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101 Hornsby, Alton, Jr. CHRONOLOGY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY: Significant Events and People from 1619 to the Present
Detroit/Washington, D.C./London: Gale Research Inc., (1995). 0787604925 / 9780787604929 First edition thus. Special Proteus Home Library edition. Hardcover. Spine mildly faded, thus near fine in color-illustrated laminated boards; issued without dust jacket. 564 pages; photo-illustrations throughout the text; appendices; selected bibliography; index. 
Occurrences which have significantly affected the lives of black Americans, materially as well as emotionally, have been selected for this convenient repository of facts relating to the cultural experiences of African-Americans in the United States. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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102 Hughes, Langston FIGHT FOR FREEDOM: The Story of the NAACP
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., (1962). First edition, first printing. In red cloth with gilt spine lettering; dust jacket. 224 pages, including index. Illustrated Hardcover. About near: mild fading at spine ends, dot of ink to pastedown, a hint of wear; in a very good dust jacket, with chipping at the ends of the spine panel, light wear, mild soiling, a few tiny creased edge tears, tiny nick to lower front panel. 
A history of the pioneering civil rights organization by the noted African-American poet, beginning with the social, political, and economic contexts that led to the founding of the NAACP in 1909 and ending with a summary of its targeted goals for 1963. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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103 Hughes, Langston LAUGHING TO KEEP FROM CRYING
New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1952). First edition, later printing. No statement of "First Edition." Hardcover. Extremities of the book lightly bumped, else near fine; in a very good plus, illustrated dust jacket showing minor shelfwear, and a few small spots of stain to the rear panel. 
Collection of twenty-four stories--nearly all of them concerned with minority groups, by the African-American poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and columnist who is probably best known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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104 Hughes, Langston THE LANGSTON HUGHES READER
New York: George Braziller, Inc., (1965). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Small spot of stain to the page fore-edges, else fine in black cloth-backed red boards; in a very good plus, lightly shelfworn dust jacket with tiny edge nicks and tears. 
A dazzling collection from the works of the prodigiously talented African-American author and man of letters; this volume selects examples of his stories, plays, songs, articles and speeches, as well as excerpts from his novels and autobiographies. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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105 Hunter, Travis MARRIED BUT STILL LOOKING
New York: Villard/Strivers Row, (2002). 0375505695 / 9780375505690 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
In this second novel featuring a young black man dealing with current life issues, Hunter features Genesis Styles--who deals with infidelity, drug abuse and racism. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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106 Hurston, Zora Neale THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD
(New York, N.Y.): HarperCollinsPublishers, (2000). 0060199490 / 9780060199494 Publisher's reprint. With a foreword by Edwidge Danticat. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
"One of the most poetic works of fiction by a black writer in the first half of the twentieth century and one of the most revealing treatments in modern literature of a woman's quest for a satisfying life."--Robert E. Hemenway. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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107 Isegawa, Moses SNAKEPIT
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. 0375414541 / 9780375414541 First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"It reads like a macabre horror tale--the special agent comes home to find his wife with her head cut off--but the fiction is grounded in the facts of Idi Amin's dictatorship in Uganda in the 1970s."--Booklist. Isegawa lived in Amin's Uganda. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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108 Jackson, Edwardo NEVA HAFTA
New York: Villard, (2002). 0375506373 / 9780375506376 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Edwardo Jackson's second novel, following EVER AFTER. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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109 James, Beauregard THE ROAD TO BIRMINGHAM
New York: Bridgehead Books, 1964. First edition. Hardcover. Top corners very lightly bumped, else near fine in dust jacket with some edge wear, several very small closed edge tears, and a trace of yellowing to the edges. 

Price: 35.00 USD
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110 Johnson, Charles BEING & RACE: Black Writing Since 1970
Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, (1988). 0253311659 / 9780253311658 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in rose cloth; in a very lightly rubbed, otherwise fine dust jacket. 132 pages, including index. 
"In passionate, eloquent prose, Charles Johnson meditates on what it means, beneath divisions of race and gender, to be human."--Scott Russell Sanders. By the National Book Award-winning author of MIDDLE PASSAGE. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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111 Johnson, Charles MIDDLE PASSAGE
New York: Atheneum, 1990. 0689119682 / 9780689119682 Second printing. Hardcover. Small creased production flaw affecting the front endpaper, else a fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
"MIDDLE PASSAGE is as fatalistic as THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER, funny as GULLIVER'S TRAVELS, exciting as TREASURE ISLAND, metaphorical as ROBINSON CRUSOE, and memorable as them all."--David Bradley. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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112 Johnson, Charles MIDDLE PASSAGE
New York: Atheneum, 1990. 0689119682 / 9780689119682 Second printing. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
National Book Award winning novel by this important African-American writer. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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113 Johnson, Charles THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE
New York: Atheneum, 1986. 0689116535 / 9780689116537 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket with very mild fading to the spine panel. Jacket design by Paula Heisen. 
Collection of stories which was nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction, and includes the story "Popper's Disease," which won the Callaloo Creative Writing Award; by the National Book Award winner for MIDDLE PASSAGE. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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114 Jones, Gayl CORREGIDORA/EVA'S MAN
New York: Random House, (1976). Reprint. Trade Paperback. Minor darkening to the front cover, otherwise a fine copy in wraps. 
Two novels combined in one trade paperback edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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115 Jones, LeRoi THE SYSTEM OF DANTE'S HELL
New York: Grove Press, Inc., (1965). First edition. Hardcover. Odd little production bubble to front cover, else a fine copy in brown binding with gilt spine lettering; in a very mildly age-toned dust jacket. 
Densely poetic, innovatively rendered memoir of childhood and adolescence, structured according to the themes of Dante's INFERNO; by the important African-American writer and activist (now know as Amiri Baraka), author of BLUES PEOPLE and DUTCHMAN. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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116 Jordan, June DRY VICTORIES
New York/Chicago/San Francisco: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1972). 0030860245 / 9780030860249 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Narrow strip of fading to the upper and lower cover edges, thus near fine, in blue boards; in a price-clipped, else near fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. Tall octavo. 
Designed by the African American poet and activist as a conversation about race and American history between two young black boys. Illustrated with photographs, facsimile documents, and drawings. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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117 Kamau, Agymah PICTURES OF A DYING MAN
Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, (1999). 156689087X / 9781566890878 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 
"Barbados native Kamau explores the enigmatic character of Gladstone Belle, former minister of tourism and culture of a small Caribbean country, in this followup to FLICKERING SHADOWS"--PW. "A haunting, powerful, beautiful story"--Alisa S. Nussbaum. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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118 Kennedy, Adrienne PEOPLE WHO LED TO MY PLAYS
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. 0394556607 / 9780394556604 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Sticker shadow to upper front cover, else fine in printed blue wraps. 
A memoir by the important black playwright, author of the Obie Award-winning play, FUNNYHOUSE OF A NEGRO. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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119 Killens, John Oliver AND THEN WE HEARD THE THUNDER
London: Jonathan Cape, (1964). First U.K. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very pale foxing to page edges and preliminaries, area of fading to top-edge color, else near fine; in a price-clipped, age-darkened illustrated dust jacket that shows some light mottling to the reverse of the spine panel. 
Second novel by the pioneering screenwriter/author/activist and founder of the Harlem Writers Guild tells the story of a black American company in WWII. "Mr. Killens tells the truth, tells it with love and precision."--James Baldwin. Pulitzer nominee. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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120 Kincaid, Jamaica LUCY
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, (1990). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 

Price: 25.00 USD
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