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African American Studies



link to catalog page WIGGINS, The Unlevel Playing Field

The Unlevel Playing Field

A Documentary History of the African American Experience in Sport

Author: David K. Wiggins and Patrick B. Miller
Pub Date: April 2005

A chronicle of significant athletic events and the lives and careers of numerous black sports heroes---and the very significant role of sports in the history of race relations in the U.S.   learn more...
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link to catalog page HUGHES, Myths America Lives By Author: Richard T. Hughes
Pub Date: 2004

Exploring the history of the myths that define American identity, the ways many Americans have absolutized those myths, and the ways African Americans and other dissenters have exposed those myths for their discriminatory dimensions   learn more...
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link to catalog page KEYES, Rap Music and Street Consciousness Author: Cheryl L. Keyes
Pub Date: 2004

Rap from its earliest roots to the present day   learn more...
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link to catalog page HERRING, Skin Deep

Skin Deep

How Race and Complexion Matter in the "Color-Blind" Era

Author: Edited by Cedric Herring, Verna M. Keith, and Hayward Derrick Horton
Pub Date: August 2004

A collection of essays questioning the truth of American’s color-blind society from outside and inside communities of color.   learn more...
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link to catalog page HEWITT, Southern Discomfort

Southern Discomfort

Women's Activism in Tampa, Florida, 1880s-1920s

Author: Nancy A. Hewitt
Pub Date: Cloth: 2001; Paper: 2004

A historical examination of multiracial women’s activism in the cigar factories of Tampa Florida   learn more...
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link to catalog page EPSTEIN, Sinful Tunes and Spirituals

Sinful Tunes and Spirituals

Black Folk Music to the Civil War

Author: Dena J. Epstein
Pub Date: September 2003

Classic study of black slave music in America   learn more...
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link to catalog page GUTMAN, Slavery and the Numbers Game

Slavery and the Numbers Game

A Critique of Time on the Cross

Author: Herbert G. Gutman
Pub Date: September 2003

A brilliant contribution to continuing debates about slavery and slave consciousness in pre-Civil War America   learn more...
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link to catalog page SACKS, Way Up North in Dixie

Way Up North in Dixie

A Black Family's Claim to the Confederate Anthem

Author: Howard L. Sacks and Judith Rose Sacks
Pub Date: November 2003

Who really wrote the classic song “Dixie”? A white musician, or an African American family of musicians and performers?   learn more...
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link to catalog page BRENNAN, When Brer Rabbit Meets Coyote

When Brer Rabbit Meets Coyote

African-Native American Literature

Author: Edited by Jonathan Brennan
Pub Date: June 2003

An exploration of the literature, history, and culture of people of mixed African-Native American descent   learn more...
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link to catalog page CHA-JUA, America's First Black Town

America's First Black Town

Brooklyn, Illinois, 1830-1915

Author: Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua
Pub Date: 2002

The courageous story of the first all-Black free town in the United States   learn more...
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