African American Studies

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  1. Book ImageMeeting Faith: The Forest Journals of a Black Buddhist Nun

    Faith Adiele

    A wry account of the road from Harvard scholarship student to ordination as northern Thailand's first black Buddhist nun.More

  2. Book ImageCuz: The Life and Times of Michael A.

    Danielle Allen

    So tender yet courageous is this fierce family memoir that it makes mass incarceration nothing less than a new American tragedy.More

  3. Book ImageCode of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City

    Elijah Anderson

    Unsparing and important. . . . An informative, clearheaded and sobering book.—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post (1999 Critic's Choice)More

  4. Book ImageLove on Trial: An American Scandal in Black and White

    Heidi Ardizzone, Earl Lewis

    "Too important to be ignored....A fascinating look at America's obsession with race, pride, and privilege."—EssenceMore

  5. 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

  6. Book ImageBlack Genius: African-American Solutions to African-American Problems

    Regina Austin, Manthia Diawara, Walter Mosley, Et Al.

    Thirteen of black America's most eloquent voices share their visions for a self-sufficient, self-determined future.More

  7. Book ImageBlack Intellectuals: Race and Responsibility in American Life

    William M. Banks

    “An important book, significant because it highlights the diversity and richness of Afro-American intellectual life throughout our nation’s history.” —Jerry G. Watts, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  8. Book ImageHe Calls Me By Lightning: The Life of Caliph Washington and the forgotten Saga of Jim Crow, Southern Justice, and the Death Penalty

    S Jonathan Bass

    A heroic reconstruction of the forgotten life of a wrongfully convicted man whose story becomes an historic portrait of racial injustice in the civil rights era.More

  9. Book ImageLife Notes: Personal Writings by Contemporary Black Women

    Patricia Bell-Scott

    Life Notes is the first collection devoted exclusively to writings from the journals, diaries, and personal notebooks of contemporary black women.

  10. Book ImageWhite, Red, and Black: The Seventeenth-Century Virginian

    Wesley Frank Craven

    “A masterful study of the demography of seventeenth-century Virginia . . . . The essays in this book, originally presented during the James W. Richard Lectures at the University of Virginia, combine the best secondary works on whites, Indians, and blacks with a judicious combing of primary sources and imaginative use of statistics . . . . Like [Mr. Craven’s] other definitive works on this period, White, Red, and Black is an indispensable book for those interested in colonial, southern, and black history.” —John W. Blassingame, Journal of Southern HistoryMore

  11. Book ImageOf Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin

    Phil Cushway, Victoria Smith, Michael Warr

    This stunning work illuminates today’s black experience through the voices of our most transformative and powerful African American poets.More

  12. 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

  13. Book ImageHoney, Hush!: An Anthology of African American Women's Humor

    Daryl Cumber Dance, Nikki Giovanni

    The vibrant humor of African American women is celebrated in this bold and unique collection that the Miami Herald describes as "breathtakingly broad and deep."More

  14. Book ImageShaking the Tree: A Collection of New Fiction and Memoir by Black Women

    Meri Nana-Ama Danquah

    "Not since Breaking Ice has an anthology so freed the spirits of African American women."—AiMore

  15. Book ImageWeary Feet, Rested Souls: A Guided History of the Civil Rights Movement

    Townsend Davis

    "Weary Feet, Rested Souls is a valuable and beautiful road map to a landscape we must not forget."—Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense FundMore

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