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African American Studies



link to catalog page, Eugene Kinckle Jones

Eugene Kinckle Jones

The National Urban League and Black Social Work, 1910-1940

Author: Felix L. Armfield
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: February 2014

The biography of an important agent for black social change in the early twentieth century   learn more...

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...

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...

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...

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...

link to catalog page, Jean Toomer

Jean Toomer

Race, Repression, and Revolution

Author: Barbara Foley
Pub Date: July 2014

Political and personal repression and its effect on the work of a Harlem Renaissance luminary   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Pekin

The Pekin

The Rise and Fall of Chicago’s First Black-Owned Theater

Author: Thomas Bauman
Pub Date: May 2014

A portrait of an African American cultural institution in the early twentieth century   learn more...

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...

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...

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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