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1 Japanese immigration and the Japanese in California.
San Francisco California Farmers Co-Operative Association (Circa 1920) Soft Cover 
22 pages, tables, wraps, slight shelf wear otherwise very good. 
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2 Anderson, Jervis A. Philip Randolph; a Biographical Portrait
New York Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1973 0151078300 / 9780151078301 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Xiv, 398 pages, 8 plates, cloth, DJ, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From Wikipedia: "Asa[1] Philip Randolph (April 15, 1889 May 16, 1979) was a leader in the African-American civil-rights movement, the American labor movement and socialist political parties. He organized and led the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the first predominantly black labor union. In the early civil-rights movement, Randolph led the March on Washington Movement, which convinced President Franklin D. Roosevelt to issue Executive Order 8802 in 1941, banning discrimination in the defense industries during World War II. After the war Randolph pressured President Harry S. Truman to issue Executive Order 9981 in 1948, ending segregation in the armed services. In 1963, Randolph was the head of the March on Washington, which was organized by Bayard Rustin, at which Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech. Randolph inspired the Freedom budget, sometimes called the "Randolph Freedom budget", which aimed to deal with the economic problems facing the black community." ; Ex-Library; 398 pages 
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3 Bankes, James The Pittsburgh Crawfords: the Lives and Times of Black Baseball's Most Exciting Team
Dubuque, IA Wm. C. Brown Company Publishers 1991 069712889X / 9780697128898 Softcover Very Good 
Xii, 173 pages, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, 7 by10 inches, very good. From the Wikipedia website: "The Pittsburgh Crawfords were a professional Negro League baseball team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Originally a youth semipro team, the Crawfords were acquired in 1931 by Gus Greenlee, a numbers operator. Stepping into an organizational vacuum, as the major African American leagues of the 1920s, the Negro National League and the Eastern Colored League, had fallen apart by late that year, Greenlee signed many of the top African-American stars, most notably Satchel Paige. The next year, 1932, saw Greenlee hire Hall of Famer Oscar Charleston as playing manager, and add Hall of Famers Josh Gibson, Judy Johnson, and Cool Papa Bell, along with other notable players, such as William Bell, Rap Dixon, and Ted Radcliffe. Playing as an independent club, the Crawfords immediately established themselves as perhaps the best black team in the United States. " Xii, 173 pages, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, 7 by10 inches, very good. From the Wikipedia website: "The Pittsburgh Crawfords were a professional Negro League baseball team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Originally a youth semipro team, the Crawfords were acquired in 1931 by Gus Greenlee, a numbers operator. Stepping into an organizational vacuum, as the major African American leagues of the 1920s, the Negro National League and the Eastern Colored League, had fallen apart by late that year, Greenlee signed many of the top African-American stars, most notably Satchel Paige. The next year, 1932, saw Greenlee hire Hall of Famer Oscar Charleston as playing manager, and add Hall of Famers Josh Gibson, Judy Johnson, and Cool Papa Bell, along with other notable players, such as William Bell, Rap Dixon, and Ted Radcliffe. Playing as an independent club, the Crawfords immediately established themselves as perhaps the best black team in the United States. " SR512COS ; 173 pages 
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4 BARNDT, JOSEPH Dismantling Racism: The Continuing Challege to White America.
Minneapolis, Augsburg Fortress 1991 0806625767 / 9780806625768 Soft Cover 
179 pages, wrappers, very good. Joseph Barndt is a pastor in the Bronx in New York City and co-director of Crossroads, a ministry working to dismantle racism and build a multicultural church and society. Pastor Barndt previously served congregations in California and Arizona. He is the author of Why Black Power?, Liberating Our White Ghetto, and Beyond Brokenness. 
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5 BECHTEL, JUDITH M. and, COUGHLIN, ROBERT M. Building the beloved community. Maurice McCrackin's life for peace and civil rights.
Philadelphia Temple University Press 1991 0877227837 / 9780877227830 Hard Cover 
Foreword by Daniel Berrigan, S.J. 285 pages, illustrations, cloth, dj, very good. From the dj: This biography of Maurice McCrackin, now in his mid-eighties, does more than chronicle one man's story. In an age characterized by corruption in high places, we have come to believe that one person's efforts cannot do much to effect change. McCrackin's example offers us another vision. This Presbyterian minister has devoted his life to building what Martin Luther King, Jr. called 'The Beloved Community' by reaching out to people in trouble and by giving them the support they need to do what needs doing. His story interweaves with many of the crucial social issues of the past 50 years: integration, civil rights, McCarthyism, schooling, the arms build-up, poverty, treatment of prisoners, and homelessness, among others. 
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6 BROCK, DAVID The real Anita Hill. The untold story.
New York Free Press, 1993 0029046556 / 9780029046555 Hard Cover 
438 pages, cloth, dj, very good. 
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7 CLARK, KENNETH B Dark ghetto. Dilemmas of social power.
New York, Harper & Row, 1965 Soft Cover 
251 pages, pictorial wrappers, very good. 
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8 DELANY, SARAH and A. ELIZABETH with AMY HILL HEARTH Having Our Say : The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years.
New York Kodansha International Ltd. 1993 156836010X / 9781568360102 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
210 pages. 8 plates, cloth, dj, very good. Sarah Louise and Annie Elizabeth Delany were born in 1889 and 1891 respectively. The second and third of ten children, they grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, on the campus of St. Augustine's College. Their father, who was born into slavery, became America's first elected black Episcopal bishop. His daughters, after they moved to Harlem during the World War I era, were among the first African American women professionals in New York City - Sadie as a schoolteacher and Bessie as a dentist. 
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9 Dower, John Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War
New York Pantheon Books 1986 039450030X / 9780394500300 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Stated first edition. Xii, 398 pages, plates, cloth, DJ, very good. From Publishers Weekly: "One of the most disturbing examples of racism in the Pacific War was the execution of Allied POWs by the Japanese while American planes were dropping bombs on Tokyothis on the final day of the war, a year after Japan's defeat was assured. Dower, professor of Japanese history at UC San Diego, traces in rich detail the development of racism on both sides of the Pacific, including an analysis of wartime propaganda comparing Frank Capra's "Why We Fight" films with their Japanese counterparts. The book leaves no room for doubt about the intensity of racial loathing among all, and shows that its effects were virtually identical. This startling work of scholarship has a larger theme, however, than racially inspired atrocities in the Pacific theater. Dower examines the abrupt transition from what he describes as "a bloody racist war" to an amicable postwar relationship between the two countries, and notes that the stereotypes that fed superpatriotism and racial hatred were surprisingly adaptable to cooperation in peacetime. This phase of the relationship was followed in an instance of considerable historical irony by an "economic Pearl Harbor," as Japan won victory after victory in the global trade wars and an entrepreneurial superpower was perceived as looming on the Pacific horizon. Japan's postwar accomplishments having shattered the teacher-pupil model that defined the countries' postwar relationship, pejorative stereotypes have been resurrected and applied to the battlefields of commerce. To cite one of the mildest of Dower's examples: 89% of Australian executives polled in 1984 considered the Japanese untrustworthy and devious. Those concerned with the seductive power and universal influence of racism in the 20th century will find this landmark study absorbing and essential." ; 9.10 X 6.40 X 1.50 inches 
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10 Dunbar, Paul Laurence When Malindy Sings.
New Bedford Dodd, Mead & Co 1903 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
144 pages, well illustrated, decorated cloth, very good. Illustrated with photographs by the Hampton Institute Camera Club. Decorations by Margaret Armstrong. From the Wikipedia website: "Paul Laurence Dunbar (June 27, 1872 February 9, 1906) was a seminal African American poet of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Dunbar gained national recognition for his 1896 "Ode to Ethiopia", one poem in the collection Lyrics of Lowly Life. Dunbar's work is known for its colorful language and use of dialect, and a conversational tone, with a brilliant rhetorical structure. These traits were well matched to the tune-writing ability of Carrie Jacobs-Bond (18621946) , with whom he collaborated." 
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11 FARMER, JAMES Freedom - when?
New York Random House 1965 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Introduction by Jacob Cohen. 197 pages, cloth, dj slightly frayed & wrinkled otherwise very good. From the publisher: The civil rights movement has no more dramatic, authoritative leader than James Farmer. His face and his eloquence are known to millions of Americans. For more than two decades Mr. Farmer has been at the center of the civil rights battle, and in Freedom - When?, his first book, he tells of those tumultuous years and asks the crucial questions facing the civil rights revolution now. 
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12 FURNAS, J.C. Goodbye to Uncle Tom.
New York William Sloane Associates, 1956 Hard Cover 
435 pages, illustrations, cloth, very good. 
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13 GEORGE, WESLEY CRITZ The biology of the race problem
New York National Putnam Letters Committee 1962 Hard Cover Very Good 
Viii,87,[1] pages, cloth, very good. "Prepared by commission of the Governor of Alabama." "This is one of a number of copies of Dr. George's report which has been purchased for distribution by the National Putnam letters Committee, Grand Central Station, New York". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. "Wesley Critz George (1888-1982) is remembered for his 87-page pamphlet, The Biology of the Race Problem, printed for the Commission of the Governor (John Patterson) of Birmingham, Alabama, 1962, which has been called "the last stand" of pseudoscientific racism. George argued for white biological racial superiority, and saved special venom for Frank Boas and his disciples. George used some of the same materials on intelligence tests, etc., that Jensen and Murray, among others, were later to use to try to prove black racial inferiority. Wesley Critz George was professor of histology and embryology, and chaired the Anatomy Department, University of North Carolina Medical School, and was an internationally recognized researcher on the genetics of race. Materials preserved at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, document George's theories on the genetic basis of "racial inferiority" beginning in 1944. There are also letters documenting George's disputes with religious leaders, particularly at the Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, about racial mixing in churches, and George's disapproval of the "liberal" tendencies of university president Frank Porter Graham and sociologist Howard W. Odum. After the 1954 Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education decision, George's fight against school integration escalated, reaching its height in 1955 - 1957, when George was active in the Patriots of North Carolina and then in the North Carolina Defenders of States' Rights which picked up the anti-integration banner after the Patriots' demise. George's activities in I. Beverly Lake's unsuccessful campaign for North Carolina governor are reflected in documents dated 1958 - 1960. George was also interested in race policies in other nations, specifically in Rhodesia and South Africa. Among his correspondents in the North Carolina archive are Carleton S. Coon, James P. Dees, Henry E. Garrett, Luther Hodges, R. Carter Pittman, Carleton Putnam, Clayton Rand, and Archibald Roosevelt. The archive also contains a considerable number of letters and other items that George received from individuals and organizations with extremist ideas on race relations. 
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14 GILMAN, SANDER L. Smart Jews: The Construction of the Image of Jewish Superior Intelligence
Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, 1996 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Abraham Lincoln Lecture Series. 246 pages, cloth, dj, very good. From the publisher: Smart Jews addresses one of the most controversial theories of our day: the alleged connection between race (or ethnicity), intelligence, and virtue. Sander Gilman shows that such theories have a long, disturbing history. He examines a wide range of texts-scientific treatises, novels, films, philosophical works, and operas-that assert the greater intelligence (and, often, lesser virtue) of Jews. The book opens with a discussion of concepts that relate intelligence and race (particularly those that figure in the controversial bestseller The Bell Curve); it then describes "scientific" theories of Jewish superior intelligence that were developed in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Gilman explores the reactions to those theories by Jewish scientists and intellectuals of that era, including Sigmund Freud, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Hugo von Hofmannsthal. The conclusion turns to how such ideas figure in modern novels and films, from F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon to Stephen Spielberg's Schindler's List and Robert Redford's Quiz Show. Gilman demonstrates how stereotypes can permeate society, finding expression in everything from scientific work to popular culture. And he shows how the seemingly flattering attribution of superior intelligence has served to isolate Jews and to cast upon them the imputation of lesser virtue. A fascinating, highly readable book, Smart Jews is an essential work in our ongoing debates about race, ethnicity, intelligence, and virtue. 
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15 HALEY, ALEX and, STEVENS, DAVID Mama Flora's family. A novel
New York A Lisa Drew Book/Scribner 1998 0684834715 / 9780684834719 Hard Cover 
393 pages, cloth, dj, very good. From the dj, 'In the tradition of ROOTS and QUEEN, MAMA FLORA'S FAMILY is a sweeping epic of contemporary American history, culled from the unpublished works of award-winning writer Alex Haley. It is the poignant sotry of three generations of an African-American family who start out as destitute sharecroppers in Tennessee.' David Stevens worked extensively with Alex Haley on the screenplay QUEEN and after Alex Hailey died, he completed the unfinished book. 
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16 Heminway, John No Man's Land. the Last of White Africa.
New York E. P. Dutton 1983 0525241965 / 9780525241966 First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Xiv, [2], 298, [3] pages, text sketches, cloth, DJ, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. Stated first edition. From the DJ: John Heminway, in this brilliantly evocative book, shows us white Africans today in all their eccentricity and variety: the last of the white hunters, burdened by a Technicolor myth they helped to create, the bush doctors who pay house calls by airplane; the documentary filmmakers; and the remaining gentlemen farmers who once cultivated the good life in the Happy Valley." ; Ex-Library; 20 X 20 X 20 inches; 298 pages 
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17 HUIE, WILLIAM BRADFORD He slew the dreamer. My search for the truth about James Earl Ray and the murder of Martin Luther King.
New York Delacorte Press, 1970 Hard Cover 
212 pages, cloth, dj, very good. 2nd printing. 
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18 HUNTER-GAULT, CHARLAYNE In My Place
New York Farrar Straus Giroux 1992 0374175632 / 9780374175634 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
257 pages, 4 plates, cloth, dj, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. Second printing. From the dj: "In this direct, winning memoir, Charlayne Hunter-Gault tells the story of her life from her birth in the deep south still living the legacy of the Civil War to her historic role in desegregating the University of Georgia, a high point in the civil rights movement." She was national correspondent for PBS's Macneil Lehrer News Hour. 
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19 JORDAN, WINTHROP D. White over black. American attitudes towards the Negro, 1550-1812.
Penobscot Press. 1979 Hard Cover 
659 pages, cloth, dj, 5th printing. 
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20 LANDRY, BART The new black middle class.
Berkeley, University of California Press 1987 0520064658 / 9780520064652 Soft Cover 
250 pages, wrappers, very good. 
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