African American Studies
Negroes with Guns
A southern black community’s struggle to defend itself against racist groups.
Walkin' Over Medicine
A cultural look at the traditional health beliefs and practices of African Americans.
A History of the African American People
The History, Traditions, and Culture of African Americans
An illustrated collection of essays on the history of African Americans.
Let's Flip the Script
An African American Discourse on Language, Literature, and Learning
An inspiring collection of personal essays about education, literacy, and freedom.
Lost Plays of the Harlem Renaissance, 1920-1940
A valuable contribution to African American literary and theatrical scholarship, this volume is a compilation of sixteen plays written during the Harlem Renaissance, brought together for the first time and set in a historical context.
The Autobiography of a Slave / Autobiografia de un Esclavo
A heart-rendering history of the systematic, unrelenting destruction of human dignity and individual will.
Turkey Stearnes and the Detroit Stars
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.
From Jazz to Swing
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.
Untold Tales, Unsung Heroes
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.
Wings of Gauze
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.
The Roots of African American Drama
An Anthology of Early Plays, 1858-1938
This volume rescues from obscurity thirteen plays by early African American writers.
Voices of the Self
A Study of Language Competence
An exploration of the key issues of language education for African Americans.
The Spook Who Sat by the Door
An explosive, award-winning novel, The Spook Who Sat by the Door is a 50-year-young classic that provides commentary on the racial inequities in the US in the late 1960s - and today.
Arthur Alfonso Schomburg
Black Bibliophile & Collector
A biography of the pioneering collector whose work laid the foundation for the study of black history and culture.
Discourse and Discrimination
Lingusitic and communicative dimensions of the propagation of racism through the media, everyday language, and the educational curriculum.
The Invisible Soldier
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.
Talkin and Testifyin
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.