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History, Am.: 20th C.



link to catalog page, Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.

Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.

Popular Black History in Postwar America

Author: E. James West
Pub Date: February 2020

How Ebony educated African Americans about their own history   learn more...

link to catalog page, Front Pages, Front Lines

Front Pages, Front Lines

Media and the Fight for Women's Suffrage

Author: Edited by Linda Steiner, Carolyn Kitch, and Brooke Kroeger
Pub Date: March 2020

The press, women, and the long road to the Nineteenth Amendment   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Gold in the Rings

The Gold in the Rings

The People and Events That Transformed the Olympic Games

Author: Stephen R. Wenn and Robert K. Barney
Pub Date: February 2020

The fascinating financial history of selling the Olympics   learn more...

link to catalog page, Graphic News

Graphic News

How Sensational Images Transformed Nineteenth-Century Journalism

Author: Amanda Frisken
Pub Date: March 2020

Pictures, profits, and peril in the yellow journalism era   learn more...

link to catalog page, Hillbilly Maidens, Okies, and Cowgirls

Hillbilly Maidens, Okies, and Cowgirls

Women’s Country Music, 1930-1960

Author: Stephanie Vander Wel
Pub Date: March 2020

Pioneering women and their soundtrack of searching in country music   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Merchant Prince of Black Chicago

The Merchant Prince of Black Chicago

Anthony Overton and the Building of a Financial Empire

Author: Robert E. Weems Jr.
Pub Date: March 2020

The booms and busts of the celebrated African American entrepreneur   learn more...

link to catalog page, 100 Years of Women's Suffrage

100 Years of Women's Suffrage

A University of Illinois Press Anthology

Author: Compiled by Dawn Durante
Pub Date: November 2019

Celebrating the work that women did and do to secure equal voting rights   learn more...

link to catalog page, All Our Trials

All Our Trials

Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence

Author: Emily L. Thuma
Pub Date: March 2019

A grassroots history of resistance to gender violence and the carceral state   learn more...

link to catalog page, Black Huntington

Black Huntington

An Appalachian Story

Author: Cicero M. Fain III
Pub Date: May 2019

How African Americans thrived in a West Virginia city   learn more...

link to catalog page, Building the Black Arts Movement

Building the Black Arts Movement

Hoyt Fuller and the Cultural Politics of the 1960s

Author: Jonathan Fenderson
Pub Date: April 2019

A revolution in African American culture and the figure who helped bring it to fruition   learn more...

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