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African-American Studies

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  • Let the Trumpet Sound

    A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    “The most comprehensive, the most thoroughly researched and documented, the most scholarly of the biographies of Martin Luther King, Jr.” —Henry Steele Commanger, Philadelphia InquirerWinner of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award * A New York Times Notable Book of the YearBy the acclaimed biographer of Abraham Lincoln, Nat Turner, and John Brown, Stephen B. Oates's prizewinning Let the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • And Still I Rise

    Black America Since MLK

    The companion book to Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s PBS series, And Still I Rise—a timeline and chronicle of the past fifty years of black history in the U.S. in more than 350 photos.Beginning with the assassination of Malcolm X in February 1965, And Still I Rise: From Black Power to the White House explores the last half-century of the African American experience. More than fifty years after the ... Read more

    $22.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • The Harlan Renaissance

    Stories of Black Life in Appalachian Coal Towns

    A personal remembrance from the preeminent chronicler of Black life in Appalachia.The Harlan Renaissance is an intimate remembrance of kinship and community in eastern Kentucky’s coal towns written by one of the luminaries of Appalachian studies, William Turner. Turner reconstructs Black life in the company towns in and around Harlan County during coal’s final postwar boom years, which built ... Read more

    $19.49 USD

  • The Divine Nine

    The History of African American Fraternities and Sororities

    This comprehensive history of African American fraternities and sororities celebrates the spirit of Black Excellence in higher education that has produced American leaders in politics, sports, arts, and culture such as Kamala Harris, Colin Kaepernick, Michael Jordan, Thurgood Marshall, and Toni Morrison, and is sure to be a treasured resource for generations to come.America’s Black fraternities ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Sweet Freedom's Plains

    African Americans on the Overland Trails, 1841–1869

    series Race and Culture in the American West Series #12
    The westward migration of nearly half a million Americans in the mid-nineteenth century looms large in U.S. history. Classic images of rugged Euro-Americans traversing the plains in their prairie schooners still stir the popular imagination. But this traditional narrative, no matter how alluring, falls short of the actual—and far more complex—reality of the overland trails. Among the diverse ... Read more

    $19.99 USD $17.99 USD

  • All About Love

    New Visions

    by bell hooks ...
    series Love Song to the Nation #1
    A New York Times bestseller and enduring classic, All About Love is the acclaimed first volume in feminist icon bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation" trilogy. All About Love reveals what causes a polarized society, and how to heal the divisions that cause suffering. Here is the truth about love, and inspiration to help us instill caring, compassion, and strength in our homes, schools, and ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Remembering Emmett Till

    by Dave Tell ...
    Take a drive through the Mississippi Delta today and you’ll find a landscape dotted with memorials to major figures and events from the civil rights movement. Perhaps the most chilling are those devoted to the murder of Emmett Till, a tragedy of hate and injustice that became a beacon in the fight for racial equality. The ways this event is remembered have been fraught from the beginning, ... Read more

    $13.69 USD

  • Fear of Black Consciousness

    Lewis R. Gordon's Fear of Black Consciousness is a groundbreaking account of Black consciousness by a leading philosopherIn this original and penetrating work, Lewis R. Gordon, one of the leading scholars of Black existentialism and anti-Blackness, takes the reader on a journey through the historical development of racialized Blackness, the problems this kind of consciousness produces, and the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Autobiography of a People

    Three Centuries of African American History Told by Those Who Lived It

    by Herb Boyd ...
    Autobiography of a People is an insightfully assembled anthology of eyewitness accounts that traces the history of the African American experience. From the Middle Passage to the Million Man March, editor Herb Boyd has culled a diverse range of voices, both famous and ordinary, to creat a unique and compelling historical portrait:Benjamin Banneker on Thomas JeffersonOld Elizabeth on spreading the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Barracoon

    The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

    New York Times Bestseller • TIME Magazine’s Best Nonfiction Book of 2018 • New York Public Library’s Best Book of 2018 • NPR’s Book Concierge Best Book of 2018 • Economist Book of the Year • SELF.com’s Best Books of 2018 • Audible’s Best of the Year • BookRiot’s Best Audio Books of 2018 • The Atlantic’s Books Briefing: History, Reconsidered • Atlanta Journal Constitution, Best Southern Books 2018 ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Black Girl's Guide to Healing Emotional Wounds

    "I wish my father had been present in my life, so I would not have accepted a lot of crap from men.""Growing up, I didn't feel loved by my mother which caused....""It is hard to find and maintain a solid group of trustworthy girlfriends to do life with.""I was devastated by a previous lover and that hurt changed me for the worse.""I often don't feel loved.""I don't know what to do with my life and ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Living for the Revolution

    Black Feminist Organizations, 1968–1980

    The first in-depth analysis of the black feminist movement, Living for the Revolution fills in a crucial but overlooked chapter in African American, women’s, and social movement history. Through original oral history interviews with key activists and analysis of previously unexamined organizational records, Kimberly Springer traces the emergence, life, and decline of several black feminist ... Read more

    $18.69 USD

  • The Strange Career of Jim Crow

    C. Vann Woodward who died in 1999 at the age of 91 was America's most eminent Southern historian the winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Mary Chestnut's Civil War and a Bancroft Prize for The Origins of the New South. Now to honor his long and truly distinguished career Oxford is pleased to publish this special commemorative edition of Woodward's most influential work The Strange Career of Jim Crow. ... Read more

    $13.29 USD

  • The Making of African America

    The Four Great Migrations

    by Ira Berlin ...
    A leading historian offers a sweeping new account of the African American experience over four centuriesFour great migrations defined the history of black people in America: the violent removal of Africans to the east coast of North America known as the Middle Passage; the relocation of one million slaves to the interior of the antebellum South; the movement of more than six million blacks to the ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The New Noir

    Race, Identity, and Diaspora in Black Suburbia

    by Orly Clerge ...
    The expansion of the Black American middle class and the unprecedented increase in the number of Black immigrants since the 1960s have transformed the cultural landscape of New York.In The New Noir, Orly Clerge explores the richly complex worlds of an extraordinary generation of Black middle class adults who have migrated from different corners of the African diaspora to suburbia. The Black middle ... Read more

    $24.59 USD

  • Race on Trial

    Law and Justice in American History

    series Viewpoints on American Culture
    This book of twelve original essays will bring together two themes of American culture: law and race. The essays fall into four groups: cases that are essential to the history of race in America; cases that illustrate the treatment of race in American history; cases of great fame that became the trials of the century of their time; and cases that made important law. Some of the cases discussed ... Read more

    $27.89 USD

  • Far Away from Close to Home

    Essays

    New & Noteworthy: The New York Times “Vivid and relatable. The writing is like Vanessa herself; funny, charming and brave.” —Mindy Kaling Through a series of extraordinary, incisive, often-humorous essays, Emmy Award-winning actor Vanessa Baden Kelly examines what the idea of “home” means to a Black millennial woman. How important is race to the idea of community? What are the consequences of ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • Know Your Price

    Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities

    The deliberate devaluation of Blacks and their communities has had very real, far-reaching, and negative economic and social effects. An enduring white supremacist myth claims brutal conditions in Black communities are mainly the result of Black people’s collective choices and moral failings. That’s just how they are or there’s really no excuse: we’ve all heard those not so subtle digs.But there ... Read more

    $23.79 USD

  • Seven Guitars

    by August Wilson ...
    Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences and The Piano LessonWinner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best PlayIt is the spring of 1948. In the still cool evenings of Pittsburgh's Hill district, familiar sounds fill the air. A rooster crows. Screen doors slam. The laughter of friends gathered for a backyard card game rises just above the wail of a mother who has lost her son. And there ... Read more

    $5.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    by August Wilson ...
    **NOW A NETFLIX FILM STARRING VIOLA DAVIS AND CHADWICK BOSEMANFrom the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences and The Piano Lesson comes the extraordinary Ma Rainey's Black Bottom—winner of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play.The time is 1927. The place is a run-down recording studio in Chicago. Ma Rainey, the legendary blues singer, is due to arrive with her entourage to cut ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • Fences

    by August Wilson ...
    From legendary playwright August Wilson comes the powerful, stunning dramatic bestseller that won him critical acclaim, including the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize.Troy Maxson is a strong man, a hard man. He has had to be to survive. Troy Maxson has gone through life in an America where to be proud and black is to face pressures that could crush a man, body and soul. But the ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $9.99 USD

  • Mama Might Be Better Off Dead

    The Failure of Health Care in Urban America

    North Lawndale, a neighborhood that lies in the shadows of Chicago’s Loop, is surrounded by some of the city’s finest medical facilities, Yet, it is one of the sickest, most medically underserved communities in the country.Mama Might Be Better Off Dead immerses readers in the lives of four generations of a poor, African-American family in the neighborhood, who are beset with the devastating ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States

    by Kyle T. Mays ...
    The first intersectional history of the Black and Native American struggle for freedom in our country that also reframes our understanding of who was Indigenous in early AmericaBeginning with pre-Revolutionary America and moving into the movement for Black lives and contemporary Indigenous activism, Afro-Indigenous historian Kyle T. Mays argues that the foundations of the US are rooted in ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • The 1619 Project

    A New Origin Story

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present.ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Washington Post, NPR, Esquire, Marie Claire, Electric Lit, Ms. magazine, Kirkus Reviews, BooklistIn late August 1619, a ship arrived i... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD