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1 Anonymous THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE - History Organization Operation Service
New York Committee on Publicity - New York Stock Exchange 1926 First Soft Cover Edition Paperback Very Good Ephemera 8vo 
22 pp. Staple-bound pamphlet in card covers. Light edge and corner wear with a bit of fading near the spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white plates. The Chapters are: History; Organization; How Orders Are Handled; and Stock Exchange Service. The New York Stock Exchange started in 1792 and grew into the largest stock exchange in the world. And this is an interesting bit of ephemera, since it pre-dates the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and the launch of the Great Depression. 
Price: 21.95 CDN
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2 Askoldova, Svetlana (foreword by Professor Alexander Galkin) COMMEMORATING THE CENTENARY OF THE CHICAGO EVENTS 1886 - 1986
Moscow Novosti Press Agency Publishing House 1986 0901010000 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good 16mo 
96 pp. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine and some rubbing on the front cover; no interior markings. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. There's nothing quite like the Soviet Russia point of view when it comes to American history, just a little bit biased. The Communist Russians were certainly consistent in their propaganda. The Chapters are: The Historical Background; The Position of Workers; Anti-Labor Actions; The First National Associations of the Working Class; Ideological and Political Trends; On the Eve; Chicago May 1886; and The Haymarket Affair. 
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3 Bimba, Anthony THE MOLLY MAGUIRES - The True Story of Labor's Martyred Pioneers in the Coalfields
New York New World Paperbacks - International Publishers 1975 0717802736 / 9780717802739 Third Printing Paperback Very Good 12mo 
144 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with line drawings. The Chapters are: The Real Molly Maguires; Conditions in the Anthracite Fields; Early Organizations of the Anthracite Miners; The Long Strike of 1875; The Life and Death Struggle in Pennsylvania; TheTrials; Peace Once More Reigns; and Conclusions; followed by an index. 
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4 Birmingham, John (editor) (introduction by Kurt Vonnegut) OUR TIME IS NOW - Notes from the High School Underground
New York Bantam Books 1970 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good 
(xii) 273 pp. Bantam Book N5814. Edge and corner wear with minor creasing on the spine; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Discovering the Underground; How Far Should We Go; The Student as a Nigger; Mobilization: Gettin' the Students Together; Student Power; Black Power for the Black Students; Educational Reform; and Youth Culture: The Rock Revolution; followed by a Postscript: And It's Just Beginning. 
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5 Boller, Henry A. (edited by Milo Milton Quaife) AMONG THE INDIANS - Eight Years in the Far West 1858 - 1866
Chicago The Lakeside Press - R. R. Donnelley and Sons 1959 First Printing - First Thus Hardcover Very Good 12mo 
(xxix) 461 pp. Blue cloth with a small gilt logo on the front panel; lettered in gilt on the spine; gilt upper edge; headband. The Lakeside Classics. Light rubbing on the corners; no interior markings; as issued, no dustjacket. Illustrated with a frontis portrait of Henry A. Boller, black and white plates, and with a fold-out map. The Contents are: Historical Introduction by Milo Milton Quaife; Fur Trade and Navigation on the Upper Missouri; From St Louis to Fort Clark; To the Yellowstone and Back; A Day in an Indian Village; Nightfall and Repose; The Trading Post and a Buffalo Hunt; A Raid and a Medicine Man; A Buffalo Hunt that Failed; The Mandans Make Medicine; Another False Alarm; A Trading Excursion; Return to Fort Atkinson; Goose Medicine and Visitors; A Friendly Visit; Removal to Winter Quarters; Building the Winter Quarters; Winter Travel and Recreation; Winter Time Activities at Fort Atkinson; Making Buffalo Medicine; A Mid-Winter Buffalo Hunt; Smallpox Ravages and Indian History; A Tragedy and a Feast; Indian Ideas and Winter Journeys; A Sioux Raid; Leaving the Winter Camp; Springtime and Hostile Raids; Warfare and the Calumet Dance; Military Defeat and Sioux Visitors; The Revenge of Pierre Garreau; Indian Chatter and Friendly Crows; A Musician and a Ride for Life; Arrival of the Steamboats; A Quarrel Over Prices; A Hazardous Voyage; The Tobacco Garden Massacre; Life at Fort Union in 1863; A Surprise Attack; Alder Gulch and Vigilante Rule; Gentiles and Mormons; Mormon Prosperity and Sermons; Mormonism and Stage Travel; Change and Farewell; and The Indian Question; followed by an index and a list of the Lakeside Classics. 
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6 Brent, Linda (edited by L. Maria Child) INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL
New York Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1973 0156443503 / 9780156443500 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 8vo 
(xiv) 210 pp. Trade paperback format. Edge and corner wear with minor creasing on the spine; previous owner's name on the front endpaper; no other interior markings. Re-issues the 1861 edition. The Contents are: Introduction by Walter Teller; Introduction by L. Maria Child; Preface by Linda Brent; Childhood; The New Master and Mistress; The Slaves' New Year's Day; The Slave Who Dared to Feel Like a Man; The Trials of Girlhood; The Jealous Mistress; The Lover; What Slaves Are Taught to Think of the North; Sketches of Neighboring Slaveholders; A Perilous Passage in the Slave Girl's Life; The New Tie to Life; Fear of Insurrection; The Church and Slavery; Another Link to Life; Continued Persecutions; Scenes at the Plantation; The Flight; Months of Peril; The Children Sold; New Perils; The Loophole of Retreat; Christmas Festivities; Still in Prison; The Candidate for Congress; Competition in Cunning; Important Era in My Brother's Life; New Destination for the Children; Aunt Nancy; Preparations for Escape; Northward Bound; Incidents in Philadelphia; The Meeting of Mother and Daughter; A Home Found; The Old Enemy Again; Prejudice Against Color; The Hairbreadth Escape; A Visit to England; Renewed Invitations to Go South; The Confession; The Fugitive Slave Law; and Free at Last; followed by an appendix 
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7 Brinkley, Douglas THE GREAT DELUGE - Hurricane Katrina - New Orleans - and the Mississippi Gulf Coast
New York William Morrow and Company 2006 0061124230 / 9780061124235 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo Signed by Author
(xix) 716 pp. Signed on the front free endpaper by Douglas Brinkley. Quarter-bound in black on green boards; lettered in blue on the spine; headband; illustrated with colour plates. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; aside from the author's signature, no interior markings. In the span of five violent hours, Hurricane Katrina destroyed major Gulf Coast cities and flattened 150 miles of coastline, yet those wind-torn hours represented only the first stage of the relentless triple tragedy that Katrina brought to the entire Gulf Coast, from Louisiana to Mississippi to Alabama. And to make it just a bit worse, the government let them down, let them drown, let them die, hesitating before trying to help, while certain religious morons declared the destruction was deserved. The Contents are: Ignoring the Inevitable - Saturday August 27th; Shouts and Whispers - Saturday August 27th; Storm vs Shoreline - Sunday August 28th; The Winds Come to Louisiana - Sunday/Monday August 28th/29th; What Was the Mississippi Gulf Coast - Monday August 29th; The Busted Levee Blues - Monday August 29th; I've Been FEMA-ed; Monday August 29th; Water Rising - Tuesday August 30th; City Without Answers - Tuesday August 30th; The Smell of Death - Wednesday August 31st; Blindness - Wednesday August 31st; The Intense Irrationality of a Thursday - Thursday September 1st; It's Our Time Now - Thursday September 1st; The Friday Shuffle and the Saturday Relief - Friday/Saturday September 2nd/3rd; and Getaway - or X Marks the Spot - Saturday September 3rd and Beyond; followed by a timeline and an index. 
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8 Canby, Courtlandt (editor) LINCOLN AND THE CIVIL WAR - A Profile and a History
New York Dell Laurel Editions 1958 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good 
416 pp. Dell Laurel Book LC108. Light edge and corner wear with some minor creasing at the spine; previous owner's name inside. The Contents are: The Making of a Leader - 1809 - 1861: Who Is This Lincoln; Toward the Presidency. Lincoln and the Civil War - 1861 - 1865: The Union Breaks Apart; Commander-in-Chief; Grant and Victory; Lincoln's Cabinet; The Political War; Lincoln in the White House; One War at a Time; A New Birth of Freedom; War's End; The Moral Force; and Death; followed by an index. 
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9 Connally, Nellie; Herskowitz, Mickey FROM LOVE FIELD - Our Final Hours with President John F. Kennedy
New York Rugged Land 2003 1590710142 / 9781590710142 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
203 pp. Beige patterned boards decorated in gilt on the front panel and spine; illustrated endpapers; headband; illustrated with black and white photographs. Very lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The Contents are: Vigil; John and Nellie Jack and Jackie; I Never Called Him Lyndon; Life After Death; Secrets and Anxiety; Texas Hospitality; A Beautiful Day in Dallas; The Split Screen; Burying a President; John Sharon and Mark; Testimony; The Discovery; and Unspoken Words. 
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10 Conway, John THE TEXAS RANGERS
Derby, Connecticut Monarch Books 1963 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good 
140 pp. Monarch Book MA333. Light edge and corner wear with some creasing on the upper left of the back cover and an uncreased spine; small price sticker inside; no other interior markings. Subtitled: A Concise History of the Most Colorful Law Enforcement Group in the Frontier West. The Contents are: Preface; The Man Who Started It All; Mexico's French General; No Black Bean for Big Foot; On the Trail of Santa Anna; McNelly's Rangers - and Their Hangman; McNelly's Raid - Thirty Against Three Hundred; Rangers versus Pistoleros; The Frontier Battalion; The Salt War; Foray into Mexico; Unwilling Ranger; Town Tamer; and Twentieth Century Ranger; followed by an afterword. 
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11 Cubbedge, Robert E. THE DESTROYERS OF AMERICA
New York Macfadden Books 1964 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
128 pp. Macfadden Book 60-161. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. The Chapters are: America the Ugly; Lost Horizons; From Sea to Sea; The Highwaymen; Ah, Wilderness; The Unwashed; Specious Skies; The Man in the Gray Flannel; Loss of Innocence; A Time for Retaliation; and Let's Stamp Out Slobs. 
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12 Daley, James (editor) GREAT SPEECHES BY AFRICAN AMERICANS
New York Dover Publications 2006 0486447618 / 9780486447612 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 8vo 
150 pp. Trade paperback format. Light rubbing on the corners with a flat uncreased spine and a small scuffed patch on the left side of the front cover; previous owner's name inside. This collection contains: An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America - 1843 - by Henry Highland Garnet; I Am a Fugitive Slave - 1850 - by Jermain Wesley Loguen; Ain't I a Woman - 1851 - by Sojourner Truth; What, to the Slave, is the Fourth of July - 1852 - by Frederick Douglass; A Deep and Cruel Prejudice - 1862 - by John Sweat Rock; Equality Before the Law - 1874 - by John Mercer Langston; The Civil Rights Bill - 1875 - by James T. Rapier; The Black Woman of the South: Her Neglects and Her Needs - 1883 - by Alexander Crummel; Atlanta Exposition Address - 1895 - by Booker T. Washington; To the Nations of the World - 1900 - by W. E. B. Du Bois; What It Means to be Colored in the Capital of the United States - 1906 - by Mary Church Terrell; Equality of Rights for All Citizens: Black and White Alike - 1909 - by Francis J. Grimke; This Awful Slaughter - 1909 - by Ida B. Wells-Barnett; The Principles of the Universal Negro Improvement Association - 1922 - by Marcus Garvey; What Does American Democracy Mean to Me - 1939 - by Mary McLeod Bethune; I Have a Dream - 1963 - by Martin Luther King Jr; The Ballot or the Bullet - 1964 - by Malcolm X; The Black Woman in Contemporary America - 1974 - by Shirley Chisholm; The Constitution: A Living Document - 1987 - by Thurgood Marshall; and Knox College Commencement Address - 2005 - by Barack Obama. 
Price: 10.95 CDN
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13 Dary, David A. COWBOY CULTURE - A Saga of Five Centuries
New York Avon Books 1982 0380606321 / 9780380606320 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 8vo 
(xii) 385 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Profusely illustrated with drawings, maps and rare photographs. The Chapters are: The Spanish Roots; Moving North; The Californio Culture; The Texian Culture; The Mixing of Cultures; Texas Trails North; The Civil War and Change; On the Open Range; Trail Herds to Railheads; Where the Trails Ended; On the Northern Ranges; Ranch House Culture; Bunkhouse Culture; End of the Open Range Culture; followed by an Epilogue; Notes; A Bibliography for the General Reader; and an index. 
Price: 21.95 CDN
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14 Denney, John D. Jr. TROLLEYS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH COUNTRY
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Private Printing 1970 First Printing Paperback Very Good 4to 
(iv) 56 pp. Staple-bound in pictorial card covers. Light wear on the corners with a small scuff mark on the back cover; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs. The Chapters are: The Horse Car Era; Capital City Trolleys; Beyond the Mountains; Chocolate Bars and Trolley Cars; Lebanon Had Motorneers; The South Mountain Route; Around Reading by Trolley; Palace Cars to Oley; Trolley Ride to Allentown; A Ride on the Gravity; Up the Neversink; The Adamstown Dummy; Amish Land Trolleys; The Rugged Climb to Chickies; The Pequea Trolley; The Camp Meeting Line; Trolley Days in York; Interurban to Hanover; Strike Up the Band; Battle of the Gettysburg Trolley; and Trolley Freight. 
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15 Dobie, Charles Caldwell SAN FRANCISCO - A Pageant
New York Appleton Century 1939 First Printing - First Thus Hardcover Very Good Very Good- 8vo E. H. Suydam; 
(xiii) 440 pp. First Thus - Revised Edition. Dark green cloth with a pasted-on cream and black pictorial on the front panel; lettered in black on the front panel; lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated endpapers. Light chipping on the corners of the dustjacket with some wear around the edges; price intact. Illustrated drawings by E. H. Suydam. The Chapters are: THE PAST: Prelude; Exodus; Through the Wilderness; The Promised Land; A Maritime Beggar; Beauty and the Diplomat; A New Flag and a New Settlement; Yerba Buena; Revolutionists Bandits and Gangsters; Oh Say Can You See; Gold; The Vigilantes; Bonanza Days; Disaster. THE PRESENT: North Beach; Little Italy; The Quick and the Dead; Little Pete; A Trip to Old Chinatown; The Street of the Bazaars; South of Market; Lotta's Fountain; The Mission; The Western Addition; Heights; Flesh Pots; The Beach; Breathing Spaces; The House of Mystery; Politicians Poker and Pisco Punches; Scattering Landmarks; The Contra Costa; Marvelous Marin; and Postcript and Prophecy; followed by a bibliography and an index. 
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16 Du Bois, W. E. B. (introduction by Farah Jasmine Griffin) THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK
New York Barnes and Noble Books 2003 159308014X / 9781593080143 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 8vo 
(xxvii) 212 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Of Our Spiritual Strivings; Of the Dawn of Freedom; Of Mr Booker T. Washington and Others; Of the Meaning of Progress; Of the Wings of Atalanta; Of the Training of Black Men; Of the Black Belt; Of the Quest of the Golden Fleece; Of the Sons of Master and Man; Of the Faith of the Fathers; Of the Passing of the First Born; Of Alexander Crummell; Of the Coming of John; The Sorrow Songs; and The Afterthought. 
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17 Everett, Marshall COMPLETE STORY OF THE SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE - The Eruption of Mount Vesuvius and Other Volcanic Outbursts and Earthquakes
Chicago The Bible House 1906 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 4to 
304 pp. followed by a series of black and white photographs and drawings. Red cloth decorated with gilt on the front panel; decorated in brown on the spine; profusely illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings. Light wear at the corners with some fading and rubbing on the spine; no interior markings; hinges tight; gutters intact. The full, and somewhat lengthy, title is: COMPLETE STORY OF THE SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE - The Eruption of Mount Vesuvius and Other Volcanic Outbursts and Earthquakes Including All the Great Disasters of History - The Marvellous Phenomena of Nature and the Strange Inventions of Mankind - Embracing a Full Account in Pictures and Story of the Awful Disaster that Befell the City of San Francisco and all the other Towns and Cities Shocked by the Fatal Earthquake - April 19, 1906 - with a Full Account of the Generous Aid Supplied to the Sufferers by the People of the United States - Illustrated with a Vast Gallery of Startling Pictures Including Views of the City Before and After the Earthquake. The Chapters are: Earthquake and Fire Descend Upon San Francisco and the Surrounding Cities of California; San Francisco the Beautiful; Personal Experiences of Survivors; Famous Structures Swept Away; Maniacs Killed by Hundreds - Scenes of Horror at Agnew's State Insane Asylum; Stanford University - Most Richly Endowed Educational Institution in the World - Laid Low; Horrors of Seismic Disturbance Outside San Francisco; Exciting Escapes; Government Donates $2,000,000 for Relief of Stricken City; Human Vampires Shot Down; Chicago - Remembering Days of '71 - Leads in Offering Succor; Men and Women Weep Curse and Pray; Shock Felt Around World; Bullet Brings Merciful Death; General Plan of Relief; Scientists Stand Aghast; Looked for End of World; All Classes Send Quick Aid; Weird Incidents Amid Suffering; Loss - $500,000,000; Vesuvius - Beginning of Latest Eruption; Charleston Wrecked by Earthquake; Johnstown's Fatal Flood; Destruction of Galveston; Eruption of Mont Pelee; Great Earthquakes of History; World's Disasters from Wind; and Mystery of Volcanoes. 
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18 Evers, Mrs Medgar (Myrlie;) Peters, William FOR US THE LIVING
New York Ace Books 1970 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good 
317 pp. Ace Book 24970. Light edge and corner wear with a faintly creased spine; no interior markings. Medgar Evers, a tireless civil rights activist in Mississippi, was murdered in 1963 by a white supremacist, a Ku Klux Klan killer. About For Us the Living, the New York Times wrote: "Mrs Evers, who wrote this book with William Peters... could have presented an emotional, slick history of the life and death of her husband, and she would have been congratulated, but, like her husband, she chose to do a thorough job. She has written a book that is at the same time a beautiful story of the love between a man and a woman (this itself should be educational for white Americans who cannot believe that Negroes have human emotions); a textbook on how it was to be not white in Mississippi, and a self-searching essay on how to be a normal human being married to a man devoted to freedom. For Mrs. Evers shows us a normal human being who gets tired and lonely, who sometimes wants to take a vacation from the struggle and devote full time to ironing and cooking and raising a family, but who learns, through being married to someone like Medgar Evers, to transcend herself." 
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19 Fryatt, Norma BOSTON AND THE TEA RIOTS
Princeton, New Jersey Auerbach Publishers 1972 0877691142 / 9780877691143 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
(ix) 150 pp. Red cloth lettered in black on the spine; illustrated with drawings and facsimile documents. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket with a few short nicks around the edges; previous owner's name inside; no other interior markings. The Chapters are: Raising a Revenue; Bonfire A-Building; Thomas Hutchinson: Born and Educated Among Us; Boston Under Pressure; The Ships - The Body Meetings - And the Laws; Boston Harbor a Teapot; Aftermath; How the News Was Received in London; Lord North; Riots and Proceedings; Measures Against Boston; Will Boston Submit; Condemned Without a Hearing; and A Congress Meets; followed by appendices and an index. 
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20 Genovese, Eugene D. IN RED AND BLACK: Marxian Explorations in Southern and Afro-American History
New York Vintage Books 1972 0394718119 / 9780394718118 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 
(xii) 435 pp. Lightly rubbed on the corners with faint creasing on the spine; store stamped. The Contents are: On Being a Socialist and a Historian; Materialism and Idealism in the History of Negro Slavery in the Americas; Class and Nationality in Black America; Rebelliousness and Docility in the Negro Slave: A Critique of the Elkins Thesis; American Slaves and Their History; The Legacy of Slavery and the Roots of Black Nationalism; The Treatment of Slaves in Different Countries: Problems in the Applications of the Comparative Method; Black Culture versus St Gronlesex Paternalism; Black Nationalism and American Socialism: A Comment on Harold Cruse's Crisis of the Negro Intellectual; William Styron Before the People's Court; Black Studies: Trouble Ahead; The Influence of the Black Power Movement on Historical Scholarship: Reflections of a White Historian; Ulrich Bonnell Phillips: Two Studies; Potter and Woodward on the South; Marxian Interpretations of the Slave South; Saughton Lynd as Historian and Ideologue; A Question of Morals; The Comparative Focus in Latin American History; and On Antonio Gramsci; followed by an index. 
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