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African American History

e-Books

Du Bois: A Critical Introduction

In this new book, Reiland Rabaka critically explores Du Bois's multidimensional legacy, lucidly introducing his main contributions in areas ranging from American sociology and critical race studies to black feminism and black Marxism.

Harlem: the Crucible of Modern African American Culture

Focusing on the contributions of civic reformers and political architects who arrived in New York in the early decades of the 20th century, this book explores the wide array of sweeping social reforms and radical racial demands first conceived of and planned in Harlem that transformed African Americans into self-aware U.S. citizens for the first time in history.

Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in American History

In this biography, chronological chapters follow Zora Neale Hurston's family, upbringing, education, influences, and her major works, and place these experiences within the context of American history.

The New Negro: the Life of Alain Locke

A tiny, fastidiously dressed man emerged from Black Philadelphia around the turn of the century to mentor a generation of young artists including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jacob Lawrence and call them the New Negro - the creative African Americans whose art, literature, music, and drama would inspire Black people to greatness.

Langston Hughes (Critical Lives series)

As the first black author in America to make his living exclusively by writing, Langston Hughes inspired a generation of writers and activists.

Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance

A collection of remarkable stories, including eight "lost" Harlem Renaissance tales now available to a wide audience for the first time.

Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching

A fresh portrayal of one of the architects of the African American intellectual tradition, whose faith in the subversive power of education will inspire teachers and learners today.

Harlem Renaissance (Black History in Two Minutes series)