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African American Humor: The Best Black Comedy from Slavery to Today (Library of Black America)
African American Humor: The Best Black Comedy from Slavery to Today (Library of Black America)
by Mel Watkins
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This collection of anecdotes, tales, jokes, toasts, rhymes, satire, riffs, poems, stand-up sketches, and snaps documents the evolution of African American humor over the past two centuries. It includes routines and writings from such luminaries as Bert... (read more)

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The Messenger Reader: Stories, Poetry, and Essays from the Messenger Magazine (Modern Library)
The Messenger Reader: Stories, Poetry, and Essays from the Messenger Magazine (Modern Library)
by Sondra Wilson
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The Messenger was the third most popular magazine of the Harlem Renaissance after The Crisis andOpportunity. Unlike the other two magazines, The Messenger was not tied to a civil rights organization. Labor activist A. Philip Randolph and economist... (read more)

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Three Classic African-American Novels: Clotel, Iola Leary, the Marrow of Tradition (Vintage Classics)
Three Classic African-American Novels: Clotel, Iola Leary, the Marrow of Tradition (Vintage Classics)
by Henry L Gates
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Black Eyed Peas for the Soul
Black Eyed Peas for the Soul
by Donna Mari Williams
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To tell a story well, you have to live a story well -- with courage, persistence, and faith that everything's going to turn out all right. Black-Eyed Peas for the Soul is a collection of stories that reveals universal themes, as well as the unique... (read more)

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Every Shut Eye Ain't Asleep: An Anthology of Poetry by African Americans Since 1945
Every Shut Eye Ain't Asleep: An Anthology of Poetry by African Americans Since 1945
by Michael S Harper
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A rich collection of the work of post-WWII African-American poets, this book brings together the voices of the most important African-American poets of our time, beginning with the highly influential Robert Hayden and Gwendolyn Brooks, and covers an... (read more)

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Burning All Illusions: Writings from the Nation on Race
Burning All Illusions: Writings from the Nation on Race
by Paula Giddings
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Burning All Illusions is a collection from The Nation archives of the best writing on race and civil rights from the magazine's founding in 1865 to the present. It features selections by such insurgent American writers as Martin Luther King, Jr... (read more)

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After the Storm: Black Intellectuals Explore the Meaning of Hurricane Katrina
After the Storm: Black Intellectuals Explore the Meaning of Hurricane Katrina
by David Dante Troutt
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Available for the first time in paperback after selling out its hardcover print run and being frequently named among the best of the Katrina books, After the Storm offers “angry, learned, focused, readable, [and] essential” writing... (read more)

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State of Black America (State of Black America)
State of Black America (State of Black America)
by Stephanie Jones
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At the dawn of Barack Obama’s historic presidency, The State of Black America 2009 examines the critical challenges —such as unemployment, home foreclosures, education and health care reform — his new administration must address. ... (read more)

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Three Great African-American Novels: The Heroic Slave, Clotel and Our Nig
Three Great African-American Novels: The Heroic Slave, Clotel and Our Nig
by Frederick Douglass
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Written by three of the most prominent black writers of the nineteenth century, this trio of compelling early classics of African-American literature paints unforgettable portraits of strength and determination framed by the shackles of slavery... (read more)

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Three Negro Classics
Three Negro Classics
by John Hope Franklin
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UP FROM SLAVERY The autobiography of Booker T Washington is a startling portrait ofone of the great Americans of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The illegitimate son of 'a white man and a Negro slave, Washington, a man who struggled for... (read more)

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Gi (Modern Library Classics)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Gi (Modern Library Classics)
by Frederick Douglass
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Three Classic African American Novels
Three Classic African American Novels
by William L Andrews
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This extraordinary volume brings together the first three novels written by African-Americans in the 1850s.... (read more)

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Calling the Wind 20TH Century African
Calling the Wind 20TH Century African
by Clarence Major
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Pivotal stories from post-slavery days through the Harlem Renaissance and into the nineties.... (read more)

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Wisdom of the Ages
Wisdom of the Ages
by P. Mignon (edt) Hinds
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In this large, lavishly illustrated volume from the editors of "Essence" magazine, quotes and advice from celebrities and everyday people of all ages focus on love, overcoming challenges, keeping the faith, healthy living, fitness, and living life to the... (read more)

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Say It Plain: Live Recordings of the 20th Century's Great African-American Speeches with CD (Audio)
Say It Plain: Live Recordings of the 20th Century's Great African-American Speeches with CD (Audio)
by Kate Ellis
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- The only known recordings of speeches by Booker T. Washington (1903) and Marcus Garvey (1921) - Mary McLeod Bethune answering the question, "What does democracy mean to me?" (1939) - Dick Gregory describing his experience being locked in a Birmingham... (read more)

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Voices from the Harlem Renaissance
Voices from the Harlem Renaissance
by Nathan Irvi Huggins
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The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s symbolized black liberation and sophistication--the final shaking off of slavery, in the mind, spirit, and character of African-Americans. It was a period when the African-American came of age, with the clearest... (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 two centuries, this anthology comprises speeches by Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King, Jr., and other influential figures in the history of African-American... (read more)

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Daughters of Men: Portraits of African-American Women and Their Fathers
Daughters of Men: Portraits of African-American Women and Their Fathers
by Rachel Vassel
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From actress Sanaa Lathan to Georgia State Supreme Court chief justice Leah Ward Sears, many African-American women attribute much of their success to having a positive father figure In Daughters of Men, author Rachel Vassel has compiled dozens of... (read more)

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Invented Lives: Narratives of Black Women 1860-1960
Invented Lives: Narratives of Black Women 1860-1960
by Mary Hel Washington
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Concentrating on carefully chosen selections from ten writers, Mary Helen Washington explores the work, the realities, and the hopes of black women writers between 1860 and 1960.... (read more)

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Early African-American Classics (Bantam Classics)
Early African-American Classics (Bantam Classics)
by Anthony Appiah
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A collection of some of the most influential and significant writings by Afro-American authors of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this is an important addition to Bantam's growing black classics list.... (read more)

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