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African American Studies



link to catalog page GILL, Beauty Shop Politics

Beauty Shop Politics

African American Women's Activism in the Beauty Industry

Author: Tiffany M. Gill
Pub Date: March 2010

A bold reassessment of black beauty salons as vital sites for social change   learn more...

link to catalog page CHRISTIANSON, Freeing Charles

Freeing Charles

The Struggle to Free a Slave on the Eve of the Civil War

Author: Scott Christianson
Pub Date: February 2010

The dramatic, daring rescue of a fugitive slave   learn more...

link to catalog page AHAD, Freud Upside Down

Freud Upside Down

African American Literature and Psychoanalytic Culture

Author: Badia Sahar Ahad
Pub Date: November 2010

A salient take on psychoanalysis as a cultural phenomenon, intersecting with African American literature   learn more...

link to catalog page STONE, 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 HAYES, 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 CLEGG, 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 CALT, Barrelhouse Words

Barrelhouse Words

A Blues Dialect Dictionary

Author: Stephen Calt
Pub Date: October 2009

An exhaustive, engrossing lexicon of blues idioms   learn more...

link to catalog page MASK, Divas on Screen

Divas on Screen

Black Women in American Film

Author: Mia Mask
Pub Date: July 2009

Accessible, theoretical readings of popular African American women film icons   learn more...

link to catalog page EVANS, Open Wound

Open Wound

The Long View of Race in America

Author: William McKee Evans
Pub Date: April 2009

A timely reframing of race in America   learn more...

link to catalog page DUNN,

"Baad Bitches" and Sassy Supermamas

Black Power Action Films

Author: Stephane Dunn
Pub Date: August 2008

An incisive analysis of gender and race in classic blaxploitation films   learn more...

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