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'Til Death Or Distance Do Us Part

Love and Marriage in African America

by Frances Smith Foster

<p>Conventional wisdom tells us that marriage was illegal for African Americans during the antebellum era, and that if people married at all, their vows were tenuous ones: &quot;until death or distance do us part.&quot; It is an impression that ...

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2084

by Yasmin Marie Headley

<p>In the year 2084 citizen number 2040a struggles to find his place in the Orwellian society. Trapped in the monotony of life 2040a longs for companionship, and to discover what it means to be an African American in a time when races no longer ...

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A Compass of Faith: A Man’s Journey To America

by Joseph Mbungu Nsiesi

<p>Death was sleeping all around us. I could feel her in the high cries of uncomfortable babies and the low moans of old men as they fight the pain and discomfort of dysentery. This would be a trip through hell, and perhaps some unfortunate ...

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A Fluid Frontier

Slavery, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland

by Karolyn Smardz Frost

As the major gateway into British North America for travelers on the Underground Railroad, the U.S./Canadian border along the Detroit River was a boundary that determined whether thousands of enslaved people of African descent could reach a ...

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A Free Man of Color and His Hotel: Race, Reconstruction, and the Role of the Federal Government

by Gelderman, Carol

The amazing story of a nineteenth-century businessman, Reconstruction, and the Constitution ...

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A History of Fort Worth in Black & White

165 Years of African-American Life

by Richard F. Selcer

A History of Fort Worth in Black & White fills a long-empty niche on the Fort Worth bookshelf: a scholarly history of the city's black community that starts at the beginning with Ripley Arnold and the early settlers, and comes down to today with

ISBN: 9781574416305

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A Journey to the Promised Land

The Struggle of a Suburban Church to Build an Edifice

by J. Mastine Nisbett

<p>Dean Nisbett has crafted an excellent book that is carefully researched. He is a masterful storyteller, combining theology, sociology, history, scripture and church architecture into a masterpiece. Writing about the struggle of a suburban ...

ISBN: 9781452092348

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A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin

Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon Which the Story Is Founded

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

<p>&quot;I highly recommend reading this supplement in conjunction with Ms. Stowe's novel to gain a better understanding of the history of our nation.&quot; — The Literary South<br /> In 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe published <em>Uncle Tom's ...

ISBN: 9780486807225

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A Legacy Remembered

The African American Community of West Medford

by Ann Noling & Kristen Johnson

<p>West Medford, Massachusetts has been home to a thriving African American community, where families have lived for generations since the end of the Civil War. The stories of its residents have been fading as elders die and families move away. ...

ISBN: 9781468563689

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A Luminous Brotherhood

Afro-Creole Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans

by Emily Suzanne Clark

<p>In the midst of a nineteenth-century boom in spiritual experimentation, the Cercle Harmonique, a remarkable group of African-descended men, practiced Spiritualism in heavily Catholic New Orleans from just before the Civil War to the end of ...

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A New Deal for Bronzeville

Housing, Employment, and Civil Rights in Black Chicago, 1935-1955

by Lionel Kimble

<p>During the Great Migration of the 1920s and 1930s, southern African Americans flocked to the South Side Chicago community of Bronzeville, the cultural, political, social, and economic hub of African American life in the city, if not the ...

ISBN: 9780809334278

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A Parenting Guidebook

The Roles of School, Family, Teachers, Religion , Community, Local, State and Federal Government in Assisting Parents with Rearing Their Children

by Dr. Willie J. Greer Kimmons

<p>A Parenting Guide Book isa <strong>260</strong> page,practical, easy to read and use book that tells you what to say and how to say it to your children as a parent, grandparent or significant and responsible adult in the home. Children need ...

ISBN: 9781463475239

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A Place We Call Home: Gender Race and Justice in Syracuse

by Ducre, Kishi

Faith holds up a photo of the boarded-up, vacant house: "It's the first thing I see. And I just call it 'the Homeless House' cause it's the house that nobody fixes up." Faith is one of fourteen women living in Syracuse's Southside, a ...

ISBN: 9780815652021

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A Regiment of Slaves

The 4th United States Colored Infantry, 1863-1866

by Edward G. Longacre

<p>The 4th United States Colored Troops (USCT) regiment saw considerable action in the eastern theater of operations from late 1863 to mid-1865. The regiment—drawn largely from freedmen and liberated slaves in the Middle Atlantic and New England

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A Separate Canaan

The Making of an Afro-Moravian World in North Carolina, 1763-1840

by Jon F. Sensbach

<p>In colonial North Carolina, German-speaking settlers from the Moravian Church founded a religious refuge--an ideal society, they hoped, whose blueprint for daily life was the Bible and whose Chief Elder was Christ himself. As the community's ...

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A Shared Future

Faith-Based Organizing for Racial Equity and Ethical Democracy

by Richard L. Wood & Brad R. Fulton

<p>Faith-based community organizers have spent decades working for greater equality in American society, and more recently have become significant players in shaping health care, finance, and immigration reform at the highest levels of ...

ISBN: 9780226306162

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A Spot to Perch

A Tortuous Journey to Citizenship

by Dr. Oliver Akamnonu

<p>They had initially made yearly vacation visits to the United States. Those were fun and relaxation times. But the monumental insecurity in their homeland coupled with disgust with the incessant mounting corruption and harassment from men in ...

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A Taste for Brown Sugar

Black Women in Pornography

by Mireille Miller-Young

<p><em>A Taste for Brown Sugar</em> boldly takes on representations of black women's sexuality in the porn industry. It is based on Mireille Miller-Young's extensive archival research and her interviews with dozens of women who have worked in ...

ISBN: 9780822375913

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A Taste of Power

A Black Woman's Story

by Elaine Brown

<p>Elaine Brown assumed her role as the first and only female leader of the Black Panther Party with these words: “I have all the guns and all the money. I can withstand challenge from without and from within. Am I right, Comrade?” It was August

ISBN: 9781101970102

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A Voice from the South

By a Black Woman of the South

by Anna J. Cooper

<p>Published in 1892, <em>A Voice from the South</em> is the only book published by one of the most prominent African American women scholars and educators of her era. Born a slave, Anna Julia Haywood Cooper would go on to become the fourth ...

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