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African American Studies



link to catalog page, Blues All Day Long

Blues All Day Long

The Jimmy Rogers Story

Author: Wayne Everett Goins
Pub Date: September 2014

The life and music of one of the most influential Chicago blues figures   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Fannie Barrier Williams

Fannie Barrier Williams

Crossing the Borders of Region and Race

Author: Wanda A. Hendricks
Pub Date: January 2014

The biography of a key activist of the Progressive Era   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad Author: Cheryl Janifer LaRoche
Pub Date: January 2014

Uncovering the landscape of the Underground Railroad   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Gleanings of Freedom

Gleanings of Freedom

Free and Slave Labor along the Mason-Dixon Line, 1790-1860

Author: Max Grivno
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: November 2014

The transformation of slavery and free labor in the Upper South   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Hear Our Truths

Hear Our Truths

The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood

Author: Ruth Nicole Brown
Pub Date: January 2014

A creative space for the performance of radically new interpretations of Black girls' lived experiences   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Racial Blackness and the Discontinuity of Western Modernity Author: Lindon Barrett
Pub Date: January 2014

A stunning delineation of the roots of racial blackness   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Ring Shout, Wheel About

Ring Shout, Wheel About

The Racial Politics of Music and Dance in North American Slavery

Author: Katrina Dyonne Thompson
Pub Date: February 2014

A stage-level view of black musical performance and early American conceptualizations of race   learn more...
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link to catalog page, The Rise of Chicago's Black Metropolis, 1920-1929 Author: Christopher Robert Reed
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: March 2014

Assessing the roles of religion, politics, and class in the golden decade of black business   learn more...
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link to catalog page, A Secret Society History of the Civil War Author: Mark A. Lause
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: September 2014

Unraveling the influence and power of antebellum secret societies   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Sex, Sickness, and Slavery

Sex, Sickness, and Slavery

Illness in the Antebellum South

Author: Marli F. Weiner
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: September 2014

How white Southern doctors used science to defend slavery   learn more...
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