21381 Agassu, Legend of the Leopard King. - Dupré


A West African hwenoho or historically based myth, telling of Agassu, descendant of the gods, who worked as a slave along the coast, was released by a powerful storm, and returned to his people to free them from evil rulers. The pictures are formed by collages of civil rights leaders overpainted with the scenes of the story and very short biographies follow. Gift condition.



6128 Jungle People - Louise and Richard Floethe.

Jungle People.

"Story of the Brave Blacks at Suriname," who escaped plantation slavery, stood up to government soldiers, and learned to survive in the jungle. Floethe's intricate, rhythmic watercolours show the daily life of these people and their African traditions. Binding is too tight to scan full pictures.



Harriet and the Promised Land by Jacob Lawrence.

Harriet and the Promised Land.

Magnificent paintings taken from Jacob Lawrence's Harriet Tubman series, 1939-1940, and accompanied by spare, chilling, and triumphant verse. An important book for children. An association copy: this volume formerly belonged to the artist Wolfgang M. Otto, whose African version of the Last Supper is well known. See several photos of this copy on NOTE: This book has been sold.



The Amistad Affair: A Case that Challenged Men and Governments.

A fascinating account of the Amistad affair: in 1839, an illegal slave ship was seized by slaves in an attempt to sail back to Africa, then captured in US waters.



16364 Plum-Blossom and Kai Lin Hedwig Weiss 1955

Plum-Blossom and Kai Lin.

Plum-Blossom discovers she has been sold into slavery by her parents, but the son of the house has modern ideas. Set during the twenty years of fighting after the fall of the Manchu Dynasty in 1911. Hedwig Weiss lived in China for six years while her husband served as the Imperial German Consul in Sichuan. Lovely ink drawings, which must be the author's.



Kidnapped by Blackbirders.

When Paul Maitland is mistakenly taken with his friend Takua, he learns first hand of the evils of slavery. " 'Blackbirders" those who by force or guile took young islanders from the Pacific and sold them to work on the Australian Plantations." SIGNED by author on title page.



The Forgotten Daughter.

Chloe, whose Greek mother is dead and whose Roman father seems to have forgotten her, becomes a slave and tries to escape back to her mother's home.



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