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Antiracism

Why We Must Confront the Painful Parts of US History

ebooks

On Juneteenth

Weaving together American history, dramatic family chronicle, and searing episodes of memoir, Annette Gordon-Reed's On Juneteenth provides a historian's view of the country's long road to Juneteenth, recounting both its origins in Texas and the enormous hardships that African-Americans have endured in the century since, from Reconstruction through Jim Crow and beyond.

Caste : The Origins of Our Discontents

Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.

Before the Mayflower

The black experience in America--starting from its origins in western Africa up to 1961--is examined in this seminal study from a prominent African American figure.

Stamped from the Beginning: the definitive history of racist ideas in America

As historian Ibram X. Kendi argues, racist ideas in this country have a long and lingering history, one in which nearly every great American thinker is complicit.

An African American and Latinx History of the United States

a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history, arguing that the "Global South" was crucial to the development of America as we know it.

Article Databases

Black Life in America

The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media.

Slavery in America

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law

Collection of legal materials on slavery in the United States and England, including statutes and case law from the colonial, state and federal level.

America's Historical Newspapers

America's Historical Newspapers

Complete editions from hundreds of US newspapers providing primary source content covering eras such as the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I, Roaring Twenties, Great Depression, World War II, Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam War, Information Age and more.

Articles

Juneteenth: Celebration of Resilience

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