Books in category Social Science – Black Studies (Global)

  • The Cool Gent

    The Cool Gent
    Herb Kent, David Smallwood

    Known as the Cool Gent, King of the Dusties, and the Mayor of Bronzeville, Herb Kent is one of radio's most illustrious and legendary stars.

  • American Babylon

    American Babylon
    Robert O. Self

    American Babylon tells this story through Oakland and its nearby suburbs, tracing both the history of civil rights and black power politics as well as the history of suburbanization and home-owner politics.

  • A Voice From the South

    A Voice From the South
    Anna Julia Cooper

    Considered one of the original texts foretelling the black feminist movement, this collection of essays, first published in 1892, offers an unparalleled view into the thought of black women writers in nineteenth-century America.

  • The New Negro

    The New Negro
    Alain Locke

    With poetry, prose, and nonfiction essays, this collection is widely praised for its literary strength as well as its historical coverage of a monumental and fascinating time in the history of America.

  • Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln White House

    Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln White House
    Elizabeth Keckley

    A former slave who was a dressmaker and confidante of Mary Todd Lincoln, Keckley witnessed the happy times as well as the tragic events that unfolded within the Lincoln White House.

  • Slavery and the Founders

    Slavery and the Founders
    Paul Finkelman

    The new edition of this classic work addresses how the first generation of leaders of the United States dealt with the profoundly important question of human bondage.

  • Corrective Rape

    Corrective Rape
    Charlayne Hunter-Gault

    This book examines the wider social context of anti-LGBTI sentiment in South Africa, a country that was the first in the world to include constitutional language forbidding discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation, and the search …

  • Fighting for Britain

    Fighting for Britain
    David Killingray, Martin Plaut

    In this book African soldiers describe in their own words what it was like to undergo army training, to travel on a vast ocean, to experience battle, and their hopes and disappointments on demobilisation.

  • The Crisis of Negritude

    The Crisis of Negritude
    Emmanuel Edame Egar

    The Negritude movement was initiated in the 1930s by the sisters Jane and Paulette Nardal, who created a journal called The Review of the African World– a journal that recognized the value of black experiences globally.

  • Negro with a Hat

    Negro with a Hat
    Colin Grant

    " –Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) "This splendid book is certain to become the definitive biography. Garvey was a dreamer and a doer; Grant captures the fascination of both.

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