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American History Sale — African American History

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Free the Land

Free the Land

The Republic of New Afrika and the Pursuit of a Black Nation-State

Edward Onaci

Free Justice

Free Justice

A History of the Public Defender in Twentieth-Century America

Sara Mayeux

Uncontrollable Blackness

Uncontrollable Blackness

African American Men and Criminality in Jim Crow New York

Douglas J. Flowe

Between Remembrance and Repair

Between Remembrance and Repair

Commemorating Racial Violence in Philadelphia, Mississippi

Claire Whitlinger

Contagions of Empire

Contagions of Empire

Scientific Racism, Sexuality, and Black Military Workers Abroad, 1898–1948

Khary Oronde Polk

Aaron McDuffie Moore

Aaron McDuffie Moore

An African American Physician, Educator, and Founder of Durham's Black Wall Street

Blake Hill-Saya, G.K. Butterfield, C. Eileen Watts Welch

Pauli Murray

Pauli Murray

A Personal and Political Life

Troy R. Saxby

From Here to Equality

From Here to Equality

Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century

William A. Darity Jr., A. Kirsten Mullen

Soul Liberty

Soul Liberty

The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia

Nicole Myers Turner

Lucean Arthur Headen

Lucean Arthur Headen

The Making of a Black Inventor and Entrepreneur

Jill D. Snider

Veil and Vow

Veil and Vow

Marriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture

Aneeka Ayanna Henderson

Occupied Territory

Occupied Territory

Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power

Simon Balto

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

America's Prophet

D. H. Dilbeck

Those Who Know Don't Say

Those Who Know Don't Say

The Nation of Islam, the Black Freedom Movement, and the Carceral State

Garrett Felber

We Are Not Slaves

We Are Not Slaves

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

Robert T. Chase

On the Freedom Side

On the Freedom Side

How Five Decades of Youth Activists Have Remixed American History

Wesley C. Hogan

Standard-Bearers of Equality

Standard-Bearers of Equality

America’s First Abolition Movement

Paul J. Polgar

The Color of the Third Degree

The Color of the Third Degree

Racism, Police Torture, and Civil Rights in the American South, 1930–1955

Silvan Niedermeier, Paul Allen Cohen

Democracy’s Capital

Democracy’s Capital

Black Political Power in Washington, D.C., 1960s–1970s

Lauren Pearlman

Black Towns, Black Futures

Black Towns, Black Futures

The Enduring Allure of a Black Place in the American West

Karla Slocum

Black in Place

Black in Place

The Spatial Aesthetics of Race in a Post-Chocolate City

Brandi Thompson Summers

Race for Profit

Race for Profit

How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Tobe: A Critical Edition

Tobe: A Critical Edition

New Views on a Children's Classic

Stella Gentry Sharpe, Benjamin Filene

Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football

Derrick E. White

Civil Rights, Culture Wars

Civil Rights, Culture Wars

The Fight over a Mississippi Textbook

Charles W. Eagles

You Can’t Eat Freedom

You Can’t Eat Freedom

Southerners and Social Justice after the Civil Rights Movement

Greta de Jong

Remaking Black Power

Remaking Black Power

How Black Women Transformed an Era

Ashley D. Farmer

Chocolate City

Chocolate City

A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital

Chris Myers Asch, George Derek Musgrove

The Legend of the Black Mecca

The Legend of the Black Mecca

Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta

Maurice J. Hobson

The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare

The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare

A Journey into Captivity from Sierra Leone to South Carolina

Sean M. Kelley

Unjust Deeds

Unjust Deeds

The Restrictive Covenant Cases and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement

Jeffrey D. Gonda