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  • A DEFENSE OF THE SOUTH AGAINST THE REPROACHES AND ENCROACHMENTS OF THE NORTH: in which slavery is shown to be an institution of God intended to form the basis of the best social state and the only safeguard to the permanence of a republican government by BROOKES, Iveson L., Rev., A.M., 1793-1865
    BROOKES, Iveson L., Rev., A.M., 1793-1865
    A DEFENSE OF THE SOUTH AGAINST THE REPROACHES AND ENCROACHMENTS OF THE NORTH: in which slavery is shown to be an institution of God intended to form the basis of the best social state and the only safeguard to the permanence of a republican government

    Edition: First Edition

    Hamburg, South Carolina: Printed at the Republican Office, 1850. Octavo, pp (2), 48, stitched in self wrappers. Some foxing and yellowing; small chips to lower outer corners; soft creases; else a VG clean, unworn and largely unopened copy. The bulk of the pamphlet reprints his lengthy letter to The Christian Review headed "Woodville, near Hamburg, S.C. February 20, 1849". He is responding to an article in the January issue urging the prohibition of slavery in the new territories taken from Mexico. He correctly argues that the Bible condones slavery. "Iveson Lewis Brookes, teacher, Baptist minister, and planter, was born in Rockingham County, N.C. Brookes, a 1819 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., amassed, through marriage…

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    Hamburg, South Carolina: Printed at the Republican Office, 1850. Octavo, pp (2), 48, stitched in self wrappers. Some foxing and yellowing; small chips to lower outer corners; soft creases; else a VG clean, unworn and largely unopened copy. The bulk of the pamphlet reprints his lengthy letter to The Christian Review headed "Woodville, near Hamburg, S.C. February 20, 1849". He is responding to an article in the January issue urging the prohibition of slavery in the new territories taken from Mexico. He correctly argues that the Bible condones slavery. "Iveson Lewis Brookes, teacher, Baptist minister, and planter, was born in Rockingham County, N.C. Brookes, a 1819 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., amassed, through marriage and purchase, considerable holdings of land and slaves in Jasper and Jones counties in Georgia and Edgefield County and other locations in South Carolina. He also worked in schools for much of his life (teacher at Greensboro Academy, Greensboro, N.C., 1819; rector of Eatonton Academy, Eatonton, Ga., 1820s; principal of Penfield Female Academy, Penfield, Ga., 1840s), employing overseers to manage his plantations while he taught and preached at various Baptist churches. He was also active in national and local Baptist affairs and was a staunch defender of slavery." - University of North Carolina, introduction the Brookes papers collection at UNC. Hamburg, S.C., was a small all-black community across the Savannah River from Augusta, GA. It was the scene of white on black violence in 1876 during Reconstruction ("The Hamburg Massacre"). The last residents of the town left in 1929 and there are no visible remains of the community today. This is one of its earliest imprints. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

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    Book ID: 43724
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  • MEIER, August
    A WHITE SCHOLAR AND THE BLACK COMMUNITY, 1945-1965: Essays and Relections

    Edition: First printing

    Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1992. Black cloth. pp x, 232, [6]. Narrow band of sunning to extreme lower edge of front cover, else fine in slightly used VG jacket. Meier taught in black colleges and was active in the civil rights movement.

    Book ID: 41458
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  • ART ON BLACK by YOUNG, d'bi (d'bi.young)
    YOUNG, d'bi (d'bi.young)
    ART ON BLACK

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Women's Press, 2006. Glossy card covers. Fine copy. Jamaican-Canadian feminist dub poet, actor, and playwright. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 53126
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  • BRAND, Dionne
    AT THE FULL AND CHANGE OF THE MOON: a novel

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Grove Press, 1999. Black boards. Fine in fine jacket, with label of a Canadian literary agency at front. Trinidadian-Canadian poet and novelist. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 52736
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  • GEORGE, Nelson
    BLACKFACE. Reflections on African-Americans and the Movies.

    Edition: First printing

    New York: HarperCollins (Harper Collins), 1994. Cloth & boards. (xvi), 224 pp. Remainder stripe to bottom page edges, else fine. White dust jacket lightly rubbed, dust soiled, else fine. African-American author.

    Book ID: 10123
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  • RUCK, Calvin W.
    CANADA'S BLACK BATTALION, No. 2 Construction 1916-1920

    Halifax, Nova Scotia: The Society for the Protection and Preservation of Black Culture in Nova Scotia, 1986. pp 143, illustrated, index. Ink owner name at front, VG+ clean and unworn copy otherwise. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 47776
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  • WASHINGTON, Booker T.
    CHARACTER BUILDING.

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: William Briggs. (Sheets of June, 1902, first US edition with integral title leaf). Maroon vertically ribbed cloth stamped in gilt, top edge gilt. pp [12], 291 + frontispiece with tissue guard. Light rubbing to spine tips and outer corners; else a fine copy, gilt bright, no owner names, hinges not cracked. A scarce issue of his third book.; Octavo.

    Book ID: 41597
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  • WASHINGTON, Booker T.
    CHARACTER BUILDING.

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: William Briggs. (Sheets of June, 1902, first US edition with integral title leaf). Maroon vertically ribbed cloth stamped in gilt, top edge gilt. pp [12], 291 + frontispiece with tissue guard. Mild rubbing to spine tips and lower edges of covers; Vancouver new bookstore ticket on rear pastedown; else a fine copy, gilt bright, no owner names, hinges not cracked. A scarce issue of his third book.; Octavo.

    Book ID: 855
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  • ROSE, Al
    EUBIE BLAKE

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Schirmer, 1979. Brown cloth. pp (xviii), 214. Discography, filmology, and index at rear. Canadian review slip pasted in at front, else a VG copy. Price-clipped jacket has chips and rubbing at head of spine; good. Biography of the noted African-American song writer.

    Book ID: 43738
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  • CORRELL, Charles J. and Freeman F. Gosden
    HERE THEY ARE - AMOS 'N' ANDY. Foreword by Irvin S. Cobb

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Richard R. Smith, 1931. Octavo, red cloth lettered in light blue. pp (2), vi, 174. Lacking the front free endpaper; front inner hinge repaired and browned; yellowing to page edges and lightly to endpapers; else a VG or better clean, tight and unworn copy. In the scarce yellow dust jacket, which has nicks and very small chips at ends of lightly darkened spine; light darkening to panels; slight rubbing to flap folds; VG otherwise, flap price intact, attractive. Jacket illustration by Gwyas Williams., frontispiece illustration by Margery Stocking. A first collection of comic dialogues from this once enormously popular radio show. Amos and Andy were black, but Correll and Gosden were white.

    Book ID: 36167
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  • Teatero, William
    John Anderson, Fugitive Slave

    Edition: First Edition

    No place [Kingston, Ontario]: Treasure Island Books, 1986. Blue boards. (188) pp, illustrated. Small narrow tan spot to fore edges (no penetration into text margins), else fine in jacket, no owner names. Story of a slave from Missouri escaped to Canada and the struggle to have him extradited.; Signed by Author 0969268505

    Book ID: 24802
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  • Brand, Dionne
    Luce ostinata / Tenacious light: a cura de Branko Gorjup e Francesca Valente ; disegni di Achille Perilli ; introduzione, Janice Kulyk Keefer ; traduzioni di Marco Fazzini, Sara Fruner et Francesca Valente

    Edition: First Edition

    Ravenna, Italy: Longo, 2007. White card covers with flaps. pp 207. Plates, some in colour.Text in Italian and English. Poetry. Fine copy. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 52795
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  • BRAND, Dionne
    NO LANGUAGE IS NEUTRAL

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Coach House Press, 1990. Glossy card covers. Advance copy for review rubber stamped on the title page. Remains of a price sticker on rear cover; soft corner crease to front cover and first two leaves; else a fine copy. A book of poetry by the noted Trinidadian-Canadian author. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced; Octavo 088910395X

    Book ID: 52703
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  • OSSUARIES by BRAND, Dionne
    BRAND, Dionne
    OSSUARIES

    Edition: First printing

    McClelland & Stewart, 2010. Card covers. A fine copy of this book of poetry. Brand was Toronto's Poet Laureate 2009-12. The present book won a Griffin Poetry Prize. The book is dedicated to Constance Rooke.; Octavo

    Book ID: 53321
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  • WINKS, Robin W.
    THE BLACKS IN CANADA: a history

    Montreal / New Haven: McGill-Queen's University Press / Yale, 1972. Second printing (first was in 1971). Black cloth. (xxiv), 546, [4] pp. Maps in text, index. Faint label shadow on spine, small library rubber stamps to half-title and rear free endpaper, small soil spots to top page edges, small bump to one corner, else a VG clean, tight & unworn jacketless copy, no other library marks. The second edition of 1997 only added a new author preface. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Book ID: 41963
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  • MASON-JOHN, Valerie and Kevan Anthony Cameron
    THE GREAT BLACK NORTH: contemporary Afican Canadian poetry

    Calgary: Frontenac House Poetry, 2014. Card covers. Little Free Library rubber stamp on first page and title page, else fine.; Octavo

    Book ID: 53462
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  • PERRY, Charlotte Bronte
    THE HISTORY OF THE COLOURED CANADIAN IN WINDSOR, ONTARIO, 1867-1967.

    Edition: First printing

    Windsor, ON: 1967. Inscribed by Author; Quarto, green boards. 211 pp. Numerous photos in text. Inscribed by the author in 1968. Mild cover sunning, light endpaper foxing, yellowing and dust soiling to page edges, a VG unworn copy otherwise. Black dust jacket is rubbed, somewhat worn, with chips and tears all along the top edge; just good. Uncommon book.; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 11517
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  • PERRY, Charlotte Bronte
    THE HISTORY OF THE COLOURED CANADIAN IN WINDSOR, ONTARIO. 1867-1967.

    Windsor, ON: Author, 1969. 2nd printing (first was in 1967). Quarto, green boards. 211 pp. Photos on almost every page. Rubber stamp and ink gift inscription to front free endpaper; very nearly fine otherwise. Black dust jacket has slight rubbing, very small chips, one inch tear to front panel, light tanning showing to white spine lettering; VG otherwise.

    Book ID: 11547
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  • KARON, Bertram P.
    THE NEGRO PERSONALITY. A Rigorous Investigation of the Effects of Culture. Foreword by Silvan S. Tomkins.

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Springer, 1958. Pale blue-grey cloth. (viii), 184 pp. Light tanning to page edges, spine, margins of covers; else fine. Pale grey price-clipped dust jacket is tanned to spine, margins of panels; a few short tears and shallow chips; VG otherwise. "Dr. Karon's book is the first to give a precise and vivid answer to the crucial question of the Negro problem in the United States - what it feels like to live as a member of a caste in an otherwise democratic society." - jacket flap. The research used the Tomkins-Horn Picture Arrangement Test (PAT).

    Book ID: 12833
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  • THE SLAVE IN CANADA by SMITH, T. Watson
    SMITH, T. Watson
    THE SLAVE IN CANADA

    Edition: First Edition

    Halifax: Nova Scotia Historical Society, 1899. Buff stiff printed card covers. pp (xii), 161. Index. Spine a bit darkened, with small chips to ends; old tape stains to inner margins of covers, with a skinned spot to top inner corner of front cover; joints and inner hinges neatly repaired with archival rice paper tape; covers a bit yellowed and lightly soiled, with corner chip to rear cover; lacking the front free endpaper; text paper a bit toned; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Watson's long article is contained on pp 1-161 of Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society for the Years 1896-98, Volume X. Sabin, 84422. The earliest book-length study of the subject? Very scarce. A copy made USD 390 at a Swann auction 30 March, 2017. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 53668
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