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African American History

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Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow

Gates uncovers the roots of structural racism in our own time, while showing how African-Americans after slavery combatted it by articulating a vision of a 'New Negro' to force the nation to recognise their humanity and unique contributions to the United States.

Searching for Freedom after the Civil War: Klansman, Carpetbagger, Scalawag, and Freedman

General readers of this highly accessible volume will discover fascinating new insights about life during and after America's greatest crisis, as will scholars of the Civil War, Reconstruction, and southern history.

After Slavery: Race, Labor, and Citizenship in the Reconstruction South

Moves beyond broad generalizations concerning black life during Reconstruction in order to address the varied experiences of freed slaves across the South.

Lloyd Gaines and the Fight to End Segregation

Winner, 2017 Missouri Conference on History Book Award In 1936, Lloyd Gaines's application to the University of Missouri law school was denied based on his race. Gaines and the NAACP challenged the university's decision.

Growing up Jim Crow: How Black and White Southern Children Learned Race

In the segregated South of the early twentieth century, unwritten rules guided every aspect of individual behavior, from how blacks and whites stood, sat, ate, drank, walked, and talked to whether they made eye contact with one another. Jennifer Ritterhouse asks how children learned this racial "etiquette," which was sustained by coercion and the threat of violence.

The Rope: A True Story of Murder, Heroism, and the Dawn of the NAACP

From New York Times bestselling author Alex Tresniowski comes a page-turning, remarkable true-crime thriller recounting the 1910 murder of ten-year-old Marie Smith, the dawn of modern criminal detection, and the launch of the NAACP.

Reconstruction (Black History in Two Minutes series)

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