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Biography & Personal Papers



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 CARROLL, Red Grange and the Rise of Modern Football Author: John M. Carroll
Pub Date: Cloth: 1999; Paper: 2004

To understand the forces that helped create the modern superstar athlete, begin with Red Grange   learn more...
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link to catalog page HULSE, Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I

Ruler and Legend

Author: Clark Hulse
Pub Date: December 2003

Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of Elizabeth I ‘s reign this history tells the story of her life and reign using artifacts from her life--books, pamphlets, letters, paintings, maps and more.   learn more...
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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 BARRETT, William Z. Foster and the Tragedy of American Radicalism Author: James R. Barrett
Pub Date: 2002

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link to catalog page POLLACK, Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland

The Life and Work of an Uncommon Man

Author: Howard Pollack
Pub Date: April 2000

The first time in paperback, this is the best full-length biography of Aaron Copland, his life and his music   learn more...
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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 BARNUM, The Life of P. T. Barnum, Written by Himself Author: Phineas T. Barnum Introduction by Terence Whalen
Pub Date: August 2000

In this first reprinting in paperback of Barnum's “original” biography, it will be easy to understand how he was able to create the “Greatest Show on Earth,” a show as outrageous and entertaining as Barnum himself   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 ROMALIS, Pistol Packin' Mama

Pistol Packin' Mama

Aunt Molly Jackson and the Politics of Folksong

Author: Shelly Romalis
Pub Date: 1999

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