African-American Studies
(by title)

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.


African-American Studies / Connecticut

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


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.


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.


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


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


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.


African Studies / Politics

Artisanal Diamond Mining

This work makes a significant contribution to our progress towards the vision of artisanal alluvial diamond mining communities that are conflict and exploitation free.
Vlassenroot, Koen; Van Bockstael, Steven, eds.


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.


African-American Studies / Maine

Black Bangor

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


African-American Studies / Literary Criticism - American

Black Empire

"Imagine W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver and Marcus Garvey rolled into one fascist superman, and there you have Dr. Henry Belsidus. . . [The novels] are an Afrocentrist's dream." -- Henry Louis Gates, Jr., New York Times Book Review
Schuyler, George Samuel; Hill, Robert A., ed.; Rasmussen, R. Kent, ed.; Williams, John A., foreword; Hill, Robert A., afterward


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


Music / African-American Studies / Cultural Studies

Black Noise

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


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

The Black Pacific Narrative

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


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

Black Portsmouth

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


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


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.


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.


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


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.


African-American Studies

A Century in Captivity

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


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.


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


African Studies / Politics

Conflict and Social Transformation in Eastern DR Congo

This volume makes a strong case that efforts to end war and promote sustainable development in the eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo should be grounded in attention that lie beneath the more often discussed international and regional dimensions of the conflict.
Vlassenroot, Koen and Raeymakers, Timothy, eds.


Children's Fiction / African-American Studies

Daisy and the Doll

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


African Studies

Diamonds, Rice, and a ‘Maggi Cube’

The economics of artisanal diamond mining from the Belgian government funded Egmont Artisanal Diamond Mining Project
Van Bockstael, Steven & Koen Vlassenroot


Poetry / African-American Studies

Dien Cai Dau

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


History / New England / African-American Studies

Discovering Black Vermont

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


Science Fiction / African-American Studies / Gay Studies

Einstein Intersection

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


African-American Fiction / African-American Studies / African Studies

Ethiopian Stories

These two recently recovered novellas by the influential Harlem Renaissance author feature the thrilling and suspenseful adventures of African Americans involved in the Italo-Ethiopian war of the 1930s.
Schuyler, George Samuel; Hill, Robert A., ed.


African-American Studies / Religion / Cultural Studies

"Face Zion Forward"

Brings together for the first time the memoirs, sermons, and speeches of the early writers of the black Atlantic.
Brooks, Joanna; Saillant, John


African Studies

A Farmer’s Best Friend?

The economics of artisanal diamond mining from the Belgian government funded Egmont Artisanal Diamond Mining Project
Van Bockstael, Steven


African-American Studies / American History / Connecticut

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.


African-American Studies

The Five Negro Presidents

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


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.


African-American Studies

From “Superman” to Man

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


African-American Studies / American History

Harriet Wilson’s New England

This volume, with a foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., advances efforts to correct the historical record about the racial complexity and richness characteristic of rural New England’s past
Boggis, JerriAnne, Eve Allegra Raimon, and Barbara A. White, eds.


African-American Fiction / African-American Studies

The Hit And The Long Night

These two novels center on the numbers game and the consequences befalling those who "hit" as well as those who lose; together they represent an important transition between earlier black writers, such as Langston Hughes, and the more militant voices of the sixties and seventies.
Mayfield, Julian; Richards, Phillip M., foreword


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.


Music / Cultural Studies / African-American Studies

The 'Hood Comes First

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


African-American Studies / Memoir

The Hottest Water in Chicago

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


African-American Studies

A Hubert Harrison Reader

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


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


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.


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

Iron City

A groundbreaking work of African American proletarian literature, first published in 1951 and now back in print.
Brown, Lloyd L.; Wald, Alan, foreword


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

Jazz Consciousness

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


Poetry / African-American Studies

The Little Edges

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


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

The Long Dream

In the powerful tradition of Native Son, Richard Wright's last novel is a stirring story of racial prejudice in the South.
Wright, Richard; Kinnamon, Keneth, foreword


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.


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.


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.


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


Poetry / African-American Studies

Magic City

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


American History / African-American Studies / New England

Making Freedom

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


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.


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

Monument Eternal

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


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


African-American Studies

Nature Knows No Color-Line

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


Poetry / African-American Studies

Neon Vernacular

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


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.


Poetry / African-American Studies

the new black

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


Biography - Entertainment & Performing Arts / Dance / African-American Studies

Night's Dancer

The biography of the first African-American prima ballerina
Lewin, Yaël Tamar


Memoir / African-American Studies / Vermont

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


Film, TV, Visual Culture / African-American Studies

On the Sleeve of the Visual

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


African-American Studies

100 Amazing Facts About the Negro with Complete Proof

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


Poetry / African-American Studies

The Peacock Poems

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


Music / African-American Studies

Phat Beats, Dope Rhymes

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


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


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


African-American Studies / Slavery / American Studies

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


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


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.


Music / African-American Studies

Presence and Pleasure

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


Memoir / African-American Studies / Women's Studies

Primary Lessons

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


History / Legal History / African-American Studies

Prudence Crandall’s Legacy

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


Music / African Studies / Cultural Studies / Anthropology

Recollecting from the Past

Studies interconnections between sound production, spirit possession, colonialism and ceremonial remembering in Madagascar.
Emoff, Ron


African Studies / Africa / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism

Reevaluating Mozambique

A realistic look at Mozambique and the possibility of it determining its own destiny
Rothwell, Phillip, ed.


African Studies / Africa / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism

Remembering Angola

Leading scholars from around the world reflect on the role Angolan culture has played in reformulating the torn fabric of a nation historically beset by strife and oppression
Rothwell, Phillip, ed.


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.


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


Biography / 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


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


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


African-American Studies

Sex and Race, Volume 1

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


African-American Studies

Sex and Race, Volume 2

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


African-American Studies

Sex and Race, Volume 3

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


African Studies

The Shaping of South African Society, 1652–1840.
Rev. ed.


Elphick, Richard and Giliomee, Hermann, eds. James C. Armstrong, Richard Elphick, William M. Freund, Hermann Giliomee, Leonard Guelke, Martin Legassick, V. C. Malherbe, J. B. Peires, Robert Ross, Gerrit Schutte, Robert Shell, and Nigel A. Worden, contribs.


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


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


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

Soul on Soul

A chronicle of the stormy personal and professional life of the legendary but underappreciated jazz pianist, composer, and arranger
Kernodle, Tammy L.


Latin American History / Portugal / African Studies

The South Atlantic, Past and Present

A collection of original essays on the historical, geopolitical and cultural aspects of the South Atlantic, past and present
Alencastro, Luiz Felipe de, ed.


Poetry / African-American Studies

The Subsequent Blues

Lilley, Gary Copeland


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.


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


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.


Music / African Studies

Traveling Spirit Masters

The sacred and musical phenomenon of trance
Kapchan, Deborah


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.


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


Poetry / African-American Studies

Tug

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


American History / African-American Studies / New England History

The Underground Railroad in Connecticut

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


Music / African-American Studies

Upside Your Head!

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


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.


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.


Music / African-American Studies / Gay Studies

“You Better Work!”

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


Poetry / African Studies

Zong!

A haunting lifeline between archive and memory, law and poetry
Philip, M. NourbeSe, as told to the author by Setaey Adamu Boateng



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