African American Studies

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  1. Book ImageIncidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: A Norton Critical Edition

    Harriet Jacobs, Frances Smith Foster, Richard Yarborough

    Second Edition

    “Accompanied by historical photographs, public statements, and correspondence, and by a well-selected sampling of modern criticism, this Norton Critical Edition will stimulate many classroom discussions in years to come.” —Werner Sollors, Harvard University  “This new edition includes an array of reviews and correspondence along with a fresh and diverse set of scholarly critiques that will help students and instructors understand this remarkable autobiography.” —Bryan Sinche, University of HartfordMore

  2. Book ImageTo the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice

    Michael K. Honey

    To the Promised Land helps us to remember King as a prophet for poor and working-class people, as we carry on that campaign against racism and poverty in our own times. A terrific book.” —Timothy B. Tyson, author of The Blood of Emmett TillMore

  3. Book ImageUncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe, Elizabeth Ammons

    Third Edition

    “Elizabeth Ammons has produced a first-rate Norton Critical Edition with Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” —Mason I. Lowance, Jr., University of Massachusetts Amherst  “I will definitely use this edition again. The critical materials at the end of the book helped my students to have informed, productive class discussions.”  —Heidi Oberholtzer Lee, University of Notre DameMore

  4. 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

  5. Book ImageThe Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire

    Karl Jacoby

    Winner of the Ray Allen Billington Prize and the Phillis Wheatley Book Award

    "An American 'Odyssey,' the larger-than-life story of a man who travels far in the wake of war and gets by on his adaptability and gift for gab." —Wall Street JournalMore

  6. 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

  7. Book ImageBlood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America

    Patrick Phillips

    A gripping tale of racial cleansing in Forsyth County, Georgia, and a harrowing testament to the deep roots of racial violence in America.More

  8. Book ImageNarrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass, William L. Andrews, William S. McFeely

    Second Edition

    This revision of the acclaimed and widely assigned Norton Critical Edition of Frederick Douglass’s great autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself includes key examples of literary and cultural analyses that have engaged scholars over the last three decades.More

  9. 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

  10. Book ImageThe March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights

    William P. Jones

    “Vivid and moving. . . . [Tells] a story all but lost in most civil rights histories.”—Bill Marvel, Dallas Morning NewsMore

  11. Book ImageFor Adam's Sake: A Family Saga in Colonial New England

    Allegra di Bonaventura

    “Incomparably vivid . . . as enthralling a portrait of family life [in colonial New England] as we are likely to have.”—Wall Street JournalMore

  12. Book ImageThe Norton Anthology of African American Literature

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Valerie Smith, William L. Andrews, Et Al.

    Third Edition / Volume(s): 2 / Realism, Naturalism, Modernism to the Present

    An exciting revision of the best-selling anthology for African American literary survey courses.More

  13. Book ImageThe Norton Anthology of African American Literature

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Valerie Smith, William L. Andrews, Et Al.

    Third Edition / Volume(s): 1 / Beginnings through the Harlem Renaissance

    An exciting revision of the best-selling anthology for African American literary survey courses.More

  14. Book ImageThe Norton Anthology of African American Literature

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Valerie Smith, William L. Andrews, Et Al.

    Third Edition / Volume(s): Two Volume Set

    An exciting revision of the best-selling anthology for African American literary survey courses.More

  15. Book ImageFreedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861–1865

    James Oakes

    A powerful history of emancipation that reshapes our understanding of Lincoln, the Civil War, and the end of American slavery.More

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