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African-American Studies

  • African American History in New Mexicoby

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Bruce Glasrud assembles the best information available on the themes, events, and personages of black New Mexico history. more...

  • Private Politics and Public Voicesby

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 23.95

    This political history of middle-class African American women during World War I focuses on their patriotic activity and social work. Nearly 200,000 African American men joined the Allied forces in France. At home, black clubwomen raised more than $125 million in wartime donations and assembled "comfort ... more...

  • African-American Religious Leadersby Nathan Aaseng

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 59.40

    Praise for the previous edition: ..".informative...a useful addition to high school and college libraries."--American Reference Books Annual more...

  • Sanctificumby Chris Abani

    Copper Canyon Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    Chris Abani finds the sacred in a charged and broken world, to "build meaning from detritus." more...

  • To Do This, You Must Know Howby Lynn Abbot; Doug Seroff

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 75.00

    To Do This, You Must Know How traces black vocal music instruction and inspiration from the halls of Fisk University to the mining camps of Birmingham and Bessemer, Alabama, and on to Chicago and New Orleans. In the 1870s, the Original Fisk University Jubilee Singers successfully combined Negro spirituals with formal choral music disciplines, and... more...

  • Ragged but Rightby Lynn Abbot; Doug Seroff

    University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 75.00

    The commercial explosion of ragtime in the early twentieth century created previously unimagined opportunities for black performers. However, every prospect was mitigated by systemic racism. The biggest hits of the ragtime era weren?t Scott Joplin?s stately piano rags. ?Coon songs,? with their ugly name, defined ragtime for the masses, and played... more...

  • Elusive Jannahby Cawo M. Abdi

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    As a Somali working since high school in the United Arab Emirates, Osman considers himself ?blessed? to be in a Muslim country, though citizenship, with the security it offers, remains elusive. For Ardo, smuggled out of Somalia to join her husband in South Africa, insecurities are of a more immediate, physical kind, and her economic prospects and... more...

  • On the Shoulders of Giantsby Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; Raymond Obstfeld

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 18.99

    From 1920 to 1940, the Harlem Renaissance produced a bright beacon of light that paved the way for African-Americans all over the country. The unapologetic writings of W. E. B. Du Bois and Marcus Garvey, the fervent fiction and poetry of Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes, the groundbreaking art of Aaron Douglas and William H. Johnson, and the... more...

  • Brothers in Armsby Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; Anthony Walton

    Crown/Archetype 2004; US$ 15.00

    A powerful wartime saga in the bestselling tradition of Flags of Our Fathers , BROTHERS IN ARMS recounts the extraordinary story of the 761st ?Black Panthers,? the first all-black armored unit to see combat in World War II. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar first learned about the battalion from family friend Leonard ?Smitty? Smith, a veteran of the battalion.... more...

  • Black Meccaby Zain Abdullah

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 25.99 US$ 23.39

    The changes to U.S. immigration law that were instituted in 1965 have led to an influx of West African immigrants to New York, creating an enclave Harlem residents now call ''Little Africa.'' Black Mecca shows how West African Muslims create Islamic practices and institutions that help them navigate the complexities of American society. more...