00

37. Rowan, Carl T., DREAM MAKERS, DREAM BREAKERS: THE WORLD OF JUSTICE THURGOOD MARSHALL, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, (1993) 1st ed, 36 B&W photos, 475pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0316759783 The first major biography of Justice Marshall presents an incisive portrait of the extraordinary life and career of this great figure who came to be known as "Mr. Civil Rights.", (Order No: 11569 ), $4.50

38. Schneider, Mark R., BOSTON CONFRONTS JIM CROW 1890-1920, Northeastern University Pr., Boston, MA, (1997) 1st ptg, 262pp, very good++, wraps (softcover) inscribed by the author, ISBN 1555532950 This study deepens one's understanding of African-American history as well as the history of Boston., (Order No: 56737 ), $7.50

39. Seder, John and Burrell, Berkeley G. (introduction by Maurice H. Stans), GETTING IT TOGETHER: BLACK BUSINESSMEN IN AMERICA, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, (1971), B&W illustrations, 233pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0151352755 This book is about sixteen remarkable black Americans who have succeeded in that most American of pursuits--the making of money., (Order No: 26982 ), $10.00

40. Sherman, Richard B., THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND BLACK AMERICA FROM MCKINLEY TO HOOVER 1896-1933, University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, (1973), 274pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket as published, ISBN 0813904676 Faint dampstain on a few preliminary pages. (hard to see), (Order No: 56614 ), $40.00

41. Sherrard, O. A., FREEDOM FROM FEAR: THE SLAVE AND HIS EMANCIPATION, The Bodley Head, London, (1959), 200pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Recalls the part which England played in the story of slavery., (Order No: 38482 ), $6.00

42. Sherwin, Oscar, PROPHET OF LIBERTY: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF WENDELL PHILLIPS, Bookman Associates, New York, (1958), 814pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), "One of the most neglected well-springs of our American heritage, the great Abolition movement of pre-Civil War period, comes alive in this dramatic, yet scholarly and complete, biography of Wendell Phillips.", (Order No: 9637 ), $7.50

43. Skinner, Tom - warmly inscribed by the author, BLACK AND FREE, Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, MI, (1968) 2nd ptg, B&W ill., 154pp, good+ red and black cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), Tom Skinner blasts the myths on both sides of the color spectrum with candor and intellectual honesty., (Order No: 34680 ), $10.00

44. Starobin, Robert S. (edited by), BLACKS IN BONDAGE: LETTERS OF AMERICAN SLAVES, New Viewpoints, New York, 1974, 196pp, good w/good dustjacket, few spots on cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0531063666 These poignant letters, compiled from archives found in the American South, provide a unique insight into the reality of slavery, from the point of view of the slave himself., (Order No: 23543 ), $7.50

45. Strother, Horatio T., THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD IN CONNECTICUT, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, (1969) 2nd ptg, B&W illustrations, 262pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), First published in 1962. Here are the engrossing facts about one of the least-known movements in Connecticut's history - the rise, organization, and operation of the Underground Railroad. The author traces the routes of the fugitive slaves through such entry points as New Haven and the New York line, through important crossroads like Brooklyn and Farmington, to havens farther along the road to Canada., (Order No: 1459 ), $30.00

46. Terborg-Penn, Rosalyn, AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN IN THE STRUGGLE FOR THE VOTE, 1850-1920, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN, (1998), B&W illustrations, 193pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 025321176X Drawing from original documents, Rosalyn Terborg-Penn constructs a comprehensive portrait of the African American women who fought for the right to vote., (Order No: 52389 ), $14.50

47. Tower, Philo, SLAVERY UNMASKED, Negro Universities Press, New York, (1969), B&W frontis, 432pp, very good+, brown cloth (hardcover), Originally published in 1856. BEING A TRUTHFUL NARRATIVE OF A THREE YEARS' RESIDENCE AND JOURNEYING IN ELEVEN SOUTHERN STATES: TO WHICH IS ADDED THE INVASION OF KANSAS INCLUDING THE LAST CHAPTER OF HER WRONGS., (Order No: 38881 ), $20.00

48. Washington, Joseph R., BLACK RELIGION: THE NEGRO AND CHRISTIANITY IN THE UNITED STATES, Beacon Press, Boston, MA, (1964) 2nd ptg, 308pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), The author analyzes the past, the current, and what may be the future trends of Christianity and the Negro in America., (Order No: 34225 ), $14.50

49. Williams, Robin M., MUTUAL ACCOMMODATION - ETHNIC CONFLICT AND COOPERATION, Univ. of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN, (1977), 458pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0816608229 "This book presents an assessment by a distinguished social scientist of the current state of ethnic and racial relations in the United States.", (Order No: 48518 ), $15.00

Ray Boas, Bookseller