African American Studies

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Book ImagePassing

    Nella Larsen, Carla Kaplan

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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Book ImageM-A-C-N-O-L-I-A: Poems

    A. Van Jordan

    "Jordan is a wizard at capturing vernacular in both conventional forms and his own invention." --Black Issues Book ReviewMore

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Book ImageA Murder in Virginia: Southern Justice on Trial

    Suzanne Lebsock

    "[Makes] history, with all its messiness, ugliness, and even humanity, come vividly alive."—Chicago TribuneMore

  11. 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

  12. Book ImageAmerican Slavery, American Freedom

    Edmund S. Morgan

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

  13. Book ImageKennedy, Johnson, and the Quest for Justice: The Civil Rights Tapes

    Jonathan Rosenberg, Zachary Karabell

    Peer inside the White House as Presidents Kennedy and Johnson grapple with racial injustice in America.More

  14. Book ImageReflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers 1840 to the Present

    Deborah Willis

    "[N]othing less than an epic of Homeric proportions....Willis's magnificent gathering of images...rewrites American history."—Robin D. G. KelleyMore

  15. 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

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