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The Rhythms Of Black Folks : Race, Religion and Pan-Africanismby Jon Michael SpencerAfrica World Press
In this book, Jon Michael Spencer argues that African rhythm, particularly African rhythm in the New World, gives rise to the distinctive qualities of...
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Mo' Meta BluesThe World According to QuestloveHachette Books
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Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You?A Memoir by George ClintonAtria Books
Import USA Paperback edition book OVER 50% OFF! Now, finally, after fifty years in the business, George Clinton is ready to deliver the whole P-Funk saga....
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Why black power?by Joseph R. BarndtFriendship Press
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Furious Passage of James Baldwinby F M EckmanM. Evans & Company
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This is the DayThe March on WashingtonGetty Publications
This title offers a superb collection of emotionally charged photographs that document a poignant day in American history. "This Is the Day" is a stirring...
RootsThe Saga of an American FamilyDa Capo Press
"Early in the spring of 1750, in the village of Juffure, four days upriver from the coast of The Gambia, West Africa, a man-child was born to Omoro and...
The Vice LordsWarriors of the Streets
Rare USA small secondhand book (Good cond, some wear,spine wear, sticker on front) - cultural anthropology case studies about the legendary street gang. Keiser...
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Spike LeeThat's My Story And I'm Sticking To ItW. W Norton & Company
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Come Back Charleston Blueby Chester HimesPenguin
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If They Come In The Morningby Angela DavisOrbach and Chambers
Rare Out-of-print edition 1971 first edition paperback in good condition (ageing) but with tear on front top left cover 100% Guarantee on this and all...
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The Black Power Imperative (1985)by Theodore Cross
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The Black Power RevoltA Collection Of EssaysBarbour
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James Baldwin: Artist on Fireby W.J. WeatherbyMichael Joseph
A portrait of James Baldwin tracing his development from the ghettos of Harlem to Paris and back to America where his active participation in civil rights...
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I Am Not Your NegroFrom texts by James BaldwinPenguin Books
In June 1979, the writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin embarked on a project to tell the story of America through the lives of three of his murdered...
Soul of a Nation (BOOK)Art in the Age of Black Power
BACK IN STOCK!!!!In the period of radical change that was 1963-1983, young Black artists at the beginning of their careers in the USA confronted key questions...
Blues PeopleBy LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka)Harper Perennial
Seminal work from playwright, poet, critic and activist LeRoi Jones, later known as Amiri Baraka, in which the author traces the influence of jazz and...
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All Souls' Rising by Madison Smartt Bell (1996)Penguin
This book rocks! The Haitian revolution - fab novel out of print s/hand paperback book in ok condition
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Trick Baby (1967)By Iceberg SlimPayback Press
This novel charts the rise of White Folks, a light-skinned African-American who uses his colour as his trump card in the tough game of the con. Blue-eyed,...
Chester HimesRun Man Run
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Where Did Our Love Go?The Rise And Fall Of The Motown SoundOmnibus Press
Secondhand paperback in good conditionThe acclaimed best selling story of Tamla Motown records - the most successful independent record label in the world....
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Talking At The GatesA Life Of James BaldwinFaber And Faber
s/hand 1st edition hardback no dust-jacket in good condition James Campbell knew Baldwin for ten years before Baldwin's death in 1987. Based on interviews...
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Black Fire: An Anthology of Afro-American Writingby Author Amiri Baraka and Professor of Economics Larry NealWilliam Morrow
The defining work of the Black Arts Movement, Black Fire is at once a rich anthology and an extraordinary source document. Nearly 200 selections, including...
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    Secondhand USA paperback (different earlier edition to pic). 2nd edition 1970.
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Sacred SteelInside an African American Steel Guitar TraditionUniversity of Illinois Press
50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! LOVELY USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!! Author Robert L. Stone follows the sound of steel guitar into the...
The Motown StarsThe Life and Times of Together Publications
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Pieces Of A ManGil Scott-Heron - By Marcus Baram
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Black Political Power in Americaby Chuck StoneThe Bobbs-Merrill Company
USA hardback w/dustjacket in plastic, ex library w/stamps in good condition
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James Baldwinby Carolyn Wedin SylvanderFredrick Ungar Publishing
Early essays1st edition USA paperback in good condition, name on front page
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White Ethics and Black Power: The Emergence of the West Side Organizationby William W EllisAldine Publishing Company
USA hardback first edition with dustjacket in plastic. Ex library with stamps and stickers, some underlined text but in good conditionRare 1969 book -...
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Trying to Get OverAfrican American Directors after Blaxploitation, 1977-1986University of Texas Press
From 1972 to 1976, Hollywood made an unprecedented number of films targeted at black audiences. But following this era known as "blaxploitation," the momentum...
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Party MusicThe Inside Story of the Black Panthers' Band and How Black Power Transformed Soul MusicLawrence Hill Books
Examining the culture and politics of the Black Power era of the late 1960s, this book explores the relationship of soul music to the Black Power movement...
Gotta Go Gotta FlowLife, Love, and Lust on Chicago's South Side From the SeventiesCity Files Press
Michael Abramson takes out his small Leica camera at Pepper’s Hideout on Chicago’s South Side. 1974. Cool music. Cool scene. Over the next three years,...
Gordon Parks A Poet and His CameraViking (1968)
Book of photos and poems by Gordon Parks, with introduction by Stephen Spender. USA 1968 hardback book w/dustjacket ex-library plastic covered
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James Brown: Godfather of Soulby James Brown and Bruce TuckerSidgwick & Jackson
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Rootsby Alex HaleyVintage
(Difft cover). Secondhand paperback book
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Muhammad Ali (The Unseen Archives)by William Strathmore (2001)
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A Choice Of WeaponsThe Autobiography Of Gordon ParksMinnesota Historical Society Press
Gordon Parks (1912-2006) - the groundbreaking photographer, writer, composer, activist, and filmmaker - was only sixteen in 1928 when he moved from Kansas...
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A Mighty Long WayMy Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High SchoolOne World
Breaking her silence at last and sharing her story for the first time, Carlotta Walls has written an engrossing memoir that is a testament not only to...
In Love (1971)By Gordon ParksLippincott
Nice hardback book in good condition with dustjacket in plastic cover (ex-library with stamps - Milwaukee in point of fact)
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Feel Like Going Home: Portraits in Blues and Rock'n'Rollby Peter GuralnickPenguin Books
This is the first volume of Guralnick's trilogy on American music. It gives vivid portraits of blues legends like Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf and also...
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Searching for Robert Johnsonby Peter GuralnickSecker & Warburg
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The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture and Styleby Nelson GeorgeHarper Collins
New hardback bookAn authoritative history of the groundbreaking syndicated television show that has become an icon of American pop culture, from acclaimed...
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Native Son (1940)Richard WrightHarper Perennial
Gripping and furious, "Native Son" follows Bigger Thomas, a young black man who is trapped in a life of poverty in the slums of Chicago. Unwittingly involved...
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A Change Is Gonna ComeMusic, Race And The Soul Of AmericaCanongate Books
This volume chronicles more than 40 years of black music: from the hopeful, angry refrains of the Freedom Movement to the slick pop of Motown; from Woodstock...
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Our Auntie RosaThe Family of Rosa Parks Remembers Her Life and LessonsJeremy P. Tarcher
The family of Rosa Parks share their remembrances of the woman who was not only the mother of the civil rights movement, but a nurturing mother figure...
Spike LeeDo the Right ThingAmmo
Including an unprecedented insider's look at the film, with behind-the-scenes visuals and interviews, this impressive book celebrates the impact of "Do...
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James BaldwinA BiographyMichael Joseph
Authorized by Baldwin before his death in 1987, this biography is written by his former assistant (from 1964-1967), David Leeming - they met in Turkey...
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Languages, Rhythm And SoundBlack Popular Cultures Into The 21st CenturyUniversity Of Pittsburgh Press
Description: Focusing on expressions of popular culture among blacks in Africa, the United States and the Caribbean, this collection of 15 multidisciplinary...
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