African-American Studies
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Black Pearls: Blues Queens of the 1920s
Black Pearls
Blues Queens of the 1920s
Paperback      ISBN: 0813512808
Offers profiles of Alberta Hunter, Edith Wilson, Victoria Spivey, and Sippie Wallace, and looks at the history of the blues, and the vaudeville circuit
Angela's Ashes: A Memoir
Angela's Ashes
A Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 068484267x
The author recounts his childhood in Depression-era Brooklyn as the child of Irish immigrants who decide to return to worse poverty in Ireland when his infant sister dies
Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now
Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0679427430
A collection of inspirational messages presents the author's insights into such topics as friendship, grace, spirit, family, and healing
A Raisin in the Sun and the Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window: And, the Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window
A Raisin in the Sun and the Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window
And, the Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window
Paperback      ISBN: 0679755314
By the time of her death thirty years ago, at the tragically young age of thirty-four, Lorraine Hansberry had created two electrifying masterpieces of the American theater. With A Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry gave this country its most movingly authentic portrayal of black family life in the inner city. Barely five years later, with The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Hansberry gave us an unforgettable portrait of a man struggling with his individual fate in an age of racial and social injustice. These two plays remain milestones in the American theater, remarkable not only for their historical value but for their continued ability to engage the imagination and the heart. With an Introduction by Robert Nemiroff
Lakota Woman
Lakota Woman
Paperback      ISBN: 0060973897
Relates the experiences of a Native American woman who grew up on a reservation and joined in the revolution for Native American rights during the 1960s and 1970s
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
Paperback      ISBN: 014039012x
Presents the memoirs of the famed abolitionist and statesman who escaped to the North after years of enslavement and who became a champion of human rights.
African Silences
African Silences
Paperback      ISBN: 0679731024
Examines the harsh political and economic realities that are ravaging Africa and its inhabitants, offering studies of the rare animals faced with extinction and the individuals working to preserve wild Africa
Within the Plantation Household: Black and White Women of the Old South
Within the Plantation Household
Black and White Women of the Old South
Paperback      ISBN: 080784232x
Discusses how class, race, and gender shaped women's experiences in the South
Crossing the Danger Water: Three Hundred Years of African-American Writing
Crossing the Danger Water
Three Hundred Years of African-American Writing
Paperback      ISBN: 0385422431
A chronological history of African-American life and thought represents a broad written and oral tradition and includes evidence of an African presence in America predating Columbus
The Confessions of Nat Turner and Related Documents
The Confessions of Nat Turner and Related Documents
Paperback      ISBN: 0312112076
Careful study of the Nat Turner slave rebellion of 1831 reveals much about master, slaves, and the relationship between them in the antebellum South. The central document in this volume — Nat Turner's confession follwing the rebellion in Virginia — is supported by newspaper articles, trial transcripts, and excerpts from the diary of Virginia governor John Floyd.