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American History Sale — African American History

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Virginia 1619

Virginia 1619

Slavery and Freedom in the Making of English America

Paul Musselwhite, Peter C. Mancall, James Horn

Caging Borders and Carceral States

Caging Borders and Carceral States

Incarcerations, Immigration Detentions, and Resistance

Robert T. Chase

Poll Power

Poll Power

The Voter Education Project and the Movement for the Ballot in the American South

Evan Faulkenbury

Black Food Geographies

Black Food Geographies

Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C.

Ashanté M. Reese

Occupied Territory

Occupied Territory

Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power

Simon Balto

Shelter in a Time of Storm

Shelter in a Time of Storm

How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism

Jelani M. Favors

Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement

Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement

Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights from the 1930s to the 1980s

Traci Parker

An Anthropology of Marxism

An Anthropology of Marxism

Cedric J. Robinson, H. L. T. Quan, Avery F. Gordon

Integration Now

Integration Now

Alexander v. Holmes and the End of Jim Crow Education

William P. Hustwit

No Mercy Here

No Mercy Here

Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity

Sarah Haley

Not Straight, Not White

Not Straight, Not White

Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis

Kevin Mumford

Ku-Klux

Ku-Klux

The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction

Elaine Frantz Parsons

The Best of Enemies, Movie Edition

The Best of Enemies, Movie Edition

Race and Redemption in the New South

Osha Gray Davidson

Radio Free Dixie, Second Edition

Radio Free Dixie, Second Edition

Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power

Timothy B. Tyson

Freedom Farmers

Freedom Farmers

Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Monica M. White, LaDonna Redmond

On Freedom and the Will to Adorn

On Freedom and the Will to Adorn

The Art of the African American Essay

Cheryl A. Wall

Every Nation Has Its Dish

Every Nation Has Its Dish

Black Bodies and Black Food in Twentieth-Century America

Jennifer Jensen Wallach

Mapping Diaspora

Mapping Diaspora

African American Roots Tourism in Brazil

Patricia de Santana Pinho

Hurtin' Words

Hurtin' Words

Debating Family Problems in the Twentieth-Century South

Ted Ownby

God with Us

God with Us

Lived Theology and the Freedom Struggle in Americus, Georgia, 1942–1976

Ansley L. Quiros

Jim Crow Capital

Jim Crow Capital

Women and Black Freedom Struggles in Washington, D.C., 1920–1945

Mary-Elizabeth B. Murphy

The Mismeasure of Minds

The Mismeasure of Minds

Debating Race and Intelligence between Brown and The Bell Curve

Michael E. Staub

Black. Queer. Southern. Women.

Black. Queer. Southern. Women.

An Oral History

E. Patrick Johnson

Stone Free

Stone Free

Jimi Hendrix in London, September 1966–June 1967

Jas Obrecht

Policing Los Angeles

Policing Los Angeles

Race, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD

Max Felker-Kantor

Let Us Make Men

Let Us Make Men

The Twentieth-Century Black Press and a Manly Vision for Racial Advancement

D'Weston Haywood

Aberration of Mind

Aberration of Mind

Suicide and Suffering in the Civil War–Era South

Diane Miller Sommerville

Transforming the Elite

Transforming the Elite

Black Students and the Desegregation of Private Schools

Michelle A. Purdy

Gone Home

Gone Home

Race and Roots through Appalachia

Karida L. Brown

Recaptured Africans

Recaptured Africans

Surviving Slave Ships, Detention, and Dislocation in the Final Years of the Slave Trade

Sharla M. Fett

Charleston in Black and White

Charleston in Black and White

Race and Power in the South after the Civil Rights Movement

Steve Estes

The President's Kitchen Cabinet

The President's Kitchen Cabinet

The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas

Adrian Miller