American History Sale — African American History

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Before Busing

Before Busing

A History of Boston's Long Black Freedom Struggle

Zebulon Vance Miletsky

Eating While Black

Eating While Black

Food Shaming and Race in America

Psyche A. Williams-Forson

Dismal Freedom

Dismal Freedom

A History of the Maroons of the Great Dismal Swamp

J. Brent Morris

The Unfinished Business of Unsettled Things

The Unfinished Business of Unsettled Things

Art from an African American South

Bernard L. Herman

Living the Dream

Living the Dream

The Contested History of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Daniel T. Fleming

Romare Bearden in the Homeland of His Imagination

Romare Bearden in the Homeland of His Imagination

An Artist's Reckoning with the South

Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore

Dreaming the Present

Dreaming the Present

Time, Aesthetics, and the Black Cooperative Movement

Irvin J. Hunt

We Are Not Slaves

We Are Not Slaves

State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners' Rights in Postwar America

Robert T. Chase

Game of Privilege

Game of Privilege

An African American History of Golf

Lane Demas

From Asylum to Prison

From Asylum to Prison

Deinstitutionalization and the Rise of Mass Incarceration after 1945

Anne E. Parsons

Julius Chambers

Julius Chambers

A Life in the Legal Struggle for Civil Rights

Richard A. Rosen, Joseph Mosnier

Every Nation Has Its Dish

Every Nation Has Its Dish

Black Bodies and Black Food in Twentieth-Century America

Jennifer Jensen Wallach

Twice Forgotten

Twice Forgotten

African Americans and the Korean War, an Oral History

David P. Cline

Permanent Markers

Permanent Markers

Race, Ancestry, and the Body after the Genome

Sarah Abel

The Earliest African American Literatures

The Earliest African American Literatures

A Critical Reader

Zachary McLeod Hutchins, Cassander L. Smith

Arise Africa, Roar China

Arise Africa, Roar China

Black and Chinese Citizens of the World in the Twentieth Century

Yunxiang Gao

White Philanthropy

White Philanthropy

Carnegie Corporation's An American Dilemma and the Making of a White World Order

Maribel Morey

Afropolitan Projects

Afropolitan Projects

Redefining Blackness, Sexualities, and Culture from Houston to Accra

Anima Adjepong

Family, Slavery, and Love in the Early American Republic

Family, Slavery, and Love in the Early American Republic

The Essays of Jan Ellen Lewis

Jan Ellen Lewis, Barry Bienstock, Annette Gordon-Reed, Peter Onuf

Beyond Slavery's Shadow

Beyond Slavery's Shadow

Free People of Color in the South

Warren Eugene Milteer Jr.

Race, Removal, and the Right to Remain

Race, Removal, and the Right to Remain

Migration and the Making of the United States

Samantha Seeley

Nonviolence before King

Nonviolence before King

The Politics of Being and the Black Freedom Struggle

Anthony C. Siracusa

Beyond the Boundaries of Childhood

Beyond the Boundaries of Childhood

African American Children in the Antebellum North

Crystal Lynn Webster

Behold the Land

Behold the Land

The Black Arts Movement in the South

James Smethurst

Brewing a Boycott

Brewing a Boycott

How a Grassroots Coalition Fought Coors and Remade American Consumer Activism

Allyson P. Brantley

Tainted Tap

Tainted Tap

Flint's Journey from Crisis to Recovery

Katrinell M. Davis

Black Smoke

Black Smoke

African Americans and the United States of Barbecue

Adrian Miller

West of Slavery

West of Slavery

The Southern Dream of a Transcontinental Empire

Kevin Waite

The Black Man in Brazilian Soccer

The Black Man in Brazilian Soccer

Mario Filho, Jack A. Draper III

Half in Shadow

Half in Shadow

The Life and Legacy of Nellie Y. McKay

Shanna Greene Benjamin

Capitalism and Slavery, Third Edition

Capitalism and Slavery, Third Edition

Eric Williams, William A. Darity Jr., Colin A. Palmer

The Colored Conventions Movement

The Colored Conventions Movement

Black Organizing in the Nineteenth Century

P. Gabrielle Foreman, Jim Casey, Sarah Lynn Patterson

Run Home If You Don't Want to Be Killed

Run Home If You Don't Want to Be Killed

The Detroit Uprising of 1943

Rachel Marie-Crane Williams

The Ballad of Robert Charles

The Ballad of Robert Charles

Searching for the New Orleans Riot of 1900

K. Stephen Prince

Chronicling Stankonia

Chronicling Stankonia

The Rise of the Hip-Hop South

Regina Bradley

At the Threshold of Liberty

At the Threshold of Liberty

Women, Slavery, and Shifting Identities in Washington, D.C.

Tamika Y. Nunley

The First Reconstruction

The First Reconstruction

Black Politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil War

Van Gosse

Black Marxism, Revised and Updated Third Edition

Black Marxism, Revised and Updated Third Edition

The Making of the Black Radical Tradition

Cedric J. Robinson, Robin D. G. Kelley, Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, Damien Sojoyner

Trouble of the World

Trouble of the World

Slavery and Empire in the Age of Capital

Zach Sell

The Scholar and the Struggle

The Scholar and the Struggle

Lawrence Reddick's Crusade for Black History and Black Power

David A. Varel

How the Streets Were Made

How the Streets Were Made

Housing Segregation and Black Life in America

Yelena Bailey

Unceasing Militant

Unceasing Militant

The Life of Mary Church Terrell

Alison M. Parker

Jumping the Broom

Jumping the Broom

The Surprising Multicultural Origins of a Black Wedding Ritual

Tyler D. Parry

To Make the Wounded Whole

To Make the Wounded Whole

The African American Struggle against HIV/AIDS

Dan Royles

Visualizing Equality

Visualizing Equality

African American Rights and Visual Culture in the Nineteenth Century

Aston Gonzalez

An Intimate Economy

An Intimate Economy

Enslaved Women, Work, and America's Domestic Slave Trade

Alexandra J. Finley