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Albert Murray: Collected Novels & Poems: Train Whistle Guitar / The Spyglass Tree / The Seven…
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Complete in one volume for the first time, the joyous, jazz-saturated fiction of one of our foremost African American writers, including the four-novel Scooter sequence One of the leading cultural critics of his generation, Albert Murray was also the author of an…
God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons In Verse
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|May 27, 2008

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Introduced by Maya Angelou, the inspiring sermon-poems of James Weldon Johnson  James Weldon Johnson was a leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance, and one of the most revered African Americans of all time, whose life demonstrated the full spectrum of…
Three Classic African-American Novels: Clotel, Iola Leary, The Marrow Of Tradition

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William Wells Brown, Frances E.W. Harper, and Charles W. Chesnutt, three black writers who bore witness to the experience of their people under slavery, create a portrait of black life in the 19th century in these three novels.
Reading Black, Reading Feminist: A Critical Anthology

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A unique and comprehensive collection of 26 literary essays that provides real evidence of the rich cultural history of black women in America.   Black women’s writing has finally emerged as one of the most dynamic fields of American literature. Here,…
The New Annotated African American Folktales
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|This title releases October 31, 2017

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Drawing from the great folklorists of the past while expanding African American lore with dozens of tales rarely seen before, The Annotated African American Folktales revolutionizes the canon like no other volume. Following in the tradition of such…
The Image Of The Black In Western Art, Volume V: The Twentieth Century, Part 2: The Rise Of Black…

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The last volume in The Image of the Black in Western Art marks a shift by focusing on representation of blacks by black artists in the West. It takes on migration in the U.S and globalization, Négritude and cultural hybridity, black artists’ relationship…
Lincoln on Race and Slavery
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|March 27, 2011

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Generations of Americans have debated the meaning of Abraham Lincoln's views on race and slavery. He issued the Emancipation Proclamation and supported a constitutional amendment to outlaw slavery, yet he also harbored grave doubts about the intellectual…
Black Imagination and the Middle Passage

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This volume of essays examines the forced dispossession caused by the Middle Passage. The book analyzes the texts, religious rites, economic exchanges, dance, and music it elicited, both on the transatlantic journey and on the American continent. The totality of…
The Image Of The Black In Western Art, Volume V: The Twentieth Century, Part 1: The Impact Of Africa

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Frederick Douglass: Autobiographies: Narrative Of The Life / My Bondage And My Freedom / Life And…

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. presents the only authoritative edition of all three autobiographies by the escaped slave who became a great American leader. Born a slave, Frederick Douglass educated himself, escaped, and made himself one of the greatest leaders in…
The Classic Slave Narratives
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|January 3, 2012

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr., presents a seminal volume of four classic slave narratives, including the 1749 texts of The Life of Olaudah Equiano , the last edition corrected and published in his lifetime. The collection also includes perhaps the best known and most…
The Image Of The Black In African And Asian Art
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|February 27, 2017

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