African American Studies

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  1. 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

  2. Book ImageAll Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the First Half-Century of Brown v. Board of Education

    Charles J. Ogletree, Jr.

    "An effective blend of memoir, history and legal analysis."—Christopher Benson, Washington Post Book WorldMore

  3. 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

  4. Book ImageAmerican Slavery, American Freedom

    Edmund S. Morgan

    "Thoughtful, suggestive and highly readable."—New York Times Book ReviewMore

  5. Book ImageAngle of Ascent: New and Selected Poems

    Robert Hayden

    Nothing superfluous, nothing lacking. William Hazlitt’s highest praise for good prose can justly be applied to the poetry of Robert Hayden.More

  6. Book ImageThe Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Hollis Robbins

    Henry Louis Gates Jr. redefines Uncle Tom's Cabin with this seminal interpretation of the great American novel.More

  7. Book ImageThe Antislavery Appeal: American Abolitionism After 1830

    Ronald G. Walters

    "A fresh and provocative contribution . . . . the clearest, most penetrating, and best-informed study of the post-1830 antislavery movement that exists." —Richard Bardolph, North Carolina Historical ReviewMore

  8. Book ImageAr'n't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South

    Deborah Gray White

    Revised Edition

    "This is one of those rare books that quickly became the standard work in its field. Professor White has done justice to the complexity of her subject."—Anne Firor Scott, Duke UniversityMore

  9. Book ImageArmy Life in a Black Regiment

    Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Howard N. Meyer

    "One of the great source documents in human history, but one of our greatest Americans. . . . Thrilling reading." —Tillie OlsenMore

  10. Book ImageBallots for Freedom: Antislavery Politics in the United States, 1837-1860

    Richard H. Sewell

    “If one wishes to read only a single book on antislavery politics before the Civil War, this is the book to read.” J.M. McPherson, Political Science QuarterlyMore

  11. 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

  12. Book ImageBlack in America

    Eli Reed, Gordon Parks

    Noted Magnum photographer Eli Reed's provocative and often poignant portrait of black life in America.More

  13. 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

  14. Book ImageBlack Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina from 1670 through the Stono Rebellion

    Peter H. Wood

    A groundbreaking study of two cultures in early America.
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  15. Book ImageBlack Masters: A Free Family of Color in the Old South

    Michael P. Johnson, James L. Roark

    "A remarkably fine work of creative scholarship." —C. Vann Woodward, New York Review of BooksMore

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