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  • Delta Jewelsby Alysia Burton Steele

    Center Street 2015; Not Available

    Inspired by memories of her beloved grandmother, photographer and author Alysia Burton Steele--picture editor on a Pulitzer Prize-winning team--combines heart-wrenching narrative with poignant photographs of more than 50 female church elders in the Mississippi Delta. These ordinary women lived extraordinary lives under the harshest conditions... more...

  • The Rising of Black America with the Assistance of White Americaby James Hudson

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    Blacks are moving in the right direction but at a snail?s pace. The race has a long way to go before it can be on parity with its white counterparts. However, it seems that some aspects are improving. White Americans are now reaching out to assist their fellow black Americans. And with the recent inauguration of a black president, there is hope that... more...

  • 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 Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King, Jr., and other influential figures in the history of African-American culture and politics. The collection begins with Henry Highland Garnet's 1843 "An Address to... more...

  • A Century of Negro Migrationby Carter Godwin Woodson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    Provocative work by distinguished African-American scholar traces the migration north and westward of southern blacks, from the colonial era through the early 20th century. Documented with information from contemporary newspapers, personal letters, and academic journals, this discerning study vividly recounts decades of harassment and humiliation,... more...

  • Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garveyby Marcus Garvey; Bob Blaisdell

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 4.50

    A controversial figure in the history of race relations around the world, Marcus Garvey amazed his enemies as much as he dazzled his admirers. This anthology contains some of the African-American rights advocate's most noted writings and speeches, including "Declaration of the Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World" and "Africa for the Africans."... more...

  • American Slaves Tell Their Storiesby Octavia V. Rogers Albert

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    Vivid narratives recall life during and just after the Civil War, not only describing cruel punishments, divided families, and debilitating labor, but also providing information about religious beliefs and practices, as well as the condition and progress of former slaves. Essential reading for students of African-American studies. 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...

  • African-American Poetryby Joan R. Sherman

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.00

    Rich selection of 74 poems ranging from the religious and moral verse of Phillis Wheatley Peters (ca. 1753?1784) to 20th-century work of Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen. Other contributors include James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, many others. Indispensable for students of the black experience in America and any lover of fine poetry.... more...

  • Slave Ships and Slavingby George Francis Dow

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    Extraordinary collection of commentaries by ships' doctors and captains, as well as written testimonies for a parliamentary committee investigating the slave trade. Accounts relate horrifying events and conditions: the holding pens or "factories," living conditions aboard ships, mutinies and their suppression, and more. 54 period engravings and other... more...