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DISCOURSES
$ 12.00
TITLE: THE DISCOURSES
AUTHOR: NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI:- Translated by LESLIE J. WALKER,
ISBN#: 0-14-044428-9
PRICE: $12.00
Through a series of telling commentaries on early Roman history, he shows how citizenship can work to maintain freedom, even in the face of civil strife. And yet he remains as clear-eyed a pragmatist as ever. He contrasts the public,
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INCIDENTS
$ 10.00
TITLE: INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL:- An authentic historical narrative describing the horrors of slavery as experienced by black women
AUTHOR: LINDA BRENT
ISBN#: 0-15-644350-3
PRICE: $10.00
THIS AUTHENTIC ACCOUNT was originally published in 1861 by Linda Brent, just before the Civil War began. In truth, the actual events took place many years before, and the story's author was Harriet Jacobs, who felt compelled to write under a pseudonym and decades after the fact to protect those who loved and shielded her.
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HIDDEN
$ 27.50
TITLE: HIDDEN WITNESS --African-American Images from the Dawn of Photography to the Civil War
AUTHOR: JACKIE NAPOLEAN WILSON
ISBN#: 0-312-24546-7
PRICE: $27.50
Whether as slaves or as freedman,African-Americans were virtually invisible in American history during the nineteenth century. Although photography was introduced to this country in 1840, precious few images of African-Americans from that era survive today
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VODOU
$ 14.95
TITLE: VODOU VISIONS
AUTHOR: SALLIE ANN GLASSMAN
ISBN#: 0-375-75370-3
PRICE: $14.95
Vodou is the spelling preferred by practitioners who revere this powerful, ancient tradition and Vodou Visions is the first book to provide an inspirational and authentic guide to it's history, practices and creative applications.
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TOUSSAINT
$ 24.95

TITLE: PIERRE TOUSSAINT
AUTHOR: ARTHUR JONES
ISBN#: 0-385-49994-9
PRICE: $24.95
Pierre Toussaint was born in Saint Domingue (now known as Haiti) in 1781. The child of a slave on a plantation owned by the Berards, a prosperous French family, he was raised as a devout Catholic. When a slave uprising forced the Berards to flee the island in 1797, Toussaint came to New York as the family's servant, As a black man and as a Catholic, Toussaint found that his new home held dangers of its own: Slaves were brutalized by their owners, free blacks were beaten in the street, and anti-Catholic sentiment was rampant.

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CAME
$ 25.95
TITLE: THEY CAME BEFORE COLUMBUS: - The African presence in Ancient American
AUTHOR: IVAN VAN SERTIMA
ISBN#: 0-394-40245-6
PRICE: $25.95
-With his considerable scholarship, Mr. Van Sertima examines the facts of navigation and shipbuilding, the sources of latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates, the scores of cultural analogies found nowhere else except in America and Africa, African languages and the transportation of plants, cloth and animals from Africa to the Americas.
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THOUSAND
$ 16.95
TITLE: TWO THOUSAND SEASONS
AUTHOR: AYI KWEI ARMAH
ISBN#: 0-435-90218-0
PRICE: $16.95
Ayi Kwei Armah was born in 1939 at Takoradi. He has lived and worked in east, west, north and southern Africa. Educated at Achimota, Groton, Harvard and Columbia, he has been a translator in Algeria and French, a teacher of Expository Prose, Creative Writing and Literature at Teachers' College, Dar es Salaam and the Universities of Massachusetts and Lesotho.
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DILIGENT
$ 17.50
TITLE: THE DILIGENT:- A Voyage Through the Worlds of the Slave Trade
AUTHOR: ROBERT HARMS
ISBN#: 0-465-02872-1
PRICE: $17.50
In The Diligent, acclaimed historian Robert Harms takes a new and original look at the complex working of the slave trade. Drawing upon the recently discovered private journal of First Lieutenant Robert Durand, Harms recreates the macabre journey of a French slave ship and interweaves it with the remarkable dramas of its route. The result is an astonishingly detailed look at the voyage of a single ship that sheds new light on the collaborative nature ofthe slave trade and how it shaped morality, politics and economics on three continents.
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GENERAL
$ 50.00
TITLE: GENERAL HISTORY OF AFRICA II
ISBN#: 0-520-03913-0
PRICE: $50.00
Volume II of the Unesco General History of Africa deals with the period beginning at the close of the Neolithic era, from around the eighth millennium before our era. This period of some nine thousand years of history has been subdivided into four major geographical zones, follow ing the pattern of African Historical research. Chapters 1 to 12 cover the corridor of the Nile, Egypt and Nubian.
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GENERAL
$ 50.00
TITLE: GENERAL HISTORY OF AFRICA III
AUTHOR: M. ELFASI
ISBN#: 0-520-03914-9
PRICE: $50.00
Volume III of the Unesco General History of Africa covers the history of Africa from the seventh to the eleventh century. Two movements to have major and lasting cultural, political and economic significance on the continent's history are covered by this period.
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GENERAL
$ 50.00
TITLE: GENERAL HISTORY OF AFRICA V
AUTHOR: B.A. OGOT
ISBN#: 0-520-03916-5
PRICE: $50.00
Volume V of the Unesco General History of Africa covers the history of Africa from the beginning of the 16th century to the close of the 18th century, first, the continuing internal evolution of the states cultures of Africa during this period: second, the increasing involvement of Africa in external trade.
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GENERAL
$ 50.00
TITLE: GENERAL HISTORY OF AFRICA VI
AUTHOR: J.F.ADE AJAYI
ISBN#: 0-520-03917-3
PRICE: $50.00
Volume VI of the Unesco General History of Africa covers the history of Africa from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the onset of the European "scramble" for colonial territory in the 1880's. In spite of a growing European commercial, religious and political presence during the century.
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GENERAL
$ 50.00
TITLE: GENERAL HISTORY OF AFRICA VII
AUTHOR: A. ADU BOAHEN
ISBN#: 0-520-03918-1
PRICE: $50.00
Volume VII of the Unesco General History of Africa EXAMINES THE PERIOD OF PARTITION , conquest and occupation from the beginnings of the European "scramble" for Africa to the Italian fascist invasion of Ethiopia in 1935.
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LEST_WE
$ 9.95
TITLE: LEST WE FORGET
AUTHOR: BECKER & MEYER
ISBN#: 0-6089-60030-3
PRICE: $9.95
Based on materials from the nationally acclaimed Black Holocaust Exhibit, Lest We Forget documents the plight of an estimated 100 million Africans, from their rich pre-slavery culture to their enslavement in a foreign land.
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OUR_DARK
$ 17.00
TITLE: THIS OUR DARK COUNTRY:- The American Settlers of Liberia
AUTHOR: CATHERINE REEF
ISBN#: 0-618-14785-3
PRICE: $17.00
Liberia was born in the early nineteenth century when a group of prominent white American calling themselves the American Colonization Society set about establishing a colony for free blacks and former slaves. Both blacks and whites took passionate stands either for or against such a colony. In 1820, even as the arguments raged, the first settlers arrived on the west coast of Africa. This is the tale of their struggle to build a nation in the land of their ancestors.
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SLAVERY
$ 17.00
TITLE: ARGUING ABOUT SLAVERY
AUTHOR: WILLIAM LEE MILLER
ISBN#: 0-679-76844-0
PRICE: $17.00
In the 1830s slavery was so deeply entrenched that it could not even be discussed in Congress, which had enacted a "gag rule" to ensure that anti-slavery petitions would be summarily rejected. This stirring book chronicles the parliamentary battle to bring "the peculiar institution" into the national debate, a battle that some historians have called "the Pearl Harbor of the slavery controversy." The campaign to make slavery officially and respectably debatable was, in essence, waged by a single man against bitterly hostile opposition.
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EYEWITNESS
$ 22.00
TITLE: EYEWITNESS: A Living Documentary of the African American Contribution to American History
AUTHOR: WILLIAM LOREN KATZ
ISBN#: 0-684-80199-X
PRICE: $22.00
From their arrival in the New World to their role in American politics today, Eyewitness explores the vast contributions made to American history by men and women of African decent. Historian William L. Katz introduces the reader to each era, then lets the writings, speeches, and reminiscences of the people who were there tell the rest of the story.
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WORLD'S
$ 15.00
TITLE: WORLD'S GREAT MEN OF COLOR VOL. 1
AUTHOR: J.A. ROGERS
ISBN#: 0-684-81581-8
PRICE: $15.00
In this first volume: outstanding blacks of Asia and Africa, and historical figures before christ--including Akhenaton, Aesop, Hannibal, Cleopatra, Zenobia, Askia the Great, the Mahdi, Samuel Adjai Crowther, and many more. It is a comprehensive account of the great Black personalities in world history.
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WORLD'S
$ 15.00
TITLE: WORLD'S GREAT MEN OF COLOR VOL. 11
AUTHOR: J.A. ROGERS
ISBN#: 0-684-81582-6
PRICE: $15.00
In this second volume outstanding blacks of Europe, the United States, South and Central America, and the West Indies--including Marcus Garvey, Robert Browning, Alexandre Dumas, Aleksander Sergeevich Pushkin, Alessandro de' Medici, St. Benedict the Moor, and many others. It continues the groundbreaking account of the great black personalities of world history.
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SLAVE_TRADE
$ 25.00
TITLE:THE SLAVE TRADE: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade: 1440--1870
AUTHOR: HUGH THOMAS
ISBN#: 0-684-83565-7
PRICE: $25.00
After many years of research, award-winning historian Hugh Thomas portrays, in a balanced account, the complete history of the slave trade. Beginning with the first Portuguese slaving expeditions, he describes and analyzes the rise of one of the largest and most elaborate maritime and commercial ventures in all of history. Between 1492 and 1870, approximately eleven million black slaves were carried from Africa to the Americas to work on plantations, in mines, or as servants in houses.
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KWAME
$ 35.00
TITLE: READY FOR REVOLUTION The life and struggles of STOKELY CARMICHAEL
AUTHOR: STOKELY CARMICHAEL with EKWUEME MICHAEL THELWELL
ISBN#: 0-684-85003-6
PRICE: $35.00
By any measure, Stokely Carmichael ( Kwame Ture ) fundamentally altered the course of history. Published at the fifth anniversary of Carmichael's death, the longawaited autobiography fills a yawning gap in the American historical record as it chronicles the legendary civil rights leader's work as chairman of SNCC, partriarch of Black Power, Pan-African activist, and social revolutionary. It is an unflinching, searing, often visionary testament to the man's legacy and joins the works of Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Malcolm X, and Nelson Mandela as a crucial and colorful contribution to contemporary history.
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BLUES
$ 12.00
TITLE: BLUES PEOPLE
AUTHOR: LERON JONES
ISBN#: 0-688-18474-X
PRICE: $12.00
As I began to get into the History of the music, I found that this was impossible without, at the same time, getting deeper into the history of the people. The music was the score, the actually expressed creative orchestration, reflection, of Afro American life an orchestrated, vocalized, hummed,, chanted, blown, beaten, scatted,, corollary confirmation of the history explaining the history of music.
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BLACK_INDIANS
$ 17.95
TITLE: BLACK INDIANS
AUTHOR: WILLIAM LOREN KATZ
ISBN#: 0-689-80901-8
PRICE: $17.95
The first freedom paths taken by runaway slaves led to Native American villages, where black men and women found a red hand of friendship and an accepting culture. The offspring of Black Indian marriages shaped the early days of the fur trade, added a new dimension to frontier diplomacy, and made a daring contribution to the fight for American liberty.
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Racism
$ 14.95
TITLE:RACISM - A Short History
AUTHOR:GEORGE M. FREDRICKSON
ISBN #: 0-691-11652-0
PRICE:$14.95
With a rare blend of learning, economy, and cutting insight, George Fredrickson surveys the history of Western racism from its emergence in the late Middle Ages to the present. This illuminating work is the first to treat racism across such a sweep of history and geography. It is distinguished not only by its original comparison of modern racism's two most significant varieties-white supremacy and antisemitism-but also by its eminent readability.
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WRITTEN
$ 45.00
TITLE: WRITTEN IN BLOOD: The story of the Haitian People,1492-1995
AUTHOR: ROBERT DEBS HEINL -- NANCY GORDON HEINL
ISBN#: 0-7618-0230-4
PRICE: $45.00
How doea one axplain Haiti? What is Haiti? Haiti is the eldest daughter of France and Africa. It is a place of beauty,romance, mystery, kindness, humor,selfishness,betrayal, cruelty,bloodshed, hunger,and poverty. It is a closed and withdrawn society whose apart-ness, unlike any other in the world, rejects its European roots. About 90 percent of all Haitians (noirs) are pure ebony black. The remaining 10 percent have varying traces of Caucasian blood and are known as "jaunes" or "mulatres."