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The Road to Lame Deer

By: Mader, Jerry

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Lincoln, Nebraska, Univ of Nebraska Pr: 2002

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005935

ISBN: 0803231032

Condition: Fine


As new, crisp, no markings, slight edgewear to dj. A white photographer-writer offers an intensely personal account of his efforts to meet, befriend and photograph the Northern Cheyenne in Lame Deer, Montana. Several b&w photos, contemporary and historical, are included. Size: 8vo -- 9.25 in Tall View more info

Leading a Jewish Life in the Modern World

By: Markowitz, S.H. Rabbi

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, Union of American Hebrew Congregations: 1942

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 004848

Condition: Good


320 pp., appendix with details and recipes for various Jewish observance. Several illustrations. Some dampstaining to cover, no markings in text, lower right corner of front cover lightly bumped. Light toning of text. The rabbi gives a thoughtful summary of Jewish history, compares anti-semitism with persecutions of other ethnic and religious groups, all to the lay the groundwork for urging American Jews to preserve the traditions of their ancestors even if in modified form. He discusses the history and rituals of various feasts. A few references to Hitler predict confidently (in 1942) that he... View more info

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Arctic Village: A 1930s Portrait of Wiseman, Alaska (Classic Reprint Series)

By: Marshall, Robert

Price: $8.00

Publisher: University of Alaska Press: 1991

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 010335

ISBN: 091200651x

Condition: Very Good


399 pp. Lightly read, spine uncreased. Light rippling of front cover. Previous owner's name on endpaper blacked out. No markings in text. Numerous historical photos. A reprint of a 1933 classic about life in a northern Alaska mining camp. The author was an eminent forester and wilderness advocate. A limited reprint (only 1500 in paperback.) View more info

Old Indian Trails

By: McClintock, Walter

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Wilmington, Massachusetts, U.S.A., Houghton Mifflin: 1992

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 0503003715

ISBN: 0395611555

Condition: Fine


336 pp. with b&w historical photos by the author. Virtually new, no markings. Clean covers and text. Binding tight. A modern reprint of a 1923 memoir of a Yale-educated photographer who in 1896 decided to live for many years with the Blackfoot tribe in the Great Plains. Details about daily life, Native American beliefs and rituals, hunting, folktales, plural marriage, interaction with white cowboys, etc. View more info

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The Black Family Reunion Cookbook

By: National Council of Negro Women (Clark, Libby, and Ball, Janet Cheatham, Eds.)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Fireside (Simon & Schuster): 1993

Edition: Fireside Reprint.

Seller ID: 009387

ISBN: 0671796291

Condition: Very Good


212 PP. Thumbed, vertical crease on front cover, parallel to spine; lower corner crease, soil to edges. Small smudge on corner of title page. Text clean. Previous owner's name in ink on inside cover. A collection of 250 down-home African-American recipes, dedicated to educator Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of the National Council of Negro Women and Bethune-Cookman University. Margin notes contain many anecdotes about cooking and family reunions, drawn from the experiences of various black women, some prominent at the state or national level. Size: 8vo --9.25 in Tall View more info

National Geographic August 1992 Issue "Struggle of the Kurds" Cover Story

By: National Geographic Society

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Washington, National Geographic Society: 1992

Edition: Vol. 182, No 2.

Seller ID: 009034

Condition: Good


130 pp. Light wear, some page corners creased. No markings. "Struggle of the Kurds," the 27-page cover story, describes the Kurdish people and atrocities they suffered in Iraq from Saddam Hussein before he was toppled in the First Gulf War . Article was the first Natl Geographic assignment by the late essayist Christopher Hitchens. Includes a full page map of Kurdistan as it stretches across Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Iran. Other a rticles features the Main-Danube Canal, Denali National Park, Paraguay and the Chinese Emperor's Tomb. Size: 4to -- 10 in Tall. View more info

Hmong Lives: From Laos to La Crosse

By: Neej, Hmoob

Price: $12.00

Publisher: La Crosse, Wisconsin, The Pump House Regional Center for the Arts: 1994

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Translators

Seller ID: 004642

Condition: Very Good +


203 pp. Virtually new, spine uncreased. Gift inscription in Laotian on title page; signed by translator Thomas Scarseth and Thoj Xyooj. Subtitle: Stories of Eight Hmong Elders. Autobiographical essays, interviews and poems by eight Hmong elders who fled Laos after the Vietnam War and resettled in La Crosse Wis. Text both in English and Hmong (in Roman alphabet). Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall View more info

The Modern Sioux: Social Systems and Reservation Culture

By: Nurge, Ethel, Ed.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Lincoln, Neb., University of Nebraska Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005879

ISBN: 0803258127

Condition: Very Good


352 pp. Light scuffing of front cover, previous owner's name on half-title page. Black crossed spot on rear cover. Light crease along spine. Text very clean and bright. With extensive bibiography and appendix of unpublished source material. Maps. Includes a dozen anthropological articles on modern Sioux life. Contributors include Wm Farber, Ruth Hill Useem, Carl K. Eicher, Alice B. Kehoe, Robert A. White, S.J.; Wm K. Powers, et al. Size: 8vo --8 in Tall View more info

Bessie Smith

By: Oliver, Paul

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, A.S. Barnes & Co.: 1961

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009237

Condition: Very Good


82 pp., with bibliography and discography. Light rubbing on spine, lower corner thumbed. Price in marker pend on upper right corner.4 pp. of b&w historical photos of Smith. Moderately used but sturdy and clean. No markings in text. Sketch of Smith in a 1920s flapper dress and feather hat is part of the lavendar and green front cover design. A readable brief summary of Bessie Smith's rags to riches life and career in jazz. A "Perpetua" book that is part of the seldom seen Kings of Jazz paperback series. It includes critiques of some of her albums. Written for people who already know som... View more info

Cry, the Beloved Country

By: Paton, Alan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1948

Edition: Early Printing.

Seller ID: 009198

Condition: Very Good


273 pp. plus glossary in clean medium gray cloth with black and red decorative bell band across mid-section. Dust jacket missing 1 inch chip on rear panel, has white lily design against blackand white floral background. Small gift inscription in tiny ink letters, dated Christmas 1948 on front endpaper. Book has 1948 date matching on title and copyright pages but no "A" on copyright page. $3.00 original retail price on flap. Small Gellert's Bookstore (42nd St., NYC) label pasted on rear endpaper. Light foxed bands on endpapers. Text clean. Memorable story of a Zulu parson searching for ... View more info

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City on the Edge: The Transformation of Miami

By: Portes, Alejandro; Stepick, Alex

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Calif., University of California Press: 1994

Edition: 3rd Printing.

Seller ID: 009374

ISBN: 0520089324

Condition: Good +


281 pp. Notes, underlining and highlighting on about 20 pages. Binding firm. Sociologist from Johns Hopkins and Florida Internatiional universities team uip to examine Miami in the 1970s and 80s as it experienced waves of immigrants from Cuba, Haiti Nicaragua, and other Latin nations. Rich detail on how the immigrants gained an economic foothold and came to dominate Miami politics. The authors compare Miami's immigrant experience with ethnic histories of other cities, such as Boston, New Haven and Chicago. Size: 8bo - 9 in Tsll View more info

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Hung: A Meditation On The Measure Of Black Men In America

By: Poulson-Bryant, Scott

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 2005

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 006097

ISBN: 0385510020

Condition: Fine


Virtually new, gift quality. Rear cover identifies it as a bound galley proof "not for sale." Spine uncreased, no markings. A hip-hop journalist reflects on the phenomenon of penis size in black males, and why it seems to fascinate Americans of all races and sexual preferences. He includes anecdotes of his college days at Brown, plus behavior he witnessed in locker rooms. No photos. Size: 8vo --9.25 in Tall View more info

The Negro in the Making of America

By: Quarles, Benjamin

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Touchstone (Simon & Schuster): 1987

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 503004073

Condition: Near Fine


Later reprint of 3rd edition, with new introduction by V.P. Franklin, Drexel professor of history. .Extensive bibliography. Nearly new, tight, no markings or spine creases. A prominent African American historian traces the diverse history of the American black from the slavery period to the civil rights struggles of the 1960s. He shows the variety that exists within the minority. His survey ranges from Nat Turner and Frederick Douglass to Malcom X and Marin Luther King. View more info

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Grand Avenue

By: Sarris, Greg

Price: $14.00

Publisher: NY, Hyperion: 1994

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 009232

ISBN: 0786860170

Condition: Near Fine


229 pp. Flat-signed by author on title page. Nearly new. Perfect except for crinkled edge of p. 187, possibly a production error. Mylar protector on jacket. Sarris, a UCLA professor who also is chief of the Mowak tribe, offers 10 related short stories describing gritty Native American life in northern California. Size: 8vo -- 8.75 in Tall View more info

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Ceremony (Contemporary American Fiction Series)

By: Silko, Leslie Marmon

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Penguin Books: 1986

Edition: Later Printing.

Seller ID: 010292

ISBN: 0140086838

Condition: Very Good


260 pp. Firm, nearly new, Light toning, but no markings. Cover curled. Story of a Native American after he is released from a Japanese prison camp in WW 2 and connects with his ancestral heritage. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Talla View more info

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When Eve Was Naked

By: Skvorecky, Josef

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 2002

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 002297

ISBN: 0374149755

Condition: Near Fine


351 pp. New, tight binding, no markings, publisher's press release laid in. A collection of short stories, partly autobiographical. They trace the life of Danny, a Czech from pre-war years to the Prague rebellion of 1968 and his emigration to Canada. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Tradition Transformed: The Jewish Experience in America (The American Moment)

By: Sorin, Gerald

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press: 1997

Edition: Ist paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 009188

ISBN: 0801854474

Condition: Fine


294 pp., index, bibliographic essay. As new, no markings, spine uncreased. Gift quality. An historian at SUNY New Paltz traces Jewish immigration to the US to show how Jews fit into American society without giving up their culture. Part of the publishers American Moment series. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall View more info

Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession

By: Terkel, Studs

Price: $3.50

Publisher: NY, New Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003133

ISBN: 1565840003

Condition: Near Fine


403 pp. Lightly read, small brownish stain on bottom edge of front panel of dust jacket. Light corner wear on dust jacket. No markings or writing. Sturdy binding. Terkel interviews a wide variety of Americans to explore how they perceive racial issues. View more info

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The Good Negress

By: Verdelle, A. J.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, HarperCollins: 1996

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 009714

ISBN: 0060976837

Condition: Fine


298 pp. Close to new. No markings or spine creasing. When 12-year-old Denise Palms, raised in rural Virginia by her grandmother, is called home to Detroit to care for her expectant mother, two older brothers, and stepfather, she encounters an uncompromising teacher who demands that she excel. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall View more info

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The Same River Twice: Honoring the Difficult

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $5.50

Publisher: NY, Scribner: 1996

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010104

ISBN: 0684814196

Condition: Very Good


300 pp. Marker slashes on top and bottom edges. Inner dust jacket affixed to boards. Close to new. Alice Walker documents how The Color Purple novel and movie affected her life. Includes original screenplay written by Walker (not used by director Steven Spielberg). letters to Spielberg, Quincy Jones, Danny Glover. Size: 8vo -- 9.75 in Tall View more info