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African American Studies



link to catalog page WHITE, From Jim Crow to Jay-Z

From Jim Crow to Jay-Z

Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity

Author: Miles White
Pub Date: November 2011

Negotiating identity in hip-hop culture   learn more...

link to catalog page GELLMAN, The Gospel of the Working Class

The Gospel of the Working Class

Labor's Southern Prophets in New Deal America

Author: Erik S. Gellman and Jarod Roll
Pub Date: July 2011

How two southern ministers preached and practiced a vision of a more democratic America   learn more...

link to catalog page HENRY, The Obama Phenomenon

The Obama Phenomenon

Toward a Multiracial Democracy

Author: Edited by Charles P. Henry, Robert L. Allen, and Robert Chrisman
Pub Date: October 2011

Perspectives on the Obama campaign and early administration   learn more...

link to catalog page WASHINGTON, Sojourner Truth's America Author: Margaret Washington
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: 2011

An expansive new biography of Sojourner Truth, charismatic preacher and activist   learn more...

link to catalog page BYNUM, A. Philip Randolph and the Struggle for Civil Rights Author: Cornelius L. Bynum
Pub Date: January 2010

Chronicling the development of Randolph's political and racial ideology   learn more...

link to catalog page GILL, Beauty Shop Politics

Beauty Shop Politics

African American Women's Activism in the Beauty Industry

Author: Tiffany M. Gill
Pub Date: March 2010

A bold reassessment of black beauty salons as vital sites for social change   learn more...

link to catalog page CHRISTIANSON, Freeing Charles

Freeing Charles

The Struggle to Free a Slave on the Eve of the Civil War

Author: Scott Christianson
Pub Date: February 2010

The dramatic, daring rescue of a fugitive slave   learn more...

link to catalog page AHAD, Freud Upside Down

Freud Upside Down

African American Literature and Psychoanalytic Culture

Author: Badia Sahar Ahad
Pub Date: November 2010

A salient take on psychoanalysis as a cultural phenomenon, intersecting with African American literature   learn more...

link to catalog page STONE, Sacred Steel

Sacred Steel

Inside an African American Steel Guitar Tradition

Author: Robert L. Stone
Pub Date: September 2010

The first in-depth look at a unique sacred music tradition   learn more...

link to catalog page HAYES, Songs in Black and Lavender

Songs in Black and Lavender

Race, Sexual Politics, and Women's Music

Author: Eileen M. Hayes
Pub Date: March 2010

An analysis of black women's involvement in the "women's music" scene from the 1970s to today   learn more...

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