WINCH, J: The Elite of Our People: Joseph Willson’s Sketches of Black Upper-Class Life in Antebellum Philadelphia

Winch, Julie (editor). The Elite of Our People: Joseph Willson’s Sketches of Black Upper-Class Life in Antebellum Philadelphia. Pennsylvania State University Museum of Art, 2000. ISBN: 0271020210. Factory sealed. Like New. Paperback. (#30730) $26.00

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First published in 1841, this book predates W. E. B. Du Bois’s The Philadelphia Negro by more than half a century. Written by Joseph Willson, a southern black man who had moved to Philadelphia, to convince whites that the African-American community in his adopted city did indeed have a class structure, and he offers advice to his black readers about how they should use their privileged status.

Extensive notes and introduction by Julie Winch. 216p. 9 black-and-white illustrations. Measures 5.5×8.5 inches.

DOUGLASS, F: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. Tribecca Books, 2011. ISBN: 9781936594184. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#30671) $12.00

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This preeminent American slave narrative is an autobiography of the internationally famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Originally published in 1845. 111p.

LEWIS, RWB: The James: A Family Narrative

Book cover. The James: A Family NarrativeLewis, R. W. B. The James: A Family Narrative. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1991. ISBN: 0374178615. Unmarked. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30583) $16.00

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Illustrated. Unclipped dust jacket. Maps on end pages. Tells the story of a remarkable American family. 696p. Index. Appendices. Illustrations.

Back cover. The James: A Family Narrative