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Cultures - U.S.

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Cultures - U.S.

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Chicago Johnson Publishing Company 1975 0874850711 / 9780874850710 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by White, Charles 
Good, solid copy. Ex-library book with laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages clean and intact, couple of earmarks. Jacket and hardcover have light edgewear, a little moreso to corners, some scuffing to jacket. ".... " In the author's words, A historical reconstruction of the history of black people in the United States, since the famous landing of the 20 blacks at Jamestown in 1619..." ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; (*Note: book is quite heavy and extra postage will be required, 1060) 
Price: 19.50 USD
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THE ORDERLY DISORDERLY HOUSE, Erwin, Carol; with Miller, Floyd
2 Erwin, Carol; with Miller, Floyd THE ORDERLY DISORDERLY HOUSE
New York Doubleday 1960 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
HC has light edgewear/corner bumping. There is some spotting and a stain on top edge. Interior pages are tight and have no markings other than a name written on first endpage, but the stain on the top edge affects the top corner edge of quite a few pages and part way down the edge and spine edge of back inside cover. The stain is fairly unobtrusive on the interior pages, but does affect the last couple pages and inside back cover. Cover other than a few tiny bits of paper where it was lightly stuck to the DJ. DJ has age yellowing, minor edgewear and several tiny tears & chips, light soiling/staining all around, water (? ) stain mark on spine, price clipped. 284 pages. SUMMARY: "Carol Erwin is no doubt, the last of a lusty breed of American women who wielded great power in the South and Southwest boom towns after World War I - the madams of the disorderly houses. Her candid autobiography is a raucous adventure that begins in America's great open spaces and takes us to Alaska - a story of dire poverty and eventual success as the most prosperous madam of them all......"; 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall 
Price: 15.95 USD
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A GREAT AND GODLY ADVENTURE The Pilgrims & the Myth of the First Thanksgiving, Godfrey Hodgson
3 Godfrey Hodgson A GREAT AND GODLY ADVENTURE The Pilgrims & the Myth of the First Thanksgiving
New York Public Affairs 2006 1586483730 / 9781586483739 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Hardcover as new other than a little bumping to spine ends. Jacket has light wear to corners and spine top. Clean, no markings. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; "The first Thanksgiving wasn't celebrated with turkey (there weren't any in Massachusetts) and didn't take place in 1621. Indeed the settlers, who probably didn't think of themselves as Pilgrims and were most certainly not revolutionaries against their king, were lucky not to be wiped out during their first winter. They probably would have been had the local Indian population not been affected even worse by disease and starvation. In this fascinating history of America's favorite creation myth, peppered with delightful and unexpected insights, Godfrey Hodgson throws new light on the radicalism of the so-called Pilgrims, the financing of their trip, the state of the Indian tribes that they encountered when they landed and the reasons why Plymouth probably didn't have a rock. " 
Price: 12.95 USD
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4 Haizlip, Shirlee Taylor THE SWEETER THE JUICE A Family Memoir in Balck and White
Touchstone Books 1995 0671899333 / 9780671899332 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Great condition - remainder mark to bottom edge. Light crease on front and a little corner curling. The Sweeter the Juice is a provocative memoir that goes to theheart of our American identity. Shirlee Taylor Haizlip, in aneffort to reconcile the dissonance between her black personaand her undeniably multiracial heritage, started on a journey ofdiscovery that took her over thousands of miles and hundreds ofyears. [277-notosl] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 4.50 USD
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FRONTIER WOMEN "Civilizing" the West? 1840 - 1880, Revised Edition, Jeffrey, Julie Roy
5 Jeffrey, Julie Roy FRONTIER WOMEN "Civilizing" the West? 1840 - 1880, Revised Edition
Hill and Wang 1998 080901601X / 9780809016013 Second Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual type of markings. Interior clean, light soiling to outer edge of pages. Very light edgewear to cover. "This portrait of women in the Western migration covers life on the Overland Trail and their roles in bringing civilization to new settlements and reestablishing traditional mores. This edition has been updated and revised to include new information and now offers the perspectives of African and Native American women. A "well-written" volume, it remains a worthy purchase. " [386-notosl]; 8vo 
Price: 8.95 USD
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London Routledge 2002 0415934451 / 9780415934459 First Edition Softcover Very Good+; 
Excellent condition - ex-library with heavy laminated cover and usual stamps & stickers - only light wear overall. Interior clean & unmarked. Description: In Dark Thoughts prominent sociologist Charles Lemert compellingly argues that race is the central feature of modern culture; this was true for the twentieth century and it will be true for the twenty-first. If we want to understand how the world works, Lemert explains, we must understand the centrality of race in our lives and in the foundation of our society. We must also be able to face up to what we've done to one another in the name of race. In his characteristically engaging prose, the book tells of the important moments of the twentieth century through the writings of such major figures as W. E. B. Du Bois, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Anna Julia Cooper, Nella Larson, and Malcolm X, always with an eye to the complicated ways that race weaves itself through the fabric of our lives. Dark Thoughts reflects the most urgent social issues at the beginning of the twenty-first century: race relations, multiculturalism, and social justice. ; 8vo 
Price: 9.95 USD
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A NEW ENGLAND TOWN The First Hundred Years, Lockridge, Kenneth A.
7 Lockridge, Kenneth A. A NEW ENGLAND TOWN The First Hundred Years
W. W. Norton & Company 1970 0393098842 / 9780393098846 Sixth Printing Softcover Good+ 
Cover has light edge and corner wear, some corner curling and scuffing. Light soiling outer edge of pages. Pages are intact, however numerous pages have underlining. 208 pages. "The author traces the origins of Dedham, MA, examining it's establishment as a utopia in 1636, the changes that occurred during it's first four generations, and the kind of community it had become by the mid-18th century..." [os] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 2.95 USD
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ASSUMING THE RISK The Mavericks, the Lawyers, and the Whistle-Blowers Who Beat Big Tobacco, Michael Orey
8 Michael Orey ASSUMING THE RISK The Mavericks, the Lawyers, and the Whistle-Blowers Who Beat Big Tobacco
Little, Brown & Company 1999 0316664898 / 9780316664899 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Excellent condition. Hardcover is clean and unmarked. Jacket has light scuffing and very light edgewear. B/w photos. ; 8vo; 385 pages; "In this incredible story that reads like a legal thriller, the author recounts how an unlikely trio of individuals joined forces to wage a legal battle that resulted in the unprecedented defeat of big tobacco in one of the highest-stakes legal battles ever fought. " (700) 
Price: 11.95 USD
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9 Olmsted, Frederick Law THE SLAVE STATES Before the Civil War
Capricorn Books 1959 Fourth Printing Softcover Very Good 
4th printing. Clean, tight condition. Pages unmarked other than name/small stamp on endpage. Cover has light edgewear, a little moreso to corners and creasing to spine. Olmsted wrote these clear-sighted accounts of life in the South in the 1850's as articles in the New York Times and written as they were with balanced intelligence, and ability to see comedy where comedy was, and a hatred of slavery, they rapidly became the most important source of information about life in the slaveholding states of the South... (162osl) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 255 pages; 
Price: 4.95 USD
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WINTHROP'S BOSTON  Portrait of a Puritan Town, 1630-1649, Rutman, Darrett Bruce
10 Rutman, Darrett Bruce WINTHROP'S BOSTON Portrait of a Puritan Town, 1630-1649
W. W. Norton & Company 1972 0393006271 / 9780393006278 First Edition Softcover Good 
1972 printing. Tight, solid condition. Interior clean, however several pages have yellow highlighting - also name/address on endpage. Cover has light edge & corner wear, light corner curling, light soiling. (315noto) ; Norton Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 324 pages 
Price: 5.50 USD
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DIGITOPIA BLUES Race, Technology, and the American Voice, Sobol, John
11 Sobol, John DIGITOPIA BLUES Race, Technology, and the American Voice
Alberta Banff Centre Press 2002 0920159893 / 9780920159897 First Edition Softcover New 
Softcover is new with no markings. "In Digitopia Blues, John Sobol examines both oral and literate cultures in the United States, intertwining the stories of black Americans finding a language of revolution and power in music (blues, jazz, rock n roll, rap, and hip hop) , with the stories of literate poets struggling to transcend the printed page to embrace the body, music, and public speech. ...; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; Sobol pinpoints the implications of oral and literate values on the cultural landscape of North America, including in his scope rave, Napster, and what he calls the "digital divide. " How will oral and literate cultures manifest themselves in a digital world? What are the implications of digital communications technologies for people of colour in America? ...." [300-osl] 
Price: 13.95 USD
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GRAND CENTRAL WINTER Stories from the Street, Stringer, Lee
12 Stringer, Lee GRAND CENTRAL WINTER Stories from the Street
Washington Square Press 1999 0671036548 / 9780671036546 Softcover Near Fine 
Excellent condition, only light wear overall, clean and unmarked interior, sticker residue on rear. ; 8vo; 242 pages; "Whether Lee Stringer is describing "God's corner" as he calls 42nd Street, or his friend Suzy, a hooker and "past-due tourist" whose infant child he sometimes babysits, whether he is recounting his experiences at Street News, where he began hawking the newspaper for a living wage, then wrote articles, and served for a time as muckraking senior editor, whether it is his adventures in New York's infamous Tombs jail, or performing community service, or sleeping in the tunnels below Grand Central Station by night and collecting cans by day, this is a book rich with small acts of kindness, humor and even heroism alongside the expected violence and desperation of life on the street. Two events rise over Grand Central Winter like sentinels: Stringer's discovery of crack cocaine and his catching the writing bug. Between these two very different yet oddly similar activities, Lee's life unwound itself, during the 1980s, and took the shape of an odyssey, an epic struggle to find meaning and happiness in arid times. He eventually beat the first addiction with help from a treatment program. The second addiction, writing, has hold of him still. " (300-noto) 
Price: 4.50 USD
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PETER PUGET Lieutenant on the Vancouver Expedition, Fighting British Naval Officer, the Man for Whom Puget Sound Was Named, Wing, Robert C. with Newell, Gordon
13 Wing, Robert C. with Newell, Gordon PETER PUGET Lieutenant on the Vancouver Expedition, Fighting British Naval Officer, the Man for Whom Puget Sound Was Named
WA Graybeard Publishing 1979 0933686005 / 9780933686007 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Edition limited to 5,000 copies. Excellent condition - hardcover fine other than a little bumping to corners. Jacket has light scuffing a little edgewear, no tears, not clipped. This is the first book written about Peter Puget, the explorer who was a contemporary of Captain Bligh, Lord Nelson & Napoleon, and who led the surveying party that first charted Puget Sound. His life has remainded a mystery. Written for young adult and up. (*Note - due to heavy weight, there may be addt'l ship charges to some locations) [1007]; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 31.95 USD
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READY TO RIOT, Wright, Nathan Jr.
14 Wright, Nathan Jr. READY TO RIOT
Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1968 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
HC/DJ - fine/VG. Hardcover is clean and unmarked, a little bumping to spine ends. Jacket has light scuffing, light edgewear and a few small tears/chips to top edge, price clipped. "Black people in our cities do not need poverty programs, urban renewal, job training, "integration", or public welfare; they need status, and the ability to achieve equitable power relationships with those who have been controlling them....." From front flap. [330-noto]; 8vo 
Price: 8.95 USD
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THE SLAVE STATES Before the Civil War
Olmsted, Frederick Law
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A NEW ENGLAND TOWN The First Hundred Years, Lockridge, Kenneth A.
A NEW ENGLAND TOWN The First Hundred Years
Lockridge, Kenneth A.
2.95 USD

ASSUMING THE RISK The Mavericks, the Lawyers, and the Whistle-Blowers Who Beat Big Tobacco, Michael Orey
ASSUMING THE RISK The Mavericks, the Lawyers, and the Whistle-Blowers Who Beat Big Tobacco
Michael Orey
11.95 USD

GRAND CENTRAL WINTER Stories from the Street, Stringer, Lee
GRAND CENTRAL WINTER Stories from the Street
Stringer, Lee
4.50 USD


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