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African American Studies



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...

link to catalog page, Waiting for Buddy Guy

Waiting for Buddy Guy

Chicago Blues at the Crossroads

Author: Alan Harper
Pub Date: March 2016

Encounters with blues royalty   learn more...

link to catalog page, African Americans in U.S. Foreign Policy

African Americans in U.S. Foreign Policy

From the Era of Frederick Douglass to the Age of Obama

Author: Edited by Linda Heywood, Allison Blakely, Charles Stith, and Joshua C. Yesnowitz
Pub Date: February 2015

Exploring the many facets of African American participation in the U.S. foreign policy apparatus   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Beautiful Music All Around Us

The Beautiful Music All Around Us

Field Recordings and the American Experience

Author: Stephen Wade
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: 2015

Uncovering the hidden histories of iconic American folksongs   learn more...

link to catalog page, Bird

Bird

The Life and Music of Charlie Parker

Author: Chuck Haddix
Pub Date: Cloth: 2013; Paper: February 2015

An in-depth portrait of the troubled jazz genius   learn more...

link to catalog page, Brazil and the Dialectic of Colonization Author: Alfredo Bosi
Pub Date: September 2015

The provocative classic in its first-ever English translation   learn more...

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