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'Til Death Or Distance Do Us Part

Love and Marriage in African America

by Frances Smith Foster

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: "until death or distance do us part." It is an impression that imbues ...

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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 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

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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>"I highly recommend reading this supplement in conjunction with Ms. Stowe's novel to gain a better understanding of the history of our nation." — The Literary South<BR>In 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe published <I>Uncle Tom's Cabin,</I> an ...

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A Luminous Brotherhood

Afro-Creole Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans

by Emily Suzanne Clark

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 More Noble Cause

A. P. Tureaud and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Louisiana

by Rachel L. Emanuel & Alexander P. Tureaud Jr.

<P>Throughout the decades-long legal battle to end segregation, discrimination, and disfranchisement, attorney Alexander Pierre Tureaud was one of the most influential figures in Louisiana's courts. A More Noble Cause presents both the powerful ...

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A New Deal for Bronzeville

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

by Lionel Kimble

<div>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 ...

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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

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

<div>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 ...

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A Taste of Power

A Black Woman's Story

by Elaine Brown

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 ...

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A Voice from the South

By a Black Woman of the South

by Anna J. Cooper

Published in 1892, <i>A Voice from the South</i> 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 African ...

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A Voice from the South

by Anna Julia Cooper

<DIV>A cornerstone of black feminist and political theory, this collection of essays focuses on racial progress and women's rights. <I>A Voice from the South,</I> written in 1892, is regarded as the first statement of black feminism. Despite ...

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Abolition and Antislavery: A Historical Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic

by Peter Hinks & John McKivigan

<p>The clearly and concisely written entries in this reference work chronicle the campaign to end human slavery in the United States, bringing to life the key events, leading figures, and socioeconomic forces in the history of American ...

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Abstractionist Aesthetics

Artistic Form and Social Critique in African American Culture

by Phillip Brian Harper

<div id="pastingspan1"><strong>An artistic discussion on the critical potential of African American expressive culture</strong></div><div> </div><div>In a major reassessment of African American culture, Phillip Brian Harper intervenes in the ...

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Addresses of Frederick Douglass

by Frederick Douglass

Today Frederick Douglass is best known for his autobiographies; but while he was alive he was known as a fiery orator who was always in demand. Collected here are ten of Frederick Douglass' addresses. And while it is impossible to hear Frederick

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Africa the Good News

by Steuart Pennington

<p>THIS BOOK TELLS A DIFFERENT STORY ABOUT AFRICA…</p><p>Unlike the countless books that try to explain what went wrong in Africa, “Africa – The Good News” looks at what is going right. It gives voice to Africans and (non-Africans) who have a ...

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Africa's Priceless Heritage

by Chaukura, Clifford

"The Scriptures foresaw that God would justify the gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham, 'All nations will be blessed through you'. So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith" ( ...

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