Race relations

78 Blues: Folksongs and Phonographs in the American South

Aaron Henry: The Fire Ever Burning

The Aesthetics of Toni Morrison: Speaking the Unspeakable

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

African American Preachers and Politics: The Careys of Chicago

African American Religion and the Civil Rights Movement in Arkansas

African-American Proverbs in Context

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

American Exceptionalism

The Art of Nellie Mae Rowe

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


Black and White: Cultural Interaction in the Antebellum South

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

Black Exodus: The Great Migration from the American South

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

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

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

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

Caribbean Visionary: A. R. F. Webber and the Making of the Guyanese Nation

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

Charles Johnson: The Novelist as Philosopher

The Circle of Guilt

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

The Construction of Whiteness: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Race Formation and the Meaning of a White Identity

Contesting Post-Racialism : Conflicted Churches in the United States and South Africa

Conversations with Amiri Baraka

Conversations with Audre Lorde

Conversations with August Wilson

Conversations with Chaim Potok

Conversations with Chester Himes

Conversations with Chinua Achebe

Conversations with Clarence Major

Conversations with Derek Walcott

Conversations with Ernest Gaines

Conversations with Gwendolyn Brooks

Conversations with Ishmael Reed

Conversations with James Baldwin

Conversations with John Edgar Wideman

Conversations with Maya Angelou

Conversations with Nikki Giovanni

Conversations with Ralph Ellison

Conversations with Sonia Sanchez

Conversations with Toni Morrison

Conversations with Wole Soyinka

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

The Courting of Marcus Dupree

Covering for the Bosses: Labor and the Southern Press

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

Cups Up: How I Organized a Klavern, Plotted a Coup, Survived Prison, Graduated College, Fought Polluters, and Started a Business

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

Daisy Bates: Civil Rights Crusader from Arkansas

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

Dark Princess

Death in the Delta: Uncovering a Mississippi Family Secret

Deep South Dispatch: Memoir of a Civil Rights Journalist

Delta Epiphany: Robert F. Kennedy in Mississippi

Delta Rainbow: The Irrepressible Betty Bobo Pearson

Desegregating Desire: Race and Sexuality in Cold War American Literature

Desegregating Dixie: The Catholic Church in the South and Desegregation, 1945-1992

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

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

Empire and Slavery in American Literature, 1820-1865

Faulkner and Race

Faulkner on the Color Line: The Later Novels

Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist, a Memoir

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

For Us, the Living

Foster Care Odyssey: A Black Girl's Story

Freedom Walk: Mississippi or Bust

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

Gertrude Stein and Richard Wright: The Poetics and Politics of Modernism

Global Pop, Local Language

Growing Up in Mississippi

Haitian Vodou Flags

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

The Historical Present: Uses and Abuses of the Past

A History of Affirmative Action, 1619-2000

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

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

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

James K. Humphrey and the Sabbath-Day Adventists

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

Jazz in American Culture

Jazz Planet

Jesus and the Sweet Pilgrim Baptist Church

Joe T. Patterson and the White South's Dilemma: Evolving Resistance to Black Advancement

John Singleton: Interviews

Just Trying to Have School: The Struggle for Desegregation in Mississippi

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

The Lasting of the Mohicans: History of an American Myth

Let's Make Some Noise: Axé and the African Roots of Brazilian Popular Music

The Limits of Loyalty: Ordinary People in Civil War Mississippi

Lincoln Apostate: The Matson Slave Case

Lincoln's Moral Vision: The Second Inaugural Address

Lines of Scrimmage: A Story of Football, Race, and Redemption

Lines Were Drawn: Remembering Court-Ordered Integration at a Mississippi High School

Lockstep and Dance: Images of Black Men in Popular Culture

The Lonely Days Were Sundays: Reflections of a Jewish Southerner

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

Louisiana Governors: Rulers, Rascals, and Reformers

Lynching: Violence, Rhetoric, and American Identity

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

Manners and Southern History

Mardi Gras, Gumbo, and Zydeco: Readings in Louisiana Culture

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

The Measure of Our Days
Writings of William F. Winter

A Melvin Dixon Critical Reader

The Mind of the South: Fifty Years Later

Minority Relations: Intergroup Conflict and Cooperation

Mississippi in Africa: The Saga of the Slaves of Prospect Hill Plantation and Their Legacy in Liberia

Mississippi Liberal: A Biography of Frank E. Smith

Mississippi Politics
The Struggle for Power, 1976-2006

The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission: Civil Rights and States' Rights

Mississippi Witness: The Photographs of Florence Mars

Mississippi: The Closed Society

Mississippi: The Long, Hot Summer

Moving Pictures, Migrating Identities

The Mulatta and the Politics of Race

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

Multiparty Politics in Mississippi, 1877-1902

Murder at Montpelier: Igbo Africans in Virginia

My Mississippi

My Triumph over Prejudice: A Memoir

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

Native American Writing in the Southeast: An Anthology, 1875-1935

Nitty Gritty: A White Editor in Black Journalism

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

Nobody Knows Where the Blues Come From: Lyrics and History

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

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

Paul Marchand, F. M. C.

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

Performing the Pilgrims: A Study of Ethnohistorical Role Playing at Plimoth Plantation

Perspectives on Wole Soyinka: Freedom and Complexity

Photographs from the Memphis World, 1949-1964

The Pilgrim Jubilees

Pilgrimage from Darkness: Nuremberg to Jerusalem

Piney Woods School: An Oral History

A Place Called Mississippi: Collected Narratives

Placing the South

Plunging into Haiti: Clinton, Aristide, and the Defeat of Diplomacy

The Politics of Paul Robeson's Othello


The Possible South: Documentary Film and the Limitations of Biraciality

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

Prejudice Across America

The Press and Race: Mississippi Journalists Confront the Movement

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

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

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

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

Reconstructing Fame: Sport, Race, and Evolving Reputations

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

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

Rencontres sur le Mississipi, 1682-1763

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: Books and Writers

Richard Wright's Travel Writings: New Reflections

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

Sam Myers: The Blues Is My Story

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

Scottish Traveller Tales: Lives Shaped through Stories

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

Searching for Red Eagle: A Personal Journey into the Spirit World of Native America

Seminole Burning: A Story of Racial Vengeance

Sentenced to Death: The American Novel and Capital Punishment

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

Shelby Foote: A Writer's Life


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

Showman: The Life and Music of Perry George Lowery

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

Slavery and Frontier Mississippi, 1720-1835

Slavery and the American South

Slavery, Propaganda, and the American Revolution

So the Heffners Left McComb

The South and the Caribbean

Sowing the Wind: The Mississippi Constitutional Convention of 1890

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

A Spiral Way: How the Phonograph Changed Ethnography

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

Steamboats and the Cotton Economy: River Trade in the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta

Straight White Male: Performance Art Monologues

Strike Songs of the Depression

Striking Performances/Performing Strikes

Sundays Down South: A Pastor's Stories

Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta

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

Three Lives for Mississippi

Three Years in Mississippi

Through the Lens of the City: NEA Photography Surveys of the 1970s

Tim Hector: A Caribbean Radical's Story

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

Toni Morrison: Conversations

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

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

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

Trumpet Records: Diamonds on Farish Street

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

Unflinching Gaze: Morrison and Faulkner Re-Envisioned

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

Vodou Things: The Art of Pierrot Barra and Marie Cassaise

Voice of the Leopard: African Secret Societies and Cuba

Voodoo Queen: The Spirited Lives of Marie Laveau

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

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

What Moves at the Margin: Selected Nonfiction

Where Have All the Flower Children Gone?

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

Witness to Reconstruction: Constance Fenimore Woolson and the Postbellum South, 1873-1894


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

Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965

The World of Richard Wright

World War I and the Cultures of Modernity

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

Your Heritage Will Still Remain: Racial Identity and Mississippi's Lost Cause


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