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African American Studies



link to catalog page KECKLEY, Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Formerly a slave, but more recently modiste, and friend to Mrs. Lincoln; or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House

Author: Elizabeth Keckley
Pub Date: January 2002

A slave, friend and confidante to Mary Todd Lincoln, and a proprietor with more than twenty employees of her own tells her tale   learn more...
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link to catalog page FIRMIN, The Equality of the Human Races

The Equality of the Human Races

Positivist Anthropology

Author: Anténor Firmin
Pub Date: October 2002

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link to catalog page SAVITT, Medicine and Slavery

Medicine and Slavery

The Diseases and Health Care of Blacks in Antebellum Virginia

Author: Todd L. Savitt
Pub Date: May 2002

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link to catalog page JULES-ROSETTE, Black Paris

Black Paris

The African Writers' Landscape

Author: Bennetta Jules-Rosette
Pub Date: 2000

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link to catalog page LEE, For Freedom's Sake

For Freedom's Sake

The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer

Author: Chana Kai Lee
Pub Date: July 2000

The fascinating story of a childhood sharecropper who fought against racial injustice and classism within her own race to rise to national prominence in the civil rights movement   learn more...
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link to catalog page BOYER, The Golden Age of Gospel Author: Text by Horace Clarence Boyer Photography by Lloyd Yearwood
Pub Date: March 2000

The best and most definitive history of gospel music in the United States, enhanced by the emotion-packed photos of Lloyd Yearwood   learn more...
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link to catalog page VAN VECHTEN, Nigger Heaven Author: Carl Van Vechten
Pub Date: January 2000

A controversial but appealing, amusing, and vivacious celebration of Harlem and the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920’s   learn more...
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link to catalog page HARRISON, African-American Pioneers in Anthropology Author: Edited by Ira E. Harrison and Faye V. Harrison
Pub Date: 1999

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link to catalog page LANDERS, Black Society in Spanish Florida Author: Jane Landers
Pub Date: 1999

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link to catalog page RYDELL, The Reason Why the Colored American Is Not in the World's Columbian Exposition

The Reason Why the Colored American Is Not in the World's Columbian Exposition

The Afro-American's Contribution to Columbian Literature

Author: Ida B. WELLS; Frederick DOUGLASS; Irvine Garland PENN; and Ferdinand L. BARNETT--Edited by Robert W. RYDELL
Pub Date: 1999

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