African American Studies
A heart-rendering history of the systematic, unrelenting destruction of human dignity and individual will.
The Negro Leagues in Detroit, 1919-1933
In Turkey Stearnes and the Detroit Stars, Richard Bak documents the extraordinary history of Detroit's first and foremost black professional baseball team.
African-American Jazz Musicians and Their Music, 1890-1935
In the 1920s, many black regional jazz bands were recorded and became products of the entertainment industry, which was altering the face of America from the handmade, homemade, homemade society of the ninteenth century to the mass-produced, mass-consumed technological culture of the twentieth century.
Politics and Poetics in the Life of Frances E. W. Harper, 1825-1911
In this important study, poet Melba Joyce Boyd analyzes Harper not simply as a feminist and an activist, but as a writer.
An Oral History of Detroit's African American Community, 1918-1967
More than one hundred individuals who lived in Detroit at some time during the period from 1918 to 1967 share stories about everyday life.
Women of Color and the Experience of Health and Illness
Wings of Gauze is a mulitdisciplinary anthology of original essays written about the experiences of women of color in the United States—African American, Hispanic American, Native American, and Southeast Asian American.
An Anthology of Early Plays, 1858-1938
This volume rescues from obscurity thirteen plays by early African American writers.
A Study of Language Competence
An exploration of the key issues of language education for African Americans.
An explosive, award-winning novel in the black literary tradition, The Spook Who Sat by the Door is both a satire of the civil rights problems in the United States in the late 1960s and a serious attempt to focus on the issue of black miltancy.
Black Bibliophile & Collector
A biography of the pioneering collector whose work laid the foundation for the study of black history and culture.
Lingusitic and communicative dimensions of the propagation of racism through the media, everyday language, and the educational curriculum.
The Experience of the Black Soldier, World War II
The interviews disclose the brutality of the unseen wars black servicemen fought when confronted with the official army policy of segregation and by attitudes in southern communities, as well as overseas.
The Language of Black America
In this book, Smitherman makes a substantial contribution to an understanding of Black English by setting it in the larger context of Black culture and life style.