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Rosa Lee: A Generational Tale of Poverty and Survival in Urban America
Rosa Lee: A Generational Tale of Poverty and Survival in Urban America
by Leon Dash
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Based on a heart-rending and much discussed series in the Washington Post, this is the story of one woman and her family living in the projects in Washington, D.C. A transcendent piece of writing, it won the Pulitzer Prize and the Robert F. Kennedy... (read more)

Available June 2015
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Alice Walker: A Woman for Our Times (Women Writers of Color)
Alice Walker: A Woman for Our Times (Women Writers of Color)
by Deborah G. Plant
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Born in Eatonton, GA, in 1944, a daughter of sharecroppers, Alice Walker has lived a remarkable and courageous life, and she continues to do so as an elder. Taking inspiration from her great-great-great-great grandmother who lived enslaved in the... (read more)

Available July 2016
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Enduring Truths: Sojourner's Shadows and Substance
Enduring Truths: Sojourner's Shadows and Substance
by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby
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Runaway slave Sojourner Truth gained fame in the nineteenth century as an abolitionist, feminist, and orator and earned a living partly by selling cartes de visite of herself at lectures and by mail. Cartes de visite, similar in format to calling cards... (read more)

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American Negro Folktales
American Negro Folktales
by Richard M. Dorson
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A preacher battles a bear, a mother returns from the dead, and a clever servant conducts a Big Feet Contest in this rich anthology of African-American folklore. Scores of humorous and harrowing stories, collected by the author during the mid-20th century,... (read more)

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On Racial Icons: Blackness and the Public Imagination (Pinpoints)
On Racial Icons: Blackness and the Public Imagination (Pinpoints)
by Nicole R. Fleetwood
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and#160;What meaning does the American public attach to images involving key black political, social, and cultural figures? At a time when photography has become a primary means of documenting historical progress, what is the representational currency... (read more)

Available June 2015
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Remnants: A Memoir of Spirit, Activism, and Mothering
Remnants: A Memoir of Spirit, Activism, and Mothering
by Rosemarie Freeney Harding
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An activist influential in the civil rights movement, Rosemarie Freeney Hardingandrsquo;s spirituality blended many traditions, including southern African American mysticism, Anabaptist Christianity, Tibetan Buddhism, and Afro-Brazilian Candomblandeacute;... (read more)

Available May 2015
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A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin: Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon Which the Story Is Founded
A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin: Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon Which the Story Is Founded
by Harriet Beecher Stowe
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In 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe published Uncle Tom's Cabin, an instant classic acclaimed by Northerners and other abolitionist readers. Southerners, conversely, strongly denied the novel's accuracy. The following year Stowe answered pro-slavery critics... (read more)

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How It Feels to Be Colored Me
How It Feels to Be Colored Me
by Zora Hurston
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One of the most important essays about the African-American experience in the United States is Zora Neale Hurston's How It Feels To Be Colored Me, originally published in The World Tomorrow in May 1928. Hurston's was an original voice in the first half... (read more)

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Remnants: A Memoir of Spirit, Activism, and Mothering
Remnants: A Memoir of Spirit, Activism, and Mothering
by Rosemarie Freeney Harding
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An activist influential in the civil rights movement, Rosemarie Freeney Hardingandrsquo;s spirituality blended many traditions, including southern African American mysticism, Anabaptist Christianity, Tibetan Buddhism, and Afro-Brazilian Candomblandeacute;... (read more)

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The Repeating Body: Slavery's Visual Resonance in the Contemporary
The Repeating Body: Slavery's Visual Resonance in the Contemporary
by Kimberly Juanita Brown
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Haunted by representations of black women that resist the reality of the bodyand#39;s vulnerability, Kimberly Juanita Brown traces slaveryand#39;s afterlife in black womenand#39;s literary and visual cultural productions. Brown draws on black feminist... (read more)

Available September 2015
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Territories of the Soul: Queered Belonging in the Black Diaspora
Territories of the Soul: Queered Belonging in the Black Diaspora
by Nadia Ellis
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Nadia Ellis attends to African diasporic belonging as it comes into being through black expressive culture. Living in the diaspora, Ellis asserts, means existing between claims to land and imaginative flights unmoored from the earthandmdash;that is, to... (read more)

Available July 2015
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Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness
Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness
by Simone Browne
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In Dark Matters Simone Browne locates the conditions of blackness as a key site through which surveillance is practiced, narrated, and resisted. She shows how contemporary surveillance technologies and practices are informed by the long history of racial... (read more)

Available October 2015
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Territories of the Soul: Queered Belonging in the Black Diaspora
Territories of the Soul: Queered Belonging in the Black Diaspora
by Nadia Ellis
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Nadia Ellis attends to African diasporic belonging as it comes into being through black expressive culture. Living in the diaspora, Ellis asserts, means existing between claims to land and imaginative flights unmoored from the earthandmdash;that is, to... (read more)

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Rise of the Phoenix: Voices from Chicago's Black Struggle 1960-1975
Rise of the Phoenix: Voices from Chicago's Black Struggle 1960-1975
by Useni E. Perkins
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Rise of the Phoenix ""is a collection of personal narratives that articulate the political, social, religious, and cultural experiences of many who participated in Chicago's black struggle for self-determination, self-reliance, and equality during the... (read more)

Available May 2015
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The Repeating Body: Slavery's Visual Resonance in the Contemporary
The Repeating Body: Slavery's Visual Resonance in the Contemporary
by Kimberly Juanita Brown
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Haunted by representations of black women that resist the reality of the bodyand#39;s vulnerability, Kimberly Juanita Brown traces slaveryand#39;s afterlife in black womenand#39;s literary and visual cultural productions. Brown draws on black feminist... (read more)

Available September 2015
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Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness
Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness
by Simone Browne
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In Dark Matters Simone Browne locates the conditions of blackness as a key site through which surveillance is practiced, narrated, and resisted. She shows how contemporary surveillance technologies and practices are informed by the long history of racial... (read more)

Available October 2015
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Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship
Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship
by Aimee Meredith Cox
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In Shapeshifters Aimee Meredith Cox explores how young Black women in a Detroit homeless shelter contest stereotypes, critique their status as partial citizens, and negotiate poverty, racism, and gender violence to create and imagine lives for themselves.... (read more)

Available August 2015
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Race Becomes Tomorrow: North Carolina and the Shadow of Civil Rights
Race Becomes Tomorrow: North Carolina and the Shadow of Civil Rights
by Gerald M. Sider
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In Race Becomes Tomorrow Gerald Sider weaves together stories from his civil rights activism, his youth, and his experiences as an anthropologist to investigate the dynamic ways race has been constructed and lived in America since the 1960s. Tacking... (read more)

Available November 2015
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Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship
Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship
by Aimee Meredith Cox
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In Shapeshifters Aimee Meredith Cox explores how young Black women in a Detroit homeless shelter contest stereotypes, critique their status as partial citizens, and negotiate poverty, racism, and gender violence to create and imagine lives for themselves.... (read more)

Available August 2015
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Black Knowledges/Black Struggles: Essays in Critical Epistemology (Forecaast Lup)
Black Knowledges/Black Struggles: Essays in Critical Epistemology (Forecaast Lup)
by Jason R. Ambroise
Available September 2015
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