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Gettysburg, PA: National Historical Society, 1972. quarto, 50, wraps, profusely illus., map, water damage (no pgs stuck), small rough spots & staining on covers, entire magazine wrinkled Contains an article on the great Baltimore fire of February 1904 (pp. 4-9 and 39-49), including a picture portfolio. Also contains articles on the slave family in America, the courtship of General John J. Pershing, and the founding of Jamestown, Virginia.
Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh, 1972. 155, wraps, footnotes, index, covers somewhat soiled and stained, some wear to spine edges. Special issue on Muscovite Russia This special issue contains articles on Vasilii Shorin: Seventeenth-Century Russian Merchant Extraordinary, Crown and Boiars Under Fedor Ivanovich and Michael Romanov, Muscovy and the Black Sea Slave Trade, and Tales of Moscow's Founding.
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1923. Later edition (first published in 1915). First printing thus. Hardcover. xxxvii, , 509,  pages. Frontis Illustration. Bibliography. Occasional footnotes. Illustrations. Index. Some wear and soiling to boards Some pages uncut. Some chips at index pages. Ink notation on fep. Introduction by Ernest Hamlin Abbott. Lyman J. Abbott (1835 – 1922) was an American Congregationalist theologian, editor, and author. Abbot worked variously in the publishing profession as an associate editor of Harper's Magazine, and was the founder of a publication called the Illustrated Christian Weekly, which he edited for six years. He was also the co-editor of The Christian Union with Henry Ward Beecher from 1876 to 1881. Abbott later succeeded Beecher in 1888 as pastor of Plymouth Church, Brooklyn. He also wrote the official biography of Beecher and edited his papers. His son, Lawrence Fraser Abbott, accompanied President Roosevelt on a tour of Europe and Africa (1909–10). Abbott was expelled from the American Peace Society because military preparedness was advocated in the Outlook.
New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969. Reprint Edition. Hardcover. 135 pages. Discoloration inside hinges and inside margin, slight wear to spine edges. In February of 1839, Portuguese slave hunters abducted a group of Africans from Sierra Leone and shipped them to Cuba, a center for the slave trade. This abduction violated all of the treaties then in existence. Fifty-three Africans were purchased by schooner Amistad for shipment to a Caribbean plantation. The Africans seized the ship, killed the captain and the cook, and ordered the planters to sail to Africa. On August 24, 1839, the Amistad was seized off Long Island by the U.S. brig Washington. The planters were freed and the Africans were imprisoned in New Haven, CT, on charges of murder. The murder charges were dismissed but Africans continued to be held in confinement as the case turned to salvage claims and property rights. President Van Buren was in favor of extraditing the Africans to Cuba. However, abolitionists in the North opposed extradition and raised money to defend the Africans. Claims to the Africans by the planters, the government of Spain, and the captain of the brig led the case to trial in the Federal District Court in Connecticut. The court ruled that the claims to the Africans as property were not legitimate because they were illegally held as slaves. The case went to the Supreme Court in January 1841, and former President John Quincy Adams argued the defendants' case. Adams defended the right of the accused to fight to regain their freedom. The Supreme Court decided in favor of the Africans, and 35 surviving were returned to their homeland.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1999. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, 694 pages. Family tree on endpapers. Illustrations. Maps. Plans, Notes. Index. DJ has slight wear, soiling and sticker residue. Adele Logan Alexander is an adjunct professor of history at George Washington University, where she has taught since 1983. She teaches the history of slavery, the civil rights movement, and African-American women. She has taught at Howard University, University of Maryland, and Trinity College. Her research focuses on the black Atlantic world, African-American history, and family history. She has written two books, Ambiguous Lives: Free Women of Color in Rural Georgia, 1789-1879, and Homelands and Waterways: The American Journey of the Bond Family, 1846-1926. The latter book won the non-fiction prize of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. In 2003 the African American Historical and Genealogical Society recognized her contributions to family history with an award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution.