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African American Studies



link to catalog page ANDRE, Black Opera

Black Opera

History, Power, Engagement

Author: Naomi André
Pub Date: May 2018

A musical challenge to our view of the past   learn more...

link to catalog page ROCKSBOROUGH-SMITH, Black Public History in Chicago

Black Public History in Chicago

Civil Rights Activism from World War II into the Cold War

Author: Ian Rocksborough-Smith
Pub Date: May 2018

How black public historians fought for civil rights in the Windy City   learn more...

link to catalog page BOLZENIUS, Glory in Their Spirit

Glory in Their Spirit

How Four Black Women Took On the Army during World War II

Author: Sandra M. Bolzenius
Pub Date: May 2018

The home-front battle that shook the military   learn more...

link to catalog page VOGEL, James Baldwin and the 1980s

James Baldwin and the 1980s

Witnessing the Reagan Era

Author: Joseph Vogel
Pub Date: April 2018

Rediscovering the iconic writer's lost decade   learn more...

link to catalog page BILES, Mayor Harold Washington

Mayor Harold Washington

Champion of Race and Reform in Chicago

Author: Roger Biles
Pub Date: June 2018

The provocative new biography of the man who fought to transform a city   learn more...

link to catalog page GODFREY, Neo-Passing

Neo-Passing

Performing Identity after Jim Crow

Author: Edited by Mollie Godfrey and Vershawn Ashanti Young
Pub Date: March 2018

Crossing old boundaries to create new identities   learn more...

link to catalog page CAREY, Quakers and Abolition Author: Edited by Brycchan Carey and Geoffrey Plank
Pub Date: Cloth: 2014; Paper: February 2018

The controversies that roiled the Quaker antislavery movement   learn more...

link to catalog page FLOOD, Rape in Chicago

Rape in Chicago

Race, Myth, and the Courts

Author: Dawn Rae Flood
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: February 2018

Evolving strategies against rape in Chicago courts   learn more...

link to catalog page GRAHAM, Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry Author: Sandra Jean Graham
Pub Date: March 2018

Showbiz shaping sacred song’s soaring success   learn more...

link to catalog page CAMPNEY, This Is Not Dixie

This Is Not Dixie

Racist Violence in Kansas, 1861-1927

Author: Brent M. S. Campney
Pub Date: Cloth: 2015; Paper: 2018

Imposing, enforcing, and resisting white supremacy in the Midwest   learn more...

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