African American Studies

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  1. Book ImageWarrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde

    Alexis De Veaux

    Winner of the 2005 Lambda Literary Award, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award: the first and "essential" (Choice) biography of the author, poet, and American icon of womanhood, black arts, and survival.More

  2. Book ImageThe Black Notebooks: An Interior Journey

    Toi Derricotte

    "The Black Notebooks is the most profound document I have read on racism in America today. . . . [It] is not just one of the best books on race I have ever read but just simply one of the best books I have ever read."—SapphireMore

  3. Book ImageBond of Iron: Master and Slave at Buffalo Forge

    Charles B. Dew

    A study of African-American workers empowered and partly liberated by their skills.More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Book ImageOn the Bus with Rosa Parks: Poems

    Rita Dove

    A dazzling new collection by the former Poet Laureate of the United States.More

  7. Book ImageStep by Step

    Douglas Dowd, Mary Nichols, Nick Lawrence

    Step by Step is not simply one more book about civil rights, designed to underscore the repression of the American Negro and relate episodically what some have done about it, even though the book does serve both those functions to a degree. This book is unique in that its aim is to instruct those who would become involved in the civil rights struggle--instruct them in how to develop and work out a project.More

  8. Book ImageThe Souls of Black Folk

    W. E. B. Du Bois, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Terri Hume Oliver

    When it was published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk revolutionized thinking about the experience of African Americans in the United States.More

  9. Book ImageThe Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African, Written by Himself

    Olaudah Equiano, Werner Sollors

    The text of Equiano’s narrative presented here is that of the 1789 first edition.More

  10. Book ImageTime on the Cross: The Economics of American Slavery

    Robert William Fogel, Stanley L. Engerman

    First published in 1974, Fogel and Engerman's groundbreaking book reexamined the economic foundations of American slavery, marking "the start of a new period of slavery scholarship and some searching revisions of a national tradition" (C. Vann Woodward, New York Review of Books).
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  11. Book ImageWithout Consent or Contract: The Rise and Fall of American Slavery

    Robert William Fogel

    "[Fogel's] exceedingly careful testing of all possible sources and his pioneering methodological approach have allowed [him] both to increase our knowledge of an institutions operation and disintegration and to renew our methods of research." —from the citation to Robert William Fogel for the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic SciencesMore

  12. Book ImageWithout Consent or Contract: Evidence and Methods

    Robert William Fogel, Ralph A. Galantine, Richard L. Manning

    Written to accompany Without Consent or Contract: The Rise and Fall of American Slavery, this book describes a research project into the history of slavery. It provides detailed information in prose, tabular form and graphs.More

  13. Book ImageThe Journal of Charlotte L. Forten: A Free Negro in the Slave Era

    Charlotte L. Forten, Ray Allen Billington

    A young black woman's reactions to the white world of the Civil War era.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): 2 / Realism, Naturalism, Modernism to the Present

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

  15. 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

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