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African American Studies



link to catalog page JELKS, African Americans in the Furniture City

African Americans in the Furniture City

The Struggle for Civil Rights in Grand Rapids

Author: Randal Maurice Jelks
Pub Date: March 2005

The formation of a northern African American community and its struggle for civil rights   learn more...
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link to catalog page PERPENER, African-American Concert Dance

African-American Concert Dance

The Harlem Renaissance and Beyond

Author: John O. Perpener III
Pub Date: 2005

Restores primary African-American dance pioneers to their proper place in the history of American Dance innovation   learn more...
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link to catalog page COLBURN, African-American Mayors

African-American Mayors

Race, Politics, and the American City

Author: Edited by David R. Colburn and Jeffrey S. Adler
Pub Date: 2005

How African-American mayors of major cities from Los Angeles to New York and Detroit to New Orleans met the post-election challenges of decaying inner cities, white flight, entrenched local power structures, and multiple demands from their diverse constituencies.   learn more...
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link to catalog page NAISON, Communists in Harlem during the Depression Author: Mark Naison
Pub Date: December 2005

The origins and impact of America's black Left   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Dewey and Elvis

Dewey and Elvis

The Life and Times of a Rock 'n' Roll Deejay

Author: Louis Cantor
Pub Date: 2005

The pioneering deejay who brought rock 'n' roll to Memphis   learn more...
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link to catalog page BELLEGARDE-SMITH, Fragments of Bone

Fragments of Bone

Neo-African Religions in a New World

Author: Edited by Patrick Bellegarde-Smith
Pub Date: July 2005

African religions as adapted and recontextualized in various New World environments   learn more...
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link to catalog page JAMES, Genital Cutting and Transnational Sisterhood Author: Edited by Stanlie M. James and Claire C. Robertson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2002; Paper: 2005

A powerful challenge to Western representations of female genital cutting   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Lost Sounds

Lost Sounds

Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1890-1919

Author: Tim Brooks
Pub Date: Cloth: 2004; Paper: 2005

Biographies of the first African-American recording stars, and how they succeeded against tremendous odds   learn more...
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link to catalog page FABI, Passing and the Rise of the African American Novel Author: M. Giulia Fabi
Pub Date: April 2005

Revealing the role of light-skinned black characters passing for white in African American literature   learn more...
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link to catalog page BERTRAND, Race, Rock, and Elvis Author: Michael T. Bertrand
Pub Date: 2005

How a white take on black sounds revolutionized race relations   learn more...
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