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African American Studies



link to catalog page BROWN, 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 FOLEY, 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 BAUMAN, 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 BARRETT, 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 THOMPSON, 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 REED, 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...

link to catalog page PFEIFER, The Roots of Rough Justice

The Roots of Rough Justice

Origins of American Lynching

Author: Michael J. Pfeifer
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: January 2014

A social history of the emergence of lynching in America   learn more...

link to catalog page LAUSE, 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...

link to catalog page WEINER, 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...

link to catalog page MCGOWAN, Spike Lee Author: Todd McGowan
Pub Date: February 2014

The filmmaker's style of excess, as revealed through an examination of the history and art of his films   learn more...

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