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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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100 Amazing Facts About the Negro with Complete Proof

A Short Cut to The World History of The Negro

by J. A. Rogers

First published in 1934 and revised in 1962, this book gathers journalist and historian Joel Augustus Rogers’ columns from the syndicated newspaper feature titled Your History. Patterned after the look of Ripley’s popular Believe It or Not the ...

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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 Forgotten Sisterhood

Pioneering Black Women Educators and Activists in the Jim Crow South

by Audrey Thomas McCluskey

<span>Emerging from the darkness of the slave era and Reconstruction, black activist women Lucy Craft Laney, Mary McLeod Bethune, Charlotte Hawkins Brown, and Nannie Helen Burroughs founded schools aimed at liberating African-American youth from

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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

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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 Narrative of Events

by James Williams

A teenaged slave-turned-apprentice in nineteenth-century Jamaica recorded his experiences in the British apprenticeship system in this book, which constitutes one of the only autobiographical texts by a Caribbean slave. While working as a ...

ISBN: 9780486800677

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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 ...

ISBN: 9780809334278

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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

ISBN: 9780803274570

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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 ...

ISBN: 9780226306162

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A Step toward Brown v. Board of Education

Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher and Her Fight to End Segregation

by Cheryl Elizabeth Brown Wattley

<DIV><BR /> In 1946 a young woman named Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher (1924–1995) was denied admission to the University of Oklahoma College of Law because she was African American. The OU law school was an all-white institution in a town where African

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A Taste for Brown Sugar

Black Women in Pornography

by Mireille Miller-Young

<div><I>A Taste for Brown Sugar</I> 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 ...

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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 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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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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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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Abolitionist Geographies

by Martha Schoolman

<DIV><P>Traditional narratives of the period leading up to the Civil War are invariably framed in geographical terms. The sectional descriptors of the North, South, and West, like the wartime categories of Union, Confederacy, and border states, ...

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