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African American Studies



link to catalog page APTHEKER, Herbert Aptheker on Race and Democracy Author: Edited by Eric Foner and Manning Marable
Pub Date: February 2010

Influential essays on the African American experience from one of the subject’s founding scholars   learn more...

link to catalog page JORDAN, Le Jazz

Le Jazz

Jazz and French Cultural Identity

Author: Matthew F. Jordan
Pub Date: April 2010

How the public debate on jazz shaped French identity   learn more...

link to catalog page VALK, Radical Sisters

Radical Sisters

Second-Wave Feminism and Black Liberation in Washington, D.C.

Author: Anne M. Valk
Pub Date: 2010

How racial and class differences influenced the modern women's movement   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sacred Steel

Sacred Steel

Inside an African American Steel Guitar Tradition

Author: Robert L. Stone
Pub Date: September 2010

The first in-depth look at a unique sacred music tradition   learn more...

link to catalog page, Songs in Black and Lavender

Songs in Black and Lavender

Race, Sexual Politics, and Women's Music

Author: Eileen M. Hayes
Pub Date: March 2010

An analysis of black women's involvement in the "women's music" scene from the 1970s to today   learn more...

link to catalog page BERRY, “Swing the Sickle for the Harvest Is Ripe”

“Swing the Sickle for the Harvest Is Ripe”

Gender and Slavery in Antebellum Georgia

Author: Daina Ramey Berry
Pub Date: Cloth: 2007; Paper: 2010

Examining how labor and economy shaped family life for both women and men among the enslaved   learn more...

link to catalog page, Troubled Ground

Troubled Ground

A Tale of Murder, Lynching, and Reckoning in the New South

Author: Claude A. Clegg III
Pub Date: December 2010

A deeply personal exploration of a city's shameful and forgotten past   learn more...

link to catalog page FOREMAN, Activist Sentiments

Activist Sentiments

Reading Black Women in the Nineteenth Century

Author: P. Gabrielle Foreman
Pub Date: October 2009

Examining how nineteenth-century Black women writers engaged radical reform, sentiment and their various readerships   learn more...

link to catalog page GAYLE, The Addison Gayle Jr. Reader Author: Edited by Nathaniel Norment Jr.
Pub Date: June 2009

A representative selection of Addison Gayle Jr.'s crucial work on Black aesthetics and Black literature   learn more...

link to catalog page BOWER, African American Foodways

African American Foodways

Explorations of History and Culture

Author: Edited by Anne L. Bower
Pub Date: January 2009

Moving beyond catfish and collard greens to the soul of African American cooking   learn more...

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