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African-American Studies

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  • Making Friends With Black Peopleby Nick Adams

    Kensington 2006; US$ 11.99

    White people of America, we know you've got it rough. Sure, black men and women have been through four hundred years of slavery, oppression, murder, and watching white college students try to dance. But now that it's hip to have black friends, white people aren't sure how to go about it. And that is a real American tragedy. Thank God Nick Adams... more...

  • Great Speeches by African Americansby James Daley

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    Tracing the struggle for freedom and civil rights across two centuries, this anthology comprises speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr., Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Barack Obama, and many other influential figures. more...

  • Women's Slave Narrativesby Annie L. Burton

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    The moving testimonies of five African-American women comprise this unflinching account of slavery in the pre-Civil War American South. Covering a wide range of narrative styles, the voices provide authentic recollections of hardship, frustration, and hope?from Mary Prince's groundbreaking account of a lone woman's tribulations and courage, the spiritual... more...

  • Frederick Douglassby Charles Chesnutt

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 4.95

    Examines the life of one of the most influential promoters of the civil rights movement. Covers Douglass' early life in slavery, his power and charisma as a public speaker, much more. more...

  • Autobiography of Josiah Hensonby Josiah Henson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.99

    Perceptive recollections of author's childhood and youth, forced separation from his wife and children, escape to Canada, role as "conductor" on the Underground Railroad, and meeting with Queen Victoria in England. more...

  • Suppression of the African Slave-Trade to the United States of Americaby W. E. B. Du Bois

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 10.95

    Comprehensive, well-documented 1896 classic draws upon a wealth of primary source materials to examine the South's plantation economy and its influence on the slave trade, the role of Northern merchants in financing the slave trade during the 19th century, and much else. more...

  • Fifty Years in Chainsby Charles Ball

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Gripping account of southern slavery before the Civil War is a firsthand account of treatment by planters and slaveholders and the perils and suffering of fugitive slaves. An inspiring story of courage. more...

  • A Century of Negro Migrationby Carter Godwin Woodson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    Traces the migration north and westward of southern blacks, from colonial era through early 20th century. Documented with information from newspapers, letters, academic journals, this study recounts decades of harassment, hope, achievement. more...

  • American Slaves Tell Their Storiesby Octavia V. Rogers Albert

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    Vivid narratives recall life during and after the Civil War, from cruel punishments, divided families, and debilitating labor, to religious beliefs and practices, and the condition and progress of former slaves. more...

  • Slave Insurrections in the United States, 1800-1865by Joseph Cephas Carroll

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    This fully documented work describes early insurrectionary movements, rebellions at sea, and the Negro's role in the American Revolution. Discussed in detail are Gabriel Prosser's unsuccessful revolt in 1800; Denmark Vesey's 1822 insurrection; and Nat Turner's 1831 rebellion. Profiles of black leaders and white sympathizers, and Civil War insurgencies,... more...