Race and Ethnicity
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 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.
Language, Symbolism, and Popular Culture
Race and Ideology proposes an understanding of racism as a divide-and-conquer mechanism.
An Eric Walrond Reader
A new anthology of works by a major writer from the New Negro Movement.
A southern black community’s struggle to defend itself against racist groups.
The Long Winter Ends tells the story of a year in the life of a young emigrant miner who leaves Cornwall in the southwest of England to work in the copper mines of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
German Missionary to the Michigan Indians, 1847-1853
This is an historical account of a Lutheran missionary's life with American Indians in central lower Michigan in the 19th century.
An African American Discourse on Language, Literature, and Learning
An inspiring collection of personal essays about education, literacy, and freedom.
A heart-rendering history of the systematic, unrelenting destruction of human dignity and individual will.
Contemporary American Poetry on Race
Letters to America penetrates to the core of the volatile topic of race with poems addressing civil rights, humor, interracial love, segregation, immigration, stereotypes, and violence, among other subjects.
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.
Of Charles and Charlotte Kawbawgam and Jacques LePique, 1893-1895
A fascinating collection of fifty-two narratives featuring the tales of three nineteenth-century Ojibwa storytellers.
Pontiac and the Indian Uprising is both informative and reflective of the attitudes that existed fifty years ago about Native Americans.
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.
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.
City of Race and Class Violence, Revised Edition
This revised edition charts Detroit’s bitter history of race and class violence, and its particular effect on the city today.
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.
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.