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Rastafari: Roots and Ideology, Chevannes, Barry
1 Chevannes, Barry Rastafari: Roots and Ideology
Chapel Hill, North Carolina Univ of West Indies Pr 1995 976640013x / 9789766400132 First Edition Paperback Good 
xiv + 298 pp. Bibliography, index. Glossy black soft covers with Rastafari image are clean, bit of minor wear, a little corner curl. Interior clean and unmarked. Utopianism and Communitarianism Syracuse University Press Series. The first comprehensive work on the origins of the Jamaica-based Rastafaris, including interviews with some of the earliest members of the movement. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 City of Charleston List of the tax payers of the city of Charleston, for 1859.
Charleston, S.C. Walker, Evans 1860 First Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
402 pages (should be 407), no title. Handsomely library bound in black buckram with bright gilt to spine, covers are clean and nice. Interior end papers have signature of James H. Rodolph who seems to have been on the board of directors of a cemetery in Charleston in the 1920s. End papers and blanks renewed. Title is missing. First text page of the book is the opening of the List, starting with Abrahams, A.H. who owned $3,000 worth of real estate and paid $45 in taxes. This page is very foxed, corners repaired, hole in page not affecting text repaired with tape, page remounted. Next few pages are very foxed with some staining, small hole. Foxing and staining taper off a bit until page 25 when there is moderate foxing throughout with occasional heavy foxing. The Tax on Propery paid by Free Persons of Color starts at page 383 (with its separate title page). Page 387 is remounted, 389 has repair at bottom gutter, 391-395 have repairs and damage at bottom gutter with some text affected although the intent and spelling is clear. 397-399 have sections missing at the bottom gutter (about 3 inches) with some repair but text definitely gone. 401/402 have a large piece gone -- the last entry is for Betsey Walker who owned real estate and slaves (even tho she herself was a Free Person of Color), but we can't see the dollar value of her holdings. Rodolph's signature again on the last end paper. Binding is sturdy. Paper is aged and damaged in spots as described but except for the last few pages still legible and strong. Extremely scarce: WorldCat shows 9 copies worldwide and it has not yet made it to Googlebooks or to one of the reprint houses. With faults, but still a very scarce and fascinating piece of history.; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 249.00 USD
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Troubled Ground : A Tale of Murder, Lynching, and Reckoning in the New South, Clegg, Claude A., III
3 Clegg, Claude A., III Troubled Ground : A Tale of Murder, Lynching, and Reckoning in the New South
Urbana University of Illinois 2010 0252035887 / 9780252035883 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
xviii + 224 pp. Notes, bibliography, index. Illustrated title page, Illustrated with maps and photos. Black cloth cover with silver gilt to spine is clean and unmarked, faintest hint of wear at corners, interior clean and tight. Nice copy. In Troubled Ground, Claude A. Clegg III revisits a violent episode in his hometown's history that made national headlines in the early twentieth century but disappeared from public consciousness over the decades. Moving swiftly between memory and history, between the personal and the political, Clegg offers insights into southern history, mob violence, and the formation of American race ideology while coming to terms on a personal level with the violence of the past. Three black men were killed in front of a crowd of thousands in Salisbury, North Carolina, in 1906, following the ax murder of a local white family for whom the men had worked. One of the lynchers was prosecuted for his role in the execution, the first conviction of its kind in North Carolina and one of the earliest in the country. Yet Clegg, an academic historian who grew up in Salisbury, had never heard of the case until 2002 and could not find anyone else familiar with the case. In this book, Clegg mines newspaper accounts and government records and links the victims of the 1906 case to a double-lynching in 1902, suggesting a complex history of lynching in the area while revealing the determination of the city to rid its history of a shameful and shocking chapter. The result is a multi-layered, deeply personal exploration of lynching and lynching prosecutions in the United States.; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 35.00 USD
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