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Abandoned :  A Nostalgic Look at Rural America, Adams, William D.
1 Adams, William D. Abandoned : A Nostalgic Look at Rural America
Waco, Tx: TG Press; 1986 0914641069 / 9780914641063 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
143 pages; Oblong 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Oblong hardcover, black cloth, gold lettering, pale yellow endpapers, 63 stunning photos, most appear to be sepia-toned but many have subdued color. ; Published in Waco, Texas, by TG Press, 1986. No additional printings. Foreword by W. R. 'Bob' Poage. ; 'Abandoned houses, barns, schools, churches, cars, trucks, and other rural scenes' photographed in Oklahoma and Texas, 1960s-1980s, by award-winning artist William D. Adams. ; No defects to book. Jacket has edge chips and a closed tear, not affecting ny text or images. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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2 Aman, Reinhold, editor Maledicta 5, the International Journal of Verbal Aggression (V) : Volume 5, Numbers 1 and 2, Summer and Winter 1981, Elias Petropoulos Festschrift (1 Volume)
Waukesha, Wisc: Maledicta Press; 1981 0916500551 / 9780916500559 Softcover Near Fine 
352 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Stiff orange covers. Scholarly articles on 'offensive' and 'derogatory' language. Topics include: Chinese. Tonga. French. Farsi. Dutch. Menomini (Native American) terms. Prison slang. Genital pet names. College sexual slang. Ethnic acronyms. Plus departments, other articles. ; Issn 0363-3659. ; Tiny spot on fore-edge, otherwise no defects. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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3 Biddiss, Michael D. Images of Race
N. Y. : Holmes & Meier Publishers; 1979 0841904820 / 9780841904828 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
259 pages; 8vo (8.75") 23 cm; Hardcover, blue boards, gold spine title, top edge orange, index, a few footnotes, brief bios of contributors, 11 essays on race, ethnicity, evolution of the races, human attitudes about race, etc, by various experts, all originally published 1860s-1870s. ; Edited and with insightful introduction by Michael Denis Biddiss. Same as Isbn 0841904839. This is Isbn 0841904820. ; Includes: Origin of human races, by Alfred Russel Wallace, 1864. Hereditary character, by Francis Galton, 1865. Negro suffrage, by John Elliot Cairnes, 1865. Negro and negrophilists, by Charles Mackay, 1866. Aptitudes of races, by Frederic William Farrar, 1867. Comparative psychology of man, by Herbert Spencer, 1876. Race and language, by Edward Augustus Freeman, 1877. More. ; Very light bump to heel, no other flaws. ; Victorian Library Series 
Price: 8.00 USD
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4 Biesanz, Mavis Hiltunen Helmi Mavis : A Finnish-American Girlhood
St. Cloud, Minn: North Star Press; 1989 0878390529 / 9780878390526 Softcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Mark Coyle Signed by Author
199 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Color pictorial softcover, 199 pages, glossary of Finnish words, over 60 b/w photos and illustrations. Title page inscribed and SIGNED by author and dated 1993.; Author's memoirs of pioneer life in Tower, Minnesota, and of the Finnish Temperance Hall in Soudan, and other Finnish landmarks and customs in the wilds of northern Minnesota, from the early 1900s to the 1950s. ; Exterior shows a very small amount of shelfwear. Slight wrinkle to rear cover. No other marks or defects apart from autograph. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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5 Bowman, Meg Goddesses, Witches and the Paradigm Shift : Dramatic Readings on Feminist Issues, Volume 2 (Signed)
San Jose, Calif: Hot Flash Press; 1994 0940483033 / 9780940483033 Softcover Very Good 
229 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Softcover, pink covers, 229 pages, index, six complete liberal worship services with candle lightings, songs (with tunes in standard notation) poems, dramatic readings, responsive readings, etc. Numerous b/w illustrations, appendix of extra readings. Title page SIGNED and inscribed by editor, Meg Bowman and dated 9-4-95.; Services are: Goddesses, Witches and the Paradigm Shift. Celebrating Ourselves. Four Famous Unitarian Universalist Women. Bella and Phyllis. Three Admirable Women: A Visit Across Time. Finding Our Foremothers. ; Many contributors including M. Maureen Killoran and Henry Van Dyke. Edited by Dr. Meg Bowman, professor of sociology and author of numerous books for women and feminists. ; Light wear to tips. Owner name penned on half title. No other defects. ; Dramatic Readings on Feminist Issues Series; Vol. 2 
Price: 8.00 USD
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6 Bradley, Josephine In Pursuit of the Unicorn
Corte Madera, Calif: Pomegranate Artbooks; 1980 0917556062 / 9780917556067 Softcover Near Fine 
96 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall softcover, black covers, silver lettering, black unicorn embossed on front, 96 unnumbered pages, some metallic silver, some metallic gold, numerous b/w illustrations, 53 stunning full-color works of art featuring unicorns by various modern artists. ; This is an art book with little text; text mainly discusses legends and symbology of the unicorn. ; Only a touch of shelfwear. Appears unused. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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7 Bronfen, Elisabeth, and Misha Kavka Feminist Consequences : Theory for the New Century
N. Y. : Columbia University Press 2001 0231117051 / 9780231117050 Second Printing Softcover Near Fine 
468 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Softcover, metallic covers, index, chapter endnotes, contributor bios, 15 b/w photos and illustrations with captions. ; Chapters by various authors including Juliet Mitchell, Beatrice Hanssen, Ranjana Khanna, Claire Kahane, Ann Cvetkovich, Biddy Martin, more. ; One very slight wrinkle to upper front tip. No other defects. Scarce. ; Gender and Culture Series 
Price: 5.00 USD
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8 Buder, Stanley Pullman : An Experiment in Industrial Order and Community Planning, 1880-1930
N. Y. : Oxford University Press; 1996 0195008383 / 9780195008388 Twenty-First Printing Softcover Good+ 
263 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Turquoise-green and white softcover, [xvi] + 263 pages, index, endnotes, 2 figures, 5 tables, 17 historical b/w photos and illustrations including map of Pullman factory town. ; Copyright 1967. This is 21st printing, 1996. Foreword by Richard C. Wade. ; History of George Pullman, founder-president of the Pullman Palace Car Company, and of the first planned factory town in US history, which Pullman built near Chicago in the 1880s. ; Used textbook. Covers show faint creases. Rear cover plastered with barcode stickers. 32 pages have highlighting or other marks. Everything readable. Binding tight. ; Urban Life in America Series 
Price: 7.00 USD
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9 Burns, Vincent Godfrey >> Man Who Broke a Thousand Chains, the : The Story of Social Reformation of the Prisons of the South
Washington, D. C. : Acropolis Books; 1968 0874913039 / 9780874913033 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
350 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Hardcover, red cloth, 350 pages, several b/w photos and facsimile newspaper clippings. ; True story of horrific Georgia prison chain gang, man who escaped, his fight to clear his name, and reforms effected in US prisons due to his story. Written by Vincent Godfrey Burns, poet laurate of Maryland and brother of famous fugitive. Foreword by Ellis Arnall. ; Cloth shows moderate wear to heel and crown. Two leaves creased. No marks. Lacks jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 Caldwell, Erskine, with Alan Trachtenberg >> You Have Seen Their Faces
Athens, Ga: University of Georgia Press; 1995 082031692X / 9780820316925 Second Printing Softcover Near Fine Illustrated by Margaret Bourke-White 
136 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; 54 pages of text + 82 unnumbered pages ; Famous photos of southern sharecroppers (Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina, etc) taken in 1937 reproduced here along with quotations from and stories of the subjects. This edition 1995. Foreword by Alan Trachtenberg. Warning: some racist language. ; No visible defects. ; Brown Thrasher Books Series 
Price: 8.00 USD
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11 Duck, Ruth C. Gender and the Name of God : The Trinitarian Baptismal Formula
N. Y. : Pilgrim Press; 1991 0829808949 / 9780829808940 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
220 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Pink softcover, 220 pages, 2 indexes, bibliography, appendix, footnotes. ; Written by pastor of United Church of Christ (but suitable for any denomination) who examines the way God is named in worship and suggests methods of shaping liturgical language so that it will not be gender biased, overtly patriarchal or exclusively male-centered. ; Only a touch of shelfwear. No marks or defects. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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12 Eyo, Ekpo, and Frank Willett Treasures of Ancient Nigeria
N. Y. : Alfred A. Knopf; 1980 0394738586 / 9780394738581 Softcover Near Fine Illustrated by Dirk Bakker 
162 pages; 4to (10.5") 27 cm; Tall softcover, 162 pages, small map, numerous b/w photos, 100 stunning items shown in high-quality photos, the majority in full color, with detailed text and captions. ; Photos by Dirk Bakker. Preface by Michael Kan. Edited by Rollyn O. Krichbaum. ; Includes bronzes, busts, terra cotta heads and figures, bowls, etc, of ancient Nok, Igbo-Ukwu, Ife, and Owo, of Nigeria and Benin. ; Covers show a touch of shelfwear. No major defects. With this book you will also get 18 full-color glossy postcards, published by the museum, depicting items in the exhibit. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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13 Faris, James C. >> Nightway, the : A History and a History of Documentation of a Navajo Ceremonial
Albuquerque, N. M. : University of New Mexico Press; 1990 0826311989 / 9780826311986 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
288 pages; 4to (10.25") 26 cm; Hardcover, dark blue-black cloth, gray endpapers, [xii] + 288 pages, index, bibliography, endnotes, appendix of deities, 14 b/w figures and tables in text, 22 full-color illustrations of healing sand paintings on glossy plates, with captions. ; Fascinating description of Navajo medicine rites, prayers, texts, paintings, medicine men and more, with anthropological analysis. ; Book shows no defects. Jacket shows moderate edgewear, small pricesticker on front panel inked out. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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14 Gaul, Theresa Strouth To Marry an Indian : The Marriage of Harriett Gold and Elias Boudinot in Letters, 1823-1839
Chapel Hill, N. C. : University of North Carolina Press; 2005 0807829412 / 9780807829417 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
256 pages; 8vo (8.75") 23 cm; Black cloth, metallic red lettering, brown endpapers, index, bibliography, family tree, 13 b/w photos and illustrations. ; Commentary and excerpts from actual Gold family letters swirling around interracial marriage of Harriett Gold (white upper class Connecticut woman) to Elias Boudinot (Native American, editor of Cherokee Phoenix) in 1825. ; A m a z o n b u y e r s please note: image does not match this edition. ; Jacket lacking. Boards slightly bowed. No other flaws. Scarce. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Another Mother Tongue :  Gay Words, Gay Worlds, Grahn, Judy
15 Grahn, Judy Another Mother Tongue : Gay Words, Gay Worlds
Boston: Beacon Press; 1984 0807067164 / 9780807067161 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
324 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Hardcover, green cloth, [xx] + 324 pages, index, bibliography, glossary, chapter endnotes. ; Written by an early member of the Mattachine Society who describes ancient cultural and tribal traditions of Gayness that have been passed down for centuries, the color lavendar, the butterfly, literature and art, myth and legend, anecdote and autobiography, as well as a large selection of wonderfully Gay words and their fascinating origins. Hailed as a classic. ; Book shows almost no wear, except a small nick to cloth on lower front board, and three leaves slightly wrinkled from removed paperclip. No marks, no other defects. Jacket has several edge chips and small creases but is all readable. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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16 Hale-Benson, Janice E. And Asa G. Hilliard III Black Children : Their Roots, Culture, and Learning Styles, Revised Edition
Baltimore, Md: Johns Hopkins University Press; 1990 0801833833 / 9780801833830 Revised Edition; Fifth Printing Softcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
240 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Brown and black softcover, [xxiv] + 216 pages, index, bibliography, footnotes, 18 tables, 32 b/w photos. Halftitle page inscribed and SIGNED by author. ; Copyright 1982. This is revised edition with new preface and new afterword by author, 1986, 5th printing, 1990.; Minor edgewear only. No marks apart from autograph. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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17 Jacka, Lois Essary, with Barton Wright Enduring Traditions : Art of the Navajo (Signed)
Flagstaff, Ariz: Northland Publishing Company; 1994 0873585844 / 9780873585842 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Jerry Jacka 
206 pages; Folio (12.25") 31 cm; Beautiful red cloth, copper lettering, full-color glossy photo endpapers, brief glossary, index, bibliography, over 150 stunning high-quality full-color photos and illustrations with detailed captions. Title page inscribed and SIGNED by Lois Jacka and Jerry Jacka and dated 1994.; Photos by Jerry Jacka. Introduction by Barton Wright. Edited by Susan Tasaki and Erin Murphy. ; This is a gorgeous coffeetable-style book showcasing old and new jewelry, silver, pottery, oil paintings, watercolors, rugs, sculpture, sand paintings, basketry and other art of the Navajo People of northern Arizona, with descriptions of old and new Navajo culture and traditions. ; Only a touch of shelfwear. No defects. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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18 Johnson, Audreye E. Black Experience, the : Considerations for Health and Human Services (Signed)
Davis, Calif: International Dialogue Press; 1983 0898810140 / 9780898810141 Softcover Very Good+ 
176 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Softcover, 176 pages, chapter endnotes, a few lists and tables, 11 chapters by various experts. Title page inscribed and SIGNED by editor Audreye. ; Edited by Audreye E. Johnson, PhD, professor of social work. Foreword by J. C. Morrow. This book is adapted from proceedings at the Second Workshop on the Black Experience, University of North Carolina, 1981.; Very light shelfwear and a touch of sunning. No other defects. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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19 Kapoun, Robert W. and Charles J. Lohrmann >> Language of the Robe : American Indian Trade Blankets
Salt Lake City: Gibbs-Smith Publisher; 1992 0879054689 / 9780879054687 Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
192 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Tall hardcover, [xii] + 180 glossy pages, bibliography, over 300 photos including several historical b/w photos and over 200 blankets shows in full color, with detailed captions. ; Foreword by Patrick T. Houlihan. Additional chapters by Rain Parrish, Luther Standing Bear, others. Includes info on native handmade blankets as wells as collector blankets made by Pendleton and other blanket mills in 1940s and earlier. ; Owner taped seller's name and address on a clipping to front endpaper, and dated it. No other defects to book. Jacket is pristine. ; Items laid in: 1) You Asked about the Navajo, 70-page booklet, 1948. 2) clipping about paintings left by primitive man at Big Hill, Illinois, 1983. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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20 Kunjufu, Jawanza State of Emergency : We Must Save African American Males
Chicago: African American Images; 2001 091354373X / 9780913543733 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
202 pages; 8vo (8.75") 23 cm; Hardcover, black boards, green jacket, [xi] + 202 pages, endnotes, several b/w tables, charts, etc. ; (B003NYB8H4) Copyright 2001. This is 1st edition, 1st printing, stated. ; Authored by African American PhD pastor and educational expert. ; Only a touch of shelfwear. No other defects. Appears unread. ; Laid in: publisher's catalog, color glossy booklet, 36 pages including covers. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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