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W. E. B. DU BOIS

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"THE PREMIERE ARCHITECT OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN THE U.S."

DU BOIS, W.E.B., ed. Select Bibliography of the Negro American. Atlanta, 1905.

First widely expanded and revised edition, a capstone volume in Du Bois's landmark Atlantic University series, this seminal 1905 work, edited and largely compiled by him, issued same year as the Tenth Atlanta Conference, very scarce in original wrappers. $3500.

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"ONE OF THE 20TH CENTURY'S INTELLECTUAL HEAVYWEIGHTS"

DU BOIS, W. E. Burghardt. Negro Church. Atlanta, 1903.

First edition of a rare association copy of Du Bois' groundbreaking work on the Black Church, with owner signature of Adelaide M. Cromwell, influential scholar and granddaughter of renowned 19th-century Black historian John Wesley Cromwell, a peer of Du Bois, this 1903 work, published the same year as his famed "Talented Tenth" manifesto, key in affirming Du Bois' role in moving "the Atlantic University Studies to the frontier of social science research, virtually single-handedly." $2800.

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AMERICA’S "FAILURE TO SET ITS HOUSE IN ORDER, TO RANSOM ITS OWN PROMISE, BROUGHT OUT IN HIM… UNCOMPROMISING ANGER, A DOGGED REFUSAL TO BOW"

(ROBESON, Paul). United States Court of Appeals… Motion. New York, 1956.

First official edition of Robeson's 1956 amicus curiae brief for the long-denied restoration of his passport, a seminal document in the history of constitutionally protect freedom of speech and the right to travel, submitted by W.E.B. Du Bois and others, declaring "to silence Paul Robeson is to immobilize an eloquent, devoted, determined and respected fighter for the full emancipation of the Negro people," with accompanying facsimile of letter signed by Eslanda Good Robeson, one-page document and laid-in envelope with typed address. $2500.

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"THE PREMIERE ARCHITECT OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN THE U.S."

DU BOIS, W. E. Burghardt and DILL, Augustus Granville, eds. Negro American Artisan. Atlanta, 1912 (i.e. 1913).

First edition of a defining work in the influential series of conferences and publications directed by Du Bois, who created, at Atlanta University, the "first American school of sociology," this key work particularly asserting "Du Bois' theory of the talented tenth," developed in his 1903 essay that helped forge the Harlem Renaissance by arguing for Black education that encouraged "intelligence, broad sympathy, knowledge of the world that was and is," very scarce in original wrappers. $1800.

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A "MONUMENTAL EVENT… THE ONLY INSTANCE OF WASHINGTON AND DU BOIS WRITING TOGETHER"

WASHINGTON, Booker T., DU BOIS, W.E.Burghardt. The Negro in the South. Philadelphia, 1907.

First edition of the first and only book with works by Washington and Du Bois to appear in their lifetimes, an important volume that "has all but disappeared from the historical record," with Washington's pivotal two lectures on the economic developments of African Americans in the South before and after the Civil War, and Du Bois' two major lectures on the politics of race in the economic and religious practices in the South, in original gilt-lettered cloth. $1050.

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