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Against the Hounds of Hell
Against the Hounds of Hell

A Life of Howard Thurman

Eisenstadt, Peter

An inspiration to Martin Luther King Jr., James Farmer, and other leaders of the civil rights movement, Howard Thurman was a crucial figure in the history of African Americans...


Charlottesville 2017
Charlottesville 2017

The Legacy of Race and Inequity

Harold, Claudrena N., Nelson, Louis P.

When hate groups descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, triggering an eruption of racist violence, the tragic conflict reverberated throughout the world. It also had a...


Trans-Atlantic Sojourners
Trans-Atlantic Sojourners

The Story of an Americo-Liberian Family

Young, M. Neely

Unique in its formation and in a citizenry made up largely of repatriated ex-slaves, Liberia has been the scene of a fascinating intercontinental history. Trans-Atlantic...


The Collected Essays of Josephine J. Turpin Washington
The Collected Essays of Josephine J. Turpin Washington

A Black Reformer in the Post-Reconstruction South

Washington, Josephine Turpin, Dandridge, Rita B.

Newspaper journalist, teacher, and social reformer, Josephine J. Turpin Washington led a life of intense engagement with the issues facing African American society in the post-...


Strategies for Survival
Strategies for Survival

Recollections of Bondage in Antebellum Virginia

Dusinberre, William

Strategies for Survival conveys the experience of bondage through former enslaved people's own words. The source of this landmark content is a remarkable series of...


After August
After August

Blues, August Wilson, and American Drama

Maley, Patrick

Critics have long suggested that August Wilson, who called blues "the best literature we have as black Americans," appropriated blues music for his plays. After August insists...


We Face the Dawn
We Face the Dawn

Oliver Hill, Spottswood Robinson, and the Legal Team That Dismantled Jim Crow

Edds, Margaret

The decisive victories in the fight for racial equality in America were not easily won, much less inevitable; they were achieved through carefully conceived strategy and the...


Race Man
Race Man

The Rise and Fall of the "Fighting Editor," John Mitchell Jr

Alexander, Ann Field

Although he has largely receded from the public consciousness, John Mitchell Jr., the editor and publisher of the Richmond Planet, was well known to many black, and not a few...


From Morning To Night
From Morning To Night

Domestic Service at Maymont and the Gilded-Age South

O'Leary, Elizabeth

Step off the lush carpet and push through the swinging door of the butler’s pantry to enter the bustling realm of domestic workers at Maymont House from 1893 to 1925. In From...


Forgotten Time
Forgotten Time

The Yazoo-Mississippi Delta after the Civil War

Willis, John C.

Although it came to epitomize the Cotton South in the twentieth century, the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta emerged as a distinct entity in the decades following the Civil War. As...


Facing Freedom
Facing Freedom

An African American Community in Virginia from Reconstruction to Jim Crow

Thorp, Daniel B.

The history of African Americans in southern Appalachia after the Civil War has largely escaped the attention of scholars of both African Americans and the region. In Facing...


Trustbuilding
Trustbuilding

An Honest Conversation on Race, Reconciliation, and Responsibility

Corcoran, Rob

"Trustbuilding, using personal narrative and exhaustive reporting by Rob Corcoran, chronicles how Hope in the Cities has moved what looked like an immoveable barricade...


Richard Potter
Richard Potter

America's First Black Celebrity

Hodgson, John A.

Apart from a handful of exotic--and almost completely unreliable--tales surrounding his life, Richard Potter is almost unknown today. Two hundred years ago, however, he was the...


Slave in A Box
Slave in A Box

The Strange Career of Aunt Jemima

Manring, Maurice M.

The figure of the mammy occupies a central place in the lore of the Old South and has long been used to ullustrate distinct social phenomena, including racial oppression and...


Freedom Summer
Freedom Summer
Belfrage, Sally

Freedom Summer is a richly detailed account of a young white woman who participated in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee's summer project in Mississippi in...


The Adventures of Amos 'n' Andy
The Adventures of Amos 'n' Andy

A Social History of an American Phenomenon

Ely, Melvin Patrick

Forty million Americans indulged in a national obsession in 1930: they eagerly tuned in Amos 'n' Andy, the nightly radio comedy in which a pair of white actors portrayed the...


Power and the Praise Poem
Vail, Leroy, White, Landeg

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The Color of Their Skin

Education and Race in Richmond, Virginia, 1954–89

Pratt, Robert A.

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Rituals of Race
Rituals of Race

American Public Culture and the Search for Racial Democracy

Lorini, Alessandra

In this sophisticated study of the struggle for African American human rights in America, Alessandra Lorini examines public events in New York City from the end of the Civil...


A Way out of No Way
A Way out of No Way

Claiming Family and Freedom in the New South

Swann-Wright, Dianne

An African American folk saying declares, "Our God can make a way out of no way.... He can do anything but fail." When Dianne Swann-Wright set out to capture and relate the...


A House Divided
A House Divided

Slavery and Emancipation in Delaware, 1638–1865

Essah, Patience

Delaware stood outside the primary streams of New World emancipation. Despite slavery's virtual demise in that state during the antebellum years and Delaware's staunch Unionism...


Sterling A. Brown
Sterling A. Brown

Building the Black Aesthetic Tradition

Gabbin, Joanne V.

Sterling A. Brown's achievement and influence in the field of American literature and culture are unquestionably significant. His poetry has been translated into Spanish,...


The Preacher and the Politician
The Preacher and the Politician

Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama, and Race in America

Walker, Clarence E., Smithers, Gregory D.

Barack Obama’s inauguration as the first African American president of the United States has caused many commentators to conclude that America has entered a postracial age. ...


Rambles of a Runaway from Southern Slavery
Rambles of a Runaway from Southern Slavery
Goings, Henry, Schermerhorn, Calvin, Plunkett, Michael, Gaynor, Edward

Rambles of a Runaway from Southern Slavery tells of an extraordinary life in and out of slavery in the United States and Canada. Born Elijah Turner in the Virginia...


The Risen Phoenix
The Risen Phoenix

Black Politics in the Post–Civil War South

Dinnella-Borrego, Luis-Alejandro

The Risen Phoenix charts the changing landscape of black politics and political culture in the postwar South by focusing on the careers of six black congressmen who...


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