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Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad
Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad
by Jacqueline L Tobin
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All God's Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw
All God's Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw
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All God's Dangers won the National Book Award in 1975. "On a cold January morning in 1969, a young white graduate student from Massachusetts, stumbling along the dim trail of a long-defunct radical organization of the 1930s, the Alabama Sharecropper... (read more)

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Neon Vernacular : New and Selected Poems (93 Edition)
Neon Vernacular : New and Selected Poems (93 Edition)
by Yusef Komunyakaa
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An award-winning poet’s testimony of the war in Vietnam.... (read more)

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Soul on Ice
Soul on Ice
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The now-classic memoir that shocked, outraged, and ultimately changed the way America looked at the civil rights movement and the black experience. By turns shocking and lyrical, unblinking and raw, the searingly honest memoirs of Eldridge Cleaver are a... (read more)

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Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
by Manning Marable
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A new look at Malcolm X's life and times from his Pulitzer Prizeandndash;winning biographer, Manning Marableand#160;Manning Marable's Pulitzer Prizeandndash;winning biography, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, has already begun to reshape perceptions of... (read more)

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Pearl's Secret: A Black Man's Search for His White Family
Pearl's Secret: A Black Man's Search for His White Family
by Neil Henry
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Pearl's Secret is a remarkable autobiography and family story that combines elements of history, investigative reporting, and personal narrative in a riveting, true-to-life mystery. In it, Neil Henryand#151;a black professor of journalism and former... (read more)

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Black Hearts of Men P
Black Hearts of Men P
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First published nearly a decade prior to the Civil War, The Heroic Slave is the only fictional work by abolitionist, orator, author, and social reformer Frederick Douglass, himself a former slave. It is inspired by the true story of Madison Washington... (read more)

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incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself
incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself
by John Jacobs
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THIS EDITION HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEWER EDITION. This enlarged edition of the most significant and celebrated slave narrative now completes the Jacobs family saga, surely one of the most memorable in all of American history. John Jacobs's short slave... (read more)

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Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock
Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock
by David Margolick
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"Elizabeth and Hazel documents not only a poisonous moment in American race relations, but what happened to the two central characters in that famous photograph after the shutter had clicked. It is, at first glace, a thing premise -- but David Margolick... (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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Originally published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is a classic study of race, culture, and education at the turn of the twentieth century. With its singular combination of essays, memoir, and fiction, this book vaulted Du Bois to the forefront of... (read more)

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Our Nig: Or Sketches from the Life of a Free Black
Our Nig: Or Sketches from the Life of a Free Black
by Harriet E Wilson
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With a New Preface, Introduction, and Notes by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. New Afterword by Barbara White A fascinating fusion of two literary models of the nineteenth century, the sentimental novel and the slave narrative, Our Nig, apart from its historical... (read more)

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Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Life (Penguin Lives Biographies)
Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Life (Penguin Lives Biographies)
by Marshall Frady
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Marshall Frady, the reporter who became the unofficial chronicler of the civil rights movement, here re-creates the life and turbulent times of its inspirational leader. Deftly interweaving the story of King’s quest with a history of the African... (read more)

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To Tell the Truth Freely: The Life of Ida B. Wells
To Tell the Truth Freely: The Life of Ida B. Wells
by Mia Bay
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Born to slaves in 1862, Ida B. Wells became a fearless antilynching crusader, womens rights advocate, and journalist. Wellss refusal to accept any compromise on racial inequality caused her to be labeled a “dangerous radical” in her day but... (read more)

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Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King's Last Campaign
Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King's Last Campaign
by Michael Honey
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Memphis in 1968 was ruled by a paternalistic "plantation mentality" embodied in its good-old-boy mayor, Henry Loeb. Wretched conditions, abusive white supervisors, poor education, and low wages locked most black workers into poverty. Then two sanitation... (read more)

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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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Slavery and Freedom: An Interpretation of the Old South
Slavery and Freedom: An Interpretation of the Old South
by James Oakes
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This pathbreaking interpretation of the slaveholding South begins with the insight that slavery and freedom were not mutually exclusive but were intertwined in every dimension of life in the South. James Oakes traces the implications of this insight for... (read more)

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Reporting Civil Rights: American Journalism 1941-1963
Reporting Civil Rights: American Journalism 1941-1963
by Clayborne Carson
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From A. Philip Randolph's defiant call in 1941 for African Americans to march on Washington to Alice Walker in 1973, Reporting Civil Rights presents firsthand accounts of the revolutionary events that overthrew segregation in the United States. This two... (read more)

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Blacks in the White Establishment?: A Study of Race and Class in America
Blacks in the White Establishment?: A Study of Race and Class in America
by Richard Zweigenhaft
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In this book, a social psychologist and a political sociologist explore the dramatic transitions faced by the graduates of A Better Chance, a programme that has brought black students from economically impoverished backgrounds to some of America's most... (read more)

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People Wasn't Made to Burn: A True Story of Race, Murder, and Justice in Chicago
People Wasn't Made to Burn: A True Story of Race, Murder, and Justice in Chicago
by Joe Allen
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In 1947, James Hickman shot and killed the landlord he believed was responsible for a tragic fire that took the lives of four of his children on Chicagos West Side. But a vibrant defense campaign, exposing the working poverty and racism that led to his... (read more)

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Encyclopedia of Black America
Encyclopedia of Black America
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