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All About Love: New Visions
All About Love: New Visions
by bell hooks
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"The word 'love' is most often defined as a noun, yet... we would all love to better if we used it as a verb," writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provacative and intensely personel, the renowned... (read more)

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
by Alex Haley
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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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All Our Kin: Strategies for Survival in a Black Community
All Our Kin: Strategies for Survival in a Black Community
by Carol B Stack
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"This landmark study debunked the misconception that poor families were unstable and disorganized. Here is the chronicle of a young white womans sojourn into The Flats, an African-American ghetto comm"... (read more)

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There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America
There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America
by Alex Kotlowitz
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The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
by James Mcbride
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The New York Times bestselling story from the author of The Good Lord Bird, 2013 National Book Award Finalist in Fiction. Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for... (read more)

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Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63
Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63
by Taylor Branch
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Hailed as the most masterful story ever told of the American civil rights movement, andlt;Iandgt;Parting the Watersandlt;/Iandgt; is destined to endure for generations. andlt;BRandgt;Moving from the fiery political baptism of Martin Luther King, Jr., to... (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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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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Cane
Cane
by Jean Toomer
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A literary masterpiece of the Harlem Renaissance, Cane is a powerful work of innovative fiction evoking black life in the South. The sketches, poems, and stories of black rural and urban life that make up Cane are rich in imagery. Visions of smoke... (read more)

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The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America
The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America
by Khalil Gibran Muhammad
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2011 John Hope Franklin Publication Prize, American Studies... (read more)

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The Day Freedom Died: The Colfax Massacre, the Supreme Court, and the Betrayal of Reconstruction
The Day Freedom Died: The Colfax Massacre, the Supreme Court, and the Betrayal of Reconstruction
by Charles Lane
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"Absorbing . . . Riveting . . . A legal thriller."Kevin Boyle, The New York Times Book Review Following the Civil War, Colfax, Louisiana, was a town like many where African Americans and whites mingled uneasily. But on April 13, 1873, a small army of... (read more)

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Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65
Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65
by Taylor Branch
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In the second volume of the three-part trilogy of monumental history that began with the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Parting the Waters", Taylor Branch recreates the dramas that affected every American as the civil rights movement grew in size, impact, and... (read more)

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Norton Critical Editions)
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Norton Critical Editions)
by Harriet Jacobs
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The text is that of the 1861 first edition. Contexts includes contemporary responses to Incidents, selections from Jacobs's other published writings, and extracts from her correspondence. Criticism includes eleven important assessments of the narrative... (read more)

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Why We Can't Wait (Signet Classics)
Why We Can't Wait (Signet Classics)
by Martin Luther Jr King
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Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963 “Perhaps it is easy for those who have never felt the stinging darts of segregation to say, ‘Wait.’ But when you have seen vicious mobs lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your... (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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Bluest Eye ((Rev)07 Edition)
Bluest Eye ((Rev)07 Edition)
by Toni Morrison
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First published in 1970 by Morrison, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature, the novel tells the story of 11-year-old Pecola Breedlove, the nightmare at the heart of her yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment.... (read more)

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The Souls of Black Folk (Penguin Classics)
The Souls of Black Folk (Penguin Classics)
by W E B Du Bois
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Du Bois' 1903 collection of essays is a thoughtful, articulate exploration of the moral and intellectual issues surrounding the perception of blacks within American society.... (read more)

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: Authoritative Text, Contexts, Criticism (Norton Critical Edition)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: Authoritative Text, Contexts, Criticism (Norton Critical Edition)
by Frederick Douglass
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In addition to its far-reaching impact on the antislavery movement in the United States and abroad, Douglass's fugitive slave narrative won recognition for its literary excellence, which has since earned it a place among the classics of nineteenth... (read more)

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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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