African American Studies

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  1. Book ImageMartin Luther King, Jr.: A Documentary...Montgomery to Memphis

    Flip Schulke, Coretta Scott King

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was, during his lifetime, an inspiration and an example. Today his influence on American life is stronger than ever.

  2. 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

  3. Book ImageRalph Bunche: An American Odyssey

    Brian Urquhart

    A superb narrative biography of the international diplomat and racial pioneer—the basis for the acclaimed four-part PBS TV series.More

  4. Book ImageLeaving Pipe Shop: Memories of Kin

    Deborah E. McDowell

    "McDowell captures the aspirations and realities of the working-class residents of Pipe Shop, infusing them with unshakable dignity, luminous grace, and profound compassion."—Shirlee Taylor Haizlip, San Francisco ChronicleMore

  5. Book ImageSlavery and Freedom: An Interpretation of the Old South

    James Oakes

    "The most valuable and stimulating general interpretation of the Old South to appear in recent years."—George M. FredricksonMore

  6. Book ImageHis Promised Land: The Autobiography of John P. Parker, Former Slave and Conductor on the Underground Railroad

    John P. Parker, Stuart Seely Sprague

    "Surpasses all previous slave narratives…Usually we need to invent our American heroes. With the publication of Parker's extraordinary memoir, we seem to have discovered the genuine article." —Joseph J. Ellis, CivilizationMore

  7. Book ImageThe Ruling Race: A History of American Slaveholders

    James Oakes

    "A sweeping and spirited history of Southern slaveholders."—David Herbert DonaldMore

  8. Book ImageSojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol

    Nell Irvin Painter

    A monumental biography of one of the most important black women of the nineteenth century.More

  9. Book ImageTwice as Less: Black English and the Performance of Black Students in Mathematics and Science

    Eleanor Wilson Orr

    "Eleanor Wilson Orr’s book makes a major contribution toward our understanding of the ways in which language differences can affect the performance of black students in fields that do not seem to be closely connected to language skills". —John B. Slaughter, former director, National Science FoundationMore

  10. Book ImageWe Are Your Sisters: Black Women in the Nineteenth Century

    Dorothy Sterling, Mary Helen Washington

    "A remarkable documentary and the first in-depth record of many black women, slave and free."--Dorothy B. Porter, curator emeritus, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University

  11. 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

  12. Book ImageThe Music of Black Americans: A History

    Eileen Southern

    Third Edition

    A new edition of the classic text on African American music.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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

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