African American Studies

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Black Feminist Writing

Draws on the rich history of Black feminist writing to help scholars manage the stress of writing and publishing academic books.

Machado de Assis, Blackness, and the Americas

Examines the reception of Brazil’s most-canonized writer in the United States to shed light on questions of Blackness and hemispheric American experience.

Snapping Beans

Explores the role of the South in Black queer lesbian experiences of hurting and healing.

Reclaiming Time

Offers an interdisciplinary feminist framework for conceptualizing time and temporal justice as a form of reparation.

Black Women and Resilience

A critical examination of the health disparities and collective resilience of Black women in the United States.

Get Your Ass in the Water and Swim Like Me, Second Edition

The classic work on African American toasts, the predecessor of rap.

From Blues to Beyoncé

Explores how Black women have continually used sound to convey stories and forge community across generations.

Folklore Matters

By Bruce Jackson
Subjects: Literature

Celebrates over a half-century of the work of one of America's greatest folklorists.

Jazz with a Beat

The neglected small group swing sound of the 1940s–60s takes its place in the pantheon of jazz literature.

Reframing Diversity and Inclusive Leadership

Shows how authentic diversity and inclusive leadership practices can promote anti-racist, equitable, and transformational change in institutions of higher learning in the United States and beyond.

A Thousand Worries

Deeply engaging study of how fourteen Black mothers—including the author—support and advocate for their autistic sons.

The Chosen We

Draws on and centers oral histories with Black women college graduates to demonstrate the role of community in fostering their success in and beyond education.

African American Coping in the Political Sphere

Explores the influence coping has had on African Americans' political attitudes and behaviors.

The Racial Crisis in American Higher Education, Third Edition

Fully revised, updated edition of the classic text with all new essays assessing the state of race and racial issues in US higher education today.

Reauthoring Savage Inequalities

Offers rich, wide-ranging counternarratives to social, political, and educational discourses that characterize urban schools and communities as places of despair, revealing the resources and strategies of resistance that teachers, students, and families use to succeed and thrive.

The Eight

The personal and legal struggle of eight enslaved people for freedom in New York in the period just before the Civil War.

Blues on Stage

Tells the story of classic blues singers from Ma Rainey to Bessie Smith.

Erotic Testimonies

Asks how Black women tap into their feelings to develop ways to live freely.

Racism and Resistance

Essays providing a multi-disciplinary look at Derrick Bell's thesis of racial realism.

Racial Equity on College Campuses

Offers insight into race-based disparities in higher education and practical tools for advancing racial equity on college and university campuses.

Addiction Recovery and Resilience

Analyzes the tensions and triumphs of a unique, faith-based, addiction recovery organization in a high poverty neighborhood.

Black Campus Life

Ethnography of Black engineering majors navigating campus life at a historically White university.

Stakes Is High

A rich, authentic account of eight young Black men's experiences on their paths to and through college.

Much Sound and Fury, or the New Jim Crow?

Edited by Michael A. Smith
Subjects: Politics And Law

Intensive look at restrictive new voting laws ostensibly designed to target voter fraud but criticized as being racially-based voter suppression.

Truly Blessed and Highly Favored

An intimate and moving account of how the author rose from poverty to become a major Black political figure in New York State.