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African American Studies
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African-American Studies

African American Connecticut Explored

First book for a general readership to present an overview of the African American experience in Connecticut
Normen, Elizabeth J., Ed. with Katherine J. Harris, Stacey K. Close, and Wm. Frank Mitchell

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Politics / African-American Studies

African Americans in Global Affairs

A long-overdue introduction to the multifaceted nature of African American participation in global affairs
Clemons, Michael L., ed.

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African-American Studies

Africa's Gift to America
Civil War Centennial edition


Classic work of black study indicating a place for African people within Western history
Rogers, J. A.

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Children's Fiction / African-American Studies / Literacy

Alec’s Primer

A rare first-hand account of the power of literacy in a freed slave’s life
Walter, Mildred Pitts and Larry Johnson, illus.

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Literary Criticism - American / African-American Studies / Ethnic Studies

Alien Land

Action-packed and absorbing, a grim but sensitive picture of race and identity in America
Savoy, Willard

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Poetry / African-American Studies / Popular Culture

An Apron Full of Beans

An exploration of African-American history and popular culture emphasizing the relations between men and women
Cornish, Sam

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African-American Studies / American History / Cultural Studies / American Studies

The Arrogance of Race

An investigation of the issue of race over a generation of labor
Fredrickson, George M.

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Science Fiction / African-American Studies / Gay Studies

Atlantis

Three marvelously structured stories trace the intricate interdependencies of memory, experience, and the self.
Delany, Samuel R.

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African-American Studies / Poetry - Caribbean & Latin American

Because When God Is Too Busy

A poetic journey through silence, rebellious rage, love, and the sacred
Ulysse, Gina Athena

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African-American Studies

Black Bangor

A vivid reconstruction of a once-vibrant African American community in northern New England.
Elgersman Lee, Maureen

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Literary Criticism - American / African-American Studies / African-American Fiction

Black No More

What would happen to the race problem in America if black people could suddenly become white?
Schuyler, George Samuel; Miller, James, foreword

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Music / African-American Studies / Cultural Studies

Black Noise

A comprehensive look at the lyrics, music, cultures, themes, and styles of rap music.
Rose, Tricia

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African-American Studies / Literary Criticism - African American / Discrimination & Race

The Black Pacific Narrative

A literary and cultural geography of the black Pacific
Taketani, Etsuko

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African-American Studies / New England History / Portsmouth

Black Portsmouth

A thought-provoking look at New England’s Black heritage
Sammons, Mark J.; Cunningham, Valerie

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Music / African-American Studies / Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Black Rhythms of Peru

How Afro-Peruvian music was forgotten and recreated in Peru.
Feldman, Heidi Carolyn

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Sociology / African-American Studies

Black Talk, Blue Thoughts, and Walking the Color Line

This lively and thoughtful book explores what it means to be black in an allegedly postracial America
Kaplan, Erin Aubry and Michael Eric Dyson, fwd.

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African-American Studies / Women's Studies / Intellectual History

Black Women’s Intellectual Traditions

Provocative revelations about the flourishing black women’s intellectual traditions in nineteenth-century America
Waters, Kristin, and Carol B. Conaway, eds.

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African-American Studies / Diaspora Studies

Blacks on the Border

A study of the emergence of community among African Americans in Nova Scotia.
Whitfield, Harvey Amani

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African-American Studies / American History

Born a Child of Freedom, Yet a Slave

The diverse strategies employed by Southern slaveholders to keep their slaves under control—and those employed by the slaves to resist
Jones, Norrece T., Jr.

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African-American Studies

A Century in Captivity

The riveting reconstruction of an eighteenth-century slave's life and imprisonment
Caron, Denis R.

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Women's Studies / African-American Studies / Popular Culture / Music

Check It While I Wreck It

Examines how young black women who came of age during the hip-hop era are grappling with the gender politics of a predominately masculine space
Pough, Gwendolyn D.

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Memoir / African-American Studies

Come home Charley Patton

A moving and imaginative memoir documenting the Civil Rights Era, contemporary southern culture, and Lemon’s private and public art practice
Lemon, Ralph

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Children's Fiction / African-American Studies

Daisy and the Doll

Medearis, Michael, Angela Shelf Medearis, and Larry Johnson, illus.

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Poetry / African-American Studies

Dien Cai Dau

Poetry that precisely conjures images of the war in Vietnam by an award-winning author.
Komunyakaa, Yusef

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History / African-American Studies

Discovering Black Vermont

The search for an African American community in rural Vermont
Guyette, Elise A.

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Science Fiction / African-American Studies / Gay Studies

Einstein Intersection

A nonhuman race reimagines human mythology.
Delany, Samuel R. Neil Gaiman, fwd.

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African-American Studies / American History

Five Black Lives

Five ex-slave narratives spanning 150 years in time, from 1729 to 1870, and a geographical area from Africa to Connecticut
Bontemps, Arna, intr.

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African-American Studies

The Five Negro Presidents

Maybe Barack Obama was not the first
Rogers, J. A.

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Science Fiction / African-American Studies / Gay Studies

Flight from Nevèrÿon
Return to Nevèrÿon, Book 3


A novel of myth and literacy about a long-ago land on the brink of civilization. Vol 3
Delany, Samuel R.

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African-American Studies

From “Superman” to Man

A classic work of fiction from the Harlem Renaissance
Rogers, J. A.

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Poetry / African-American Studies

The Glory Gets

A deft, lyrical meditation on blues, womanhood, and beyond
Jeffers, Honorée Fanonne

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Fiction & Literature

Home To Harlem

A novel that gives voice to the alienation and frustration of urban blacks during an era when Harlem was in vogue
McKay, Claude, Cooper, Wayne F., fwd.

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Music / Cultural Studies / African-American Studies

The 'Hood Comes First

Examines the significance of the 'hood in rap and hip hop
Forman, Murray

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African-American Studies / Memoir

The Hottest Water in Chicago

An illuminating cultural journey through black and white America.
Pemberton, Gayle

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African-American Studies

A Hubert Harrison Reader

Critical writings by the "father of Harlem radicalism".
Perry, Jeffrey B., ed., Harrison, Hubert

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African-American Studies / Discrimination & Race / Political Commentary

I Heart Obama

A personal and cultural exploration of Barack Obama as black president, black icon, and black folk hero
Kaplan, Erin Aubry

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Literary Collections / Gay Studies / African-American Studies

In Search of Silence

The private journals of renowned novelist and critic Samuel R. Delany
Delany, Samuel R.

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Literary Criticism - African American / African-American Studies / Immigration

In the Name of the Mother

A bracingly original dialogue on modernity, class, and difference in the 20th century
Pardini, Samuele F. S.

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Literary Criticism - American / African-American Studies / African-American Fiction

Infants Of The Spring

A satirical novel of the Harlem Renaissance.
Thurman, Wallace; Singh, Amritjit, foreword

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Theater & Performing Arts

Inside the Minstrel Mask

A sourcebook of contemporary and historical commentary on America's first popular mass entertainment.
Bean, Annemarie, James V. Hatch, and Brooks McNamara, eds. Mel Watkins, fwd.

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Music / African-American Studies / Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Jazz Consciousness

Grounded essays on jazz as a unifying and transcendent force.
Austerlitz, Paul

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Jazz / African-American Studies / Feminism & Feminist Theory

The Kind of Man I Am

An exploration of masculinity in jazz culture and the work of Charles Mingus Jr.
Rustin-Paschal, Nichole

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Poetry / African-American Studies

The Little Edges

Poems that play in the sonic texture of discourses
Moten, Fred

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Science Fiction / African-American Studies / Gay Studies

Longer Views

A comprehensive expansion of the theoretical writings of one of our most important cultural critics.
Delany, Samuel R. Ken James, introd.

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African-American Studies / Women's Studies / American History

Louisa May Alcott On Race, Sex, And Slavery

The passionate supporter of abolition and women's rights speaks out on the most controversial issues of the day.
Alcott, Louisa May; Elbert, Sarah, ed.; Elbert, Sarah, intro.

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African-American Studies / American History / Women's Studies

Love and Marriage in Early African America

An eye-opening anthology of nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century African American primary writings on love, courtship, and family
Foster, Frances Smith, ed.

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African-American Studies / Literary Criticism - American / Gay Studies / African-American Literature

Loving Her

Originally published in 1974, Loving Her is the first novel by an African American author to deal explicitly with interracial lesbian love.
Shockley, Ann Allen; Lane, Alycee, foreword

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Poetry / African-American Studies

Magic City

An award-winning poet evokes his childhood in Louisiana.
Komunyakaa, Yusef

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American History / African-American Studies

Making Freedom

The inspiring story of an 18th-century New England slave who emancipated himself
Saint, Chandler B. and George A. Krimsky

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Literary Criticism / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism / African-American Studies

Mariners, Renegades and Castaways

Available in its complete form for the first time since its original publication.
James, C. L. R. Donald E. Pease, Introd.

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Music / African-American Studies / Biography - Musicians & Composers

Monument Eternal

Long-awaited biography of an African American avant-garde composer
Berkman, Franya J.

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Music / African-American Studies

Music of the Common Tongue

“A magnificent book about Afro-American music and its impact on western culture. ”—Race and Class
Small, Christopher

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African-American Studies

Nature Knows No Color-Line

Classic work of black study refuting scientific racism
Rogers, J. A.

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Poetry / African-American Studies

Neon Vernacular

An award-winning poet’s testimony of the war in Vietnam.
Komunyakaa, Yusef

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Science Fiction / African-American Studies / Gay Studies

Neveryóna, or
Return to Nevèrÿon, Book 2


A novel of myth and literacy about a long-ago land on the brink of civilization. Vol 2
Delany, Samuel R.

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Poetry / African-American Studies

the new black

A profound and uplifting meditation on the meanings of race and belonging in America
Shockley, Evie

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Memoir / African-American Studies

On My Own (DVD)

At 102, Daisy Turner recalls her childhood in Vermont and stories of her parents told to her about life during the Civil War era
Turner, Daisy

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / African-American Studies / Media Studies

On the Sleeve of the Visual

An investigation of race and the ontology of the visual
Raengo, Alessandra

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African-American Studies

100 Amazing Facts About the Negro with Complete Proof

Classic collection of black history and trivia
Rogers, J. A.

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Poetry / African-American Studies

The Peacock Poems

Sherley Anne Williams first book of honest poetry
Williams, Sherley Anne

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Music / African-American Studies

Phat Beats, Dope Rhymes

How Aussies came to belong to the hip-hop nation.
Maxwell, Ian

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African-American Fiction / African-American Studies / Literary Criticism - American

Platitudes

A playful, irreverent look at the African-American literary community.
Ellis, Trey; Ashe, Bertram D., foreword

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Poetry / African-American Studies

Pleasure Dome

Yusef Komunyakaa has become one of America's most compelling poets. Pleasure Dome gathers over twenty-five years of work, including early uncollected poems and a rich selection of new poems.
Komunyakaa, Yusef

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African-American Studies / Slavery / American Studies

The Political Economy of Slavery
2nd edition, with new introd.


A stimulating analysis of the society and economy in the slave south.
Genovese, Eugene D.

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African-American Studies / Psychology & Psychiatry / Parenting

Prejudice and Your Child

Analyzes racial prejudice and its impact on white as well as black children, and provides wise counsel and a plan for action that is as fresh—and as necessary—as when the book was first written.
Clark, Kenneth B. Stuart W. Cook, fwd.; Kenneth B. Clark, intr.

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Music / African-American Studies

Presence and Pleasure

What does it mean to be in the groove?
Danielsen, Anne

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Memoir / African-American Studies / Women's Studies

Primary Lessons

A rebellious young woman in the segregated South
White, Sarah Bracey

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African-American Studies / African American History / New England History

Prudence Crandall’s Legacy

Compelling account of the abolitionist’s life, legal battles, and legacy
Williams, Donald E., Jr.

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Science Fiction / African-American Studies / Gay Studies

Return to Nevèrÿon
Return to Nevèrÿon, Book 4


A novel of myth and literacy about a long-ago land on the brink of civilization. Vol 4
Delany, Samuel R.

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Literary Criticism - American / African-American Studies / African-American Fiction

Sarah Phillips

"Andrea Lee's authority as a writer comes of an unstinting honesty and a style at once simple and yet luminous." -- New York Times Book Review
Lee, Andrea; Smith, Valerie, foreword

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Biography - Cultural Heritage / African-American Studies / Autobio /African American Hist

The Seeking

Now back in print, the groundbreaking memoir of one of the first black families in Vermont
Thomas, Will; Introduction by Dorothy Canfield Fisher; Edited, and with an Introduction and Afterword to the New Edition, by Mark J. Madigan and Dan Gediman

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Media Studies / African-American Studies / Photography

The Self in Black and White

A study of race and authenticity in the photography of the civil rights era and beyond
Duganne, Erina

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Science Fiction / African-American Studies / Gay Studies

A Sense of Wonder

In-depth study places a major American writer in the African-American tradition.
Tucker, Jeffrey Allen

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African-American Studies

Sex and Race, Volume 1

Classic work of black study provides detailed historico-biographical surveys of black history
Rogers, J. A.

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African-American Studies

Sex and Race, Volume 2

Classic work of black study provides detailed historico-biographical surveys of black history
Rogers, J. A.

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African-American Studies

Sex and Race, Volume 3

Classic work of black study provides detailed historico-biographical surveys of black history
Rogers, J. A.

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African-American Studies / Slavery / Literary Criticism / American Studies

Slavery and Sentiment

Illuminates the political dimensions of American and British antislavery texts written by blacks
Levecq, Christine

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African-American Fiction / African-American Studies

Sons Of Darkness, Sons Of Light

This complex and inventive novel by one of the most significant African American writers of the twentieth century reflects the author's apocalyptic vision of black revolutionary impulses and reactionary white conspiracies in the late 1960s.
Williams, John A.; Yarborough, Richard, foreword

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Poetry / African-American Studies

The Subsequent Blues

Lilley, Gary Copeland

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Science Fiction / African-American Studies / Gay Studies

Tales of Nevèrÿon
Return to Nevèrÿon, Book 1


A novel of myth and literacy about a long-ago land on the brink of civilization. Vol 1
Delany, Samuel R.

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Poetry / African-American Studies

Thieves of Paradise

Pulitzer Prize winner Yusef Komunyakaa delivers a powerful meditation on American, and particularly African American, life in the wake of Vietnam.
Komunyakaa, Yusef

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Music / African-American Studies

A Thousand Honey Creeks Later

The rise of jazz and Motown seen through the eyes of a premier African American performer.
Love, Preston. Johnny Otis, pref.; George Lipsitz, introd.

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Science Fiction / African-American Studies / Gay Studies

Trouble on Triton

Interplanetary war, capture and escape, diplomatic intrigues that topple worlds.
Delany, Samuel R. Kathy Acker, fwd.

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African-American Fiction / African-American Studies

Trumbull Park

Frank Brown’s classic novel of racial strife in a Chicago housing project is once again in print.
Brown, Frank London

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Poetry / African-American Studies

Tug

An inmate on Florida’s death row writes piercingly of incarceration, racism and growing up.
Booker, Stephen Todd

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African American History / History of Science / Social Philosophy

The Two Principal Laws of Thermodynamics

van den Berg, J. H.

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American History / African-American Studies / New England History

The Underground Railroad in Connecticut

The story of a “railroad” shrouded in secrecy
Strother, Horatio T.

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Music / African-American Studies

Upside Your Head!

An intriguing memoir by the legendary bandleader.
Otis, Johnny. George Lipsitz, introd.

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Poetry / African-American Studies

What Madness Brought Me Here

A collection of new and old poems that explore the relationship between language and the self.
McElroy, Colleen J.

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African-American Studies / Slavery / American Studies

The World the Slaveholders Made

A seminal and original work that delves deeply into what slaveholders thought.
Genovese, Eugene D.

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Music / African-American Studies / Gay Studies

“You Better Work!”

The first in-depth study of underground dance music.
Fikentscher, Kai



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