African American Studies

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  1. Book ImageCane

    Jean Toomer, Rudolph P. Byrd, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    New Edition

    “A breakthrough in prose and poetical writing. . . . This book should be on all readers’ and writers’ desks and in their minds.”—Maya AngelouMore

  2. Book ImageCall and Response: Key Debates in African American Studies

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Jennifer Burton

    Class-tested by Henry Louis Gates Jr. in his groundbreaking course, Call and Response is an innovative core reader for African American Studies.More

  3. Book ImageMen of Color to Arms!: Black Soldiers, Indian Wars, and the Quest for Equality

    Elizabeth D. Leonard

    The story of the black soldiers who helped save the Union, conquer the West, and build the nation.More

  4. Book ImagePreaching with Sacred Fire: An Anthology of African American Sermons, 1750 to the Present

    Martha Simmons, Frank A. Thomas, Gardner C. Taylor

    One hundred sermons that display the victorious, although sometimes painful, historical and spiritual pilgrimage of black people in America.More

  5. Book ImageMore than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City

    William Julius Wilson

    A preeminent sociologist of race explains a groundbreaking new framework for understanding racial inequality, challenging both conservative and liberal dogma.More

  6. Book ImageUncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe, Elizabeth Ammons

    Second Edition

    One of the most important activist texts in American Literature is now available in a thoroughly updated and revised Norton Critical Edition.More

  7. Book ImageDefying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights, 1919-1950

    Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore

    “Remarkable . . . an eye-opening book [on] the freedom struggle that changed the South, the nation, and the world.” —Washington PostMore

  8. Book ImageEverybody Says Freedom: A History of the Civil Rights Movement in Songs and Pictures

    Pete Seeger, Bob Reiser, Jesse Jackson

    “Filled with beautiful music, glorious lyrics, and the soul of one of the most important historical and social revolutions of our history.” —Judy CollinsMore

  9. Book ImageThe Age of Jim Crow

    Jane Dailey

    America’s racial history has been marked by both hard-won progress and sudden reversals of fortune.More

  10. Book ImageCarolina Clay: The Life and Legend of the Slave Potter Dave

    Leonard Todd

    The compelling story of a slave, owned by the author's ancestors, who became one of the singular artists of the nineteenth century.More

  11. Book ImageAll on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery

    Henry Mayer

    "Superb....[A] richly researched, passionately written book."--William E. Cain, Boston GlobeMore

  12. Book ImageGoing Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King's Last Campaign

    Michael K. Honey

    The definitive history of the epic struggle for economic justice that became Martin Luther King Jr.'s last crusade.More

  13. Book ImageThe Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics

    James Oakes

    "A great American tale told with a deft historical eye, painstaking analysis, and a supple clarity of writing.”—Jean BakerMore

  14. Book ImagePassing

    Nella Larsen, Carla Kaplan

    Nella Larsen is a central figure in African American, Modernist, and women’s literature.More

  15. Book ImageAn Illuminated Life: Bella da Costa Greene's Journey from Prejudice to Privilege

    Heidi Ardizzone

    The secret life of the sensational woman behind the Morgan masterpieces, who lit up New York society.More

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