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African American Studies



link to catalog page, Painting the Gospel

Painting the Gospel

Black Public Art and Religion in Chicago

Author: Kymberly N. Pinder
Pub Date: March 2016

A full-color guide to the social and spiritual impact of African American religious art   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Radical Aesthetics and Modern Black Nationalism Author: GerShun Avilez
Pub Date: April 2016

The ways the Black Arts era influences African American literature, visual art, and cultural history   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Reverend Addie Wyatt

Reverend Addie Wyatt

Faith and the Fight for Labor, Gender, and Racial Equality

Author: Marcia Walker-McWilliams
Pub Date: October 2016

An extraordinary woman's struggle for the idea of equality as a universal, God-given right   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners

Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners

Black Women in New York City's Underground Economy

Author: LaShawn Harris
Pub Date: April 2016

How the underground economy helped African American women rise above   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Slavery at Sea

Slavery at Sea

Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage

Author: Sowande' M. Mustakeem
Pub Date: October 2016

How slave ships manufactured bondage from the raw material of humanity   learn more...
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link to catalog page, The Beautiful Music All Around Us

The Beautiful Music All Around Us

Field Recordings and the American Experience

Author: Stephen Wade
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: 2015

Uncovering the hidden histories of iconic American folksongs   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Brazil and the Dialectic of Colonization Author: Alfredo Bosi
Pub Date: September 2015

The provocative classic in its first-ever English translation   learn more...
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link to catalog page, A City Called Heaven

A City Called Heaven

Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music

Author: Robert M. Marovich
Pub Date: April 2015

The music that helped free a people and lift a nation   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Cultural Melancholy

Cultural Melancholy

Readings of Race, Impossible Mourning, and African American Ritual

Author: Jermaine Singleton
Pub Date: December 2015

Counteracting the racial legacy effects that plague our contemporary multiculture   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Daisy Turner's Kin

Daisy Turner's Kin

An African American Family Saga

Author: Jane C. Beck
Pub Date: July 2015

The oral history of an American family from Africa to the twentieth century   learn more...
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