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African American Studies



link to catalog page DOWLING, Slumming in New York

Slumming in New York

From the Waterfront to Mythic Harlem

Author: Robert M. Dowling
Pub Date: Cloth: 2007; Paper: 2009

A penetrating study of the literary writings that transformed New York City's moral threats into cultural treasures   learn more...

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"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...

link to catalog page ANDERSON, Black Feminism in Contemporary Drama Author: Lisa M. Anderson
Pub Date: November 2008

An enlightening study of feminism in the work of seven black playwrights   learn more...

link to catalog page, Black Star

Black Star

African American Activism in the International Political Economy

Author: Ramla M. Bandele
Pub Date: September 2008

How activists in the African diaspora formed a black merchant marine, building the foundation for a black nation-state   learn more...

link to catalog page, Blues Empress in Black Chattanooga

Blues Empress in Black Chattanooga

Bessie Smith and the Emerging Urban South

Author: Michelle R. Scott
Pub Date: August 2008

The cultural and industrial reconstruction of the South, explored through a major figure in early black music   learn more...

link to catalog page, Complete Poems Author: Claude McKay
Pub Date: Cloth: 2004; Paper: 2008

The complete poetry--published and unpublished--of a pioneer of black modernism   learn more...

link to catalog page THOMAS, Cuban Zarzuela

Cuban Zarzuela

Performing Race and Gender on Havana's Lyric Stage

Author: Susan Thomas
Pub Date: November 2008

The dynamic genre of musical theater that transformed popular entertainment in Cuba   learn more...

link to catalog page, Dark Victorians Author: Vanessa D. Dickerson
Pub Date: March 2008

Understanding connections between black Americans and white Victorian Britons   learn more...

link to catalog page, Embodying American Slavery in Contemporary Culture Author: Lisa Woolfork
Pub Date: December 2008

A unique study of slavery reenactments and performances in African American literature and culture   learn more...

link to catalog page HUDSON, The Making of

The Making of "Mammy Pleasant"

A Black Entrepreneur in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco

Author: Lynn M. Hudson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2003; Paper: 2008

Investigating Mary Ellen Pleasant's convoluted legacy   learn more...

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