Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America. Stokely Carmichael, Charles V. Hamilton.
Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America
Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America
Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America
Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America
Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America
Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America

Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America

New York, NY: Random House, Inc., 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. "That this book argues a revolutionary position is clear. But whether or not one agrees with that position, or its advocates, it is clear that there is a good deal to be learned here by black and white Americans. Only the tests of time and politics will determine the validity of Messrs. (Stokely) Carmichael and (Charles V.) Hamilton's arguments. But no one can disagree with the view that understanding of the meaning and implications of Black Power as a political program can contribute to racial progress. In a time of terrible crisis in our country this book is an essential part of the dialogue that must take place between Negroes and whites of all persuasions." (from front & back flaps) The famous book that presented "...a political framework and ideology..." (front flap) by Stokely Carmichael (1941-1998), the controversial Trinidad-American firebrand activist of the Civil Rights movement who coined the term "Black Power" & was "Honorary Prime Minister" of the Black Panther Party; co-written with Charles V. Hamilton, the venerable Civil Rights leader & academician. Written in the wake of civil insurrections (then known as "riots") in several American cities, & with many more to come, this extended history-manifesto claimed to offer "...the only viable hope" (front flap) of a non-violent revolution by African Americans against an oppressive white-dominated society. Hardcover in unclipped first-issue dust jacket (with $4.95 price, "11/67" printed on front flap), first edition, first printing as stated on copyright page. A most collectible work of socio-political activism in its rarest original form. Book in good-to-near-fine condition with mild rubbing, fading to front, back covers & spine incl. moderate dulling & loss to gilt letters, graphics on spine; mild wear, browning at edges & corners of same incl. tiny loss of surface paper at outer lower corners of cover boards; significant fading, moderate rubbing & spotting to turquoise-dyed upper edge of text block; mild rubbing, spotting & scratching to side & lower edges of same. Interior good-to-near-fine with slight-to-significant loss of paper/ exposure to canvas at small-to-medium areas at/ near spine-edges between blank paste-downs & endpapers; small pieces of clear tape affixed (one each) to paste-downs; several small hand-letterings in purple pencil near upper left corner of rear paste-down; marginalia (two check marks in pencil) at blank outer margin of one page (pg. 15); occasional spotting to blank margins of a few leaves; minor bleeding of spots noted above onto side edges of a few of same. Unrestored dust jacket relatively near-fine with mild rubbing, scratching & browning to front, back covers, spine & flaps; mild wear & some tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same; very small chips, mostly closed tears with minimal loss of paper at upper spine-edge & corners; several somewhat pronounced but thin creases across length of front flap near right edge; one small piece of clear tape affixed to mostly blank left edge/ margin of rear flap, not effecting legibility of any text. Good- Near Fine / Near Fine. [Item #4705]

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