African American studies

78 Blues: Folksongs and Phonographs in the American South

Aaron Henry: The Fire Ever Burning

Aerosol Kingdom: Subway Painters of New York City

The Aesthetics of Toni Morrison: Speaking the Unspeakable

Affect and Power: Essays on Sex, Slavery, Race, and Religion

Africa and the Blues

Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Racialized Identities, and African Visual Culture

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

African-American Proverbs in Context

Africans and Seminoles: From Removal to Emancipation

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

The Amazing Jimmi Mayes: Sideman to the Stars

American Musicians II: Seventy-one Portraits in Jazz

American Singers: Twenty-seven Portraits in Song

Anywhere But Here: Black Intellectuals in the Atlantic World and Beyond

The Art of Nellie Mae Rowe

The Artistry of Afro-Cuban Bata Drumming: Aesthetics, Transmission, Bonding, and Creativity

Ash of Stars: On the Writing of Samuel R. Delany

Autobiography as Activism: Three Black Women of the Sixties

Autobiography of a Female Slave

Barthé: A Life in Sculpture

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

The Beat!: Go-Go Music from Washington, D.C.


Beyond The Chinese Connection: Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production

Black and Brown Planets: The Politics of Race in Science Fiction

Black and White: Cultural Interaction in the Antebellum South

Black Baseball, Black Business: Race Enterprise and the Fate of the Segregated Dollar

Black Boys Burning: The 1959 Fire at the Arkansas Negro Boys Industrial School

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

Black Exodus: The Great Migration from the American South

Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation

Black Greek-Letter Organizations 2.0: New Directions in the Study of African American Fraternities and Sororities

Black Intellectual Thought in Modern America: A Historical Perspective

Black Power, Yellow Power, and the Making of Revolutionary Identities

Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans

Black Writers, White Publishers: Marketplace Politics in Twentieth Century African American Literature

Black-Jewish Relations on Trial: Leo Frank and Jim Conley in the New South

Blasian Invasion: Racial Mixing in the Celebrity Industrial Complex

Blues Mandolin Man: The Life and Music of Yank Rachell

Booker T. Washington in Perspective: Essays of Louis R. Harlan

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

Britain and the American South: From Colonialism to Rock and Roll

Building the Beloved Community: Philadelphia's Interracial Civil Rights Organizations and Race Relations, 1930-1970

A Business Career

C. L. R. James and Creolization: Circles of Influence

C. L. R. James on the 'Negro Question'

C. L. R. James: A Critical Introduction

Calling Out Liberty: The Stono Slave Rebellion and the Universal Struggle for Human Rights

Can't Stand Still: Taylor Gordon and the Harlem Renaissance

Carter G. Woodson: History, the Black Press, and Public Relations

The Case against Afrocentrism

Charles Burnett: Interviews

Charles Johnson: The Novelist as Philosopher

Charley Patton: Voice of the Mississippi Delta

City of Islands: Caribbean Intellectuals in New York

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

Civil Rights Childhood

Civil Rights Chronicle: Letters from the South

Civil Rights in the White Literary Imagination: Innocence by Association

The Civil Rights Movement in America

The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

The Color of Jazz: Race and Representation in Postwar American Culture

Coming Home! Self-Taught Artists, the Bible, and the American South

Connecting Times: The Sixties in Afro-American Fiction

Contemporary Southern Identity: Community through Controversy

Conversations with Amiri Baraka

Conversations with August Wilson

Conversations with Chester Himes

Conversations with Chinua Achebe

Conversations with Clarence Major

Conversations with Colson Whitehead

Conversations with Ernest Gaines

Conversations with Gloria Naylor

Conversations with Gwendolyn Brooks

Conversations with Ishmael Reed

Conversations with James Baldwin

Conversations with John A. Williams

Conversations with John Edgar Wideman

Conversations with Leon Forrest

Conversations with Margaret Walker

Conversations with Maya Angelou

Conversations with Natasha Trethewey

Conversations with Nikki Giovanni

Conversations with Octavia Butler

Conversations with Paule Marshall

Conversations with Percival Everett

Conversations with Ralph Ellison

Conversations with Rita Dove

Conversations with Samuel R. Delany

Conversations with Sonia Sanchez

Conversations with Sterling Plumpp

Conversations with Toni Cade Bambara

Conversations with Toni Morrison

Conversations with Walter Mosley

Conversations with: Yusef Komunyakaa

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

Courtship and Love among the Enslaved in North Carolina

Crafted Lives: Stories and Studies of African American Quilters

Creoles of Color in the Bayou Country

Cross the Water Blues: African American Music in Europe

Crusades for Freedom: Memphis and the Political Transformation of the American South

The Cry Was Unity: Communists and African Americans, 1917-1936

Cultural Orphans in America

Curt Flood in the Media: Baseball, Race, and the Demise of the Activist Athlete

Daisy Bates: Civil Rights Crusader from Arkansas

Dancing on the Color Line: African American Tricksters in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Dangerous Freedom: Fusion and Fragmentation in Toni Morrison's Novels

Dark Laughter: The Satiric Art of Oliver W. Harrington

Dark Princess

Delivered by Midwives: African American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South

Delta Epiphany: Robert F. Kennedy in Mississippi

Desegregating Desire: Race and Sexuality in Cold War American Literature

Doubled Plots: Romance and History

Downhome Gospel: African American Spiritual Activism in Wiregrass Country

Dream and Legacy: Dr. Martin Luther King in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Earl Hooker, Blues Master

East Meets Black: Asian and Black Masculinities in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Emmett Till and the Mississippi Press

Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement

Empire and Slavery in American Literature, 1820-1865

Ernest J. Gaines: Conversations

Evelyn's Husband

Fame to Infamy: Race, Sport, and the Fall from Grace

Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas

Finding a Way Home: A Critical Assessment of Walter Mosley's Fiction

Flying Free: Twentieth-Century Self-Taught Art from the Collection of Ellin and Baron Gordon

For Us, the Living

Foster Care Odyssey: A Black Girl's Story

Free Jazz/Black Power

Freedom Rider Diary: Smuggled Notes from Parchman Prison

Freedom Walk: Mississippi or Bust

From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry

The Fruits of Integration: Black Middle-Class Ideology and Culture, 1960-1990

The Fugitive Race: Minority Writers Resisting Whiteness

Full Court Press: Mississippi State University, the Press, and the Battle to Integrate College Basketball

Germans and African Americans: Two Centuries of Exchange

Global Pop, Local Language

The Good Doctors: The Medical Committee for Human Rights and the Struggle for Social Justice in Health Care

Haitian Vodou Flags

A Hard Rain Fell: SDS and Why It Failed

The Hardest Deal of All: The Battle Over School Integration in Mississippi, 1870-1980

He Slew the Dreamer: My Search for the Truth about James Earl Ray and the Murder of Martin Luther King

Highway 51: Mississippi Hill Country

The Historical Present: Uses and Abuses of the Past

A History of Affirmative Action, 1619-2000

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

The House at the End of the Road: The Story of Three Generations of an Interracial Family in the American South

Huey P. Newton: The Radical Theorist

The Identity Question: Blacks and Jews in Europe and America

Inherit the Land: Jim Crow Meets Miss Maggie's Will

Invisible Ball of Dreams: Literary Representations of Baseball behind the Color Line

Invisible Suburbs: Recovering Protest Fiction in the 1950s United States

I'm Feeling the Blues Right Now: Blues Tourism and the Mississippi Delta

James K. Humphrey and the Sabbath-Day Adventists

James Meredith and the Ole Miss Riot: A Soldier's Story

Jazz and Death: Medical Profiles of Jazz Greats

Jazz Diplomacy: Promoting America in the Cold War Era

The Jazz Image: Seeing Music through Herman Leonard's Photography

Jazz in American Culture

The Jazz Pilgrimage of Gerald Wilson

Jazz Planet

Jennie Carter: A Black Journalist of the Early West

The Jim Dilemma: Reading Race in Huckleberry Finn

John Singleton: Interviews

Kennedy's Blues: African American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK

Knockout: The Boxer and Boxing in American Cinema

Labor Pains: New Deal Fictions of Race, Work, and Sex in the South

Ladies First: Women in Music Videos

Ladies of Soul

Let It Shine: Self-Taught Art from the T. Marshall Hahn Collection

Let the World Listen Right: The Mississippi Delta Hip-Hop Story

Light of the Spirit: Portraits of Southern Outsider Artists

Listen to This: Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew"

Lockstep and Dance: Images of Black Men in Popular Culture

Lords of Misrule: Mardi Gras and the Politics of Race in New Orleans


Lynching: Violence, Rhetoric, and American Identity

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

Making Haste Slowly: The Troubled History of Higher Education in Mississippi

Manners and Southern History

Martin Luther King's Biblical Epic: His Final, Great Speech

Marxism for Our Times: C. L. R. James on Revolutionary Organization

Mayor Crump Don't Like It: Machine Politics in Memphis

A Melvin Dixon Critical Reader

The Mind of the South: Fifty Years Later

Minority Relations: Intergroup Conflict and Cooperation

Minty Alley

Mississippi Black Paper

Mississippi Eyes: The Story and Photography of the Southern Documentary Project

Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues

Mississippi Politics
The Struggle for Power, 1976-2006

Mississippi Witness: The Photographs of Florence Mars

Mobilizing for the Common Good: The Lived Theology of John M. Perkins

Mother Wit from the Laughing Barrel: Readings in the Interpretation of Afro-American Folklore

Multicultural American Literature: Comparative Black, Native, Latino/a, and Asian American Fictions

Murder at Montpelier: Igbo Africans in Virginia

My Triumph over Prejudice: A Memoir

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

The New Territory: Ralph Ellison and the Twenty-First Century

Nitty Gritty: A White Editor in Black Journalism

No Place Like Home: A Black Briton's Journey through the American South

No Small Thing: The 1963 Mississippi Freedom Vote

Nobody Knows Where the Blues Come From: Lyrics and History

Not Just Child's Play: Emerging Tradition and the Lost Boys of Sudan

Of Times and Race: Essays Inspired by John F. Marszalek

On My Way: The Arts of Sarah Albritton

On the Ground: The Black Panther Party in Communities across America

On the Wall: Four Decades of Community Murals in New York City

The Original Blues: The Emergence of the Blues in African American Vaudeville

The Other World of Richard Wright: Perspectives on His Haiku

Out of Sight: The Rise of African American Popular Music, 1889-1895

The Paintings and Drawings of Clarence Major

Passage on the Underground Railroad

Passing in the Works of Charles W. Chesnutt

A Past That Won't Rest: Images of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Pearl Harbor Jazz: Change in Popular Music in the Early 1940s

Peculiar Rhetoric: Slavery, Freedom, and the African Colonization Movement

People Get Ready: African American and Caribbean Cultural Exchange

Perspectives on Percival Everett


Photographs from the Memphis World, 1949-1964

Pictured in My Mind: Contemporary American Self-Taught Art from the Collection of Dr. Kurt Gitter and Alice Rae Yelen

The Pilgrim Jubilees

Piney Woods School: An Oral History

The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo: The Forgotten History of America's Dutch-Owned Slaves

Pioneering Cartoonists of Color

Placing the South

The Politics of Paul Robeson's Othello

Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights

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

Prefiguring Postblackness: Cultural Memory, Drama, and the African American Freedom Struggle of the 1960s

Prejudice Across America

The Press and Race: Mississippi Journalists Confront the Movement

Prison Power: How Prison Influenced the Movement for Black Liberation

Promises of Citizenship: Film Recruitment of African Americans in World War II

The Properties of Violence: Claims to Ownership in Representations of Lynching

The Pursuit of a Dream

Quincy Jones: His Life in Music

Race and Radio: Pioneering Black Broadcasters in New Orleans

Race and Sport: The Struggle for Equality on and off the Field

Race and the Obama Phenomenon: The Vision of a More Perfect Multiracial Union

Race, Reform, and Rebellion: The Second Reconstruction and Beyond in Black America, 1945-2006 Third Edition

The Racial Divide in American Medicine: Black Physicians and the Struggle for Justice in Health Care

Racial Uplift and American Music, 1878-1943

Ragged but Right: Black Traveling Shows, "Coon Songs," and the Dark Pathway to Blues and Jazz

Raised Up Down Yonder: Growing Up Black in Rural Alabama

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

Real Football: Conversations on America's Game

Reclaiming Community in Contemporary African American Fiction

Red Scare Racism and Cold War Black Radicalism

Rednecks, Redeemers, and Race: Mississippi after Reconstruction, 1877-1917

Redressing the Balance: American Women's Literary Humor from Colonial Times to the 1980s

Reggae Wisdom: Proverbs in Jamaican Music

Reggae, Rastafari, and the Rhetoric of Social Control

Religion in Mississippi

Remaking Dixie: The Impact of World War II on the American South

Remembering Reet and Shine: Two Black Men, One Struggle

Reminiscences of an Active Life: The Autobiography of John Roy Lynch

Resistance and Reformation in Nineteenth-Century African-American Literature: Brown, Wilson, Jacobs, Delany, Douglass, and Harper

Return to Glory: Inside Tyrone Willingham's Amazing First Season at Notre Dame

The Reverend

Revising the Blueprint: Ann Petry and the Literary Left

Revolt of the Tar Heels: The North Carolina Populist Movement, 1890-1901

Richard Wright Writing America at Home and from Abroad

Richard Wright: Books and Writers

Richard Wright's Travel Writings: New Reflections

Right to Revolt: The Crusade for Racial Justice in Mississippi's Central Piney Woods

Robert G. Clark's Journey to the House: A Black Politician's Story

The Role of Ideas in the Civil Rights South

Romance and Rights: The Politics of Interracial Intimacy, 1945-1954

Roosevelt's Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs on FDR

Sacred and Profane: Voice and Vision in Southern Self-Taught Art

Sam Myers: The Blues Is My Story

Sanctuaries of Segregation: The Story of the Jackson Church Visit Campaign

A Scottsboro Case in Mississippi: The Supreme Court and Brown v. Mississippi

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

Seventh-day Adventists and the Civil Rights Movement

The Several Lives of Chester Himes

Shadow and Shelter: The Swamp in Southern Culture

Shadowing Ralph Ellison

Shaping Memories: Reflections of African American Women Writers


Shocking The Conscience: A Reporter's Account of the Civil Rights Movement

Showman: The Life and Music of Perry George Lowery

Shreveport Sounds in Black and White

Sidelines Activist: Charles S. Johnson and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Sitting in Darkness: New South Fiction, Education, and the Rise of Jim Crow Colonialism, 1865-1920

Slavery and Frontier Mississippi, 1720-1835

Slavery and the American South

Slavery, Propaganda, and the American Revolution

So the Heffners Left McComb

Song of My Life: A Biography of Margaret Walker

Songs Of Sorrow : Lucy McKim Garrison and "Slave Songs of the United States"

The Soul of Southern Cooking

Soul of the Man: Bobby "Blue" Bland

The Souls of White Folk: African American Writers Theorize Whiteness

SoulStirrers: Black Art and the Neo-Ancestral Impulse

The South and the Caribbean

South Florida Folklife

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

Spheres of Liberty: Changing Perceptions of Liberty in American Culture

Spike Lee: Interviews

Spirit of the Delta: The Art of Carolyn Norris

A Spiritual Journey: The Art of Eddie Lee Kendrick

Sports and the Racial Divide: African American and Latino Experience in an Era of Change

Sports: The All-American Addiction

Succeeding against Great Odds: Alcorn State University in Its Second Century

That's Got 'Em!: The Life and Music of Wilbur C. Sweatman

This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement

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

Three Lives for Mississippi

Three Years in Mississippi

To Do This, You Must Know How: Music Pedagogy in the Black Gospel Quartet Tradition

To Make a New Race: Gurdjieff, Toomer, and the Harlem Renaissance

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

Toni Morrison: Conversations

Toni Morrison: Memory and Meaning

Toussaint's Clause: The Founding Fathers and the Haitian Revolution

Transformed: A White Mississippi Pastor's Journey into Civil Rights and Beyond

Traveling the Rainbow: The Life and Art of Joseph E. Yoakum

Triumph of Good Will: How Terry Sanford Beat a Champion of Segregation and Reshaped the South

A Trumpet around the Corner: The Story of New Orleans Jazz

Trumpet Records: Diamonds on Farish Street

Turncoats, Traitors, and Fellow Travelers: Culture and Politics of the Early Cold War

Unexpected Places: Relocating Nineteenth-Century African American Literature

Unflinching Gaze: Morrison and Faulkner Re-Envisioned

Unruly Tongue: Identity and Voice in American Women's Writing, 1850-1930

Visionary Women Writers of Chicago's Black Arts Movement

Vodou Things: The Art of Pierrot Barra and Marie Cassaise

A Voice That Could Stir an Army: Fannie Lou Hamer and the Rhetoric of the Black Freedom Movement

Voodoo Queen: The Spirited Lives of Marie Laveau

W. E. B. Du Bois on Asia: Crossing the World Color Line

Walking Raddy: The Baby Dolls of New Orleans

Warring Fictions: Cultural Politics and the Vietnam War Narrative

We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson Woolworth's Sit-In and the Movement It Inspired

Wednesdays in Mississippi: Proper Ladies Working for Radical Change, Freedom Summer 1964

West African Drumming and Dance in North American Universities: An Ethnomusicological Perspective

What Moves at the Margin: Selected Nonfiction

When They Blew the Levee: Race, Politics, and Community in Pinhook, Missouri

Whiteness in the Novels of Charles W. Chesnutt

Whitewashing America: Material Culture and Race in the Antebellum Imagination

Why I Left America and Other Essays

Without Regard to Race: The Other Martin Robison Delany

Witness to Injustice

Woke Me Up This Morning: Black Gospel Singers and the Gospel Life

Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965

Women Artists of the Harlem Renaissance

The World of Richard Wright

The World War II Black Regiment That Built the Alaska Military Highway: A Photographic History

Writings of Frank Marshall Davis: A Voice of the Black Press

Yo' Mama, Mary Mack, and Boudreaux and Thibodeaux: Louisiana Children's Folklore and Play


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