Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies

New perspectives on African American history, literature, and art, and politics. Recent titles include: Raymond Pace Alexander: A New Negro Lawyer Fights for Civil Rights in Philadelphia; African American Preachers and Politics.

Aaron Henry: The Fire Ever Burning

African American Haiku: Cultural Visions

African American Preachers and Politics: The Careys of Chicago

African American Religion and the Civil Rights Movement in Arkansas

The African American Sonnet: A Literary History

All Stories Are True: History, Myth, and Trauma in the Work of John Edgar Wideman

Beaches, Blood, and Ballots: A Black Doctor's Civil Rights Struggle

The Black Cultural Front: Black Writers and Artists of the Depression Generation

Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation

Black Intellectual Thought in Modern America: A Historical Perspective

Borders of Equality: The NAACP and the Baltimore Civil Rights Struggle, 1914-1970

City Son: Andrew W. Cooper's Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn

Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote

Daisy Bates: Civil Rights Crusader from Arkansas

Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos: Conceptions of the African American West

In the Lion's Mouth: Black Populism in the New South, 1886-1900

Jennie Carter: A Black Journalist of the Early West

Lockstep and Dance: Images of Black Men in Popular Culture

Making a Way out of No Way: African American Women and the Second Great Migration

Nationalism, Marxism, and African American Literature between the Wars: A New Pandora's Box

No Small Thing: The 1963 Mississippi Freedom Vote

The Other World of Richard Wright: Perspectives on His Haiku

Passing in the Works of Charles W. Chesnutt

Perspectives on Percival Everett

The Politics of Paul Robeson's Othello

The Postwar African American Novel: Protest and Discontent, 1945-1950

Raised Up Down Yonder: Growing Up Black in Rural Alabama

Raymond Pace Alexander: A New Negro Lawyer Fights for Civil Rights in Philadelphia

Remembering Reet and Shine: Two Black Men, One Struggle

Searching for the New Black Man: Black Masculinity and Women's Bodies

Shadowing Ralph Ellison

The Souls of White Folk: African American Writers Theorize Whiteness

The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer: To Tell It Like It Is

This Woman's Work: The Writing and Activism of Bebe Moore Campbell

To Write in the Light of Freedom: The Newspapers of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Schools

Unexpected Places: Relocating Nineteenth-Century African American Literature

Visionary Women Writers of Chicago's Black Arts Movement


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Sterling Hayden's Wars

A new release this summer, Sterling Hayden's Wars by Lee Mandel is a biography of the master sailor, war hero, and one of the most unusual and troubled stars of the Golden Era of Hollywood. Read more about Hayden, including a review of the biography from the Washington Post, below. Hayden at sea as a teenager, undated. Courtesy of Catherine Hayden. Hayden at Parris Island, 1942.

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