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The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
by Alex Haley
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Invisible Man
Invisible Man
by Ralph Ellison
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Invisible Man is a milestone in American literature, a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952.  A first novel by an unknown writer, it remained on the bestseller list for sixteen weeks, won the National Book... (read more)

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The Souls of Black Folk (Dover Thrift Editions)
The Souls of Black Folk (Dover Thrift Editions)
by W E B Du Bois
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This landmark book is a founding work in the literature of black protest. W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) played a key role in developing the strategy and program that dominated early 20th-century black protest in America. In this collection of essays... (read more)

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Their Eyes Were Watching God
Their Eyes Were Watching God
by Zora Neale Hurston
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One of the most important works of twentieth-century American literature, Zora Neale Hurston's beloved 1937 classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is an enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom. Told in the... (read more)

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (B&n Classics Trade Paper)
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (B&n Classics Trade Paper)
by Harriet Jacobs
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet Jacobs, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and... (read more)

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Narrative of Sojourner Truth (Dover Thrift Editions)
Narrative of Sojourner Truth (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Sojourner Truth
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This inspiring memoir, first published in 1850, recounts the struggles of a distinguished African-American abolitionist and champion of women's rights. Sojourner Truth tells of her life in slavery, her self-liberation, and her travels across America in... (read more)

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Dover Thrift Editions)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Frederick Douglass
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Former slave, impassioned abolitionist, brilliant writer, newspaper editor and eloquent orator whose speeches fired the abolitionist cause, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) led an astounding life. Physical abuse, deprivation and tragedy plagued his early... (read more)

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The Souls of Black Folk (Barnes & Noble Classics)
The Souls of Black Folk (Barnes & Noble Classics)
by W E B Du Bois
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The Souls of Black Folk, by W. E. B. Du Bois, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of... (read more)

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Black Like Me
Black Like Me
by John Howard Griffin
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The author tells of his experiences after he darkened his skin and traveled through the South in order to find out how it feels to be black.... (read more)

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Who is Black?: One Nation's Definition
Who is Black?: One Nation's Definition
by F James Davis
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How does a person get defined as a black, both socially and legally, in the United States? This is the first comprehensive study of the so-called "one-drop rule" that defines as black any person having at least one black ancestor. Who is Black?... (read more)

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Selected Poems of Langston Hughes
Selected Poems of Langston Hughes
by Langston Hughes
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With the publication of his first book of poems, The Weary Blues, in 1926, Langston Hughes electrified readers and launched a renaissance in black writing in America.  The poems Hughes wrote celebrated the experience of invisible men and women:... (read more)

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Souls of Black Folk (89 Edition)
Souls of Black Folk (89 Edition)
by W. E. B. Du Bois
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"The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line." Thus speaks W.E.B. Du Bois in The Souls Of Black Folk, one of the most prophetic and influental works in American literature. In this eloquent collection of essays, first... (read more)

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Black People Who Made the Old West
Black People Who Made the Old West
by William Loren Katz
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A story of thirty-five black men and women whose activities and accomplishments are testimony to their unique contribution in helping shape the frontier of the U.S.... (read more)

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W. E. B. Du Bois: Selections from His Writings (Dover Thrift Editions)
W. E. B. Du Bois: Selections from His Writings (Dover Thrift Editions)
by W. E. B. Du Bois
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A towering figure in African-American history, W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) created a substantial literary legacy beyond such seminal works as The Souls of Black Folk. This volume highlights his other nonfiction writings and should be of great value to... (read more)

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A Lesson Before Dying (Vintage Contemporaries)
A Lesson Before Dying (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Ernest J Gaines
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Slaves in the Family
Slaves in the Family
by Edward Ball
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The moving, critically acclaimed story of one man's journey to find the descendants of the slaves who lived on his own family's plantation. "A work of breathtaking generosity and courage".--Pat Conroy. 48-page insert.... (read more)

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Brown Vs. Board of Education #1: Brown V. Board of Education: A Brief History with Documents
Brown Vs. Board of Education #1: Brown V. Board of Education: A Brief History with Documents
by Waldo E Martin
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This book addresses the origins, development, meanings, and consequences of the 1954 Supreme Court decision to end Jim Crow segregation. Using legal documents to frame the debates surrounding the case, Waldo Martin presents Brown v. Board of Education as... (read more)

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Great Speeches by African Americans: Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Dr. Martin Luther King, JR., Barack Obama, and Others. (Thrift Edition)
Great Speeches by African Americans: Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Dr. Martin Luther King, JR., Barack Obama, and Others. (Thrift Edition)
by James Daley
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Tracing the struggle for freedom and civil rights across a century and a half, this anthology features speeches by Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, W. E. B. DuBois, Martin Luther King, Jr., and other influential figures in the history of African... (read more)

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The Souls of Black Folk
The Souls of Black Folk
by W E B Du Bois
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W.E.B. Du Bois was the foremost black intellectual of his time. The Souls of Black Folk (1903), his most influential work, is a collection of fourteen beautifully written essays, by turns lyrical, historical, and autobiographical. Here, Du Bois records... (read more)

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Nigger
Nigger
by Dick Gregory
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Published in 1964, the autobiography of comedian Dick Gregory is by turns funny, poignant, and thought-provoking.... (read more)

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