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1 (Grow, Galusha A.). Ilisevich, Robert D. GALUSHA A. GROW: The People's Candidate
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania): University of Pittsburgh Press, (1989). 0822936062 / 9780822936060 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in burgundy cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 320 pages, frontispiece b&w photograph of Grow, notes, bibliography, and an index. 
Grow was elected by Pennsylvania to the House of Representatives as a Democrat in the years before the Civil War, but joined the Republicans because of the Democratic party's position on slavery. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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2 Durban, Pam SO FAR BACK
New York: Picador USA, (2000). First edition: Advance Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in slick, illustrated wraps, with promotional photo of Durban laid in. 
"A novel of two Charleston families--one white, one black--and the secret that binds them." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Forbath, Peter THE RIVER CONGO: The Discovery, Exploration and Exploitation of the World's Most Dramatic River
New York/Hagerstown/San Francisco/London: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1977). 0061224901 / 9780061224904 First edition. Hardcover. Lightly bumped upper corner tips, else near fine in olive cloth with bronze lettering to the spine; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 404 pages, map endpapers, thirty-five b&w illustrations, selected bibliography, and an index. 
A history of the discovery and exploration of the Congo River and the surrounding areas which served as the center of the slave trade in Africa for more than three hundred years. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 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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5 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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6 Laing, Alexander MATTHEW EARLY
New York. Duell, Sloan and Pearce, (1957). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in pictorial dust jacket that shows a very short closed edge tear, some very minor nicking and edgewear, along with some light rubbing, most noticeably to spine and rear panels. 
Rousing romantic sea-going adventure set in the late 18th Century follows the eponymous American sea captain as he contends with a voluptuous Maltese refugee, an abolitionist school sweetheart, the opium dens of Calcutta, and the open sea in a small boat. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 Mathew, William M. EDMUND RUFFIN AND THE CRISIS OF SLAVERY IN THE OLD SOUTH: The Failure of Agricultural Reform
Athens and London: The University of Georgia Press, (1988). 0820310115 / 9780820310114 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
The author follows Ruffin's (1794-1865) reform career and assesses its implications for southern agriculture and the viability of slavery. 286 pages including notes, bibliography, and an index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Nicole, Christopher MISTRESS OF DARKNESS
New York: St. Martin's, (1976). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Pages lightly tanned, as expected, a suggestion of wear to the extremities, else a near fine copy in a pictorial dust jacket that exhibits some mild edgewear, rubbing and some pale age-toning. A nice copy. 
The third novel in the saga of the Hilton family--wealthy plantation owners in the West Indies--sets cousin against cousin as Robert Hilton sells into slavery the young mustee (1/16 African blood) woman that Matt Hilton has fallen in love with. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Williams, Brett JOHN HENRY: A Bio-Bibliography
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, (1983). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in black-lettered red cloth; no dust jacket. 
Fascinating study of the legendary (or real?) hero of American ballad, with an analysis of the character's appearances in song, tale, history, fiction, and film. Checklist of printed materials and films, discography, index. With four b&w illustrations. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 [Adams, Nehemiah] THE SABLE CLOUD: A Southern Tale, with Northern Comments
Westport, Connecticut: Negro Universities Press, (1970). 83713563X Facsimile reprint of the 1861 edition. Hardcover. Faint glue stains to the gutters of the endsheets, minor soiling to the front covers, else near fine in red cloth with gilt titles to the spine; no dust jacket issued. 275 pages. 
A reprint of the classic pre-Civil War work on slavery, which discusses the very sensitive and divisive issue from various perspectives and formats including letters, essays, and even a resolution. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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