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African American Studies



link to catalog page, Contemporary Plays by African American Women Author: Edited by Sandra Adell
Pub Date: January 2016

Groundbreaking twenty-first-century works for classes, actors, and theatergoers   learn more...

link to catalog page, Daughter of the Empire State

Daughter of the Empire State

The Life of Judge Jane Bolin

Author: Jacqueline A. McLeod
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: August 2016

The trailblazing work of the first African American woman judge   learn more...

link to catalog page, Harry T. Burleigh

Harry T. Burleigh

From the Spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance

Author: Jean E. Snyder
Pub Date: March 2016

Reclaiming the unique life and soaring art of an essential American composer   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Making of Working-Class Religion Author: Matthew Pehl
Pub Date: October 2016

Welding solidarity to the sacred in the Motor City   learn more...

link to catalog page, Octavia E. Butler Author: Gerry Canavan
Pub Date: December 2016

An outsider's journey to literary acclaim   learn more...

link to catalog page, Painting the Gospel

Painting the Gospel

Black Public Art and Religion in Chicago

Author: Kymberly N. Pinder
Pub Date: March 2016

A full-color guide to the social and spiritual impact of African American religious art   learn more...

link to catalog page, Radical Aesthetics and Modern Black Nationalism Author: GerShun Avilez
Pub Date: April 2016

The ways the Black Arts era influences African American literature, visual art, and cultural history   learn more...

link to catalog page, Reverend Addie Wyatt

Reverend Addie Wyatt

Faith and the Fight for Labor, Gender, and Racial Equality

Author: Marcia Walker-McWilliams
Pub Date: October 2016

An extraordinary woman's struggle for the idea of equality as a universal, God-given right   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners

Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners

Black Women in New York City's Underground Economy

Author: LaShawn Harris
Pub Date: April 2016

How the underground economy helped African American women rise above   learn more...

link to catalog page, Slavery at Sea

Slavery at Sea

Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage

Author: Sowande' M. Mustakeem
Pub Date: October 2016

How slave ships manufactured bondage from the raw material of humanity   learn more...

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