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Click for more detail about The Negro in Our History by Carter G. Woodson The Negro in Our History

by Carter G. Woodson
Forgotten Books (Apr 24, 2018)
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Excerpt from The Negro in Our History In this condensed form certain situations and questions could not be adequately discussed, and in endeavoring thus to tell the story the author may have left unsaid what others consider more important. Practically all phases of Negro life and history have been treated in their various ramifications, however, to demonstrate how the Negro has been in?uenced by contact with the Caucasian and to em phasize what the former has contributed to civilization. The author is indebted to Mr. David A. Lane, Jr., who. Kindly assisted him in reading the entire proof. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Click for more detail about Africa and the Discovery of America, Vol. 3 by Leo Wiener Africa and the Discovery of America, Vol. 3

by Leo Wiener
Forgotten Books (Apr 19, 2018)
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No archaeologist, no historian, no philologist will be more startled by the data collected in this book than I have been in their discovery. While I to a certain ex tent foresaw the end toward which the presence of Africans in America before Columbus must ultimately lead in the social and religious orders, I did not allow myself in my first two volumes to be in?uenced by any such considerations, but confined myself to an analysis of the documentary evidence as to the American origin of cotton, tobacco, the bread roots, and wampum.

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Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Click for more detail about Education of the Negro by Booker T. Washington Education of the Negro

by Booker T. Washington
Forgotten Books (Feb 02, 2018)
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The eye over it and the motto allude to the many signal interpositions of Providence in favor of the American cause. The date underneath, 1776, is that of the declaration Of independence, and the words under it signify the beginning Of a new American era which commences from that date. It is impossible to trace our history since, without feeling that the Providence which was with us in the beginning, has continued to the nation His gracious interposition. When, unhappily, we have been engaged in war He has given us the victory.

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Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Click for more detail about The Educational and Industrial Emancipation of the Negro by Booker T. Washington The Educational and Industrial Emancipation of the Negro

by Booker T. Washington
Forgotten Books (Jan 22, 2018)
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Excerpt from The Educational and Industrial Emancipation of the Negro

This, then, after a long introduction to a short sermon, brings me to the pith of what I want to say.

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Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Click for more detail about The Upward Path: A Reader for Colored Children by Myron T. Pritchard The Upward Path: A Reader for Colored Children

by Myron T. Pritchard
Forgotten Books (Jan 21, 2018)
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Excerpt from The Upward Path: A Reader for Colored Children; With an Introduction by Robert R. Moton

To the present time, there has been no collection of stories and poems by Negro writers, which colored children could read with interest and pleasure and in which they could find a mirror of the traditions and aspirations of their race. Realizing this lack, Myron T. Pritchard, Principal of the Everett School, Boston, and Mary White Ovington, Chairman of the Board of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, have brought together poems, stories, sketches and addresses which bear eloquent testimony to the richness of the literary product of our Negro writers. It is the hope that this little book will find a large welcome in all sections of the country and will bring good cheer and encouragement to the young readers who have so largely the fortunes of their race in their own hands.

The editors desire to express thanks to the authors who have generously granted the use of their work. Especial acknowledgement is due to Mrs. Booker T. Washington for the selection from Up from Slavery; to The Crisis for The Rondeau, by Jessie Fauset, The Brave Son, by Alston W. Burleigh, The Black Fairy, by Fenton Johnson, The Children at Easter.

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Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Click for more detail about American Crisis Biographies: Frederick Douglass by Booker T. Washington American Crisis Biographies: Frederick Douglass

by Booker T. Washington
Forgotten Books (Jan 17, 2018)
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Excerpt from American Crisis Biographies: Frederick Douglass

In the succeeding chapters, an effort has been made to present an account of the life of Frederick Douglass as a slave and as a public man during the most eventful years of the anti-slavery movement, the Civil War, the period of reconstruction, and the after years of comparative freedom from sec tichal agitation over the Negro problem.

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Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Click for more detail about Character Building by Booker T. Washington Character Building

by Booker T. Washington
Forgotten Books (Dec 03, 2017)
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Excerpt from Character Building: Being Addresses Delivered on Sunday Evenings to the Students of Tuskegee Institute

A number of years ago, when the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute was quite small, with only a few dozen students and two or three teachers, I began the practice of giving what were called Sunday Evening Talks to the students and teachers. These addresses were always delivered in a conversational tone and much in the same manner that I would speak to my own children around my fireside. As the institution gradually grew from year to year, friends suggested that these addresses ought to be preserved, and for that reason during the past few years they have been stenographically reported. For the purpose of this book they have been somewhat revised; and I am greatly indebted to my secretary, Mr. Emmett J. Scott, and to Mr. Max Bennett Thrash er, for assisting me in the revision and in putting them into proper shape for publication; and to Mr. T. Thomas Fortune for suggesting that these addresses be published in book form.

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Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Click for more detail about The Deserted Daughter: A Comedy by Georgia Douglas Johnson The Deserted Daughter: A Comedy

by Georgia Douglas Johnson
Forgotten Books (Nov 28, 2017)
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Excerpt from The Deserted Daughter: A Comedy

Don. Ye wad nae acknowledge her; wad nae fee her; never frae the time that ihe war a wee tot at the knee! Gin ye had a hairt ye wad nae aixpofe her tul. Holding up his band: in terror.)

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Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Click for more detail about Working With the Hands by Booker T. Washington Working With the Hands

by Booker T. Washington
Forgotten Books (Nov 26, 2017)
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Excerpt from Working With the Hands: Being a Sequel to "Up From Slavery," Covering the Author’s Experiences in Industrial Training at Tuskegee

Methods employed to develop it. This little volume is the result, in part, of an attempt to answer these.

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This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Click for more detail about Floyd’s Flowers by Silas Xavier Floyd Floyd’s Flowers

by Silas Xavier Floyd
Forgotten Books (Sep 18, 2017)
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Excerpt from Floyd’s Flowers, or Duty and Beauty for Colored Children: Being One Hundred Short Stories; Gleaned From the Storehouse of Human Knowledge and Experience; Simple, Amusing, Elevating

Truly the boys and girls of to-day ought to be thankful that they are alive. There never was Such a golden age for childhood and youth as the present. To say nothing of the rich opportunities for mental and spiritual development, what a multitude of things have been provided for the innocent pleasure, the wholesome recreation of the young people of to-day; inventions that remind one of the magic of the Arabian Nights tools of sport so perfect that one can not imagine how they could be bettered; fascinat ing games, all unknown in the days gone by; books and papers upon which science, art and literary skill have lavished modern resources all these and many other wonderful things have fallen to the lot of the favored boys and girls of to-day.

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Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Click for more detail about The History of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the History of the Likeness of Christ Which the Jews of Tiberias Made to Mock At by E. A. Wallace Budge The History of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the History of the Likeness of Christ Which the Jews of Tiberias Made to Mock At

by E. A. Wallace Budge
Forgotten Books (Jul 21, 2017)
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Excerpt from The History of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the History of the Likeness of Christ Which the Jews of Tiberias Made to Mock At: The Syriac Texts Edited With English Translations

Story OF the betrothed maiden who fell sick OF leprosy 68 - 69 mary drives A devil away from A woman 70.

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This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Click for more detail about The Rise and Progress of the Kingdoms of Light and Darkness, or the Reign of Kings Alpha and Abadon by Lorenzo Thomas The Rise and Progress of the Kingdoms of Light and Darkness, or the Reign of Kings Alpha and Abadon

by Lorenzo Thomas
Forgotten Books (May 17, 2017)
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Excerpt from The Rise and Progress of the Kingdoms of Light and Darkness, or the Reign of Kings Alpha and Abadon

Entered according to Act’ of Congress, in the year 1867, BY lorenzo D. Blackson, in the Clerk’s Office of District Court for East. District of Pennsylvania.

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This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Click for more detail about The Crisis, Vol. 20: October, 1920 by Jessie Redmon Fauset The Crisis, Vol. 20: October, 1920

by Jessie Redmon Fauset
Forgotten Books (May 15, 2017)
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Excerpt from The Crisis, Vol. 20: October, 1920

The November crisis will celebrate our Tenth Anniversary. The Christmas crisis in colors will outdo its beautiful predecessors.

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Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Click for more detail about Batouala by René Maran Batouala

by René Maran
Forgotten Books (Feb 09, 2017)
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You know how earnestly I wish for the success of this novel. To be sure, it is merely a series of etchings, but I have taken six years to complete it. I have taken six years to translate what I have heard and to describe what I have seen.

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Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Click for more detail about Africa and the Discovery of America, Vol. 1 by Leo Wiener Africa and the Discovery of America, Vol. 1

by Leo Wiener
Forgotten Books (Feb 09, 2017)
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While working on a Comparative Grammar of Ameri can Languages, I was confronted with a number of words which seemed to observe perfectly the phonetic laws, indicative of extreme old age, and yet were obviously introductions from Europe after the discovery of America. I intended to deal with this phenomenon in half a dozen pages, when it occurred to me that the cul tural in?uences of Europe upon the Indian languages needed a far more thorough examination than they had been subjected to. When I began my scrutiny, I was firmly convinced, as is the universal belief, that tobacco, manioc, yams, sweet potatoes and peanuts were bless ings bestowed upon the world by the Indians. A cursory study excluded the yams and the manioc. Soon the peanuts followed in their wake. Next came the sweet potatoes, and at last the tobacco. It turned out that American archaeology was to a great extent built on sand. But the most painful discovery was in the line of Indian religion. Here everything turned out to be topsy-turvy.

In this first volume I show that the Negroes have had a far greater in?uence upon American civilization than has heretofore been suspected. In the second volume I shall chie?y study the African fetichism, which, even with the elaborate books on the subject, is wofully misunderstood, and I shall show by docu mentary evidence to what extraordinary extent the Indian medicine-man owes his evolution to the African medicine-man, who, in his turn, derives his wisdom from the popular Arabic medical science and religion.

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Click for more detail about When Malindy Sings (Classic Reprint) by Paul Laurence Dunbar When Malindy Sings (Classic Reprint)

by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Forgotten Books (Sep 07, 2016)
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You ain’t got de nachel o’gans Fu’ to make de soun’ come right, You ain’t got de tu’ns an’ twistin’s Eu’ to make it sweet an’ light. Tell you one thing now, Miss Lucy, An’ I’ m tellin’ you fu’ true, When hit comes to raai right singin’, T ain’t no easy thing to do.
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This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Click for more detail about Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas Ten Years Later

by Alexandre Dumas
Forgotten Books (Nov 30, -0001)
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… Austria. The happy pair, hand in hand, imperceptibly pressing each other’s fingers, drank in deep draughts the sweet beverage of adulation, by which the attractions of youth, beauty, power and love are enhanced. Every one at Fontainebleau was amazed at the extent of the influence which Madame had so rapidly acquired over the king, and whispered among themselves that Madame was, in point of fact, the true queen; and in effect, the king himself proclaimed its truth by his every thought, word, and look. He formed his wishes, he drew his inspirations from Madame’s eyes, and his delight was unbounded when Madame deigned to smile upon him. And was Madame, on her side, intoxicated with the power she wielded, as she beheld every one at her feet? This was a question she herself could hardly answer; but what she did know was, that she could frame no wish, and that she felt herself to be perfectly happy. The result of all these changes, the source of which emanated from the royal will, was that Monsieur, instead of being the second person in the kingdom, had, in reality, become the third. And it was now far worse than in the time when De Guiche’s guitars were heard in Madame’s apartments; for, then, at least, Monsieur had the satisfaction of frightening those who annoyed him. Since the departure, however, of the enemy, who had been driven away by means of his alliance with the king, Monsieur had to submit to a burden, heavier, but in a very different sense, to his former one. Every evening Madame returned home quite exhausted. Horse-riding, bathing in the Seine, spectacles, dinners under the leafy covert of the trees, balls on the banks of the grand canal, concerts, etc., etc.; all this would have been sufficient to have killed, not a slight and delicate woman, but the strongest porter in the chateau. It is perfectly true that, with regard to dancing, concerts, and promenades, and such matters, a woman is far stronger than the most robust of porters. But,…