History Books - African American

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781416590323
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 7th, 2020

**Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History**

“Extraordinary…a great American biography” (The New Yorker) of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.

As a young man Frederick Douglass


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Barracoon: The Story of the Last
By Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker (Foreword by), Deborah G. Plant (Introduction by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062748218
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Published: Amistad - January 7th, 2020

New York Times Bestseller •  TIME Magazine’s Best Nonfiction Book of 2018 • New York Public Library’s Best Book of 2018 • NPR’s Book Concierge Best Book of 2018 • Economist Book of the Year • SELF.com’s Best Books of 2018 • Audible’s Best of the Year • BookRiot’s Best Audio Boo


Overground Railroad: The Green Book & Roots of Black Travel in America Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781419738173
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - January 7th, 2020

Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream Cover Image
By Blair Imani, Patrisse Cullors (Foreword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984856920
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Published: Ten Speed Press - January 14th, 2020

A powerful illustrated history of the Great Migration and its sweeping impact on Black and American culture, from Reconstruction to the rise of hip hop.


A Black Women's History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #5) Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780807033555
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Published: Beacon Press - February 4th, 2020

A vibrant and empowering history that emphasizes the perspectives and stories of African American women to show how they are—and have always been—instrumental in shaping our country


Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393357622
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 14th, 2020

Winner of the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism

"Exhilarating…A rich resurrection of a forgotten history." —Parul Sehgal, New York Times


Discover the astonishing, inspirational, and largely unknown true story of the eighteen African American athletes who competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, defying the racism of both Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South.

Set against the turbulent backdrop of a segregated United States, sixteen black men and two black women are torn between boycotting the Olympic Games in Nazi Ger


Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781631495694
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Published: Liveright - February 11th, 2020

How the automobile fundamentally changed African American life—the basis of a major PBS documentary by Ric Burns.


The End of White World Supremacy: Four Speeches Cover Image
By Malcolm X, Imam Benjamin Karim (Introduction by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781628728293
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Published: Arcade - February 11th, 2020

The classic collection of major speeches, now bundled with an audio download of Malcolm X delivering two of them.

Malcolm X remains a touchstone figure for black America and in American culture at large. He gave African Americans not only their consciousness but their history, dignity, and a new pride.


Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781631493942
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Published: Liveright - January 7th, 2020

From civil rights to Ferguson, Franchise reveals the untold history of how fast food became one of the greatest generators of black wealth in America.


The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316558723
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 21st, 2020

As seen on the Today Show: This true story of an unforgettable mother, her devoted daughter, and their life in the Detroit numbers of the 1960s and 1970s highlights "the outstanding humanity of black America" (James McBride).


The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President's Black Family Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781328604392
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - March 24th, 2020

"A Roots for a new generation, rich in storytelling and steeped in history."
Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"A compelling saga that gives a voice to those that history tried to erase...Poignant and eye-opening, this is a must-read."
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