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Down by the Riverside: A South Carolina Slave Community (Blacks in the New World)
Down by the Riverside: A South Carolina Slave Community (Blacks in the New World)
by Charles Joyner
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Reconstructs daily life in a Lowcountry slave community.... (read more)

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Carry Me Home: Birmingham, alabama--the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution
Carry Me Home: Birmingham, alabama--the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution
by Diane McWhorter
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Now with a new afterword, the Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatic account of the civil rights era’s climactic battle in Birmingham as the movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., brought down the institutions of segregation. “The Year of... (read more)

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How Free Is Free?: The Long Death of Jim Crow (Nathan I. Huggins Lectures)
How Free Is Free?: The Long Death of Jim Crow (Nathan I. Huggins Lectures)
by Leon F Litwack
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In 1985, a black veteran of the civil rights movement offered a bleak vision of a long and troubled struggle. For more than a century, black southerners learned to live with betrayed expectations, diminishing prospects, and devastated aspirations. Their... (read more)

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The Echo from Dealey Plaza: The True Story of the First African American on the White House Secret Service Detail and His Quest for Justice After
The Echo from Dealey Plaza: The True Story of the First African American on the White House Secret Service Detail and His Quest for Justice After
by Abraham Bolden
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A gripping and unforgettable true story of bravery and patriotism in the face of bitter hatred. Abraham Bolden was a young African American Secret Service agent in Chicago when he was asked by John F. Kennedy himself to join the White House Secret... (read more)

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Young, Gifted, and Black: Promoting High Achievement Among African-American Students
Young, Gifted, and Black: Promoting High Achievement Among African-American Students
by Theresa Perry
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Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal - America's Racial Obsession
Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal - America's Racial Obsession
by Erik Rush
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Negrophilia studies the undue and inordinate affinity for blacks (as opposed to antipathy toward them) that has been promoted by activists, politicians and the establishment press for the past 40 years and which has fostered an erroneous perception of... (read more)

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Steppin' Out: An African-American Entertainment Guide to Our 20 Favorite Cities
Steppin' Out: An African-American Entertainment Guide to Our 20 Favorite Cities
by Carla Labat
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This comprehensive sourcebook of sightseeing information is written with the African-Amercian traveler in mind. Includes timely information on restaurants, nightclubs, museums, National media campaign. Photos. Maps.... (read more)

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Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice
Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice
by Raymond Arsenault
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The saga of the Freedom Rides is an improbable, almost unbelievable story. In the course of six months in 1961, four hundred and fifty Freedom Riders expanded the realm of the possible in American politics, redefining the limits of dissent and setting... (read more)

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Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965
Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965
by Juan Williams
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The 25th-anniversary edition of Juan Williams's celebrated account of the tumultuous early years of the civil rights movement From the Montgomery bus boycott to the Little Rock Nine to the Selma–Montgomery march, thousands of ordinary people who... (read more)

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Translating Slavery. Vol. 1, Gender and Race in French Abolitionist Writing, 1780-1830 (Translation Studies)
Translating Slavery. Vol. 1, Gender and Race in French Abolitionist Writing, 1780-1830 (Translation Studies)
by Doris Y Kadish
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Translating Slavery explores the complex interrelationships that exist between translation, gender, and race by focusing on antislavery writing by or about French women in the French revolutionary period. Now in a two-volume collection, Translating... (read more)

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Slavery, Resistance, Freedom
Slavery, Resistance, Freedom
by Gabor Boritt
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Americans have always defined themselves in terms of their freedoms--of speech, of religion, of political dissent. How we interpret our history of slavery--the ultimate denial of these freedoms--deeply affects how we understand the very fabric of our... (read more)

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The Other Side of the River: A Story of Two Towns, a Death and America's Dilemma
The Other Side of the River: A Story of Two Towns, a Death and America's Dilemma
by Alex Kotlowitz
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Alex Kotlowitz's There Are No Children Here was more than a bestseller; it was a national event. His beautifully narrated, heartbreaking nonfiction account of two black boys struggling to grow up in a Chicago public housing complex spent eight weeks on... (read more)

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Shadrach Minkins: From Fugitive Slave to Citizen
Shadrach Minkins: From Fugitive Slave to Citizen
by Gary L Collison
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On February 15, 1851, Shadrach Minkins was serving breakfast at a coffeehouse in Boston when history caught up with him. The first runaway to be arrested in New England under the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, this illiterate black man from Virginia found... (read more)

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Sugar's Life in the Hood: The Story of a Former Welfare Mother
Sugar's Life in the Hood: The Story of a Former Welfare Mother
by Sugar Turner
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All her life, Sugar Turner has had to hustle to survive. An African American woman living in the inner city, she has been a single mother juggling welfare checks, food stamps, boyfriends and husbands, illegal jobs, and home businesses to make ends meet... (read more)

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Parallel Worlds: The Remarkable Gibbs-Hunts and the Enduring (In)Significance of Melanin
Parallel Worlds: The Remarkable Gibbs-Hunts and the Enduring (In)Significance of Melanin
by Adele Logan Alexander
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When William Henry Hunt married Ida Alexander Gibbs in the spring of 1904, one would have thought him quite a catch. His family traced its lineage back to Jamestown, and William had moved from a job on Wall Street to serving beside Ida's father as... (read more)

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Refugees from Slavery: Autobiographies of Fugitive Slaves in Canada
Refugees from Slavery: Autobiographies of Fugitive Slaves in Canada
by Benjamin Drew
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The culmination of scores of interviews with refugees from Southern slave states, this volume by a Boston abolitionist provides a soul-stirring account of the abuses suffered by slaves as well as fresh insights into the workings of the plantation system.... (read more)

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Penguin Classics)
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Penguin Classics)
by Harriet Jacobs
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A haunting, evocative recounting of her life as a slave in North Carolina and of her final escape and emancipation, Harriet Jacobs's classic narrative, written between 1853 and 1858 and published pseduonymously in 1861, tells firsthand of the horrors... (read more)

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Killing Time: An Investigation into the Death Penalty Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal
Killing Time: An Investigation into the Death Penalty Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal
by Dave Lindorff
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In the first independent book on the case, which arrives at conclusions not by conviction but by reportage, investigative reporter Dave Lindorff offers explosive new evidence about the prosecution, the defense and Mumia Abu-Jamal. Lindorff will leave... (read more)

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Talking Back (89 Edition)
Talking Back (89 Edition)
by bell hooks
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bell hooks writes about the meaning of feminist consciousness in daily life and about self-recovery, about overcoming white and male supremacy, and about intimate relationships, exploring the point where the public and private meet.... (read more)

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Out of America: A Black Man Confronts Africa
Out of America: A Black Man Confronts Africa
by Keith B Richburg
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Keith B. Richburg was an experienced and respected reporter who had paid his dues covering urban neighborhoods in Washington D.C., and won praise for his coverage of Southeast Asia. But nothing prepared him for the personal odyssey that he would embark... (read more)

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