Category: African Diaspora


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Rastafari: Roots and Ideology

By: Chevannes, Barry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Univ of West Indies Pr: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005145

ISBN: 976640013x

Condition: Good

xiv + 298 pp. Bibliography, index. Glossy black soft covers with Rastafari image are clean, bit of minor wear, a little corner curl. Interior clean and unmarked. Utopianism and Communitarianism Syracuse University Press Series. The first comprehensive work on the origins of the Jamaica-based Rastafaris, including interviews with some of the earliest members of the movement. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall View more info

List of the tax payers of the city of Charleston, for 1859.

By: City of Charleston

Price: $249.00

Publisher: Charleston, S.C., Walker, Evans: 1860

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003842

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket

402 pages (should be 407), no title. Handsomely library bound in black buckram with bright gilt to spine, covers are clean and nice. Interior end papers have signature of James H. Rodolph who seems to have been on the board of directors of a cemetery in Charleston in the 1920s. End papers and blanks renewed. Title is missing. First text page of the book is the opening of the List, starting with Abrahams, A.H. who owned $3,000 worth of real estate and paid $45 in taxes. This page is very foxed, corners repaired, hole in page not affecting text repaired with tape, page remounted. Next few... View more info

West Indian Slavery and British Abolition, 1783-1807

By: Ryden, David Beck

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 2009

Seller ID: 10283

ISBN: 0521486599

Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Xvii, 332 pp. Bibliography, index. Illustrations and tables. Octavo. Dark brown hard paper covers with a sepia engraving of slaves on the docks in the West Indies. Cover has minor shelf wear. Interior is neat and bright, but there are some pencil underlining and marginalia throughout. Still a usable, decent copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 352 pages View more info

Debating the Slave Trade Rhetoric of British National Identity, 1759–1815

By: Swaminathan, Srividhya

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Ashgate: 2009

Seller ID: 10284

ISBN: 0754667677

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

[xv], 245 pp. Bibliography, index. Illustrated. Chronology. Tall octavo. Dark blue glossy DJ with image of the Tree of Liberty. DJ has minor shelf wear at edges, otherwise very good. Book itself is clean and fresh, virtually as new, very nice copy. The author uses books, pamphlets and literary works to trace the changes in rhetorical strategies utilized by both sides of the abolitionist debate. ; Ashgate Series In Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Studies; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 262 pages View more info

Image for The Algerine Captive; or, the Life and Adventures of Doctor Updike Underhill.  Years a Prisoner Among the Algerines.  Two Volumes in One.

The Algerine Captive; or, the Life and Adventures of Doctor Updike Underhill. Years a Prisoner Among the Algerines. Two Volumes in One.

By: Tyler, Royall

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Hartford, CT, Peter B. Gleason & Co.: 1816

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 9291

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket

Early edition of this scarce work of American fiction, first published in 1797, based on much that was true. Contains many details on Algeria and North Africa, and on slavery and the slave market. The book is a 16mo measuring 5.5” x 3.5” in original leather, in fair antiquarian condition. What appear to be original sheep, leather boards which are worn and rubbed and were also apparently used for some penmanship practice – no ink, but incision marks. Spine is quite worn although still holding. Interior endpapers have numerous owner marks, no blanks, owner name “Samuel Sturgis” on titl... View more info