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The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion
The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion
by Stephen B Oates
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The bloody slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in Virginia in 1831, and the savage reprisals that followed, shattered beyond repair the myth of the contented slave and the benign master and intensified the forces of change that would plunge America into... (read more)

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Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History, 1513-2008
Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History, 1513-2008
by Henry Louis Jr Gates
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr., gives us a sumptuously illustrated landmark book tracing African American history from the arrival of the conquistadors to the election of Barack Obama. Informed by the latest, sometimes provocative scholarship and including more... (read more)

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Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
by Audre Lorde
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“ZAMI is a fast-moving chronicle. From the author’s vivid childhood memories in Harlem to her coming of age in the late 1950s, the nature of Audre Lorde’s work is cyclical. It especially relates the linkage of women who have shaped her . .... (read more)

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The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why
The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why
by Jabari Asim
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A renowned cultural critic untangles the twisted history and future of racism through its most volatile word. The N Word reveals how the term "nigger" has both reflected and spread the scourge of bigotry in America over the four hundred years since it... (read more)

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Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story (King Legacy)
Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story (King Legacy)
by Martin Luther King
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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s account of the first successful large-scale application of nonviolence resistance in America is comprehensive, revelatory, and intimate. King described his book as "the chronicle of fifty thousand Negroes who took to heart the... (read more)

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Native Son (Modern Classics)
Native Son (Modern Classics)
by Richard Wright
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Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young... (read more)

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Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism
Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism
by Cornel West
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In his major bestseller, Race Matters, philosopher Cornel West burst onto the national scene with his searing analysis of the scars of racism in American democracy. Race Matters has become a contemporary classic, still in print after ten years, having... (read more)

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I Never Had It Made: The Autobiography of Jackie Robinson
I Never Had It Made: The Autobiography of Jackie Robinson
by Jackie Robinson
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The Autobiography of a Boy of Summer Who Became a Man for All Seasons Before Barry Bonds, before Reggie Jackson, before Hank Aaron, baseball's stars had one undeniable trait in common: they were all white. In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke that barrier,... (read more)

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Blues People: Negro Music in White America
Blues People: Negro Music in White America
by Leroi Jones
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"The path the slave took to 'citizenship' is what I want to look at. And I make my analogy through the slave citizen's music -- through the music that is most closely associated with him: blues and a later, but parallel development, jazz... [If] the... (read more)

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The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement
The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement
by Taylor Branch
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Taylor Branch, author of the acclaimed America in the King Years, introduces selections from the trilogy in clear context and gripping detail. The King Years delivers riveting tales of everyday heroes who achieved miracles in constructive purpose and yet... (read more)

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Ready for Revolution: The Life and Struggles of Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture)
Ready for Revolution: The Life and Struggles of Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture)
by Stokely Carmichael
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The long anticipated autobiography of the late Stokely Carmichael chronicles the legendary civil rights leader's work as the charismatic patriarch of Black Power, Pan-African activist, and social revolutionary--a major milestone in African-American... (read more)

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On Lynchings (Classics in Black Studies)
On Lynchings (Classics in Black Studies)
by Ida B Wells Barnett
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Though the end of the Civil War brought legal emancipation to blacks, it is a fact of history that their social oppression continued long after. The most virulent form of this ongoing persecution was the practice of lynching carried out by mob rule... (read more)

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Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination
Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination
by Robin D G Kelley
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Courage in the Moment: The Civil Rights Struggle, 1961-1964
Courage in the Moment: The Civil Rights Struggle, 1961-1964
by Jim Wallace
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While many mainstream Southern newspapers ignored the burgeoning civil rights movement in the early 1960s, student journalists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill bravely ventured out every day to document protest marches and other... (read more)

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Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home
Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home
by Anita Hill
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From the heroic lawyer who spoke out against Clarence Thomas in the historic confirmation hearings twenty years ago   “This ambitious book provides just as dignified and well intentioned a performance as the one she gave at those hearings... (read more)

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Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders
Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders
by Eric Etheridge
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In the spring and summer of 1961, several hundred Americans--blacks and whites, men and women--converged on Jackson, Mississippi, to challenge state segregation laws. The Freedom Riders, as they came to be known, were determined to open up the South to... (read more)

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Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice
Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice
by Raymond Arsenault
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The saga of the Freedom Rides is an improbable, almost unbelievable story. In the course of six months in 1961, four hundred and fifty Freedom Riders expanded the realm of the possible in American politics, redefining the limits of dissent and setting... (read more)

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"All Labor Has Dignity" (King Legacy)
"All Labor Has Dignity" (King Legacy)
by Martin Luther Jr King
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An unprecedented and timely collection of Dr. King’s speeches on labor rights and economic justice   People forget that Dr. King was every bit as committed to economic justice as he was to ending racial segregation. He fought throughout his... (read more)

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Malcolm X for Beginners (For Beginners)
Malcolm X for Beginners (For Beginners)
by Bernard Aquina
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King: Pilgrimage to the Mountaintop
King: Pilgrimage to the Mountaintop
by Harvard Sitkoff
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In this fast-paced biography, Harvard Sitkoff presents a stunningly relevant and radical King. Honestly assessing his successes alongside his failures, King: Pilgrimage to the Mountaintop weaves together high and low points to capture Kings lifelong... (read more)

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