African American Studies
A brief description.
Anglophone Caribbean Immigrants in the Harlem Renaissance
This anthology is the first to fully integrate the political and literary writings of Anglophone Caribbean authors in the Harlem Renaissance.
Yorùbá Art, Ritual, and Resistance in Brazilian Candomblé
The first art historical study of Yoruba-descended African Brazilian religious art based on an author's long-term participation in and observation of private and public rituals.
Rhetoric, Language, and Literacy for the Hip Hop Generation
A critical work on the African American vernacular tradition and its expression in contemporary Hip hop.
New edition of the popular pocket-sized collection of former Detroit mayor Coleman Young’s most memorable quotes.
An American Journey from Slavery to Scholarship
An important autobiography that reveals the story of William Sanders Scarborough who rose out of slavery to become a renowned classical philologist and African American icon.
The Legacy of Broadside Press
A collection of work from six of Broadside Press’s most influential poets during the 1960s and 1970s.
Legacies of Cheddi Jagan and Michael Manley
A pioneering collection of studies linking the political and labor backgrounds of two distinguished and dynamic leaders of the Caribbean and the Third World.
This groundbreaking study analyzes the relationship between the two powerful forces—church organizations and urban politics—within New York City and Detroit during the 19th and 20th centuries.
The Selected Poems of Murray Jackson
From a poet whose vision and vistas embrace Detroit's glass-strewn streets and soaring high-rises, this collection is universal yet site-specific in its evocation of jazz and its improvisations on the classics.
Conservative Public Policy and the Black Community
A study of the most racially conscious aspect of the Conservative movement and its impact on politics and current public policy.
An Epic Drama
An explosive political drama projecting an African people’s revolutionary struggle to confront government forces and foreign oil corporations that have ravaged their land and strangled the voices of their mothers and daughters.
The Rhetoric and Poetics of John Oliver Killens
This first book-length study of John Oliver Killens aims to help secure his place in literary history and explores his creation of an inspiring Black vernacular art—one that ennobles people of African descent and urges their political liberation.
The Pioneering Efforts of Detroit Police Commissioner George Edwards
Bridging the River of Hatred portrays the career of George Clifton Edwards, Jr., Detroit's visionary police commissioner.
Guthrie and Beyond
Poetry collection from Poet laureate of Detroit, Naomi Long Madgett.
Four Plays by Ron Milner
The four Milner plays collected here —Checkmates, What the Wine-Sellers Buy, Jazz-Set, and Urban Transition —are characterized by their attention to African American social and psychological culture.
A Study of Black Identity and Self-Esteem
The Concept of Self examines the historical basis for the widely misunderstood ideas of how African Americans think of themselves individually, and how they relate to being part of a group that has been subjected to challenges of their very humanity.
The Transformation of Black Activism in Urban America
The Politics of Black Empowerment uses the experiences of grassroots activists to develop various conceptualizations and explanations of Black political behavior today.
The Life of Otis Milton Smith
In Looking Beyond Race, Otis Milton Smith recounts his life as an African American who overcame poverty and prejudice to become a successful politician, and eventual president of General Motors.
The Goodridge Brothers, African American Photographers, 1847-1922
The story of the most prolific African American photographers in North America.
Language, Symbolism, and Popular Culture
Race and Ideology proposes an understanding of racism as a divide-and-conquer mechanism.